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Don't shoot the messenger – journalists' safety under threat across the world

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Don't shoot the messenger – journalists' safety under threat across the world

Guardian – 2011-11-23

Today is "the international day to end impunity". It is aimed at highlighting the failure by so many countries to investigate the murders of journalists. To mark the event, I am hosting this article, jointly written by Michael Spindelegger, Austria's vice-chancellor and foreign minister, and Alison Bethel McKenzie, executive director of the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI)"I hope my assassination will be seen not as a defeat of freedom but an inspiration for those who survive to...
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French law on out of print works 'world first'

France is claiming a world first with its imminent adoption of a new law that lays down the rules... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Mail Online is the world's biggest newspaper site, according to comScore

The Daily Mail has overtaken The New York Times to become the world's biggest newspaper site, according to data from comScore. Buzzfeed reports that in December 2011 Mail Online reached 45.3 million... | Editors Weblog – 2012-01-27

Apple’s iBooks Author presents journalists with a new storytelling platform | Poynter. – 2012-01-26

The Biggest Newspaper In The World Is … The Daily Mail!?

The Daily Mail, an omniverous middle-market British tabloid, has quietly unseated the New York Times to become the newspaper with the biggest online reach in the world, according to figures from the... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-25

'Agile' publishing at Digital Book World

Publishers may be falling out of love with apps, but they need to fall in love with their... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Germany joins World Book Night

World Book Night is continuing its international spread, with Germany now set to join the UK... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

F+W Buys World Tea Media

F+W Media, a Blue Ash, Ohio-based media company serving enthusiasts in about 20 verticals including antiques and collectibles, crafts, writing and horticulture, has acquired World Tea Media,... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-10

It’s becoming a mobile-first world

Increasingly, websites and services are getting a bigger chunk of their traffic through mobile with some pushing past the 50 percent mark. That's setting up a world in which developers and publishers... | GigaOM – 2012-01-07

New York Times publishes story investigated by Medill student journalists

Medill Watchdog | Poynter. – 2012-01-07

BBC World Service to run ads on some websites and radio stations

BBC Trust approves plan after government asked World Service to generate £3m from commercial activities by 2013/2014The BBC Trust has approved plans to run advertising on a number of BBC World... | Guardian – 2012-01-05

Direct publishing of e-books offers hope for long-form journalists

O’Reilly Radar | Poynter. – 2011-12-24

Gannett buys thousands of iPhones and iPads for its journalists

Gannett, the largest US newspaper publisher, is providing its editorial staff with iPhones, iPads and netbooks.The company has told employees that it is buying thousands of devices. In the memo from... | Guardian – 2011-12-23

News of the World editor felt 'very bad' for printing Kate McCann's diaries

Colin Myler says he had been assured by his news editor the McCanns were aware of the impending publicationThe last editor of the News of the World has said he felt "very bad" for publishing Kate... | Guardian – 2011-12-15

US World Book Night titles revealed

World Book Night in the US has appointed Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist Anna Quindlen as its... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

Veena Malik gets death threats in Pakistan nude cover shoot row

Actor in airbrushing row after appearing to wear only a tattoo spelling initials of Pakistani spy agency on Indian FHM coverThe Pakistani actor at the centre of a controversy over a "nude" picture on... | Guardian – 2011-12-13

World Book Night 2012 to target prisons and hospitals

Half of the one million books to be given away on the next World Book Night on April 23rd 2012... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

What journalists need to know about new media and conflict

On Wednesday November 30, Sciences Po Paris played host to a panel discussion on the subject of new media and conflict prevention. The prestigious panel included: Anne-Sophie Bordry, public affairs... | Editors Weblog – 2011-12-01

A New World in Publishing

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, having learned that a popular iPad application based on a book could drive sales of both, will now see whether the reverse works: a book based on an iPad app. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-11-25

Leveson inquiry warned of threat to media freedom

Phone hacking hearing told by News International and Mail group to avoid overreacting with a stringent system of regulationThe country's two most powerful newspaper groups have struck a defiant note... | Guardian – 2011-11-16

French VAT rise threat to books

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 09:26 French prime minister François Fillon has announced that the reduced VAT rate applying to books would be raised from 5.5% to... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-08

