Archive for ‘Other News’

Conrad Black still guilty

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Conrad Black eked out a minor legal victory in a U.S. appeals court Friday as two of his fraud convictions were overturned due to a legal error, though a serious …

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Interview with WikiLeaks founder

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The whistleblower group WikiLeaks released close to 400,000 classified US war logs over the weekend, comprising the largest intelligence leak in US history. T

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The cost of free

Friday, October 29th, 2010

“Thirty years of development aid and the basic nature of poverty hasn’t changed,” said Pablo Recalde, the head of the United Nations World Food Program for Zambia, as we travelled …

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Conrad Black hints at return to media ownership

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Former Daily Telegraph owner Conrad Black has hinted at a return to media ownership, saying there were “bargains” to be had as the value of newspapers has tumbled during his …

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Profit jumps at Thomson Reuters

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Thomson Reuters Corp. reported a 66% increase in third-quarter profit, as the data and news provider finally moved beyond the subscription cancellations in 2009 that had dragged down results through …

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Shaw takes over as Canwest no more

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

In the Toronto office that once housed much of the Asper family’s broadcasting empire, there is a now a gaping hole in the wall. It’s where the honeycomb-shaped CanWest logo …

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Four views on redesigned Globe & Mail

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

“Newspapers 1.0 is dead,” announced Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse just before unveiling his newspaper’s radical redesign on October 1. Here, after nearly a month’s worth of 2.0 editions, …

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Newspapers now provide only 20% of AP revenue

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Revenues from newspapers have fallen by about one-third at the Associated Press since 2008, from $220 million a year to about $140 million in 2010, and now make up just …

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The little web site that did

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Something odd showed up last week in the mailbox of Choire Sicha, a veteran blogger who lost his job and started a Web site with a few pals two years …

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A look at Britain’s new national paper

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

“It’s a red-letter day! i is all you need”. That front page boast in today’s launch issue of Britain’s first new national daily title in a generation reads oddly when …

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