Category Archives: Media

12Dec/16
CBS's Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan

Viacom, CBS merger called off

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

12Dec/16

Fox’s bid for Sky hits a snare

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

15Nov/16

Twitter, Google, Facebook change policies

Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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09Nov/16

Mpelembe Media is following Sir Harold Evans: Reuters Editor at Large

harold-evans-reuters

‘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
Twitter: @sirharryevans

Website: http://sirharoldevans.com/

02Nov/16

Facebook elite rule on content

A group of white execs with Harvard ties makes editorial judgment calls on controversial topics at Facebook. Zach Goelman reports.
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17Sep/16

Millennials lead private media opening in Cuba

Cuba’s state media monopoly is under assault as web-based news outlets challenge official news on the island nation.

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14Jul/16

Zambia shuts down newspaper in tax dispute

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.

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12Apr/16

Big Issue celebrates 200 million sales

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