‘A rather modest retraction for a story that has changed so much’
The Guardian has corrected their initial report on the story about News of the World deleting voicemails from the phone of Milly Dowler: “The News of the World was not responsible for the deletion of voicemails which caused Milly Dowler’s parents to have false hope that she was alive.”
‘When Truth Survives Free Speech’
David Carr of the New York Times comments on the Crystal Cox case, the blogger who was charged with defamation after the law did not regard her use of digital media as journalism.
‘New Twitter formalises news wire service function’
Jeff Sonderman discusses the new ‘Discover’ function on Twitter, which he says acts like a news service.
‘Newspaper group Lee Enterprises files for bankruptcy’
The American newspaper group Lee Enterprises Inc, which publishes 48 daily newspapers has filed for bankruptcy.
‘Censorship Easing in Burma’
Tyler Chapman in Censorship in America discusses censorship issues in the Burmese press, which is said to have relaxed since April.
‘Who’s coming to the Paywall Strategies Conference 2012?’
The Media Briefing has announced the Paywall Strategies 2012 conference, which “will set the agenda for the next generation of successful digital media businesses”.
‘Chinese state TV unveils global expansion plan’
China Central Television is set to provide English language services in an attempt to further their global impact
‘Phone hacking victims to number 800’
Scotland yard has announced that the total number of victims of the phone-hacking scandal is approximately 800.
‘The true measure of print sales decline’
Sales of Britain’s main national morning daily newspapers have fallen by 6.75% in 12 months, writes Roy Greenslade.