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Mobile device use up in U.S., but mobile slow to replace printed news, says new survey

Two-thirds of U.S. adults use at least one mobile media device daily, according to a new report from the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Still, the survey shows mobile news is not yet replacing printed news, according to the Newsroom America website. The 2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey, conducted between Jan. 17 and March 25, 2012, examines who consumes news on a mobile device, and which devices they use. Read more »


New York Times looking for new audience on Hulu

Joining news outlets like ABC News, NBC News, and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times now has a channel on Hulu, allowing users to watch videos produced for the Times' website, according to the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read more »


Mobile dominates latest Internet trends during All Things Digital conference in California

On Wednesday, May 30, at D10, the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference that debuted in 2003, venture capitalist Mary Meeker kicked off the day's session with her annual Internet trends report showing great potential for mobile advertising but a dismal future for print, according to Forbes. The conference ran May 29-31 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and besides Meeker, included speakers like Apple CEO Tim Cook and Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek. Read more »


New AP Stylebook updates entries on social media, race

The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, which sets the standard for spellings and style for much of the U.S. news media, on Wednesday, May 30, launched the 2012 AP Stylebook with more than 270 new or updated entries, including new broadcast and fashion chapters, and an expanded social media section, the AP said in a statement. Read more »


Newspapers increasingly eliminating copy editors, shifting copy editing duties to reporters

Faced with budget cuts due to declining circulations and ad revenues, newspapers across North America are moving behind paywalls, announcing they are cutting print editions, and laying off employees. When it comes to layoffs, more and more copy editors -- the ones responsible for ensuring grammar and spellings are correct - are getting the short end of the stick, and content producers -- reporters and editors -- are taking over copy editors' former duties. Read more »


Journalists at 10th Austin Forum call for solidarity in face of endemic violence in Latin America

The fifth panel of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, moderated by Mónica González, director of the Center for Journalistic Investigation (CIPER in Spanish) in Chile, discussed the "Endemic Violence Against Journalists and Media in Latin America" and the need for journalists to ally with NGOs, working in a long-term commitment. Read more »


Governments increasingly use laws, lawsuits to restrict press freedom, say experts at 10th Austin Forum


Latin American journalists increasingly are facing legal threats to freedom of expression, according to experts on the panel "The Legal Threats to Press Freedom: From the Old Criminal Defamation Laws to the Newest Attempts to Regulate the Internet," during the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Open Society Fondations, held May 20-22 in Austin, Texas. Read more »



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