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Topic “online and digital journalism”

"Digital-first" model means layoffs of 600 newspaper employees in New Orleans, Alabama

On Tuesday, June 12, 600 newspaper employees were laid off in New Orleans and Alabama -- and no, that's not a record, reported Poynter, illustrating just how deeply troubled the newspaper industry is as cuts are made to compensate for declining ad revenue and circulation resulting from readers' transition from print to the Internet. Read more »


Huffington Post to showcase longform journalism with launch of iPad magazine

On Thursday, June 14, the Huffington Post is set to launch a digital magazine for the iPad, reported the New York Times. Called Huffington, the weekly digital newsmagazine will be available from the Apple Store Friday mornings for .99 cents an issue, $1.99 a month, or $19.99 a year, according to App Advice. Read more »


New York Times looking for new audience on Hulu

Joining news outlets like ABC News, NBC News, and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times now has a channel on Hulu, allowing users to watch videos produced for the Times' website, according to the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read more »


Mobile dominates latest Internet trends during All Things Digital conference in California

On Wednesday, May 30, at D10, the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference that debuted in 2003, venture capitalist Mary Meeker kicked off the day's session with her annual Internet trends report showing great potential for mobile advertising but a dismal future for print, according to Forbes. The conference ran May 29-31 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and besides Meeker, included speakers like Apple CEO Tim Cook and Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek. Read more »


Brazilian newspaper launches tablet app focused on electoral coverage

On Sunday, May 27, the Brazilian newspaper Estado de São Paulo launched an exclusive app for tablets that focuses on municipal electoral coverage that will take in October, reported the Portal Imprensa. The app gathers news, videos, and analyses about the elections in the main Brazilian cities. Read more »


New AP Stylebook updates entries on social media, race

The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, which sets the standard for spellings and style for much of the U.S. news media, on Wednesday, May 30, launched the 2012 AP Stylebook with more than 270 new or updated entries, including new broadcast and fashion chapters, and an expanded social media section, the AP said in a statement. Read more »


Newspapers increasingly eliminating copy editors, shifting copy editing duties to reporters

Faced with budget cuts due to declining circulations and ad revenues, newspapers across North America are moving behind paywalls, announcing they are cutting print editions, and laying off employees. When it comes to layoffs, more and more copy editors -- the ones responsible for ensuring grammar and spellings are correct - are getting the short end of the stick, and content producers -- reporters and editors -- are taking over copy editors' former duties. Read more »


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