Latest News Briefs

Friday, 06 February 2009

n_awards07_venediktov_sm.jpgThe prominent editor of independent radio station Ekho Moskvy received a veiled threat when he found an ax stuck into a log by his door and a video...

Wednesday, 04 February 2009

The Los Angeles Times announced plans Friday to lay off 300 people -- including 70 newsroom workers -- and fold its California section into the main news pages. The moves are the latest efforts by the West's largest paper to cope with the steep loss of advertising revenue caused by the...

Thursday, 29 January 2009

al_kaff.jpgOPC columnist Al Kaff has graduated from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility in Westport, Conn. He is definitely making progress and is eager to get back to...

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki made a pledge that would have scandalized the Iraqis’ American counterparts: the government would give plots of land to thousands of journalists, for a nominal price or possibly even free.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The embattled Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta suffered one more "battle casualty" when 25-year-old Anastasiya Baburova  was shot and killed in downtown Moscow. Her murder seems to be the last straw for Novaya Gazeta.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The BBC reports that the editor of a Sri Lankan weekly newspaper and his wife have been assaulted in Colombo in the latest of a series of attacks on journalists.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Mitch Ratcliffe gives a breakdown of how much it costs to support a great reporter and and how media companies can afford this cost. Ratcliffe estimates that pricetag falls somewhere in the $180,000 range: $130,000 salary and benefits, $4,800 a year in subscriptions and other...

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Here's a round up of the latest trims, cuts and bloodletting in the media world.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

A well-known anti-corruption journalist and a British national are among more than 15,000 prisoners to be released before term in Vietnam.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The International News Safety Institute launched a Gaza safety advice service on its Web site on January 15. The section of the site is aimed at providing the news media with a running update from the ground of safety-related information during the crisis.