World Book Day plans reinvigoration for 2012 event

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 04/11/2011 - 15:27 World Book Day is set for a 2012 revamp, with new management, branding and digital promotional ideas hoping to achieve more than... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

World Book Day to revamp for 2012

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:15 World Book Day is set for a 2012 revamp, with new management, branding and digital promotional ideas hoping to achieve more than... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

New Culture Trip site offers world of literature

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:30 A new internet bookselling site has launched specialising in travel literature. The Culture Trip is selling four million books... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

WTWH Media Launches Solar Power World Magazine

Business-to-business media company WTWH Media, LLC isn’t afraid of the uncertainty surrounding the magazine market place—the company is launching a new title this month called Solar Power World... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-20

All the World’s a Kindle

Does Amazon's recent introduction of its Kindle Fire tablet, and CEO Jeff Bezos's description of it as "an end-to-end service," suggest that publishers no longer will have a role in the time-honored... | Knowledge@Wharton – 2011-10-18

Talking books for blind celebrated as portal to the world

An estimated 50,000 Californians rely on the federal talking book program, which was established by the Library of Congress in 1931. A ceremony at the California State Library this weekend will... | SacBee – 2011-10-15

World-changing lit: Malcolm X's autobiography

In his autobiography, readers learn about the life of the controversial civil rights activist.Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a... | Chicago Tribune – 2011-10-15

Bonnier Acquires Hearst’s Cycle World

In a continuum of an acquisition series that has become Bonnier’s growth strategy, the publisher acquires Hearst’s Cycle World. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-30

5 key questions journalists and publishers should ask about the new Amazon tablet

Amazon shows off a new touchscreen tablet today that is expected to be the first serious competitor to the iPad since Apple created the tablet market in early 2010. At 10 a.m. Wednesday in New York,... | Poynter. – 2011-09-28

Publisher stands by Palin book despite legal threat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The publisher of an unflattering biography of Sarah Palin said it stands by the author despite threats of a lawsuit from the former governor of Alaska. | Reuters – 2011-09-28

America's decline, China's rise: A fascinating new book argues that the United States has already been eclipsed as the world's dominant economic power.

A fascinating new book argues that the United States has already been eclipsed as the world's dominant economic power.[more ...] | Slate – 2011-09-20

Virgin buys rights to Material World

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 15:15 Virgin Books has acquired a title by craft journalist Perri Lewis, which will enlist the world’s top makers to explore different... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Nineteen libraries now under threat in Surrey

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 15:55 Surrey council now plans to hand 19 libraries over to community management, or close them, according to local news site Your... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-07

Grant appointed World Book Day director

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 12:03 World Book Day has appointed Kirsten Grant as director, with Cathy Schofield stepping down from her position as co-ordinator... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-19

James Patterson declared world's best-paid author by Forbes magazine

Patterson earned $84m in the year to April 2011, Danielle Steel $35m, Stephen King $28m and Janet Evanovich $22m The world's highest-paid author padded to the windows of his magnificent, yellow,... | Guardian – 2011-08-19

BlogHer Looks At A 'Post-Oprah, Post-Martha' World

BlogHer co-founder and CEO Lisa Stone sounded triumphant today in San Diego, where her women-focused blog and advertising network was hosting its seventh annual BlogHer conference. More than 3,500... | AdWeek – 2011-08-06

College journalists try publishing an issue without computers Students at Florida Atlantic University are putting out their final summer issue on machinery that’s older than they are, reports Michael Koretzky. They’re writing their stories... | Poynter. – 2011-07-29

Half of Wakefield's libraries under threat

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 08:41 Twelve of 25 libraries in the Wakefield district will cease to be funded by the authority after councillors gave their backing... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

World Book Night confirms US launch

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 15:19 World Book Night will launch in the US in 2012, with the States confirmed as the event's first international partner.... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Harper Lee tops World Book Night pick

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is the most popular title among the public to be given away as part of World Book Night... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Harper Lee tops World Book Night picks

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted the most popular title to be given away as part of World Book Night 2012.... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

