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Life after print – a documentary on the future of investigative reporting

Interesting project here from Adam Chadwick, a filmmaker and former staffer at The New York Times (laid-off in 2009), who is making a feature-length documentary on the US newspaper industry crisis and the changing dynamics of investigative reporting.

Called ”Fit To Print” the independent film examines newspapers all across the US and the threat to local watchdog reporting as staff and resources are cut. Read more on Life after print – a documentary on the future of investigative reporting…

How the Daily Mail conquered Britain

A long piece in the New Yorker looking at the Daily Mail and its rise to become Britain’s most powerful newspaper that is well worth a read.

With a daily readership of four and a half million the Mail reaches four times as many people as the Guardian and although outsold by the Sun is taken more seriously. Its closest analogue in the American media is perhaps Fox News:
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Former New York Times CEO joins Fleishman-Hillard’s board

Janet Robinson the former CEO of the New York Times who surprised the industry when she stepped down in December has taken her first board job and is to join the Omnicom-owned Fleishman-Hillard’s International Advisory board. Read more on Former New York Times CEO joins Fleishman-Hillard’s board…

Aloha – Hawaii’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser latest to add a paywall

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser in Hawaii has become the latest newspaper to add a paywall.

It is introducing digital subscriptions in what publisher, Dennis Francis says is an “investment in the future”. Read more on Aloha – Hawaii’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser latest to add a paywall…

The man who tried to alert the world to the potential of hacking scandal in 1999

Interesting website from Steven Nott detailing an amazingly long battle to try and alert the media and authorities about what became phone hacking back in 1999, but to no avail.

He contacted the likes of The Sun, The Daily Mirror and ITN News and was promised stories after he had highlighted how easy it was to hack the voicemail of Vodafone phone users, but despite talking to journalists nothing was ever written. Read more on The man who tried to alert the world to the potential of hacking scandal in 1999…

A torrent of news – The New York Times laspes through time

This is cool. A time lapsed video of the New York Times homepage. It is quite mesmerizing to watch the torrent of news come and go. Well worth a watch. Read more on A torrent of news – The New York Times laspes through time…

News of the World faces fresh phone hacking charge

 As
the government is called upon to launch a judicial inquiry into the
phone hacking scandal at the News of the World you would think there was
a news blackout with half of the national press ignoring the story.

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Paywall problems — Murdoch unlikely to launch on time

If you needed indications that something is not quite right with the whole pay wall revolution there was plenty today: Rupert Murdoch is still “looking at alternatives” for a spring launch and Steve Brill’s Journalism Online partners are small and local. Yikes.

The Times Online is meant to launch its much written about pay wall in the Spring, it recently appointed Gurtej Sandhu to oversee the venture, yet in a conference call to reporters talking about News Corporation’s results Murdoch had this to say.

“We’re looking at various alternatives – and I don’t think we’re ready to announce yet. We’re in the midst of a lot of talks with a lot of people that are coming to a head – and you’ll hear a lot more from us in the next two months. We’ll be charging for online wherever we have publications.” Read more on Paywall problems — Murdoch unlikely to launch on time…

Guardian CEO says charging for specialist content an option

Guardian boss Carolyn McCall has echoed other execs at the paper in ruling out a move to paid content, but said that it could charge for “specialist content”.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the Guardian Media Group chief executive said that while her position was not set in stone she saw no commercial evidence that pay walls generate returns. Read more on Guardian CEO says charging for specialist content an option…

Apple names tablet computer the iPad

Apple’s long awaited and endlessly speculated about tablet computer is called the iPad and CEO Steve Jobs has called it “a magical truly revolutionary product”.

The launch taking place live now in San Francisco comes ahead of a March 1st shipping date. The iPad has just under a 10 inch screen and is ultra thin like many of the rumours had speculated. There is nothing on the Apple site yet so difficult to work much out from this pic.

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