Reuters :: Vice Media has partnered with Rogers Communications, one of the largest cable providers in Canada, for a CA$100 million deal to create a Toronto-based television network and production facility in 2015, Rogers announced in a press release on Thursday.
Reuters :: A Russian state watchdog has warned a radio station known for its critical reporting of President Vladimir Putin's government over a talk show it broadcast about the Ukraine conflict, the station said on its website on Friday.
AdAge :: Vice Media, the online news organization that reports from remote corners of the globe, plans to create television networks in the U.S. and other markets in the next year.
AdAge :: As marketers increasingly use video to engage with customers and work to keep a steady stream of relevant and engaging content in the marketplace, conversations about production costs are reaching a fever pitch.
IVOH ::Solange Lusiku Nsimire has had to exhibit great courage as a female journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Guardian :: Corporation has hits target set in 2004, with 8,169 based in capital after relocation of more than 2,000 posts to Salford.
VentureBeat :: In an early morning blog post, no doubt targeted at overseas users, Facebook is experimenting with providing direct access to it social network over TOR network.
Guardian :: The crucial moment during the Scottish referendum campaign was the pledge made by the three English-based party leaders that, in return for voting No, further powers would be devolved to Scotland.
'Paid Posts': Third quarter digital ad revenue was up 16.5% at The New York Times driven by native advertising
Medialife Magazine :: Boosts digital ad spending by 16.5 percent, though it can't balance out print struggles.
Huffington Post :: Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron defended an Oct. 8 report suggesting the White House mishandled the investigation into a 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal after revelations this week raised questions about the credibility of a key source.
Digiday :: The Young Turks has amassed a massive YouTube following while others with bigger budgets have stumbled. Its founder told Digiday how.
Broadband TV News :: AOL Platforms and Australia’s media advertising company Multi Channel Network (MCN) will pilot the media industry’s first integrated programmatic private marketplace for television.
AdAge :: LinkedIn continued its tear in the third quarter, with revenue climbing 45% compared to last year to $568 million. That beats analysts' expectations of $557.5 million.
College Media Matters :: In an era of print cutbacks and converged newsrooms within collegemediatopia, Bobby Blanchard has been curious about a single, increasingly significant question: How many student newspapers are actually publishing fresh content daily online?
Press Gazette :: Telegraph Media Group has launched an “Academy” offering paid internships, apprenticeships, a tutoring programme and promoting the 2015 editorial graduate scheme.
The Media Briefing :: Despite all the signs to the contrary, many in the newspaper business still hold on to the idea that print will have a big role to play in the long-term future of news organisations.
Despite all the signs to the contrary, many in the newspaper business still hold on to the idea that print will have a big role to play in the long-term future of news organisations.
The Media Briefing :: Podcasts are becoming big business again, thanks to an increasingly tech-literate audience and variety of distribution platforms. But for many users finding podcasts is still difficult, so how do you actually get your podcast out to the widest possible audience?
Value in the media industry has moved to the edges, to specialized creators and to discovery platforms
GigaOM :: The internet has disrupted media in much the same way it has manufacturing of smartphones or the IT business, says Ben Thompson — value has moved to the edges, to specialized creators and to discovery platforms, leaving media companies in the middle.
Advanced TV :: Streaming films and television shows on Connected TV – including set-top boxes, game consoles and Smart TVs – is now the most satisfying and preferred viewing method, even before live TV.
American Press Institute :: As so much in the world of news and information changes, the fundamental bond of trust between journalists and the communities they serve is one of the few things that doesn’t. In fact, its importance has grown.
Capital New York :: You wrote about the media for The Los Angeles Times for nearly 12 years, until the mid 1990s. How has the job of a media reporter changed in the last 20 years? Do you think reporters/editors are becoming more or less willing to share information about their publications?
mUmBRELLA :: CEO of the Australian News Channel Angelos Frangopoulos has told a conference in Hong Kong how the broadcaster has “ripped the costs” out of its broadcasting operations by having journalists cut their own stories and employing a minimal number of editors.
