Mathew Ingram’s five lessons old media can learn from new

In a session titled “Teaching the fish how to walk” at the International Journalism Festival in Pergugia, GigaOm senior writer Mathew Ingram gave his top five ways that old media can learn from new.

UK newspaper industry puts forward rival royal charter

The vast majority of the UK newspaper industry has clubbed together to create and endorse their own proposal for a royal charter for press regulation in reaction to the cross-party royal charter published on 18 March.

Independent integrates augmented reality into editorial workflow

The Independent began adding smartphone-aided augmented reality features to its daily print editions on Tuesday. While augmented reality (AR) apps have been buzzing around the industry for a few years, the newspaper is the first to fully integrate the app into its editorial workflow, Press Gazette reported.

NYT to undergo major changes, including expansion into gaming and live events

Fighting a profit drop and an apparent stall in digital subscriptions, The New York Times detailed its new strategy for growth, including expansion into e-commerce and games and cheaper digital subscription plans, during the company’s first quarter earnings call Thursday.

UK Defamation Act ‘will strengthen freedom of expression’

The British press is set to profit from a new level of advanced legal protection – and, by extension, greater freedom of expression – in their criticism of large companies thanks to the long-awaited passing of the Defamation Bill by Parliament.

Data journalism in 2013: lots to be excited about

There is a lot of exciting progress in data journalism, panelists at the first School of Data Journalism panel said at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. The session, organized by the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation, aimed to assess the state of data journalism in 2013.

Why was the world’s press reluctant to cover recent Syrian ‘massacre’?

The rumour coarsed through Twitter like wild fire, The New York Times reported it, but, in an article for, Nicolas Delesalle pointed a finger at French media organisations for failing to provide sufficient coverage of the latest “massacre” committed in Syria, on Saturday, 20 April.

Hack of AP Twitter account raises security concerns

Another week, another Twitter hack. What can be done to stop hackers?

NYT aims to boost reach and revenue by excluding videos from paywall

The New York Times has plucked videos from its 10-article-per-month paywall, effective yesterday, in a move that will likely increase both its reach and revenue.

Social Media Summit hosted by New York Times and BBC College of Journalism

Following a week of monumental breaking news – namely, the Boston marathon bombing and the subsequent investigation and manhunt – the Social Media Summit on Saturday, 20 April, took place at just the right time considering that its primary aim was to meditate the evolving relationship between journalism and social media.