Why journalists should care about the next FCC chief

The new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chief in the US could make serious changes to the news industry, as the Columbia Journalism Review reports.

As social networks direct news traffic, startup curates web’s most-shared stories

Today’s front page of The Guardian contained stories about Facebook’s new cell phone, internet privacy and an arrest in Operation Yewtree. But none of those stories was among the newspaper’s top four most-shared this morning. What did make the list? A blog about the discovery of paw prints on a medieval Italian manuscript.

Crowdfunded, ad-free Dutch “context news” site raises €1 million in 8 days

Soon-to-be launched Dutch news site De Correspondent shocked its own founders after raising more than €1 million from advance subscribers in eight days — and 13 fundraising days still remain.

Mediapart continues to hold politicians to account in the wake of its 5th anniversary

French online investigative newspaper, Mediapart, has supplied yet another example of journalism keeping politicians in check, an undertaking which risks becoming more difficult in the UK given the government’s recent proposal for press regulation.

Editors divided over use of ‘illegal immigrant’

As the Associated Press is no longer using the term illegal immigrant, it’s unclear whether other publications will follow suit.

Goss International plans fundamental restructuring of the company

On 3 April 2013 Rick Nichols, President and CEO of Goss International, announced a transformation of the company globally, including a reorganization of the business, streamlining of operations in Europe and focus on new, neighboring markets.

Why journalists should flock to Reddit

Journalists have scoffed that the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” Reddit, “upvotes” more gifs of animals than hard news stories. But reporters should be rushing to join the quirky community, which offers users valuable lessons applicable to reporting.

New BBC director promises change

Beginning his position today as Director-General of the BBC, Tony Hall has a lot on his plate. Two main issues he faces include improving investigative news and job cuts.

A fortnight on: implications of the UK’s ‘Royal Charter on self-regulation of the press’

Two weeks on, the dust has settled and it is evident that the Royal Charter plan for press regulation – a proposal that, in the words of Lord Black of Brentwood, director of the Telegraph Media Group, was “cobbled together late at night over pizza and KitKats” by members of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties – has outraged members of the British news industry.

“Successful Ideas to Defeat the Crisis”

WAN-IFRA Italia, the international conference for the Italian newspaper printing and publishing industry, will take place in Bergamo and Erbusco on 26 and 27 June 2013. Again this year, 250 professionals are expected to attend