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.

USA Today encourages journalists to pepper reporting with personality

Forget journalistic objectivity, USA Today told its editorial team. The newspaper is asking reporters to pepper their writing with personality and offer unique perspectives to news, Publisher Larry Kramer said.

“Small blogs” will be exempt from royal charter for press regulation

The UK government has finally settled on a definition of what constitutes a “micro business” that will be exempt from controversial plans to impose punitive damages on newspapers who refuse to join an approved press regulator.

Koch brothers look to buy Tribune Co. newspapers

Could eight major U.S. papers soon be under the wing of billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch?

‘A la carte’ journalism presents alternative to paywalls

With even The Mail Online now implementing paid content, a turning point for paywalls seems imminent. But an emerging alternative, “a la carte journalism,” allows readers pay per article, rather than subscribing to whole publications.

Simon Rogers leaves the Guardian to become Twitter’s first ever ‘data editor’

Leading data journalism expert Simon Rogers announced yesterday, 18 April, that he will be leaving his post as editor of the Guardian’s datablog to join Twitter as the social network’s first ever data editor, a post that will enable him to “[apply] his skills to telling data-driven stories using tweets.”

Paid content: The debate evolves from ‘should I?’ to ‘how?’

Renewed confidence in the future of newspapers seemed to animate discussions at the Newspaper Association of America’s MediaXchange conference in Orlando, Florida, this week, in no small part because of growing circulation revenue – up 5 per cent last year, the first gain in this category since 2003 – and because of the growing acceptance of paid content online.

Journalists attacked in latest anti-gay marriage protest in Paris

While France is set to legalize gay marriage next week, aggression among the opposition continues as journalists struggle to cover the protests.