Posted in Local Reporter Markets & Players

Newspapers in Pakistan: Extinction Crisis

A major media group in Pakistan shuts down five of its publications as journalism crisis in the country worsens. Jang Group of Newspapers, the largest…

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Posted in Legal Issues

Is Modern Copyright Technology Hampering Creativity and Freedom?

As the internet and other modern technology have moved forward, current copyright law has struggled to keep up, but how do copyright laws and policies…

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Posted in Funding Journalism

The Rich Disruptor

For nearly two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent more on media partnerships than almost any other philanthropy. A growing number of…

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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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