BBC among first to use Storify’s new premium service

UK’s Telegraph and Sun adding paywalls

British newspapers The Telegraph and The Sun announced paywalls this week.

As loophole allows end to some Saturday USPS deliveries, magazines explore alternate options

American publishers are scrambling to establish alternate delivery options with the US Postal Service expected to halt Saturday magazine deliveries, beginning in August. Congress’ vote last Thursday for the organization to continue six-day service left latitude to scale down Saturday operations to exclude first-class mail, direct mail and magazines.

BBC creates database of women experts to challenge male-dominated stereotype

BBC launched a database of women experts and a related YouTube channel last week in an effort to increase female presence on radio and TV.

Burma welcomes a (free) press

Myanmar has given permission to 16 publications to run daily following decades-long censorship, according to AFP.

Digital migration prompts further redundancies at major British newspapers

The Telegraph’s previously-announced layoffs have begun, adding the newspaper to a list of British news organizations calling for voluntary redundancies. As Sunday and weekday operations merge and titles look to become truly 24-hour news operations, editorial staffs are also being slashed at The Guardian, The Independent and Financial Times.

The Washington Examiner becomes weekly magazine

Clarity Media Group announced on 19 March that its daily newspaper The Washington Examiner will shift its business model in June, becoming a digital platform and weekly print magazine focused on political thought leadership.

Women’s bylines comprise less than 20% of total at several magazines, study shows

An annual count of bylines in literary magazines suggests women journalists, particularly book critics, remain a “soul-crushing” minority. Approximately 82 percent of bylines from Harper’s Magazine, London Review of Books and New Republic are men’s, 2012 data compiled by VIDA shows.

First issue of Albany Times Union rolled off the new press

Hearst Corporation has announced that the first issue of the redesigned and enhanced Albany Times Union rolled off the newly installed offset press on 19 March at the newspaper’s production facility in Colonie, N.Y.

What does the future hold for The Boston Globe?

The Boston Globe is no exception to the newspaper crisis, but Editor Brian McGrory expressed hope and a willingness to adapt in a talk and Q&A with the MIT Center for Civic Media.