A World Without Borders

It might seem only reasonable for independents to gloat, at least a little, now that one of their biggest competitors, Borders Book Group, which had 1,249 stores in 2003, has begun closing its... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-07-22

New York Times journalists to hold ‘office hours’ on Quora

Quora Three New York Times journalists are using the question-and-answer site Quora to engage with readers about their recently published books, Times Associate Managing Editor Jim Schachter wrote... | Poynter. – 2011-07-18

News of the World rivals miss open goal

Tabloid's closure meant there were 2.7 million extra buyers out there but some of the Sunday papers didn't seem to be tryingSo the News of the World is dead. Long live the Sunday, er, sorry … Which... | Guardian – 2011-07-17

Vintage bring Hill into digital world

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 14:31 Vintage has made 12 titles by The Woman in Black author Susan Hill available to buy as e-books for the first time across the UK... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Fragmentation threat to Summer Reading scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:35 The Reading Agency has warned library service cutbacks could challenge its Summer Reading Campaign, as it revealed 97% of... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

News of the World closure piles pressure on commercial sector

Media buyers warn of damage to fragile marketRupert Murdoch's snap decision to close the News of The World has at a stroke removed more than a quarter of the total sales of Sunday newspapers, piling... | Guardian – 2011-07-11

News of the World Publishes Final Issue After Phone-Hacking

The News of the World, the U.K. tabloid that has run stories about celebrities, sex scandals and murders since the Victorian era, published its final edition today after News Corp. folded it amid... | BusinessWeek – 2011-07-10

British Newspaper News of the World Folds

After the latest controversy broke in a string of revelations concerning phone hacking conducted by editorial staff, British newspaper News of the World is folding. News International’s chairman... | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

Bloggers vs. journalists debate is like the film ‘Titanic’

Discover Magazine It’s tedious, it goes on forever, everyone’s a caricature and they’re stuck on a massive sinking ship. That’s the view of Not Exactly Rocket Science blogger and... | Poynter. – 2011-06-29

E-growth good in Europe, despite increasing US threat

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 10:13 UK publishers are seeing good growth from e-book sales overseas, particularly in Scandinavia, but they face a looming threat from... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Kindle: Opportunity for independent publishers, journalists, and spammers alike

On Monday, Amazon announced that John Locke became the first independent author to join the ranks of those who have sold a million or more books on Amazon's Kindle. Locke published his books entirely... | Editors Weblog – 2011-06-21

Price to attempt book signing world record

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 15/06/2011 - 14:03 Random House author Katie Price is to attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest book signing by a... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-15

What Journalists Need To Know About the New Arab Revolt

In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link) we spoke with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose about revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. Rose explored the... | Media Bistro – 2011-06-10

Tornadoes Strike: Citizen Journalists Go to Work

Posted in ArticleWe get the occasional tornado around these parts. Usually you don't even really see a funnel, but trees get torn up and knocked down, and people spend the next week debating whether... | EContent Magazine – 2011-06-02

Edinburgh indie proposes World Book Night alternative

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 31/05/2011 - 16:21 An Edinburgh independent has proposed an alternative to World Book Night next year, where readers buy tickets to attend book swap... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-31

The Secret World of Apps

Last week, Apple went to Washington, D.C., to answer questions from U.S. lawmakers about consumer privacy in the mobile marketplace. The visit was triggered by the discovery that Apple’s iPads and... | AdWeek – 2011-05-23

Local papers face economic problems - but journalists' pay needs improving

The depth of the problems facing local and regional newspapers could not be more stark. Here's Georgina Harvey, managing director of Trinity Mirror's regional division, giving her annual review as... | Guardian – 2011-05-19

Washington Post journalists turn into 'masterclass tutors'

Newspapers have been extending their "brands" into all sorts of activities in recent years, aided by their presence on the net. There are loads of examples from The Times's bake club to The... | Guardian – 2011-05-19

Conde Nast Close to Deal to Move to 1 World Trade Center

Conde Nast Publications Inc., publisher of magazines including the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, said it is near an agreement to move its headquarters to downtown Manhattan’s 1 World Trade Center. | BusinessWeek – 2011-05-18

