Daily Archives: 11 May 2007

Reports of our death are grossly exaggerated

To drive home the message that global newspaper circulation is on the rise (ergo: newspapers will survive), the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) is encouraging its member-newspapers to run the above full-page ad in their publications this month. Link via Editors’ Weblog Also read: In some places it’s booming, in some place it’s not Advertisements

Wanted: Indian journo to cover US local politics

The outsourcing of journalism jobs to India is getting weirder and weirder—and a bit ridiculous.  In Bangalore, Reuters gets journalists to rewrite Wall Street press releases. In Mangalore, Press Association gets the British race cards, TV schedules and sports sections upto speed. Now, a website headquartered outside Los Angeles is getting reporters sitting half way…

Murdoch versus Murdoch in India?

Rupert Murdoch‘s Star television network is already the biggest media house in India. Is his son Lachlan Murdoch likely to enter the scene and fit for a piece of the pie? Business Standard reports that Murdoch Junior is planning to pick up a stake in INX Media floated by Indrani Mukherjea, wife of former Star…

A new Sun to dawn on the Indian horizon?

The Guardian, quoting Business Standard, reports that Rupert Murdoch may be contemplating launching an Indian edition of The Sun tabloid. Will it work? N.Ram of The Hindu thinks not: “It would end up in the courts under the obscenity laws.” Can he get the journalists to make it work? Vinod Mehta of Outlook thinks not:…

Eight reasons to distrust Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch‘s audacious bid for the Wall Street Journal has, expectedly, got the American media aflutter. The New York Times has exposed the unusual share movement of Dow Jones in the run-up to the announcement. And, on Slate, Jack Shafer has offered eight reasons why Murdoch must be distrusted. “I genuinely admire the rotten old…