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Why pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily is likely to shut down 'in a matter of days'
World

Why pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily is likely to shut down 'in a matter of days'

Politically, Apple Daily takes a pro-democracy and anti-China position and founder Jimmy Lai has repeatedly found himself on the receiving end of Chinese ire

USA Today fights FBI subpoena seeking records on readers of Florida shooting story
World

USA Today fights FBI subpoena seeking records on readers of Florida shooting story

The news comes as the Justice Department has disclosed in recent weeks that it seized the email and phone records of reporters in at least three separate instances during the Trump administration.

New York Times scraps its Op-Ed page; contributor columns will now be known as 'guest essays'
World

New York Times scraps its Op-Ed page; contributor columns will now be known as 'guest essays'

The name, meant to designate opinions that appeared on the page opposite the newspaper’s own viewpoints on issues, doesn’t make much sense at a time many people experience the writing digitally, said Kathleen Kingsbury, the Times’ opinion editor.

'Publish foreign content after due verification': Press Council warns media houses of consequences
India

'Publish foreign content after due verification': Press Council warns media houses of consequences

The quasi-judicial body warned the Indian publications that they will be held responsible for the reportage, irrespective of from where it sourced the article

Coronavirus outbreak isn't responsible for newspaper industry woes; over-reliance on ads and poor pricing strategy to blame
India

Coronavirus outbreak isn't responsible for newspaper industry woes; over-reliance on ads and poor pricing strategy to blame

In these times of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the unhealthiest industries around is the newspaper (print) industry. Most of its troubles are of its own making, but going by its matchless chutzpah, you would not think it was so

Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics
long-reads

Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics

Kolkata-based artist Amritah Sen's intriguing creations, a hybrid of newspapers or books and sculptures, mirror the society as we know it today. The results are stirring images that follow her stream of consciousness, to reflect grotesque realities, capturing the artist's reactions to the world around her.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Disrupted distribution will hit newspapers in the near term, reading patterns bound to change
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Disrupted distribution will hit newspapers in the near term, reading patterns bound to change

Viewership on electronic and digital medium is up, but companies are withholding advertisements revenues, be it in any sector-- auto, real estate, FMCG categories, etc.

Amid liquidity crunch, DNA downs shutter on its print edition, to go fully digital; cites changing reader preference
Business

Amid liquidity crunch, DNA downs shutter on its print edition, to go fully digital; cites changing reader preference

Amidst the liquidity crunch the parent Zee Group faces and staggered closure, it's print venture, the Daily News & Analysis (DNA) on Wednesday said it is stopping print edition from Thursday and will go digital, citing changing reader preferences

CPM newspaper shuts in Tripura: Party blames BJP, says over 200 staff now jobless
Politics

CPM newspaper shuts in Tripura: Party blames BJP, says over 200 staff now jobless

A 40-year-old CPM newspaper in Tripura, Daily Deshar Katha, has been ordered closed by the government on technical grounds.

In decade to 2015-16, exposure to media fell for those who spent more years in school, finds report
India

In decade to 2015-16, exposure to media fell for those who spent more years in school, finds report

Research shows exposure and access to media — which usually go hand in hand with higher education and income levels — are crucial for better health outcomes.

Spotlight journalist Michael Rezendes: 'Donald Trump's rhetoric has polarised Americans'
Life

Spotlight journalist Michael Rezendes: 'Donald Trump's rhetoric has polarised Americans'

Michael Rezendes, who was part of the Boston Globe Spotlight team's investigation into a sexual abuse cover-up scandal involving the Catholic Church (also the subject of the Oscar-winning film Spotlight, in which he was played by Mark Ruffalo), spoke to Firstpost about investigative journalism, Donald Trump and reporting in a 'post-truth' world

US newspapers to seek antitrust exemption to negotiate ad revenue with Facebook, Google
Business

US newspapers to seek antitrust exemption to negotiate ad revenue with Facebook, Google

According to media reports, Google and Facebook control nearly two-thirds of the digital advertising industry, and newspaper revenue from advertisements declined to $16 billion in 2016, down from about $50 billion 10 years earlier.

Britain's Guardian and Observer newspapers to switch to tabloid format, in bid to save costs
World

Britain's Guardian and Observer newspapers to switch to tabloid format, in bid to save costs

Britain's The Guardian newspaper will switch to tabloid format from early 2018, the newspaper's owner said on Tuesday, after deciding to outsource the printing of its two best-known titles in a bid to keep costs down

Facebook puts out full page newspaper ads in Britain to warn users about fake news
News & Analysis

Facebook puts out full page newspaper ads in Britain to warn users about fake news

Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news.

Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in India
long-reads

Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in India

India is a democracy and citizens have a constitutionally guaranteed right to a freedom of speech and expression which they can enforce via the Indian court system.

'A century in the making': Newspapers go crazy after Chicago Cubs' World Series win
Sports

'A century in the making': Newspapers go crazy after Chicago Cubs' World Series win

Here's a roundup of how news outlets in the United States celebrated the Chicago Cubs epic World Series win over Cleveland Indians.

Local newspapers in Kashmir resume publication after Mehbooba meets editors
India

Local newspapers in Kashmir resume publication after Mehbooba meets editors

Local newspapers in Kashmir Valley were on Thursday back on the stands after five days, a day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met editors.

Kashmir unrest: Newspapers to resume publishing from Thursday
India

Kashmir unrest: Newspapers to resume publishing from Thursday

Kashmir newspapers are expected to hit the stands on Thursday after the government assured editors and publishers that their work won't be hindered by the heightened security in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of unrest that has left over 40 people dead and hundreds injured.

Newspapers fail to hit stands in curfew-bound Kashmir for third consecutive day
India

Newspapers fail to hit stands in curfew-bound Kashmir for third consecutive day

Local newspapers in curfew-bound Kashmir failed to hit the stands on Monday for the third consecutive day after the government's alleged "clampdown".

Kashmir Unrest: Indian Journalists Union protests against the 'clampdown' on media
India

Kashmir Unrest: Indian Journalists Union protests against the 'clampdown' on media

Calling it an "attack" on the freedom of the press, Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has protested the alleged "clampdown" on the media in Kashmir Valley and demanded that it be allowed to function unhindered.