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It has now been said repeatedly that India – together with Brazil – is a booming market for newspapers. Factors include economic growth, urbanization, an expanding middle class and rising literacy rates, as a recent report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has said. As much has been written recently on the Indian news media, last month Professor George Brock, Head of Journalism at City University, collected the links in one place.

During catastrophes, reliable data is an essential part of news coverage. The Guardian Datablog mapped every verified event when Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast.

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Federica Cherubini

Date

2012-10-30 19:58

Concentration and Politics Hinder Israel Newspapers, The New York Times

As one of Israel’s mainstream newspapers (Maariv) appears on the verge of closing, and another (Haaretz) faces strikes protesting its plans to lay off employees, The New York Times looked at the crisis in the country’s print media. The market has been skewed by the free national daily, Israel Hayom, introduced five years ago by a pro-government American billionaire, but the article provides an interesting summary of some of the challenges encountered by media in small-language markets.

Newspaper journalism is in crisis, The Guardian

“I loved the idea that, while I walked and talked and learned who I was, while I grew and even while I slept, great journalists were establishing the first draft of history,” writes John Tiffany in this fervent tale of his relationship with newspapers over the years. Tiffany, associate director of the National Theatre of Scotland, has put together a play, Enquirer, which aims to address the question “Are we seeing the dying days of the newspaper industry?”

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Emma Goodman

Date

2012-10-08 19:03

The Guardian and Tumblr will ‘live-GIF’ first presidential debate, Poynter.org / Journalism.co.uk

A Guardian reporter and four GIF-creators will be getting together tomorrow to live-blog with animated GIFs, offering a light alternative to other coverage, this article says. Will these become a common element in live blogs as technology becomes more and more sophisticated? As another Poynter article explains: More compelling than a static photo and more immediate than Web video, the animated GIF (correctly pronounced with a soft g) is a uniquely digital mode of conveying ideas and emotion.”

The New York Times debuts an HTML5 iPad web app to complement its native apps, Nieman Lab

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Emma Goodman

Date

2012-10-02 18:53

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