Nexus Media News 2014

 

Sony calls on media to stop publishing hacked documents

 

Stunned by a massive leak of sensitive documents, Sony Pictures Enterprises embarked Sunday on an attempt to contain the crisis by discouraging further media coverage of the leaked emails, which have embarrassed Hollywood stars and the studio's top executives.

 

Lawyer David Boies, writing on Sony's behalf to the Los Angeles Times and other news organizations, described the leaked material as "stolen information" and called on media outlets to destroy emails or other Sony documents in their possession.

 

 

Tribune Publishing CEO: We're buying newspapers

 

Tribune Publishing Co. CEO Jack Griffin isn't selling off newspapers. He wants to acquire more of them. Despite all the speculation about a sale of Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and/or the other Tribune dailies, Mr. Griffin is setting his sights — at least at the start of his tenure at soon-to-be-independent Tribune Publishing — on buying smaller newspapers in or near his existing markets.

 

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Is it Time to Tie Journalists’ Pay to Revenue? by: Ricardo Bilton

 

The days of editorial teams being quietly sheltered from the rigors of the sales team are long gone. Instead, journalists today increasingly double as numbers-crunching audience-hunting analytics wizzes, often paid based on the reach, not the quality, of their output.

 

But the nature of incentives also tells us that when systems exist, those within them are going to try their best to manipulate them.

 

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Senate Judiciary Committee passes shield law in 13-5 vote

 

NAA applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing this shield law, which is a critical first step toward protecting the public’s right to know.

 

 

Newspapers are still the cornerstone of democracy

 

We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time.

 

 

New Insights On Papers' Mobile Audience


With the number of mobile devices owned by American adults still growing, newspapers need to continue to aggressively engage with the mobile market, says NAA's Jim Conaghan. "As mobile devices continue expanding their reach in the consumer marketplace, newspaper media have the opportunity to extend their market penetration and develop additional new revenue streams, both for editorial content and for advertising," he writes.

 

Post-Snowden, time for journalists to get smart

 

Let's be clear: Everything journalists do in the digital world is open to scrutiny by suspicious minds because that's the way intelligence agencies work. If state eavesdroppers didn't make use of this amazing opportunity they wouldn't be very good at their job.

 

Facebook pushes search feature to more users

 

Users who may have grown frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site. Facebook unveiled its social search tool in January, but only made it available to a small fraction of its 1.1 billion users, as its engineers continued to tweak and test it. Over the next few weeks, starting on Monday, the company is rolling out the social search tool, called "Graph Search," to everyone whose language is set to U.S. English

 

Murdoch belittled British police in secret recording by staff

 

Rupert Murdoch belittled a British police inquiry into bribes allegedly paid by his journalists in a secret recording made by his staff, in sharp contrast to the profuse public apologies he made to defuse anger at news gathering practices.


Blogs Outrank Social Networks In Influence

 

The latest findings from Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report show that “consumers are turning to blogs when looking to make a purchase.” In fact, blogs rank favorably with consumers for trust, popularity and even influence.

 

Print and Broadcast News and the Internet - the transition to digital journalism

 

As more people consume news online, news organizations face the dilemma of reallocating resources to attract new readers and viewers while still trying to hold on to their existing, and usually aging, print or broadcast audiences.

The rise and rise of austerity blogs

 

More and more blogs springing up to chronicle people's downshifted lifestyles – although, ironically, for one person it has led to a lucrative publishing contract.

 

Voice Media Group Names Tom Finkel as Editor of the Village Voice

 

Reactions Voice Media Group Names Tom Finkel as Editor of the Village Voice. Voice Media Group announced today that veteran editor Tom Finkel will take the reins of the Village Voice later this summer.


Group to ask high court to stop some NSA spying now: report

 

A privacy rights group intends to use an emergency petition Monday to ask the Supreme Court to put the brakes on the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans, according to The New York Times.

 

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