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Topic “newspaper crisis”

Newsprint shortage causes state of emergency for Venezuelan newspaper El Universal


Venezuelan newspaper El Universal declared itself in a state of emergency on Monday May 5 due to a lack of newsprint, saying their current inventory would allow them to publish for two more weeks at the most, according to a statement by the paper. El Universal will need to cut down its print edition to two sections of eight pages each, with the rest of the content published online. Read more »


I, Reporter: Robots in the Newsroom


The line between journalism and ads: Popular blogger, website editor debate ethics of sponsored content

BuzzFeed screenshotBuzzFeed identifies paid content from "featured partners" with a slightly darker background. Source: BuzzFeed.com

Orange County Register bets increased staff and community involvement can make newspapers profitable

Aaron Kushner, the publisher of the Orange County Register is trying a novel approach to saving newspapers: increasing staff and improving community involvement. Kushner has increased the newsroom staff to 270 from 180, including three investigative reporters, when he took over the publication in July 2012, according to the Nieman Lab. Read more »


Latin American science journalists more upbeat about their profession than those in the U.S. and Europe, report says

Science journalists in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world have a more positive outlook on their profession than their peers in the West, according to a new report. Read more »


New report explores sustainable news startup models in U.S. and Europe

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Nieman Lab released its international research project on how digital journalism is financed in the U.S. and Europe. Read more »


New newspaper will cover one of Colombia's most challenging regions

Starting on Thursday, Jan. 17, the Colombian department of Cauca will have a new newspaper in circulation, reported the website Periódico Virtual. The 24-page publication will be a European-style tabloid and will concentrate on opinion, politics and local news, added the website.  Read more »


Relaxation of media law could threaten media diversity in U.S., critics say

The Federal Communications Commission looks poised to revoke a 30-year-old rule banning cross-ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations, according to several sources. The proposed change to the 1975 ban would allow a company to own one newspaper, two television stations and up to eight radio stations in the same media market, according to Free Press. The change would only affect the top 20 largest markets, according to The New York TimesRead more »


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