New BBC director promises change

Beginning his position today as Director-General of the BBC, Tony Hall has a lot on his plate. Two main issues he faces include improving investigative news and job cuts.

A fortnight on: implications of the UK’s ‘Royal Charter on self-regulation of the press’

Two weeks on, the dust has settled and it is evident that the Royal Charter plan for press regulation – a proposal that, in the words of Lord Black of Brentwood, director of the Telegraph Media Group, was “cobbled together late at night over pizza and KitKats” by members of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties – has outraged members of the British news industry.

“Successful Ideas to Defeat the Crisis”

WAN-IFRA Italia, the international conference for the Italian newspaper printing and publishing industry, will take place in Bergamo and Erbusco on 26 and 27 June 2013. Again this year, 250 professionals are expected to attend

Becoming a “voice of the voiceless” in Syria

For two years, Syrian media has been nothing short of oppressed. Yet a rise of citizen journalists gives hope to a country struggling to find a voice of the people.

Peter Kuisle left manroland web systems

In a press release dated 28 of March, manroland web systems informs that Peter Kuisle, member of the Executive Board and responsible for Sales, Service, and Marketing leaves the company (effective 31 March, 2013) to “take a new professional challenge”.

Australian startup Newsmodo allows freelancers to name price for their reporting

After more than a decade-long career, Australian broadcast journalist Rakhal Ebeli realized his responsibilities had changed. He was no longer only chasing his own stories but also collecting those of others.

Pay now or forever hold your peace

In this era of paywalls, who will be the last to succumb?

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.