Guardian :: 21st Century Fox chairman says industry is ‘on the same page’ about need to come up with serious competitor to streaming video giants.
New York Times :: In 2012, Theo Padnos was kidnapped in Syria by the Nusra Front. After months of beatings and torture, he was certain he would be executed. Instead, he lived to tell this tale.
MediaPost :: Five Web companies -- Answers Corporation, Best Buy, BuzzFeed, Go.com, and Yelp -- have agreed to revise their sites in order to comply with the industry's self-regulatory privacy guidelines, a unit of the Better Business Bureau said this week.
Guardian :: About half of our traffic now comes from people using mobile devices, and so we want the act of reading or viewing the Guardian’s journalism to be consistent, familiar and pleasurable regardless of the size of screen being used.
By the standards of 21st century media consumption: How new media and traditional archival can collide
Buzzfeed :: After companies shut down and collectors lose interest, the Library of Congress is supposed to keep our cultural history intact. But digital media has turned our understanding of preservation on its head.
What the aesthetics of images reveal about news events: Instagram and the social upheaval in the Ukraine
PBS Mediashift :: Twitter and Facebook have become default resources for journalists, newsrooms and ordinary citizens during news events, but where does Instagram fit into that picture?
The Wrap :: FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter, who was facing a prison sentence in the last year over refusing to reveal sources, has left the network, she announced Monday.
Last day at Fox News. So grateful to my colleagues for their care, concern and support. You guys are the best.— Jana Winter (@janawinter) October 27, 2014
Al Jazeera Stream :: Journalists threatened, beaten and murdered. Between 2004 and 2013, 370 men and women were killed because of their profession, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. But in less than 5% of those cases are the masterminds ever prosecuted.
Huffington Post :: One of the greatest impediments to press freedom around the world is impunity in the murder of journalists, according to a study released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Journalism.co.uk :: Knight-Mozilla fellow and 'space journalist' Brian Jacobs explains how ProPublica tells the story of disappearing wetlands in Louisiana using NASA satellites.
PBS Mediashift :: In the latest update to his e-text “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” author Eric Newton highlights important tools that help journalists mine public data. Here’s one way of introducing open data in the classroom.
Poynter :: Are you ready for dc.suntimes.com? tampa.suntimes.com? newyork.suntimes.com? The Chicago paper’s owner, Wrapports LLC, announced a “mobile-first app network” Tuesday with local editions rolling out in 70 U.S. cities and, eventually, international editions.
Copyblogger :: Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time.
Virtual reality storytelling is trending in Hollywood: Felix + Paul Studios latest to jump on Bandwagon
The Wrap :: Virtual Reality is the fastest-growing medium in entertainment and Hollywood studios are scrambling to stay one step ahead of the competition.
The Media Briefing :: The latest forecasts for UK ad spend from WARC seem to offer a chink of light for publishers, but you look back at previous forecasts, the picture looks a little less rosy.
Re|code :: Wojcicki, who has been running YouTube for just over half a year, sees an ad-free option in YouTube's future -- but for a fee.
New York Times :: Many of the people who read this article will do so because Greg Marra, 26, a Facebook engineer, calculated that it was the kind of thing they might enjoy.
Marketing Profs :: By now, everyone in the SEO world knows that Google canceled Authorship because "it isn't as useful to our users as we'd hoped." From now on, you'll never see an author's photo next to his or her articles in Google.
WAN-IFRA :: This is one of the key research questions underpinning a survey launched by the World Editors Forum today, as part of a global UNESCO-commissioned study into journalists' source protection.
The Verge :: Amazon's new publishing program, dubbed Kindle Scout, launched today on the company's site, offering readers a new hand in the publishing process.
IVOH :: There’s nothing like a nutgraf to zero in on the heart of a story. If you ask me what my recent story about the Detroit water crisis is really about, in other words, I’d say something like: “Municipal ineptitude and human misery are converging with generosity and innovation.”
New York Times :: A group of Egyptian newspaper editors pledged to limit their criticism of state institutions, after Egypt’s president warned of a “conspiracy” behind a militant attack last week.
