Journalism agenda: BBC report on the Future of News…

Future of News: News v Noise

In this digital age where information inequality is growing, the news industry is having to rethink the way it will keep everyone informed.

By the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding. – Trevor Timm – Jan 25, 2:03 PM – The outrageous legal attack on WikiLeaks and its staffers, who are exercising their First Amendment rights to publish classified information in the public interest—just like virtually every other major news organization in this

A little over a year ago, Katharine Viner, now the editor in chief of The Guardian US, had a question for the paper’s developers: Why didn’t Ophan, The Guardian’s internal analytics tool, work on mobile?

Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism and political science — numerous job rejections in hand — he joined a weekly newsletter called New Fuels Report in Washington. Ethanol and methanol were all the rage, and he covered that emerging alternative energy field. While he w0uld go on to Roll Call, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, the experience of that targeted newsletter stayed with him.


As the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC operates under a royal charter, a formal document issued by the British monarchy that sets out the BBC’s priorities, ensures the broadcaster’s editorial independence, and details the responsibilities of the BBC Trust, its governing body.



Andrew Sullivan is quitting blogging

…nched two years ago as a test of his anti-advertising, pro-paid-content ideas for supporting online journalism. He got about 30,000 people to pay up, which generated around $1 million a year in revenue. To understand Sullivan’s place in the blogging firmament, you should check out the lengthy interview he gave the team behind Riptide in 2013, in which he dove deep into his history with the medium, his views of its strengths, and why he (at least at that time) was still doing it. There’s a transc
Jeffrey Sterling.
Jeffrey Sterling.

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling has been convicted of all 9 counts in a case that charged him with leaking classified information about a failed operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to New York Times reporter James Risen. Read the rest


The Justice Department got a warrant to seize contents and metadata on all emails received, sent, drafted or deleted for three WikiLeaks’ staffers’ personal Gmail accounts. Read the rest

Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges — for talking to a newspaper reporter — is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a “new era of openness.”

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