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.

False information clouds coverage of Boston bombing

Early on Thursday, the New York Post began circulating photographs which showed the two men suspected of planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon. However, authorities have not released any images of the suspects or officially confirmed that they are looking for two men.

Anonymous crowdsources $54,668 for forthcoming news site

“Hacktivist” group Anonymous closed its crowdfunding campaign Tuesday after raising $54,668 for its soon-to-be-launched news site.

Sasangge, the online literary magazine which is free… as long as you share

New online magazine, Sasangge, due to be launched in the next few days by Korean technology-entrepreneur, Won Hee Chang, will adopt a unique business model in an effort to monetise its online content. Chang proposes to offer readers free access to the magazine in exchange for the sharing of its articles via social media sites, hereby urging the content to go viral. She is reviving her grandfather’s magazine – a respected Seoul-based literary publication whose name roughly translates as “World of Thought” – which disappeared from newsstands in 1970.

The state of the media according to David Carr

What does a high-profile journalist have to say about the current media, honestly?

Boston bombing: Does gore belong on the front page?

After Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than 170, newspaper front pages were splattered with blood (here’s a slideshow). But when The New York Daily News doctored a particularly graphic photo to remove a wound, the question arose: Should newspapers be protecting their readers from such graphic images? Does gore belong in newspapers and news sites, and, if so, what benefits does it provide?

4th journalist killed in Brazil this year

Newspaper photographer Walgney Assis Carvalho was murdered in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais on Sunday, 14 April. He is the fourth journalist to be killed in Brazil this year.

Miami Herald’s new printing plant ready to roll

A little over a year ago the Miami Herald started to construct a new production centre in Doral, a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, which is now nearing its completion.