The Wrap :: The New York Times and Axel Springer Digital Ventures have agreed to invest 3 million euro ($3.8 million) in Series A financing in Dutch startup Blendle.
The Media Briefing :: Opening its video archive would allow the BBC to monetise content for which it neither has plans - or resources - to use, and provides those other publishers with access to a breadth of content to which they simply wouldn't have otherwise. But are there any case studies that can support the scheme?
Digiday :: Time-based metrics are having a moment. A small number of publishers have been getting attention for the idea of selling based on time readers spend on their sites rather than clicks, as a way of reversing the downward pressure on ad rates.
Adweek :: Marketers have long recognized the incredible power of video to sell a product, brand or service. Yet at an ever-increasing pace, consumers are shifting away from the No. 1 vehicle that connected video advertising to the public: television.
Citizen news hub: Those who tweet about the drug lords in Tamaulipas or post on Facebook are marked for death
The Daily Beast :: Felina was an administrator for Valor por Tamaulipas. She tweeted against the Mexican cartels. They tweeted her murder.
Adweek :: One of the piece's not-so-fun facts for print journalism fans: The Washington Post's profits of $120 million a year in the late 1990s have now evaporated, leaving the storied paper instead with a loss of $40 million last year.
Open Standard :: Data journalist Noah Veltman would be happy for a robot to take the jobs of journalists. In fact, he’s actively campaigning for that.
Digiday :: Mozilla hopes to woo readers and advertisers with The Open Standard, but can it satisfy both its marketing and money-making aims?
AP :: Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua.
Washington Post :: A few months ago, Twitter received more than 1,000 applications from academic research groups vying for access to a coveted data set: the site’s cache of tweets, logged since the service’s founding.
Poynter :: I remember a day back in the 1980s when I first met a person who I thought had AIDS. I was sitting at the front desk of the old storefront building of the Poynter Institute when a tall gaunt man entered through the glass doors and approached me with a question. I have forgotten his question, but I do remember being frightened by his appearance.
Re|code :: Whisper is conducting an internal investigation to see who shared what with the Guardian.
Journalism.co.uk :: Swarmize enables journalists to tell new, collaborative stories by making use of real-time data collection and visualisation
The Media Briefing :: How unshackling an audience from desktop has radically changed consumption habits, and why planning for mobile is the same as planning for social.
BuzzMachine :: In their Trust Project, Richard Gingras, head of Google News, and Sally Lehrman, a fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, argue the need to rebuild trust in news and they propose a set of practical tactics. I want to suggest further steps to support their campaign.
Twitpic: "we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive" /@noaheverett
Twitpic blog :: Good news for a huge part of Twitter and our realtime web history.
The Media Briefing :: For both its fans and critics VICE Media is defined by its brash, counter-culture attitude. Yet VICE’s pitch consists of a pretty powerful message. It’s got an audience few others are reaching, it’s delivering stories no one else is getting, and it feels like it understands online video in a way no one else does.
The Media Briefing :: Can an industry body Newsworks find a standard everyone agrees with quickly enough to keep up with changing habits?
RJI Online :: For years, the drumbeat among venture capitalists has been that content is expensive and is not worth their investment. But we’ve seen a turnaround, and the question is, why now? The answer may simply be optimism.
The Media Briefing :: The subscriber economy is not a new idea, but as more and more publishers are converting to it are there ways and means to ensure your current consumers convert?
The Media Briefing :: For many publishers, finding ways to expand into new territories isn't just a huge opportunity, it's absolutely necessary.
New York Times :: An Iranian photojournalist was reported to have been detained on Friday, two days after his images of protesters deploring acid attacks on women in the city of Isfahan were published by news organizations around the world.
The Media Briefing :: New projects like De Correspondent and Contributoria have the admirable aims of creating truly self-sustaining independent journalism models - but is the start of a trend or just a series of flukes?
The Media Briefing :: The Guardian's ownership structure and may put it in an unusual position as a media company, but it's allowing the newspaper to build a an editorial and commercial model around principles better suited to the web than most of its competitors.
