Jeremy Rees

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There's hope for journalism in the digital age, says Bloomberg's co-founder

Former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> chief Matthew Winkler co-founded Bloomberg News in 1990 with the American businessman and former mayor of New York City, …

Sexual Harassment

Hit pause on RNZ+, urges Mediaworks CEO

boardroom<p>Mediaworks CEO Michael Anderson is about to go to war with the Government over RNZ’s planned new TV venture.<p>“It won’t work and it puts at …

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook should pay to carry trusted news brands on its platform

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has called for Facebook to pay trusted news brands a fee for appearing on its platform.<p>The owner of the Times and Sun …

Security, stability called top priorities in Xinjiang

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will step up border control measures this year to create a "Great Wall" along its 5,700-kilometer border to …

Four cities played outsize role in Chinese economy | South China Morning Post

Nearly an eighth of China’s economic output was generated by just four cities last year, data from local authorities shows, adding fuel to the debate …

Once a pregnant teen, an editor takes on a new challenge: Saving local news in her home town

Robyn Tomlin remembers, all too well, the high school teacher who tried to persuade her to drop out of school.<p>"She basically told me I didn't belong there anymore," Tomlin said.<p>Instead, Tomlin persevered and eventually crossed the stage, in 1989, to pick up her diploma. She was eight months …

Journalism

John Pilger says Guardian column was axed in ‘purge’ of journalists ‘saying what the paper no longer says’

The documentary filmmaker and war correspondent John Pilger has said his former Guardian column was axed in a “purge” by the daily newspaper.<p>Pilger’s …

China’s Propagandists Wanted a Hero. ‘Frost Boy’ Fit the Bill.

His frazzled face, rosy cheeks and icy hair lit up the internet. Now Wang Fuman, the 8-year-old Chinese student known as Frost Boy, is taking on a new role: propaganda star.<p>Fuman was thrust into the spotlight this month when a teacher at his school in southern China shared a photo showing him …

China

Three Candles to Light in Dark Times for Local News and Journalists

<i>The news about local news hasn’t been good lately. But here are three recent positive signals helping to balance</i><i> the scales:</i><b>Story Tip for Newsroom:</b> …

Journalism

'We're at the foothills of what we can do': How The Guardian improbably put itself on the path to profits - Digiday

After two battle-weary years in which The Guardian cut costs and halved losses, the publisher is starting to turn a corner. Today, it has a new …

Google experiments with local information app called Bulletin

Google is testing an app that aims to collect hyper-local news and information from everyday people, like little league scores, that can be shared …

Journalism

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

Positive News magazine sees subscriber growth as editor says people don’t want journalism that leaves them ‘completely hopeless’

Positive News magazine, which relaunched two years ago following a crowdfunding campaign, has gone on sale in 150 WHSmiths shops around the …

BBC to admit mistakes over pay and 'right the wrongs of the past'

Broadcaster to publish audit and proposals following calls from women to overhaul pay structure<p>The BBC will admit this week it has made mistakes in how it has paid on-air stars and reveal it is prepared to work with women who have campaigned for equal pay at the corporation to overhaul its pay …

United Kingdom

Trends changing the face of China

Virtual reality is flourishing in China as a form of entertainment, but also underlines China's desire to up the ante in innovation.<p>China, as …

The Guardian heads back into the black

ON JANUARY 15th the <i>Guardian</i> showed off its new, trimmer look, shifting from its idiosyncratic “Berliner” format to a tabloid shape with a redesigned …

Journalism

A history of audio storytelling: 10 seminal moments and timeless formats

<i>This post</i> <i>originally appeared on Medium</i><i> and is re-published here with permission.</i>Last week in my audio class at the University of Oregon, we walked …

Journalism

‘Support your local newspapers, or risk losing them,’ media consultant warns

Duncan Williams, who grew up in Yeolmbridge, started a crowdfunding campaign to try and raise £85,000 by March 3 following the closure of the ‘View …

Amazon reveals Echo NZ prices and Alexa's Kiwi jokes

The Echo ($179) will go on sale in New Zealand in early February.<p>Amazon has revealed New Zealand prices for its smart speaker and some of its Kiwi …

United States Trade Representative

<i>Washington, DC</i> – China and Russia have failed to embrace the market-oriented economic policies championed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and …

Editorial changes at The Spinoff

<b>The editor of The Spinoff explains why he is no longer editor of The Spinoff, plus talks through other key staff changes. Then indulges himself about</b> …

This Is Facebook's News Survey

Two straightforward questions, big implications for news publishers.<p>Last week, Facebook said its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users found "trustworthy."<p>The company is overhauling News Feed amid ongoing criticism of its platform, which has come under fire for enabling …

Why Even Top Local News Sites Can’t Compete With Facebook on Ads

Our usual image of Facebook is of a global social platform with more than 2 billion subscribers. But this image is very misleading because it doesn’t …

House Intelligence Committee

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie quits post in equal pay row

<b>The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues.</b><p>In an open letter, Ms Gracie - who has been at the BBC for more than 30 years - accused the corporation of having a "secretive and illegal pay culture".<p>She said the BBC was facing a "crisis …

Gender

The Farmers Who Carve Frozen Rivers for the Harbin Ice Festival

China

Arkell v. Pressdram

"Messrs Jeffrey Benson and Michael Isaacs of Tracing Services Ltd, currently on bail on charges of conspiracy to create a public mischief, appear to …

China’s news agency is reinventing itself with AI

On the heels of billions of yuan of investment burrowed into China’s artificial intelligence scene, China’s state news agency has announced that it is rebuilding its newsroom to emphasize human-machine collaboration.<p>Xinhua News Agency president Cai Mingzhao said Xinhua will build a “new kind of …

Artificial Intelligence

China's Xinhua News Agency plans to further integrate #AI into news production, to build hi-tech newsroom https://t.co/zah2RY3SXg