Conde Nast’s New Address Will Be 1 World Trade Center

A decade after New York City sustained one of the largest terrorist attacks in recent American history on September 11, 2001, Conde Nast has decided to move its head quarters, 18 magazine titles and... | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-18

World Book Day titles to revert to single books

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:05 Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl are among the high-profile authors selected for the 2012 £1 World Book Day books, which will... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-17

America 'exploring' World Book Night launch

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 15:41 America wants to hold its own World Book Night following in the footsteps of the UK. The American Booksellers Association said it... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-11

Journalists need to better understand the business of digital journalism, study says

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has published a new report on digital news economics, which highlighted how the relationship between content and advertising is changing, and... | Editors Weblog – 2011-05-10

Twitter brings world closer for Japan quake charity e-book

TOKYO (Reuters) - An avid Twitter user's desire to help Japan recover from the devastating March earthquake and tsunami has resulted in a charity e-book based on material gathered from around the... | Reuters – 2011-05-10

Why integration can be a barrier to innovation in the digital world

Although some integrated news rooms and sales forces are effective, progress is often quicker where digital is kept apart"Here's the problem," says Randall Rothenberg, head of the US Interactive... | Guardian – 2011-05-10

Journalists strike at German broadsheet Süddeutsche Zeitung

More than 150 journalists down tools at respected Munich-based newspaper over plan to cut pay and increase working hoursJournalists from one of Germany's most-respected broadsheets have gone on... | Guardian – 2011-05-05

World Press Freedom Day today

3 May is World Press Freedom Day, established as such by the UN General Assembly in 1993. The day is celebrated worldwide by different international organizations such the United Nations Educational,... | Editors Weblog – 2011-05-03

Journalists call for independent investigation of Protess controversy at Medill

Romenesko Misc. The 35 people who signed the statement say they “are deeply concerned about what appears to be a retaliatory campaign by law enforcement authorities and Northwestern University... | Poynter. – 2011-04-28

Journalists, authors and bloggers on the Orwell Prize shortlist

The shortlists for the 2011 Orwell Prize - which is dedicated to rewarding those who come closest to achieving George Orwell's ambition "to make political writing into an art" - have been... | Guardian – 2011-04-27

Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors

India-based company has just a few hundred machines left in stock. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-26

With smartphones, homeless magazine vendors to become citizen journalists

The Editors Weblog / Press Gazette Homeless people in the U.K. who sell an entertainment magazine called The Big Issue will soon receive smartphones in an effort to turn them into citizen... | Poynter. – 2011-04-21

Dan Gillmor Excited by Experiments by Entrepreneurial Journalists [Voices]

He's an entrepreneur, author and outspoken evangelist of entrepreneurial journalism, but Dan Gillmor wants you to know he doesn't necessarily know what will keep journalism afloat in the digital era. | AllThingsD – 2011-04-19

Mail Online becomes world's second most-popular news website

Associated Newspapers' online network passes Huffington Post with 39.6m unique visitors in MarchMail Online, Associated Newspapers' online network, has overtaken the Huffington Post to become the... | Guardian – 2011-04-19

Genre authors attack "sneering" World Book Night coverage

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:19 Authors including Iain M Banks and Michael Moorcock have written to the BBC's director general Mark Thompson, attacking the... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-18

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: This year's shortlist spans a world of great writing

It took some hard pounding and tough talking, but we got there in the end. The six novels featured on this page make up the shortlist for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They will compete... | The Independent – 2011-04-15

Random House Backs Free, Open Textbook Publisher Flat World

Irvington, N.Y. - Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open online college textbooks, has raised an additional sum of funding from publisher Random House to close its second round of... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-08

Will the Web have a place in a world full of apps?