Washington Post :: In January 2013, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras received an e-mail that would eventually change what the world knew about government surveillance.
Guardian :: Comment piece in Afghanistan Express launched ‘by technical error’ also attacked Taliban and said Islam is parochial religion.
Guardian :: Corporation responds to resolution calling for its licence to be revoked and film-makers to be charged with genocide denial.
CJR :: The New York Times reporter and author discusses his new book, Pay Any Price.
Nieman Lab :: New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.
Capital New York :: Capital has learned that Rebekah Brooks, the global media conglomerate's former British newspaper boss who was charged but cleared in the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, has been around at News Corp.'s Sixth Avenue offices the past couple of days.
Nieman Lab :: Madison, a new tool that asks readers to help identify ads in the Times archives, is part of a new open source platform for crowdsourcing built by the company’s R&D Lab.
Digiday :: Is National Report a menace or a public good? Fake news publishers are taking advantage of how people read and share news. But National Report says its doing good work.
Guardian :: Andrew Miller criticises the corporation’s Australia expansion and urges it to share video feeds of breaking news stories.
Business Standard :: James Montgomery, controller of digital and technology for BBC Global News, speaks to Vanita Kohli-Khandekar on how the BBC looks at the online space.
RJI Online :: In this video, Tom Warhover, executive editor for innovation at the Columbia Missourian, discussed the devastating 2002 loss of more than 15 years worth of content at the Missourian.
MediaPost :: Continuing to diversify its app offerings, Facebook just launched Rooms -- a platform for people to connect based on similar interests rather than social ties.
The Verge :: Tumblr may be known for moving images, but by and large that's been the GIF — not videos. Tumblr is today trying to address that, changing what it's like to watch videos in its mobile apps and on the desktop.
Tech in Asia :: With the prospect of the country's favorite photo sharing app never making a comeback, what will fill the void?
Digiday :: Facebook and Twitter are losing their communities to the big social networks. Here's how they're trying to get them back.
The Wrap :: Forbes Magazine and Velocity Global Group launched a new digital platform called UNDER 30 on Wednesday to coincide with the conclusion of Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia.
Gründerszene :: Der Münchner Social Venture Fonds Ananda Ventures beteiligt sich mit einer Million Euro an Insane Logic.
The Verge :: Twitter announced Digits in San Francisco. Instead of going through the tedious process of signing up with an email and password or using one of many different social logins, all you need is to enter in your number.
Mediapost :: Spending on subscription video-on-demand services will continue to climb at double-digit percentage gains in the coming years.
Advanced TV :: Digital experience expert Adobe and global information and measurement company Nielsen have formed a strategic alliance that is expected to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive, cross-platform system for measuring online TV, video and other digital content across the web and apps.
WAN-IFRA :: "Local police confirm there is an active shooter situation in a shopping centre... User-generated content is going to be the only source of content before your crews can get there."
Press Gazette :: Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Index on Censorship :: Data journalist Raymond Joseph reports on how low-cost technology is helping African newsrooms get hold of information that they couldn't previously track.
New York Times :: Joseph Weisenthal, the executive editor of the finance and technology news site Business Insider, will join Bloomberg to build a markets and finance news site and host a television show on the topic, the company said Tuesday.
Guardian :: Newsquest, the publisher of 185 newspapers across Britain, gets very little mention in the latest earnings report by its US owner, Gannett.
Guardian :: There’s an endless appetite among film buffs for the contents of the cutting-room floor. We’re forever being offered outtakes and alternative endings and “director’s cuts” of movies. But what do newspaper editors excise from raw copy destined for the printed page?
Digiday :: The Guardian and The Telegraph are setting aside their rivalry to produce a tool advertisers can use to plan campaigns across both their print and digital properites.
Advanced TV :: Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that more people watched more TV online than ever before. TV consumption across devices grew 388 per cent year-over-year (YoY) and programmers saw broader use as unique monthly viewers increased by 146 per cent YoY across browsers and TV apps.
