‘Obama has narrow edge in swing state papers’
Poynter has a rundown of presidential endorsements from the largest swing state newspapers and finds that Mitt Romney leads President Obama 11 to eight. But that count does not include Pennsylvania papers, along with many smaller papers in swing states.
‘Greek journalists warn over press freedom’
Greek journalists have warned that press freedom was under unprecedented attack, with critics being suspended or put on trial by a precarious coalition government struggling to push through an economic austerity programme as a way of attracting foreign funds.
‘Andrew Franklin: And so I bid Penguin a sad farewell’
Don’t believe the guff about “rich content” and “high-growth emerging markets”. This is consolidation and both authors and readers will have less choice and less diversity.
‘Google chief in battle against EU “news tax”‘
The head of Google was in France yesterday for talks with President François Hollande, trying to head off a movement in EU countries to force the search engine to pay a small charge each time it links its users to articles on news websites.
‘Jimmy Savile “was banned from Children In Need”‘
Jimmy Savile was banned from taking part in the BBC’s Children In Need appeals over a decade ago because the charity’s executives found him “creepy” and wanted to prevent him having contact with youngsters.
‘Leveson, the British media and the law’
The Financial Times argues the case that the Leveson Inquiry should beware of statutory press regulation.