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June 16, 2006

INMA's CitJ guide meant to help newspaper execs

It was the tsunami of December 24, 2004 which opened the floodgates. For the first time, accounts of a major news event authored by citizens with no professional journalism experience not only made front page news or headlining nightly broadcasts, they achieved recognition in the news industry and the world-at-large as valid and credible sources. HANDBOOK ON CITIZENS: The report examines common examples of citizen journalism at today's newspapers, including blogs, citizen reporters, and... MORE
June 7, 2006

Press freedom has deteriorated worldwide, says report

Press freedom worldwide is deteriorating, with 38 journalists murdered in the past six months and increasing pressure on freedom of expression in many countries, according to the annual half-year review of press freedom by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN). The report, presented Saturday to the Board of the Paris-based WAN on the eve of the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Moscow, Russia, painted a picture of attacks, imprisonment and murder facing journalists in many... MORE
June 6, 2006

World Press Trends: Newspaper circulation, advertising increases

Newspaper circulations worldwide rose slightly in 2005 while newspaper advertising revenues showed the largest increase in four years, the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) announced Monday. WAN said global newspaper sales were up 0.56 per cent over the year, and had increased 6 per cent over the past five years. Much of the sales growth last year was again in Asia. When free dailies are added to the paid newspaper circulation, global circulation increased 1.21 per cent last year, and 7.8... MORE
June 2, 2006

Resolutions passed at IPI Annual General Assembly

Meeting at its Annual General Assembly on 29 May 2006 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the IPI membership adopted a resolution recognizing that the International Press Institute (IPI), as the co-founder of the International News Safety Institute (INSI), is appalled by the number of journalists killed throughout the world while carrying out their job. The IPI membership considers that it is the job of government to ensure that every time a journalist is killed appropriate action is taken to bring to... MORE
May 22, 2006

Study rebuts ‘engagement’ assumptions about magazines

NEW YORK ( -- "Engagement" has begun to resemble a Holy Grail of magazine metrics -- neither fully understood nor precisely located, but the object of countless quests. A new study on engagement, one among many efforts to demystify the subject, delivers a blow to true believers. Performance findings The study suggests that ads in high-engagement magazines perform no better than ads in magazines whose readers pay a lot less attention. That contradicts not just conventional wisdom but... MORE
February 26, 2006

Partnership launched to build better health journalism

Panos London, Internews Network and the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) have launched a one year pilot phase of the Health Journalism Partnership, to build better health journalism in countries with the most acute public health crises. In the past decade, global funding to address critical health issues such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and childhood diseases has grown considerably, a Panos announcement said. But public and private sector funding has primarily targeted medical... MORE
February 26, 2006

Guardian, Rzeczpospolita are world’s best designed papers

The Guardian and Rzeczpospolita have been named the World's Best-Designed Newspapers at the 27th annual The Best of Newspaper Design Creative Competition of the Society for News Design (SND). Meeting at Syracuse University in New York, five judges reviewed 389 newspapers from 44 countries to decide the 2005 winners. "Many newspapers achieved a high standard of overall design, photography and illustration. Editorial voice, use of resources and visual storytelling were other qualities that are... MORE
December 12, 2005

Muslim ire over Danish daily caricature of prophet

When Carsten Juste decided to publish cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in Jyllands-Posten in September, he could not have imagined the fallout that would drag on almost to the year-end. A Pakistani fundamentalist party has announced a bounty for murdering the Danish cartoonists. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) made an issue of it at its recent summit. Srinagar downed shutters during a protest strike in Kashmir. Even the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has deplored the... MORE
October 11, 2005

Yahoo puts blogs at head of news

Bloggers are gaining a higher profile alongside traditional news sources with Yahoo including blogs in its expanding news search system. The decision could reignite the debate over what constitutes news reporting and whether blogs are as valuable a source of news as that from professional journalists. So-called citizen journalists are increasingly dominating the headlines. User-generated content has proved invaluable in breaking news stories. Yahoo sees its plans, which will include photos from... MORE
September 21, 2005

Network news coverage of the Darfur genocide

Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity. And a government-backed genocide is unfolding in the Darfur region of the Sudan. As the horror in Darfur continues, America's major television news networks are largely missing in action. During June 2005, CNN, FOXNews, NBC/MSNBC, ABC, and CBS ran 50 times as many stories about Michael Jackson and 12 times as many stories about Tom Cruise as they did about the genocide in Darfur. Whether it is coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1950s... MORE