Journalism.co.uk :: A Pew Research Center study based on a representative online survey finds striking differences in news habits along the ideological spectrum.
Nieman Lab :: Strong liberals and strong conservatives disagree on an awful lot — but there are a lot of ways they’re more like each other than they are like those closer to the middle.
The Daily Orange :: The majority of The Daily Orange Editorial Board disagrees with S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications’ decision to disinvite a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer from its 2014 Fall Workshop. The school gave in to the hysteria surrounding Ebola and disinviting the photographer reflects poorly on Newhouse.
AP :: The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.
Guardian :: Promises new crackdown on some of the most notorious sites in effort to win over music and movie rightsholders
Guardian :: A journalist working for Press TV on the Turkish-Syrian border was killed on Sunday in what are claimed to be suspicious circumstances.
eMarketer :: As Netflix expands in Europe, avid consumers are watching more video than ever before, boosting associated revenues to new highs. Most of the revenue growth in Europe will be associated with online subscription video-on-demand and ad-supported video.
AdWeek :: An interview with new Food Innovation Group vp, publisher Pamela Drucker Mann.
Guardian :: ‘There are times when you might miss out on tweets we think you’d enjoy’ explains social network.
Monday Note :: The news media sector has become heavily dependent on traffic from Facebook and Google. A reliance now dangerously close to addiction.
AdAge :: Conde Nast began laying off employees of its corporate sales division this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The job cuts could number in the 70s, they said, confirming a Wall Street Journal report from earlier this week.
Egyptian top state paper Al Ahram published a story that mistranslated portions of an earlier NYT article
Huffington Post :: A war of words seems to be brewing between Egypt's top state newspaper Al Ahram and The New York Times.
The Wrap :: CNN has withdrawn its financial support of the National Association of Black Journalists for the 2015 Convention and Career Fair. NABJ president Bob Butler made the announcement at the organization's Board of Directors meeting.
Beet.TV :: Working with a publisher partner can be a smart strategy for branded content, especially to drive awareness and visibility, says Spencer Bahler, Managing Director-Chicago at Maxus in an interview with Beet.TV.
Mada Masr :: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb said that no new laws will be forced upon journalists during a meeting on Saturday with head of the Journalists Syndicate, Diaa Rashwan, and head of the Supreme Press Council, Galal Aref.
AdWeek :: Snapchat's first sponsored message arrived today, and it was a video ad from Universal Pictures previewing its movie Ouja. The ad was sent to users' "Recent Updates" feed where messages from friends typically appear.
Indian Country :: In October 2013, the staff of the Playwickian, the student newspaper of Neshaminy High School Redskins in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, became one of the first in the country to ban the use of the word “Redskins.”
Washington Post :: The university’s decision was a little strange, when you consider that public-health experts have said over and over and over and over and over and over and over that it is not very easy to get Ebola. You need “direct contact,” they say.
Medium :: Platforms like Twitter exist at the intersection of both the technical and the social, but for the users, it’s the social signals that drive the system.
Washington Post :: The National Science Foundation , a federal agency whose mission is to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the national defense,” is funding a project to collect and analyze your Twitter data.
Huffington Post :: Women journalists in China are increasingly starting to work in the male-dominated field of business reporting. Their rise, however, is on a steep path, with many challenges along the way.
Washington Post :: The Dallas Morning News is doing some heavy rotation on the media-biz circuit today. The newspaper on Sunday will be the first U.S. publication to offer the New York Times’s International Weekly supplement to its print subscribers.
mUmBRELLA :: One of the world’s leading youth media brands, Vice Media has announced an expansion of its Australian operation with plans to launch a local edition, with dedicated editorial and video staff.
eMarketer :: Automated ads will account for nearly 50% of US digital display market in 2014.
Twitter :: With a single tap, the Twitter Audio Card lets you discover and listen to audio directly in your timeline on both iOS and Android devices. Throughout your listening experience, you can dock the Audio Card.
