Journalism, Media & Advertising

AOL Lays Off 20% Following Huffington Purchase

VERNE G. KOPYTOFF The New York Times 10.03.2011
AOL Lays Off 20% Following Huffington Purchase

AOL said it would lay off 1,000 employees on Thursday in the wake of its acquisition of news and commentary site The Huffington Post.

Foreign journalists subjected to ‘mock executions’ in Libya: reports

Three British Broadcasting Corp. staff were detained, beaten and subjected to mock executions by pro-regime soldiers in Libya while attempting to reach the western city of Zawiya, the broadcaster said Wednesday.


Pulitzer Prize-winning David Broder, 81, dies; set 'gold standard' for political journalism

David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from diabetes.

Video Kills the Radio Czar: CEO Is Second NPR Executive to Resign Following Activist's Sting Operation.

The head of National Public Radio quit under fire as the organization became ensnared in a fresh scandal at a time when Congress is debating whether to pull its government funding.


UK greenlights News Corp. buyout of Sky

Jane Wardell Yahoo! News 03.03.2011
UK greenlights News Corp. buyout of Sky

Rupert Murdoch's global media empire is poised to grow ever bigger after the British government approved plans by News Corp. to buy full control of satellite TV operator British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC.

Turkish police crack down on journalists

SELCAN HACAOGLU AP 03.03.2011
Turkish police crack down on journalists

Turkish police on Thursday detained about 10 people, mostly journalists, in a crackdown on an alleged secularist network accused of conspiring to topple the Islamic-rooted government, reports said. Critics say the case is part of a government assa...


US voices concern to China over media crackdown

The US ambassador to Beijing, Jon Huntsman, voiced "deep concerns" to the Chinese authorities over a harsh crackdown on foreign journalists, a US official said Monday.

Cartoon news is the future: Hong Kong media mogul

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has never been a man to mince words, especially when it comes to what he insists is the future of journalism -- cartoon news.


Newspaper Phone-Hack Probe Involves Thousands of People

Scotland Yard last night admitted the discovery of new potential victims of the phone-hacking scandal, opening the way to a wave of further damaging privacy claims by politicians and celebrities against Rupert Murdoch's News International.

AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million

Anthony Boadle and Jennifer Saba Yahoo! News 07.02.2011
AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million

AOL Inc will buy Arianna Huffington's influential website for $315 million, looking to the high-profile liberal pundit to rescue it from the dustbin of Internet history.


News Corp. Launches Digital Daily

RUSSELL ADAMS The Wall Street Journal 03.02.2011
News Corp. Launches Digital Daily

News Corp. on Wednesday unveiled The Daily, a tablet newspaper that Chairman Rupert Murdoch described as "the model" for making news gathering a viable business in the digital age.

Met police reopen investigation into phone hacking at News of the World; Murdoch tabloid gives 'significant new evidence' to Scotland Yard as senior newsman Ian Edmondson is sacked

Scotland Yard reopened its investigation into phone hacking today – four years after the only convictions in the case – after the News of the World passed on "significant new information" alleged to implicate one of the paper's top executives in t...


Facebook to let advertisers republish user posts

Barbara Ortutay Yahoo! Finance 27.01.2011
Facebook to let advertisers republish user posts

Facebook users who check in to a store or click the "like" button for a brand may soon find those actions retransmitted on their friends' pages as a "Sponsored Story" paid for by advertisers. Currently there is no way for users to decline this fea...

News of the World phone hacking: now Paul Gascoigne is ready to sue

Paul Gascoigne, the former England footballer, is to become the latest celebrity to sue the News of the World, alleging that he was a victim of the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire.


Racy Pamela Anderson anti-fur advert rejected at Hong Kong airport

An advertisement featuring a scantily clad Pamela Anderson frisking and stripping travellers has been rejected by Hong Kong airport, animal-protection campaigners said Tuesday.

Time names Mark Zuckerberg 2010 Person of the Year

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of The Facebook social networking site that has more than half a billion users, was named Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year on Wednesday.


Rupert Murdoch creates 'iNewspaper' - with the help of Steve Jobs

Rupert Murdoch, head of the media giant News Corp, and Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, are preparing to unveil a new digital "newspaper" called the Daily at the end of this month, according to reports in the US media.

Which Politician Speaks Your Language?

PR Newswire Asia 12.11.2010
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HONG KONG, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Corporate figures, NGO heads, the media and members of the public are today invited to nominate their candidate as the PublicAffairsAsia Gold Standard Political Communicator of the Year, which is spons...


Hong Kong's Apple Daily Likely to Miss Asian Games in Guangzhou [VIDEO]

As thousands of journalists prepare to cover the 16th Asian Games in southern China, Hong Kong based Apple Daily continues to wait for press credentials. All other Hong Kong media that have applied for press passes have already received them.

Former News Corp. executive to launch Asian start-up

The former president of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said on Monday that he would set up a new media group aimed at helping start-up companies across Asia.



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