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.

Going beyond anecdotes

You don’t need to be able to write code to become a successful data journalist. But what is essential is an editor who understands what you are doing, can ask the tough questions and appreciate the power of data journalism.

Former NYT lawyer to press: wake up to press freedom threats

James Goodale has some harsh words for the Obama administration’s treatment of the press.

UK readership: Mail Online still most-viewed news site, but only Guardian increased daily web audience

Recently-released reports show that Daily Mail’s combined print and digital circulation dominates that of other British publications, but The Guardian was the only major publication to significantly increase daily web viewers for the month of February.

WaPo’s blogging quota isn’t unreasonable, but it could be bad for content

Journalists were outraged at the internal job announcement for Washington Post Style blogger that Poynter posted Tuesday. The description says the position requires early mornings and occasional late evenings, and the “tenacious” new hire need post “at least” 12 times per day.