False information clouds coverage of Boston bombing

Early on Thursday, the New York Post began circulating photographs which showed the two men suspected of planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon. However, authorities have not released any images of the suspects or officially confirmed that they are looking for two men.

Anonymous crowdsources $54,668 for forthcoming news site

“Hacktivist” group Anonymous closed its crowdfunding campaign Tuesday after raising $54,668 for its soon-to-be-launched news site.

Sasangge, the online literary magazine which is free… as long as you share

New online magazine, Sasangge, due to be launched in the next few days by Korean technology-entrepreneur, Won Hee Chang, will adopt a unique business model in an effort to monetise its online content. Chang proposes to offer readers free access to the magazine in exchange for the sharing of its articles via social media sites, hereby urging the content to go viral. She is reviving her grandfather’s magazine – a respected Seoul-based literary publication whose name roughly translates as “World of Thought” – which disappeared from newsstands in 1970.

The state of the media according to David Carr

What does a high-profile journalist have to say about the current media, honestly?

Boston bombing: Does gore belong on the front page?

After Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than 170, newspaper front pages were splattered with blood (here’s a slideshow). But when The New York Daily News doctored a particularly graphic photo to remove a wound, the question arose: Should newspapers be protecting their readers from such graphic images? Does gore belong in newspapers and news sites, and, if so, what benefits does it provide?

4th journalist killed in Brazil this year

Newspaper photographer Walgney Assis Carvalho was murdered in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais on Sunday, 14 April. He is the fourth journalist to be killed in Brazil this year.

Miami Herald’s new printing plant ready to roll

A little over a year ago the Miami Herald started to construct a new production centre in Doral, a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, which is now nearing its completion.

Startup InsideClimate News’ Pulitzer marks a ‘score’ for digital-native journalism

Office-less, seven-person startup InsideClimate News beat The Boston Globe and The Washington Post for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting, announced Monday. The committee’s choice marked a “score” for digital-native journalism: While web-only peers The Huffington Post and ProPublica took Pulitzers in 2012 and 2010 respectively, donor-funded non-profit InsideClimate News was founded only five years ago and had much more humble roots.

DME: To charge online, think consumer-first

Identify what you can offer that others can’t, and pay attention to what your customers want, was the key advice from the paid online content panel at Digital Media Europe 2013 in London.

GuardianWitness – the latest development in ‘open journalism’

Today, Tuesday 16 April, sees the unveiling of Guardian News & Media’s new digital platform, “GuardianWitness”, a tool which builds on their innovative “open journalism” drive (see WAN-IFRA’s special report on “open journalism”) by allowing readers to influence the newspaper’s content like never before.