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WikiLeaks Shifting Media Balance of Power

New kind of 'global investigative journalism' emerging

(Newser) - WikiLeaks' document dumps are pushing old media into a new role, a Politico analysis finds. Papers like the Guardian and the New York Times—which was left out of the latest round of leaks after publishing a profile critical of Julian Assange —are starting to work together across borders... More »

France Offers Free Newspapers to Young Adults

Gratis subscription program aims to hook new generation

(Newser) - France is trying to give its imploding newspaper industry a new lease on life by enticing young people into the habit of reading a daily paper. The government's “Mon Journal Offer”—part of a $900 million bailout of the industry—offers a free year's subscription to one of... More »

Advice to Budding Journos: Hate Is the Hottest Beat

(Newser) - Who says journalism is dead? Sure, newspapers are slashing newsroom staff and shutting down bureaus, Simon Dumenco writes in Advertising Age, but there’s still one booming sector: hate. “Everything is a hate beat these days, because everybody is consumed with hating on everybody else.” And you can... More »

Blogosphere Reinventing Journalism, Not Bleeding It

(Newser) - The blogosphere might not be the future of news sprung fully formed from the corpse of old media, Michael Massing writes in the New York Review of Books, but neither is it “parasite” feeding on newspapers. “The practice of journalism, far from being leeched by the Web, is... More »

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