Guardian :: Whisper, the app which claims to be “the first completely anonymous social media network”, has introduced major changes to its terms of service after learning that the Guardian planned to publish details about its business practices.
The Guardian :: The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.
Nieman Lab :: Stacy-Marie Ishmael, coming from the FT, will join Noah Chestnut on the new, newsroom-integrated team.
AdWeek :: Holiday Inn is three months into its first digital-only campaign, dubbed Journey to Extraordinary, and the brand doesn't appear to have any regrets.
VentureBeat :: Snapchat today announced plans to roll out its first advertisement to its users this weekend. The ad will appear in “Recent Updates” and will only be sent to US users.
MediaPost :: Multitasking around TV viewing continues to climb -- but those tasks are rarely related to TV viewing. TiVo says over half of its 856 survey respondents -- 51% -- say they multitask every time or almost every time they watch TV, this compared to just over one third, 36%, from a year ago.
AP :: In an advisory to editors at member and customer news organizations, The Associated Press outlined the careful steps it is taking in covering the Ebola story.
Guardian :: Press freedom organisations are calling on South Korea to drop charges against Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kato, who has been charged with defamation.
AdAge :: The magazine's web and mobile sites have also seen an explosion of traffic, with unique visitors reaching 1.2 million in September -- a 215% increase from the previous year, according to ComScore.
Guardian :: New technology makes simple ebooks look flat, but will new, immersive stories find favor with readers?
Guardian :: Two French journalists who were detained by the Indonesian authorities on 6 August are to face trial on Monday (20 October) for "abusive use of entry visas".
Journalism.co.uk :: In newsrooms, social media teams and picture desks are faced with more graphic and disturbing imagery than ever before. A recent Journalism.co.uk survey examined how this can impact journalists' wellbeing.
Independent.co.uk :: Vice founder and chief executive Shane Smith said the rapidly expanding company wanted its own terrestrial TV channel to gain a larger share of the world’s advertising market.
Washington Post :: Since political candidates overlap with at least one of those categories, campaigns have similarly embraced the technology as a way of pushing out news and information (and calls for money and votes) over the 140-character medium.
Guardian :: CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows.
The Verge :: There's one key difference between Campus Story and the company's previous series of Stories: only users present on campus can post and watch.
V-NET :: Akamai has been explaining how it intends to enable broadcast-grade television services across the Internet, including for 4k/UHD video, and support general IP traffic volumes as high as 20 times what we see today.
Digiday :: Things didn't go exactly to plan when the U.K.'s leading windows and doors brand Safestyle went viral.
Digiday :: At Mail Online, the digital arm of U.K. newspaper The Daily Mail, journalists are regularly enlisted to create content on behalf of advertisers
Digiday :: Tumblr's new study says its the premier destination for users wanting for content marketing. But will it change media buyers' perceptions of the platform?
Digiday :: Premium publishers are pushing for ads to be measured on attention minutes -- or engaged time -- but there are real limitations to its adoption.
Women’s interest publisher Meredith Corp. is launching a new native advertising platform, called “Buzz”
Mediapost :: Women's interest publisher Meredith Corp. is launching a new native advertising platform, called "Buzz," for its digital properties, beginning with the Web site for Fitness magazine.
RJI Online :: The changing world of journalism has forced reporters and editors to get more comfortable with different roles, which can include cooperating more with advertising and marketing departments.
RJI Online :: This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat.
Washington Post :: Election season is high season for Politico. It covers the polls, the speeches, the analysis, the media coverage, the everything. Big traffic commonly results — except last month.
Why is 'mobile' so often still a silo in the newroom? How The New York Times, Aftonbladet try to solve this
WAN-IFRA :: In the U.S. and Europe, mobile growth is rapidly outstripping desktop. So why is it so often still a silo in the newroom? The New York Times and Aftonbladet have taken two very different approaches to solving this.
The Buttry Diary :: Numbers always demand context. Twitter is used by “only” 19 percent of Internet-using adults.
Reuters :: Time Warner Inc plans to go head-to-head with Netflix Inc and launch a standalone option in 2015 for popular pay TV channel HBO.
