The Trump administration’s combative view of traditional news media as the “opposition party” and “fake news” is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
Some companies don’t mind shelling out $5 million for a thirty second spot during the Super Bowl, but others find cheaper ways to advertise. Bobbi Rebell reports. Continue reading
National Amusements, the majority stakeholder in both, CBS and Viacom, is pulling its support for the merger between the media giants that was outlined in September. Jeanne Yurman reports. Continue reading
A major shareholder in British pay-TV company Sky tells Reuters it will vote against Twenty-First Century Fox’s $14 billion takeover bid in its current form. Jo Webster reports. Continue reading
Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. Bobbi Rebell reports.
‘He is the sort of journalist we would all like to be’
“No journalist of my generation could escape Harry’s influence…we were all brought up on his text books. Everything we knew about constructing an intro, subbing, cropping a picture, designing a page or writing a headline we knew it because of Harry. It was drummed into us, at Harlow Tech in my case…He was to journalism what Doctor Spock was to child-rearing.”
About Sir Harold Evans
Newspaper editor, historian and author and ping pong nut
A group of white execs with Harvard ties makes editorial judgment calls on controversial topics at Facebook. Zach Goelman reports.
Cuba’s state media monopoly is under assault as web-based news outlets challenge official news on the island nation.
Zambia’s Revenue Authority recently shut down one of the country’s independent newspapers for tax debt. Analysts see the move as politically motivated and meant to muzzle the media ahead of general elections in August.
In almost 25 years since its founding, the Big Issue, a magazine to help the homeless has changed lives and inspired over 100 similar street papers around the world. Emily Wither reports. Continue reading