Russian Minister of Communications to journalism students: Big Brother is watching you

In a controversial speech given last month in Moscow, Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media Alexei Volin stepped eerily close into 1984 territory.

NewsCred hooks New York Times, secures $15m funding

Licensing and syndication service NewsCred recently added The New York Times to its list of 2,500 publishing partners and raised $15 million in its second round of funding, the company announced Tuesday.

Listly and Flattr make improvements

Online start-ups Listly and Flattr have recently updated their formulas, allowing for broader and easier access.

Pakistani suspect arrested in associated with murder of WSJ’s Daniel Pearl

Pakistani officials recently arrested a suspect in the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal bureau chief whom Islamist militants beheaded on camera in 2002. Militant Leader Qari Abdul Saeed, also known as Asadullah, was captured Sunday in Karachi, the same city where Pearl was killed, according to The New York Times.

Printing Summit 2013: How compact is compact?

If the newspaper is to survive, does it become miniscule?

Printing Summit 2013: Digital yes, but don’t neglect print

With so much media world attention focused on digital, the print world is meeting in Hamburg, Germany, this week for a conference built on a simple fact: print revenues far outweigh digital revenues at newspaper companies, and finding ways to maximize them for as long as possible, while developing digital platforms, is essential for the future.

WaPo caves to paywall after preaching benefits of openness

The Washington Post is resigning as one of last major US newspapers without a paywall, the newspaper announced Monday. This decision follows years of avid declarations from WaPo execs that the newspaper will remain open to maximize reach and digital ad revenue.

Mali’s press: from good to very, very, bad

An ongoing media blackout in Mali reveals a deteriorating press, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ.

Newspapers react to press regulation compromise in UK

British newspapers disagree about the press regulation compromise that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Letwin struck early Monday, which The Sun labeled “D-Day for press freedom.”

Cable, local TV news largely forgo in-depth reporting, devote more airtime to low-cost fillers

Cable and local TV news economization efforts are driving US viewers away, further depleting already scarce resources. This self-perpetuating cycle, fueled by falling in-depth reporting, could mean that TV news is headed for the same uncertain financial future as newspapers.