Tech in Asia :: China’s system of web censorship today blocked all the BBC’s news websites. Greatfire.org, which monitors the thousands of sites that get blocked in the country, noticed the development this afternoon.
Rapid TV News :: As TV viewing becomes increasingly fragmented with a wider array of devices and content sources, the behaviours of Millennials and other tech-savvy groups are accelerating the rate of change in the industry says research firm comScore.
Broadband TV News :: Euronews is launching two new thematic channels on YouTube, Euronews Discover and Euronews Business.
UK: Home Secretary Theresa May promises action to curb RIPA spying on journalists and extended periods on police bail
Press Gazette :: Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce a review today of whether to introduce a statutory time limit on how long people can be kept on police bail as well as action to curb police spying on journalists' phone records.
Business Insider :: There’s one website that breaks more Apple news than any other –9to5Mac. Though its competitors are more experienced and better funded, 9to5Mac has established itself as the go-to website for Apple news.
The Newspaper Works :: After launching a partner program with other newspapers earlier this year, The Washington Post has released new research showing that the partnerships have benefited all parties.
FastCoDesign :: Since the July relaunch, traffic on NewYorker.com is averaging 10.4 million monthly uniques, up 23% from a year ago.
Nieman Lab :: With a large and growing audience, The Local is building scale across the continent.
Inc.com :: Dao Nguyen, the head of data and growth at BuzzFeed, eyes half a pie and narrates a brief history of the first part of her career. "I wanted to be part of the Internet revolution," she says, explaining her stint in the late-'90s New York startup scene.
GigaOM :: BuzzFeed’s new publisher is not a veteran media executive or an MBA with a business background, but someone who specializes in looking at how data can influence the way that media is created and shared — a crucial skill for the current media economy.
WAN-IFRA :: De Telegraaf Media Group (TMG) of the Netherlands has decided the best way to imbue the company with startup culture is not just to invest in startups but also to house them in the headquarters of the publishing group.
WAN-IFRA :: Around two years ago the Guardian reviewed their app portfolio but realised the issue lay deeper than a simple refresh. As Tom Grinsted, Group Product Manager for Mobile Devices, put it at today's Tablet & App Summit in Amsterdam, "We had highly engaged users, but they weren’t delivering the experience that either we or our users expected”
Press Gazette :: Police should not use eavesdropping powers to interfere with the work of journalists, former home secretary David Blunkett (pictured, Reuters) - who first implemented the measures - has told an influential parliamentary committee.
Re/code :: Google’s biggest rival in search isn’t another search company, it’s an e-commerce juggernaut. This according to company Chairman Eric Schmidt, who says like-for-like competition in tech isn’t a hard and fast rule.
Warner Bros. partners with Shanghai Media, RatPac to create global entertainment Investment platform
The Wrap :: Warner Bros. has partnered with Shanghai Media Group, CMC Capital Partners, WPP and Brett Ratner‘s RatPac Entertainment to create an investment platform for investing in Chinese and international entertainment content opportunities.
AdAge :: Communications Commission to change the definition of a provider of video services to help the startup find a way to resume operations.
AdAge :: Nielsen admitted to a software glitch Friday that has impacted its viewing estimates for TV shows this fall, but the problem is not expected to affect ratings focused on the shows' commercials, which have not yet been issued in the new season.
Journalism.co.uk :: Visual journalism, data journalism and audience development teams are all being restructured under plans from new executive editor for digital Aron Pilhofer
AdAge :: The marketing landscape has changed exponentially over the last decade as both marketers and consumers have become more sophisticated, technologically adept, price-smart and also conscious of the impact of having a good reputation.
Guardian :: It is hardly a secret that local newspapers are in crisis. I have written about it endlessly. Over the past decade, and longer, Press Gazette has detailed the gloomy drip-drip-drip of problems: the closures, mergers, cutbacks, declining sales, decreasing advertising and consequent reductions in journalistic coverage.