Last summer, in a much-read cover story, Wired proclaimed that the Web is dead. Chris Anderson, the magazine's editor, argued that loading pages in a browser is passé. The future, Anderson wrote, is... | Slate – 2011-03-25

Libraries face threat from review

The law ensuring local authorities provide a "comprehensive" library service could be under threat, industry experts have warned. | The Independent – 2011-03-16

Literary world waits for announcement of Asia's glittering prize

In four short years the Man Asian Literary Prize has established itself as the most important award handed out annually to writers in the region - and the region's equivalent of the Man Booker Prize... | The Independent – 2011-03-16

World Book Day books top charts but sales are down on last year

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56 Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-15

Government denies library statutory protection is under threat

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:47 The government has denied the legal protection for libraries could be under threat, after fears were expressed upon the launch... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-15

Threat to 1964 Act’s protection of libraries

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 14/03/2011 - 16:02 The legal obligation for councils to provide a public library service could be under threat, after the government launched a... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-14

Sales of World Book Night titles 'double'

Written By: Lisa Campbell and Philip Stone Publication Date: Fri, 11/03/2011 - 16:27 Sales of the selected 25 World Book Night titles soared by over 100% at W H Smith, amid a wider trade sales... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-11

BBC axes World Agenda magazine

Monthly title and its website to be closed from this week as part of cost-cutting at BBC World ServiceThe BBC World Service is closing its current affairs magazine World Agenda as part of cuts to its... | Guardian – 2011-03-08

£1 World Book Day books storm to the top of the charts

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 16:01 The latest crop of £1 World Book Day books, led by Cope & Davies' Spy Dog/The Great Pet Shop Panic (Puffin/S&S) take positions... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-08

BBC World Service considers U-turn over Hindi cuts

Corporation seeks commercial funding as veteran journalist Sir Mark Tully leads campaign to keep broadcasts on short waveThe BBC World Service could reverse its decision to axe short-wave broadcasts... | Guardian – 2011-03-07

The iPad 2 brings better content creation for journalists

There is much hullabaloo in the media about the iPad 2, following a significant period of speculation about new features. We now know that, yes, it is thinner and lighter by way of 0.34-inches deep... | Editors Weblog – 2011-03-04

World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

Written By: Philip Stone and Felicity Wood Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:43 The majority of the books to be handed out tomorrow (5th March) as part of World Book Night have already... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-04

Book World: 'Mr. Chartwell' reviewed by Ron Charles

" Mr. Chartwell " arrives with the mark of the beast. Yes, it's another animal novel. Worse, another talking-animal novel. Worse still, another novel with animals talking about depression. But wait -... | The Washington Post – 2011-03-02

Graphic novelists shake up world of Indian comics

NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (Reuters Life!) - Characters from centuries-old myths and folktales have adorned the covers of children's comic books in India for decades, but a new wave of graphic novelists has... | Reuters – 2011-03-02

What happens to journalists when their newspaper vanishes?

The Rocky Mountain News closed its doors in Denver, Colorado on 27 February 2009. So what's happened to its journalists in the past two years? John Temple, the paper's former editor, president and... | Guardian – 2011-02-28

A World with Fewer Borders

As the bookstore chains grew in the 1980s and ‘90s, the number of independent booksellers fell dramatically, but those that survived expect little pop from the impending closing of 200 Borders... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-28

The truth about Twitter, Facebook and the uprisings in the Arab world

Recent events in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt have been called 'Twitter revolutions' – but can social networking overthrow a government? Our correspondent reports from the Middle East on how activists... | Guardian – 2011-02-25

Publishers' school budgets under threat

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 15:56 Almost three quarters of primary head teachers are expecting funding for books to be inadequate in 2011–12, as the Publishers... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-25

Challenges for foreign journalists in Libya

The US State Department has warned journalists that going into Libya is extremely hazardous, as those reporters who have already entered the country illegally are now being considered Al Qaida... | Editors Weblog – 2011-02-25

Retailers finalise World Book Night plans

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 24/02/2011 - 09:42 Final preparations are underway for a medley of events planned to celebrate World Book Night, with independent and national... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-24

Libya calls western journalists 'outlaws'

Warning made as reporters enter Libya through eastern border with Egypt as Muammar Gaddafi loses grip on countryJournalists from the BBC, CNN and other western media who have entered Libya will be... | Guardian – 2011-02-23

Gardeners' World magazine celebrates 20th birthday

Gardeners' World magazine is commemorating its 20th anniversary with a redesign for its March issue, which includes a 26-page special supplement sponsored by Nissan. | Media Week – 2011-02-22

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