The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled in the favour of five media companies yesterday, recognising a journalistic right to protect anonymous sources, reports AFP.
The Financial Times, the Independent, the Guardian, the Times and Reuters news agency won an appeal against British courts who had ordered them to hand over documents relating to a Belgian brewing firm, Interbrew.
The senior vice president and chief legal council of Google, Inc. and the CEO of Independent News & Media, plc, last week agreed to disagree on the best way to protect content owners’ copyrights on the Internet. However, INM’s Gavin O’Reilly and Google’s David Drummond did tell the audience of the World Newspaper Congress in Hyderabad they would continue meeting in the future to try and solve the issue.
Over the autumn months, International GfK held a survey of 16,800 people aged over 15 in 17 European countries and the USA called “Internet Use” and commissioned, interestingly enough, by The Wall Street Journal Europe.
from Mashable! by Leah Betancourt
from Mashable! by Vadim Lavrusik
The Pulitzer Prize is once again updating its criteria to fit with the changing face of news reportage. The Pulitzer Board had changed the criteria last year to allow entries from non-print newsrooms as long as they were “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing events.” This year, they went a step further and are accepting entries form any Internet-only publication as long as it is published at least weekly.
I’m going to tell you a secret about my newsroom.
The 20-somethings there are indeed fast to pick up new technology such as social networking, RSS and the use of Flip cameras. They are also wonderful colleagues, as well as dedicated and intensely engaged journalists. Of course, that’s not the secret. What is surprising is that our youngest colleagues are by no means revolutionaries. They’re not the ones looking to adopt or push disruptive innovations or invent new formats. That’s largely done by people who are well into their 30s or older.
In an article in The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch is optimistic about the future of journalism in this age of newspaper cutbacks and the overwhelming concerns with bottom-line budgets rather than quality journalism.
Rupert Murdoch is not the only mogul looking to make money from online content – it’s just that what with the intense media circus surrounding his rants, not to mention the severity of his accusations (think calling Google and Yahoo out and out thieves on international TV) he’s the only one we’ve really heard about of late.
Promises of whiter teeth, IQ quizzes, and digital dancing people clutter online ads these days. At the same time, experts at future-of-journalism conferences are declaring that news will never again be solely supported by advertising. Neither one tells the full story of the present and future of online advertising for hyper-local and other news websites.
Having enjoyed a successful career in print journalism for over 25 years, holding the position of editor in chief at Sp!ts for the last four, Bart Brouwers has announced his departure from the role, leaving the job in the capable hands of his deputy,