Yahoo! News may be considered as a news organization, according to Jessica Barron, director of editorial programming. Unlike online news outlets that aggregate news content from the Web, Yahoo! is not only investing in its own journalists but is also signing agreements with wire services and "traditional" sources.
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"Our aim is to reach these bigger names and use our reporting talent to break news. We are really going for the kinds of questions that will make news," said Barron."We have been doing a lot of original reporting and we are going to be doing a lot more."
A media group in continuous operation since 1846 may not be the company you should look to for advice on the future of media. Or maybe they should: the Associated Press is both doing well in a digital age (when they’re not making boneheaded moves like pretending that fair use doesn’t exist) and looking towards the future, trying to figure out its role in the media ecosystem. And they’re carrying out some very interesting research to determine just what their role is going forwards.
Trial by tabloid is never the fairest form of tribunal, and the air over the Turkish press these days is murkier than a Beijing smog alert, thick with charges and counter-accusations.
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CUMHURİYET Private channels to broadcast in Kurdish The ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, has paved the way for broadcasting in Kurdish on private channels in addition to the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Association, daily Cumhuriyet reported yesterday. The new national program drafted by the AKP to align its legislation with the European Union acquis foresees reform of regulations on radio and television broadcastings in different languages and dialects to include both public and private broadcasters by 2010. This means private channels will be able to broadcast in Kurdish if the radio and television supreme council, or RTÜK, allows it.
Shopping malls responsible for robberies -Yeni Şafak The Supreme Court of Appeals has approved a local court’s decision to make security firms pay
Drought changing Turkey’s map -Akşam Salt Lake, or Tuz Gölü, has ceased to be the Turkey’s second-largest lake due to global warming, drought and irresponsible irrigation
Academic success is not enough for employment-Hürriyet A young woman who speaks two languages and has a master’s degree in management still could
Police academy students forced to stay single -Takvim According to a new regulation, police academy students will not be able to get married while they
ight between the 14th and 15th days of Sha’ban — the eighth month of the Hijra calendar, was commemorated with prayers on Saturday night by Muslims around Turkey.
Ergenekon produced documents in the name of MİT -Milliyet The National Intelligence Agency, or MİT, declared that certain documents in the Ergenekon
Unions to collectively bargain with government – Vakit Civil servant unions will sit down with government officials Friday for collective bargaining, reported
Minister of justice accused of helping son’s career / RADİKAL The minister of justice is facing accusations that his son has benefited from his influence in attaining a
‘Koç knew about Sabancı murder’ – Vakit The Koç famliy, a Turkish business giant, was aware of the assassination plan against Özdemir Sabancı, a big business player who was killed in
Öcalan to brief the prosecutor on Ergenekon – Vatan The leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, who is currently serving his prison
Bureaucrats blacklisted by gendarmerie sources -Radikal A document uncovered in the Ergenekon case has revealed that a list was kept between 2003 and 2004 of bureaucrats who were described by the
First marriage school, then wedding feast – Zaman A group of 40 couples received pre-marriage certificates from the fifth marriage school organized by the Küçükçekmece Municipality,