RJI Online :: Journalists are using Twitter for more than promoting their work or finding sources. They are bending the professional norms about how to cover the news and tell stories.
mUmBRELLA :: News Corp has unveiled the TV ads that will form a central pillar of its multi-million dollar ‘Extra Extra’ campaign to drive digital subscriptions.
Digiday :: Some of the U.K.’s leading premium publishers gathered together for the Association of Online Publishers’ Autumn conference on Thursday in London. Top of the agenda was the issue of cross-platform publishing and the challenges publishers face in a complex, fragmented media environment.
Digiday :: Funny or Die may be one of the sites most unqualified to start a news vertical.
Guardian :: Host shares viewers letter criticising her stragly hair and accusing her of buying her clothes from charity shops.
Nine in ten publishers are looking to design responsive websites that work across a variety of devices
Journalism.co.uk :: Nine in ten publishers are looking to design responsive websites that work across a variety of devices, reveals research by the Association of Online Publishers
Mada Masr :: The Cairo Administrative Court will hear the first session in the case to ban Facebook and Twitter in Egypt on November 18, the state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Thursday.
VentureBeat :: Two weeks ago we reported that mobile chat app FireChat would add verified users as well as encryption. Today, FireChat is starting to verify certain accounts.
Journalism.co.uk :: Chief executive officer Zillah Byng-Maddick says Future thinks about content in terms of the 'connected devices' the audience uses to access it.
Nieman Lab :: The New York Times newsroom is less downsizing than it is “recalibrating,” to use a phrase from Huffington Post media reporter Michael Calderone.
Business Week :: The writers and editors at the Weather Channel’s weather.com don’t often talk about the weather. They’re not meteorologists. They don’t mention the forecast or debate whether New York’s overcast sky means it’s going to rain.
Beet.TV :: Look for a myriad of new ad tech tools to come to the marketplace in the year ahead, says Veena Rayapareddi, VP at Magna Global/Cadreon in an interview with Beet.TV.
Press Gazette :: The Manchester Evening News has told 13 freelance photographers there is no more work for them on the paper.
The Buttry Diary :: New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has responded to last week’s post which criticized top editors who aren’t using Twitter actively, including Baquet.
The Buttry Diary :: Editors who aren’t active on Twitter tell their newsrooms that we don’t all have to change. Journalists who aren’t active on Twitter choose to remain or fall behind.
Guardian :: Former NBC and NPR executive quits as incoming boss of social networks media division makes changes.
1/3 Stepping down from Twitter so new global media lead @katies can reorganize as she sees fit. Wish everyone at twitter nothing but best.— Vivian Schiller (@vivian) October 8, 2014
Guardian :: Two Pakistani journalists have been murdered in two separate incidents in the Punjabi province city of Hafizabad.
Nieman Lab :: Back in January, we told you about a lawsuit Dow Jones had filed against Ransquawk, a London-based news service that delivers real-time updates on financial markets, for allegedly lifting Dow Jones’ news.
Guardian :: Isis is using techniques plundered from movies, video games and news channels to spread its message. Who is masterminding the operation – and what is the best way to counter it?
PBS Mediashift :: How should we reconstruct journalism ethics now that a media revolution has left a pre-digital, professional consensus in fragments?
The Newspaper Works :: Newspaper publishers need to ensure that they are placing the growth of digital revenues at the centre of their business, says Pit Gottschalk, director of content at German publisher Axel Springer.
mUmBRELLA :: Adverts will start to appear in Instagram feeds across Australia from today in a move that could run the risk of antagonising users of the previously ad-free photo sharing business.
Quartz :: Today, Deutsche Bank said there could more than twice as many logged-out people who view tweets each month as there are registered, active Twitter users.
Press Gazette :: The BBC is said to be expanding its Australian operation in response to the growing presence of The Guardian and Mail Online in the country.
Digiday :: Bloomberg may be building its digital footprint, but it's still taking some design cues from print.
New York Times :: It was my birthday the other day, and, along with the usual private greetings from family and friends, I noticed a couple of public salutations about it on Twitter from entities I didn’t recognize.