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As America slumps into 2021, we can all take cheer that Baby New Year holds a vaccine syringe instead of the traditional hourglass. Let’s hope he also holds a pen in the other hand. The fate of … more
Regional newspaper publisher JPI Media has been bought for £10.2m by National World, a media takeover vehicle led by industry veteran David Montgomery.JPI Media, previously known as Johnston … more
Bill Watterson reflects today and marvels at the perch that syndicated strips once held, back when the comics page was part of the nation’s daily cultural conversation.“The reach and … more
President-elect Joe Biden's choice for White House press secretary says she will restore a tradition. Unlike her immediate predecessors in the Trump administration, Jen Psaki plans to take questions … more
The gap in trust between Democrats and Republicans in mass media reached an all-time high during the Trump administration, according to an annual Gallup poll.Why it matters: The divide represents one … more
Malalai Maiwand was on her way to the Jalalabad offices of Enikass TV, the privately owned TV channel in Afghanistan where she had worked for the past eight years, when gunmen opened fire on her … more
Hong Kong’s highest court ordered Jimmy Lai, the pro-democracy publishing tycoon, back to jail on Thursday, just days after he was freed on bail, the latest twist in the continuing, … more
Tribune Publishing Co’s largest shareholder, Alden Global Capital, said on Thursday it had offered to take full control of the owner of the Chicago Tribune in a deal that values the company at … more
Eight years ago, investigative journalist Regina Martínez was found beaten and strangled to death in her home in Veracruz, Mexico. A peerless reporter in the region, she was known for … more
Michael Pack's stormy tenure over the federal agency that oversees government-funded broadcasters abroad — including Voice of America — appears to be coming to a close. Yet President … more
As 2020 comes to a merciful end, it’s important to take stock of the state of the political media as a new administration prepares to enter the White House. And while the conversation will … more
It’s long been axiomatic among people who care about the news business that print is on the way out. That digital opportunities are where resources and investment need to be steered, and that … more
When news of the global COVID-19 pandemic reached San Quentin prison, a state-run men’s prison in California, earlier this year, Marcus Henderson knew it was only a matter of time before the … more
The New Yorker is dedicating nearly its entire January 4-11, 2021 issue to a feature story called “The Plague Year” by staff writer Lawrence Wright. The 40-page report looks at how the … more
Moroccan authorities must immediately release journalist and press freedom advocate Maati Monjib, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces arrested Monjib, a contributor to … more
Going into 2021, publishers will do their best to lean into whatever makes them differentiated.This is especially true for Vice Media Group, which is trying to stick a landing no other media company … more
In 2019, the U.S. federal government ran a simulation of a global influenza pandemic. A draft report on the effort, published earlier this year by The New York Times, pointed to a host of flaws in … more
Bundled with the FAA’s announcement Monday of the long-awaited rules on requiring remote ID from drones were two rule changes that will ease drone newsgathering for news organizations. Clearly … more
The past 20 years in the media industry have not been easy for publishers.World events, such as the digital revolution, followed shortly by the Great Recession and then the platforms’ algorithm … more
Two investment firms, Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight, have secured a majority stake in Univision -- with Wade Davis, a former Viacom chief financial officer, assuming the chief executive … more
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