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Friday, 26 October 2012
China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao

The Chinese government swiftly blocked access Friday morning to the English-language and Chinese-language websites of The New York Times from computers in mainland China in response to an article in both languages describing wealth accumulated by the family of the country’s prime...

Friday, 26 October 2012
Ken Jautz, Executive Vice President of CNN, Jeff Bewkes, and Terri Thompson, Dir

Time Warner supported the 37th annual Knight-Bagehot dinner in Manhattan, with chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes serving as dinner chair.

Friday, 26 October 2012
Mark Thompson

New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. on Thursday defended his decision to hire former BBC Director General Mark Thompson to be the company's next chief executive officer despite the BBC's sexual-abuse scandal.

Friday, 26 October 2012
A photo released by activists was said to show an opposition flag flying Sunday

Janine di Giovanni, who reports on Syria for The New York Times will respond to selected questions from readers about covering the evolving civil war there.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Four of the fermentation tanks in place at the Brooklyn Brewery.

At work in Cairo during the early 1980s, Steve Hindy found himself drinking beer that had been brewed at home by other American expatriates. They had picked up the skill living in parts of the Middle East where alcohol was banned. It was pretty good, and Hindy learned to make it...

Friday, 19 October 2012
Knight-Mozilla OpenNews' Source

The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project team has provided journalists everywhere with a lot of motivation to start coding with the launch of its journalism code sharing site, Source.

Friday, 19 October 2012
Voice of America's satellite dishes in Washington, D.C.
A satellite provider for Voice of America and the BBC says broadcasts in the Middle East and Europe were deliberately jammed this week by interfering signals coming from Syria. Many programs have been impacted, including some of VOA's foreign-language services and BBC television and radio services...
Friday, 19 October 2012
NYT Sees Opportunity in Brazil

A growing economy, affluent readership, and international business are just a few of the reasons The New York Times is opening up a Portuguese-language site in 2013.

Thursday, 18 October 2012
Tina Brown

Newsweek, the weekly magazine that for decades summarized the news for households across the United States but struggled to maintain relevance in the Internet era, announced on Thursday that it would cease print publication at the end of the year.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Adam Ellick, right, with Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin.

OPC member Adam Ellick recounts his experience with Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in retaliation for her work in promoting girls’ education and children’s rights in the northwestern Swat Valley, near the Afghan...