Posted in Muckrakers Thinking Journalism

Journalism Has to Reinvent Itself

An interview with Maria Teresa Ronderos How should philanthropies with limited resources act to stem the tide of a global recession in independent journalism? In recent…

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Posted in Head Honchos Markets & Players

Thai Far-Right Gets Its Hands on Fancy Newspaper

A business group with far-right affinities buys The Nation, one of Thailand’s most respectable newspapers. This means that independent reporting is now likely to be…

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Posted in Thinking Journalism

Damian Radcliffe: Stop Talking About an Industry That Has One Foot in the Grave

“There is a lot more optimism about the future of the local media industry than perhaps you might expect,” says Damian Radcliffe, professor of journalism…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Cambodia Daily: Sudden Death, Khmer Style

Cambodia Daily is shutting down operations after nearly a quarter-century in business. An outright dictatorship is on the horizon. The journalists of Cambodia Daily newspaper delivered their last…

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Posted in Head Honchos Markets & Players

Philippine Daily Inquirer: Fearless No More?

The sale of a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer raises concerns about the newspaper’s fabled fearlessness. On 17 July 2017, Marixi Prieto, the chair of the…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Russian Television in Moldova: Winning Hearts and Minds

With blistering attacks on the west and extolling coverage of Russia’s head honchos, Russian TV channels are making inroads in Moldova’s media market. In a…

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Estonian Daily Postimees: Journalists Ward off Ownership Meddling

Journalists at the biggest Estonian daily newspaper confront intrusive management. “To our knowledge, for the first time in the history of Postimees, we are told about…

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Why Good Journalism Lost to Noisy Populists

Open society media camp has lost the information war with the often inarticulate, yet vociferous, populist lot. To gain back the trust of the masses,…

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Posted in Legal Issues

How Italy Wants to Slam Fake News: Use Fines and Prison

Italian lawmakers have reacted to the spread of fake news and misinformation with an authoritarian law. Far from solving the problem, though, it in fact…

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Posted in Markets & Players The Hot Potato

Malaysiakini Under Fire

Malaysia’s embattled government has already offed most of the critical journalistic outlets in Malaysia. Now, it has a new target. When a prime minister has…

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