The Russian radio presenter Sergei Aslanyan has been hospitalised, after being lured out of his house and stabbed 20 times in the arms, neck and chest, says the Guardian. The article reports that Izvestiya newspaper has suggested the attack may be linked to a recent radio appearance made by Aslanyan, in which he said disparaging things about the prophet Mohammed. However, it also notes that the attack may be connected with reporting that Aslanyan has done on the Russian car industry and corruption among traffic police.
The Guardian’s Datablog and Datastore celebrated their third birthday last April, at the same time as clocking up an an average of more that 1 million monthly users during the past year, writes Journalism.co.uk. The article quotes Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian’s data content, who says, “For us, what started off as an exercise for developers has proved really successful with the general readership too.”
In an article for Nieman Lab, Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, argues that the value of online advertising is declining all the time. However, the end is not necessarily nigh. Kennedy goes on to suggest four things that news organisations can do to make money, despite the disappointing outlook for digital ad revenue.
Poynter reports that the CEO and President of Media General Marshall Morton told Richmond Biz Sense that the publisher didn’t realise that drops in newspaper revenue were not just due to the recession until the second quarter of 2011.
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