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December 21, 2008

Newspaper editors association in US to take 'paper' out of its name, online editors get entry

The American Society of Newspaper Editors is planning to remove "paper" from its name and expand its membership to include editors of online-only news websites and journalism educators. The society’s board of directors unanimously recommended these and other changes that will be considered by ASNE members at a meeting during the group’s convention in Chicago next April, ASNE President Charlotte Hall has members in a email. The new name would be the American Society of News Editors. The logo... MORE
December 9, 2008

Pulitzer Board changes rules to allow news organisations that publish only online

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honour the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many text-based newspapers and news organisations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board has announced. The Board also has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism categories. While broadening the competition, the Board stressed on Monday that all entered material—whether online or... MORE
November 15, 2008

Vietnam News Agency starts its own online newspaper

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has launched its e-newspaper VietnamPlus ( www.vietnamplus.vn ) with an aim to provide better information services for local and foreign readers. VietnamPlus will provide more news to readers than any other daily e-newspaper in Viet Nam. Its coverage will range from politics and socio-economics to culture-sports and science and technology from Viet Nam and around the world, said Le Quoc Minh, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief. The wide range of stories will reach out... MORE
October 28, 2008

Yahoo News is still the preferred online news source among Indian Internet users

At least eight of ten users checking news online in India are males. Almost eight of ten engaging in such activity fall in the 19-35 age bracket. These and other key insights have emerged out of one of the largest surveys conducted by JuxtConsult earlier this year among Internet users in India. The habit of checking news online is indulged in by 63 per cent of online users. Though this is up 2 per cent since last year, this activity still ranks fourth among all online activities of Internet... MORE
October 14, 2008

US economic crisis catches up with newspapers, online ad revenues down

The US economic crisis is beginning to hit its newspaper industry. After 17 back-to-back quarters of ballooning growth, online revenue at newspaper sites is falling, the New York Times has reported. In the second quarter this year, it was down 2.4 per cent compared with last year, to $777 million, according to the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). It was the only year-over-year drop since the group began measuring online revenue in 2003. Some excerpts from the Times report: Large papers... MORE
July 18, 2008

Members of European Parliament urged to support Global Online Freedom Act's European version

Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) is backing a proposed directive which Dutch MEP Jules Maaten was expected to submit to the European Parliament on July 17 and which would prevent Europe's Internet companies from being forced to cooperate with repressive regimes in censoring and monitoring the Internet. Inspired by America's proposed Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), it would allow these companies to adopt a series of joint measures to resist such governments. "We support this proposal and urge... MORE
July 1, 2008

Survey says South Korean newspaper readership is falling

South Korean newspaper readership is falling, the Korea Press Foundation (KPF) said Monday. Only three to four people in every ten surveyed said they were newspaper subscribers, the media watchdog said, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). Details: KPF said it conducted the survey in one-to-one interviews with 5,000 adults between May 3 and June 9. KPF added that in 1996, seven in ten people reported they were regular newspaper readers. KPF mentions the shift from print to internet and... MORE
June 19, 2008

Media revenue to hit $2.2 trillion by 2012: PwC

Global entertainment and media revenue is forecast rising by an average of 6.6 percent a year to $2.2 trillion by 2012, boosted by advertising-supported digital and mobile media and an explosion in the adoption of broadband. According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) annual forecast released on Wednesday, advertising tied to the burgeoning interest in watching videos on the Internet and on devices, such as Apple Inc's iPod, will account for 24 percent of growth in the sector and is projected... MORE
June 11, 2008

Google research shows newspaper advtg drives web traffic consumer purchasing

Among people who research products and services after seeing them advertised in newspapers, two-thirds (67 per cent) use the Internet to find more information. Of that group, nearly 70 per cent of consumers actually make a purchase following their additional research. A study commissioned by Google, conducted by Clark, Martire & Bartolomeo shows that consumers trust ads appearing in newspapers, and many times look at both newspapers and the Internet to evaluate and make purchases, the... MORE
May 21, 2008

Google overtakes Yahoo for the first time

Google has surpassed Yahoo to become the most popular website in the United States, according to comScore Inc's rankings by the number of unique monthly visitors, says an Associated Press (AP) report. Google Inc has long been the Internet's leader in search, but its audience has trailed Yahoo Inc's when counting other services such as e-mail and photo sharing. April's numbers, which Internet tracking firm comScore plans to formally release Thursday last, show Google on top for the first time... MORE

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