‘The meaning of the abrupt departure of the New York Times CEO’
George Brock discusses how the New York Times have struggled “to find a successful digital publishing strategy” resulting in the departure of Janet Robinson, the CEO of the newspaper.
‘Twitter stake bought by Saudi billionaire’
The Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who is the second largest investor in Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, has announced that he has taken a $300 million stake in Twitter. Prime Alwaleed also owns stakes in Citigroup and Apple.
‘Will the Women of the Arab Spring be forgotton?’
A journalism graduate from City University discusses the struggle for recognition and equality led by women who took to the streets during the Arab Spring.
‘Newspaper job cuts surged 30% in 2011’
The US has seen 3,775+ newspaper jobs cut in 2011, according to Paper Cuts blog.
‘2011: The year when a lot happened’
The BBC looks at what people clicked on in 2011, on the BBC News website.
Ken Auletta: “Digital is almost as disruptive to traditional media as electricity was to the candle business”
Roy Greenslade describes this quote from Ken Auletta as the “Quote of the year-and the decade…” In this Q&A with the international journalists’ network, Auletta discusses the impact of technology on the news and media business.