Le Monde will withhold Offshore Leaks information from the French government

On the sixth day of a series of revelations from the international media circuit concerning the world of offshore fiscal fraud, a minister of the French government appealed to “the press” to hand over the data upon which their investigations are based.

Tumblr axes multimedia news blog Storyboard

Tumblr CEO David Karp announced this week that Storyboard, its high-profile blog of original content, would be shutting down after one year.

Media reactions to the death of Margaret Thatcher – ‘misapplied death etiquette’?

The crucial question being posed by media columnists and bloggers in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death is a moral one, concerning the tone adopted by newspapers in their reactions to the death of such a controversial public figure.

Der Spiegel editors-in-chief fired

Following a dramatic disagreement over the future direction of the news magazine, Der Spiegel editors Georg Mascolo and Mathias Müller von Blumencron have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect.

Author-specific paywalls let publications cash in on journalists’ personal brands

News is no longer anonymous — and readers don’t want it to be. In an era where a Google search can instantly connect you to hundreds of articles on the same topic, all reeling off the same facts, readers want — and will pay for — identifiable voices.

New French daily L’Opinion to launch

Combining the influence of paper and audience of the internet, new French daily paper and news site L’Opinion will be “liberal, pro-business, and pro-European.”

Bangladeshi protesters demand law to hang anti-Islamist bloggers

Unsatisfied with the arrests of four Bangladeshi bloggers last week, hundreds of thousands of Hifazat-e-Islam supporters stormed Dhaka Saturday to call for the deaths of those that defame their religion and its founder online.

Press angry over Obama’s lack of access

American Journalism Review’s Rem Reider is the latest journalist to comment on the Obama administration’s distance from the press.

Offshore Leaks: a triumph for data journalism

The ICIJ’s ground-breaking Offshore Leaks project is a prominent indication of the rising power and influence of data journalism in the media world, and by extension, in the sphere of politics.

TLC – Think Like the Customer!

US-based Strategic Marketing Consultant Peter Lamb offered senior ad sales managers a number of suggestions for upgrading their sales efforts and structure to improve both digital and print revenues during a session at the World Advertising Forum in Bangkok.