Washington Post gives brands voice on issues

The Washington Post has announced “Sponsored Views,” an extension of its native advertisement program that will allow brands to publicly comment on editorials and op-ed pieces.

BuzzFeed becomes a ‘serious news machine’ with new foreign editor

BuzzFeed is on a mission to become a force of high-quality international news coverage by hiring Miriam Elder, currently Moscow bureau chief for the Guardian, as its foreign editor. Elder will be working on “expanding and shaping the social news site’s foreign and overseas coverage [and] building a team of reporters who will break news and cover major world events.”

Guardian wins U.S. readers, looks global

The Guardian’s leadership in the National Security Agency leaks coverage may have put it on the map in the United States, but the newspaper is positioned to take the globe.

WAN-IFRA takes steps to control data leakage

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched a new initiative to ensure that users of news sites are protected from unauthorized collection of data, said an official press release published by Deputy CEO and Director of Communications and Public Affairs Larry Kilman on 8 June.

Why nonprofit news startups fail

Journalists with resumes chock-full of awards and portfolios overflowing with investigative reporting can kill nonprofit news startups, a recently-released Pew Research Center study suggests.

Wisconsin bill sets dangerous precedent for journalism education

A bill proposed to evict an investigative journalism nonprofit from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus could send shockwaves through journalism schools nationwide.

Mobile phone journalism helps engage South Africa’s youth

Participants at a special youth engagement session at this year’s World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok were informed about a project that uses cellphone journalism to engage young people. “Engaging the Young: Winners Tell All” took place on Wednesday 5 June, with the aim of teaching members of the news industry that no matter what business model they devise or platform they choose, “it will all be for naught if they do not pay smart attention to today’s youth.”

UK magazine snags Chinese readers with dual-language issue

Tablet/mobile-published wine and lifestyle magazine By the Bottle is attempting to gain traction in China by launching a dual-language issue, with English text translated upon rotation.

Turin, Italy, to Host World Newspaper Congress in 2014

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), today invited the world’s press to attend the 66th World Newspaper Congress and 21st World Editors Forum, to be held in Turin, Italy, from 9 to 11 June 2014.

Video: Editor Zaffar Abbas on the dangers of journalism in Pakistan

Zaffar Abbas is Editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s most prestigious English language newspaper. His career includes a 16-year stint for the BBC as one of its Pakistan correspondents.