Latest News Briefs

Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Shahidul Alam

Just days after a photography show at the Drik Picture Library in Dhaka was shuttered by police the gallery’s managing director, Shahidul Alam, has received a death threat from a still unidentified man.

Friday, 26 March 2010
Kimberly Dozier

The Associated Press made a big hire today: CBS Middle East correspondent Kim Dozier has been named the news organization's new intelligence reporter, according to a staff memo obtained by POLITICO.

Friday, 26 March 2010
London Times to Charge for Online News

The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers will begin charging for Internet access to content in June, offering subscriptions at 1 pound ($1.48) a day or 2 pounds a week, News International announced Friday.

Friday, 26 March 2010
Alexander Lebedev

Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire who was once a K.G.B. agent stationed in London, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of...

Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Overseas Press Club of America

Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Steve Fainaru is leaving the Washington Post to become managing editor for news at The Bay Citizen, a non-profit, start-up news organization that until recently had been dubbed The Bay Area News Project.

Monday, 22 March 2010
Shahidul Alam talks with RAB

Bangladeshi police today shut down an exhibition of photographs evoking extrajudicial killings committed by Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) only hours after it opened.

Friday, 19 March 2010
Christiane Amanpour

OPC member Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN and will become the new anchor of ABC News' "This Week" TVNewser has learned. ABC News staff was informed internally Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, 18 March 2010
NYT Experiments  With Local News

Fwix is partnering with the New York Times as part of the expanding local experimentation of the Times and tells us lots about the Times' strategic direction, its multi-front competition with Dow Jones and a more nuanced recognition of what putting content under your...

Monday, 15 March 2010
Demotix CEO and founder Turi Munthe

Demotix is a new type of wire service designed to make it easier for international news stories by citizen journalists and freelance reporters to make it into the mainstream media.

Monday, 15 March 2010
PEJ: The State of the News Media 2010

Getting people to pay for news online at this point would be "like trying to force butterflies back into their cocoons," a new consumer survey suggests. That was one of several bleak headlines in the Project for Excellence in Journalism's annual assessment of the state of the news industry.