Latest News Briefs

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.

Friday, 12 March 2010
Nancy Gibbs

Two veteran Time staffers are moving up the magazine's masthead. International Editor Michael Elliott will become the new deputy managing editor, second in command to Managing Editor Rick Stengel, while Nancy Gibbs, a prolific cover...

Thursday, 11 March 2010
The British journalist Paul Martin, left, being escorted by a member of Hamas af

British journalist Paul Martin, who was arrested in Gaza by Hamas authorities on what authorities said was suspicion of “violating Palestinian law and security in the Gaza strip,” has been released without any charges being filed.

Thursday, 11 March 2010
The economy is forcing television reporters to be a jack-of-all-trades.

Howard Kurtz writes in the Washington Post about how the economy is forcing television reporters to be a jack-of-all-trades: a trend that took root in local television is spreading to the pricier precincts of network news as well.

Thursday, 11 March 2010
AMI chief David Pecker

By being the first and, largely, the only publication pursuing the John Edwards infidelity story through his denials of the affair and of fathering a child out of wedlock, The National Enquirer is under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize, and it has strong support for its bid from other...

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The public television newscast "Worldfocus" is being canceled. Staffers were informed of the news by Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET.ORG, at 3 p.m. on March 5. The program is the latest victim of a tough economy.

Thursday, 11 March 2010
Don McCullin

Don McCullin, the acclaimed frontline photojournalist speaks to the Guardian online about the horrors of conflict, struggling with 'this terrible name, war photographer', and why shooting landscapes instead of battle zones has finally granted him a sense of peace.

Tuesday, 09 March 2010

The Danish newspaper Politiken apologized February 26 for offending Muslims by reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Mudammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

Friday, 05 March 2010
Street art of startling high-precision brush strokes — as if poised to deliver a

OPC member Gergana Koleva visited Haiti in 2005 and has just published an essay for the online journal,, in which “I survey the current and future situation in Haiti through the prism of my experience growing up in socialist Bulgaria.”