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A new whistleblowing platform in Africa helps investigative journalists protect sources

A new platform called afriLeaks is helping editors and journalists in Africa protect sources who leak sensitive information. afriLeaks provides a secure platform for sources to share information and upload sensitive documents. The platform is being rolled out to the African media by the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting after being tested by […]

Montreal daily newspaper La Presse prepares for a printless future built on tablets

Ken Doctor says Montreal’s La Presse is closer than any other major North American newspaper to going digital-only, by betting its future on the tablet. La Presse leaders say that the success of their La Presse+ tablet product has been so well-adopted that print will disappear “sooner rather than later,” but their strategy isn’t as […]

UK’s Local World launches web site for quirky local stories

Publishing group Local World is launching Quirker.co.uk, a website that will include “the best of real life eccentric content.” Quirker will take stories from Local World’s titles, drawing from more than 70 sites across the company, and re-edit and publish the stories for a “social audience.” Local World digital content director Steve Anglesey says: “Quirker […]

More than half of The Daily Mirror and Independent audiences are mobile-only

According to new figures from the U.K.’s National Readership Survey, more than half of the readers of the Independent and Daily Mirror access the websites from their phones only. At the Independent, 55.5 percent of readers read exclusively from their phones between April 2014 and March 2015, while 52.8 percent of Daily Mirror readers were […]

How Twitter got the news about the Queen’s hospitalization wrong

Panic spread across Twitter Wednesday morning after a BBC journalist’s tweet claimed the Queen had been admitted the hospital. Ahmen Khawaja quickly deleted the tweet, which said: “False alarm to Queen’s death! She is being treated at King Edward 7th hospital. Statement due shortly.” However, the story was picked up by international news sources including […]

To get into international markets, SurveyMonkey’s CTO says to start early

According to Mary Meeker’s 2014 Internet Trends Report, 9 out of the top 10 Internet properties at the start of 2013 were based in the U.S., but 79 percent of their users were international. While many companies in their early stages might think it’s too early to start thinking about international markets, SurveyMonkey’s CTO Selina […]

Why ‘most international news is no longer foreign news’

Lyse Doucet, BBC’s chief international correspondent, says that most international news stories are no longer foreign news. That’s because most of today’s “foreign” stories, such as the Ebola epidemic, have an impact on our societies. Doucet says: “Many major stories of our time … are not just about countries far from our shores,” an idea […]

Global print newspaper readership falls by more than 25 percent in four years

According to a new report by ZenithOptimedia on media consumption, the average amount of time spent reading print newspapers fell by more than 25 percent from 2010 to 2014. In 2014, the average amount of time spent reading a newspaper each day was 16.3 minutes, compared to 21.9 minutes in 2010. By 2017, ZenithOptimedia expects […]

UK media banker predicts that newspapers ‘will not only survive, but prosper’

Media banker Lorna Tilbian believes that there’s cause for optimism in the newspaper industry as digital advertising revenues grow. While acknowledging the challenges that have hit the newspaper industry, Tilbian says the industry is headed toward a rebound in display advertising. Tilbian says: “I believe that the next decade will see newspapers move away from […]

German publishers lose legal challenge against Adblock Plus

In another win for Adblock Plus, a German court ruled that Adblock Plus software is not anticompetitive. The court concluded that Adblock Plus does not have enough market dominance to stop online publishers from finding enough users who would see ads. Publishers RTL and ProSiebenSat1 are considering an appeal against the decision, and Axel Springer […]

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