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Boycott on Google News leads to 5% loss in web traffic: Brazilian newspapers

By Isabela Fraga and Natalia Mazotte

According to the National Association of Newspapers in Brazil (or ANJ in Portuguese), members that followed the association’s recommendation to abandon Google News have seen a decrease in web traffic of only 5 percent. Read more »

New book makes the case for storytelling and revenue opportunities in tablets

Tablets are quickly becoming another popular platform for consumers to get their news. A recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism identified that 22% of US adults own a tablet and of that group, 64% get their news on the tablet. Furthermore, they identified that of the US adults who get their news on a smartphone and tablet – that they are more engaged with the news, read more news on those devices and are more likely to pay for news content. Read more »

Online advertisement sales in U.S. set to eclipse print ad revenue this year

For the first time ever, online advertising revenue is set to eclipse print ad sales in the United States by the end of 2012, Poynter reported on its website Thursday, Oct. 18. Climbing online ad sales will likely not lend a hand to struggling legacy media, however. Read more »

After 80 years, Newsweek magazine ends its print edition

Newsweek magazine, the second largest news weekly in the U.S., will publish its last print edition on Dec. 31 this year, announced editor-in-chief Tina Brown and Newsweek Daily Beast CEO Baba Shetty on the publication’s website on Thursday, Oct. 18. Read more »

Cyber attack crashes Honduran newspaper's website after investigation into government use of helicopters

The Honduran digital newspaper Hondudiario announced that it was the target of a cyber attack that left its website out of service for 48 hours on Friday, Oct. 12, according to the Committee for Free Expression in Honduras (C-Libre in Spanish). Read more »

Newspaper becomes second in Brazil to end its print version in as many years

The newspaper Diário de Natal, which circulates in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, announced the end of its print edition on Tuesday, Oct. 2, reported the news website No Minuto. Read more »

Tico Times looks for new business models online after end of print edition (Interview)

The Tico Times building in San José, Costa Rica (Courtesy David Boddiger)

Tico Times editor David Boddiger could already see the writing on the wall by the time he joined the newspaper two years ago. Read more »

In freedom of online speech, U.S. and Cuba at opposite extremes: Freedom House report

The United States and Cuba are at opposite extremes of Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net 2012 report. According to the New York-based organization, the United States was ranked the second most “free” country in the world for online expression, while Cuba was listed as the second to worst.

Freedom House ranked 47 countries as "free," "partly free," or "not free" for its 2012 report, which surveyed six countries in the Americas -- Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and the U.S. Read more »


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