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Brazilian investigative reporter named 2010 winner of Knight International Journalism Award

A Brazilian investigator reporter and the founder of Indonesia's first independent radio network are the recipients of the 2010 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists announced. Read more »


Pentagon upholds ban against three reporters barred from Guantanamo, but leaves door open for their reinstatement

In response to an appeal, the U.S. Defense Department has concluded that it was in the right when it banned three journalists -- two from Canada and one from the United States -- from covering military tribunal proceedings in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Miami Herald reports. A fourth reporter, from Canada, has appealed the ban separately. Read more »


YouTube launches feed for breaking news videos

With news videos being uploaded to YouTube every minute, the video-sharing website has announced a test news feed aimed at helping users -- including journalists -- easily search and find breaking news videos. Read more »


Government suggests bailout as possible solution for floundering newspaper industry

In an attempt to address ever-decreasing advertising revenues and the challenges presented by the Internet and changing technologies, the New York Times reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking for ways to "reinvent" journalism. Read more »


Knight News Challenge awards $2.74 million for digital journalism experiments

Twelve media innovation projects will receive a total of $2.74 million to fund their proposals for using digital technology to inform specific local communities. The winning projects represent the fourth round of the five-year, $25 million Knight News Challenge of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more »


"Cala boca, Galvão": Brazilian Twitter joke about soccer announcer goes global


International broadcasters are looking into muting or filtering the blaring ambient noise of the vuvuzela at the World Cup, but Brazilians have an additional complaint: the national team’s play-by-play announcer Read more »


Ninth media worker this year is shot to death in Honduras

Luís Arturo Mondragón, news director for a local cable news channel, died after leaving work when two people shot him from the window of their vehicle in El Paraíso, east of the capital, El Heraldo reports. Read more »


Bloomberg launches Portuguese news service for Brazil


The Bloomberg financial news and information company will deliver news in Portuguese as part of its real-time service for investors, the company announced (via Business Wire). Read more »


Argentina's two leading newspapers want government to withdraw from newsprint business

The two papers, Clarín and La Nación, owner of 71.5 percent of the shares of Papel Prensa, have published a letter in which they urge the government to sell its shares so the newsprint company can operate “without political interference." Read more »


Canada to launch 24-hour TV news channel patterned on Fox News

Quebecor Media—a Canadian media conglomerate whose holdings include daily and weekly newspapers, French-language broadcasters, and web portals in both languages—will launch Sun TV News, which has been dubbed "Fox News North," The Canadian Press reports. Read more »


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