Savile fallout: former BBC chief ‘expects to be grilled’ for New York Times post

Former BBC Director Mark Thompson (Photo: University of Salford Press Office via Wikimedia)

‘Savile fallout: former BBC chief ‘expects to be grilled’ for New York Times post’
Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, said it was “completely correct” for the newspaper’s powerful public editor to write that the newspaper must consider if the former BBC director is an appropriate person to take on the job.

‘Big Issue goes digital’
The Big Issue, the magazine sold on the street by the homeless, is to offer a digital version for the first time to try to address a fall in sales. Manchester vendors of The Big Issue in the North, a separate publication from the London title, will offer a printed card with a redemption code that can download a digital version to a PC or mobile device, as well as the magazine.

‘Another journalist murdered in Somalia, 16th this year’
Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Ahmed Saakin Farah Ilyas, a young TV journalist based in Las Anod, in the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland, was gunned down as he returned home yesterday.

‘Microsoft responds to EU antitrust regulator’s complaint on breach of browser choice order’
After the European Commission on Wednesday formally objected to Microsoft regarding the company’s failure to fulfill its commitment to offer Windows users a free choice of browser in settlement of an earlier antitrust case, Microsoft said it will change Windows 8 to comply with those rules before it launches this week.

‘Zynga to axe hundreds of jobs and only UK games studio’
Online game company Zynga Inc is eliminating games, shuttering studios and cutting up to 170 jobs in a desperate bid to slash costs. The maker of social media games including FarmVille and Texas HoldEm Poker said Tuesday that it will cut about 5 per cent of its full-time workforce.

‘Guardian moves towards compulsory job cuts’
The publisher of The Guardian and The Observer has proposed making large-scale compulsory job cuts among its newspaper journalists.

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