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Suspects still at large a year after newspaper offices burned in Mexico


A year after the offices of the Mexican newspaper El Buen Tono were burned down by armed men in Córdoba, Veracruz, its directors and employees penned an editorial demanding the arsonists be brought to justice, according to the magazine Proceso. Read more »


Newspaper readers and Republicans have a lot in common, says media expert

The newspaper industry and the GOP have something in common: an overdependence on older, white men, according to Ken Doctor on his blog for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Doctor blogged that both groups need to fix their demographic problems before they can sure up their long term futures. Read more »


As debate on paywalls continues, Toronto Star becomes latest Canadian daily to adopt model

The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest English daily newspaper, announced this week that it will begin using a paywall for its digital content in 2013. With the Star joining the digital subscription field, all three of Canada’s largest English papers will now charge readers to read their online articles. Read more »


Local means international, says Houston Chron’s correspondent after closing of Mexico bureau

After reporting for the Houston Chronicle for over 20 years in Mexico and around the world, former Mexico City bureau chief and reporter Dudley Althaus ended his career with the newspaper last month when the Chronicle decided to shutter the bureau. After the announcement, former New York Times Mexico City bureau chief Marc Lacey called it the “end of an era.” Read more »


Facebook user poses as Chicago Tribune publisher, declares end to print edition

Jim Romenesko reported on his blog that a Facebook user pretended to be Chicago Tribune Media Group President Tony Hunter and announced the end of the Tribune newspaper’s print edition. The hoax was all too believable, as many U.S. Read more »


Municipal elections in Brazil marred by violence against reporters

After a tumultuous first round of municipal elections in Brazil for journalists, who suffered censorship and attacks by candidates or their supporters, the second round elections, which took place on Sunday, Oct. Read more »


Colombian government urges Supreme Court to overturn libel conviction against columnist

Representatives from the Colombian Attorney General and Prosecutor's Offices asked the Supreme Court to overturn a journalist's conviction for libel, reported the newspaper El Espectador. According to the spokespersons, journalist Luis Agustín González's opinion column is protected by the right to freedom of expression and therefore cannot be charged politically or criminally, added the newspaper. Read more »


Hurricane Sandy coverage illustrates creative emergency reporting

While residents of the United States’ East Coast hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday Oct. 29, they had plenty of online coverage to follow, reported Poynter. Besides maps and online video coverage, the storm prompted newspapers along the eastern seaboard to pull down their paywalls and open access to storm coverage, the website reported. Read more »


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