Headlines

Stephanie Miles | Street Fight | 7/25/2014
Mobile coupon usage is on the upswing, with 75% of mobile shoppers having redeemed a coupon from their smartphones last year, and 80% saying their perceptions of a retailer would improve if that retailer offered mobile deals.
Alex Oleson | Foreign Policy | 7/25/2014
The chief executive officer of The Paper, a slick new state-funded Chinese media site at thepaper.cn, launched his venture in a most unusual fashion: with a nostalgic confessional about a drunken night during his senior year in college in 1990.
Diego Vasquez | Media Life Magazine | 7/25/2014
It's been sparked by the great increase in quality.
Laxmi Parthasarathy | Forbes | 7/25/2014
As modern media outlets struggle with the uncertainty of journalism’s future, they should keep a close eye on social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new media models by reimagining the roles of the audience, the journalist, and the media enterprise.
Julie Ray and Neli Esipova |Gallup | 7/25/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Most Russians have been following the news about Ukraine and Crimea over the past few months, with nearly nine in 10 paying attention before Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down last week in Ukraine.
Paul Farhi | Washington Post | 7/25/2014
Among its many virtues and drawbacks, social media may be one of the most effective tools ever invented to assist journalists in harming their careers.
James B. Stewart | New York Times | 7/25/2014
The much-admired Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black may be rolling in his grave at the prospect of a merger between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc., which would reduce control of the major Hollywood studios to five owners, from six, and major television producers to four, from five.
Polly Mosendz | The Wire | 7/25/2014
Left-leaning Russian publication Novaya Gazeta Russia (New Gazette Russia) made it very clear how they felt about Russia's involvement in the MH17 disaster.
Benjamin Mullin | Poynter | 7/25/2014
Iran acknowledged the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, Ernesto Londoño and William Branigi reported in The Post Friday.
Joe Mandese | Media Post | 7/25/2014
Data from what is the best composite view yet of Madison Avenue’s media-buying behavior reveals that a slowdown in demand during the second quarter may be stalling the expansion of the U.S. advertising economy. The data, released this week by Standard Media Index, is based on actual media buys made by five of the six agency holding companies, and is estimated to represent about 75% of Madison Avenue’s buying power.
Chris Smith | Digiday | 7/25/2014
Publishers may be having a love affair with sponsored content, but what about their readers? Three recent studies provide new insights into how readers perceive the native ads that publishers are so enamored of. Turns out, it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
John McDermott | Digiday | 7/24/2014
Facebook’s recent changes to its news feed algorithm have decreased organic reach for brands and, at the same time, increased reach for editorial operations. But for whatever reason, the social network has not treated native ads as advertising so far. The result: a de facto loophole that brands and publishers have both exploited.

Roy Greenslade | The Guardian | 7/24/2014
A US newspaper editor who was fired after making homophobic statements is now suing his former employer by claiming he was a victim of religious discrimination.
John McDermott | Digiday | 7/21/2014
Jack Sommers | The Huffington Post UK | 7/23/2014
John McDermott | Digiday | 7/24/2014