The Guardian correspondent in Athens, Jon Henley, reports that former journalists from Greece’s second-largest paper Eleftherotypia – which, due to lack of money, has only published two editions since December last year – are returning to work unpaid to put out third special edition of the paper, which will be published the day before the country’s general election. Henley writes that this could well be the paper’s final edition, and notes that former Eleftherotypia journalists have not been paid since August 2011.
AFP writes that former British prime minister John Major has directly contradicted Rupert Murdoch’s assertion before the Leveson Inquiry that he had "never asked a prime minister for anything." John Major told the inquiry today that, during a dinner in 1997, Murdoch had demanded Major change his policy on Europe, reports AFP.
Mathew Ingram at GigaOm writes that news organisations may have something to learn from a student newspaper at the University of Oregon, named the Daily Emerald, which chose to go digital first, “not because it has to, but because it sees that as the future, and ultimately a better way to serve its readers.”
Steve Myers at Poynter reports that layoffs have begun at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where the printing schedule is being cut back to three days a week.
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