Pulitzer Prize winner foresakes journalism to pay the rent

Apr 21, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winner foresakes journalism to pay the rent

A Pulitzer prize honoring his work as a journalist came a bit too late for Rob Kuznia, who had to quit the profession because it didn’t pay enough. Kuznia, 39, was honored Monday for his reporting with the Daily Breeze, a newspaper in Torrance, ...

Daniel Pearl award given to Charlie Hebdo

Jan 13, 2015

Daniel Pearl award given to Charlie Hebdo

Organizers of an annual award from the family of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl have given this year’s prize to satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, they said Monday. The Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism has been bestowed by ...

No use fighting the tide of online journalism, experts say

Sep 17, 2014

No use fighting the tide of online journalism, experts say

by Tomoko Otake

Major news organizations in Japan have been somewhat insulated from the seismic shift taking place in online journalism around the world. Helped by their still strong, if waning, presence in print, Japan’s five national newspaper companies, each boasting millions of copies in daily circulation, ...

Der Spiegel magazine finds print, digital mix that works

Sep 17, 2014

Der Spiegel magazine finds print, digital mix that works

by Magdalena Osumi

With newspaper readership on the decline worldwide as the industry faces the print-to-digital transition, a German approach may serve as a reference for Japanese media seeking new tactics to attract customers. Martin Doerry, senior editor and former deputy editor in chief of Der Spiegel, ...

One-man newspaper wins plaudits

May 28, 2014

One-man newspaper wins plaudits

by Miwa Suzuki

Toshio Hiratsuka is the backbone of his local newspaper — the star reporter whose trusty notebook and pen have borne witness to nearly every significant event in his corner of the country for 65 years. Hiratsuka is the man without whom the paper would ...

Independent NHK chained to Diet leash

| Mar 3, 2014

Independent NHK chained to Diet leash

by Reiji Yoshida

NHK, which is often compared with the BBC in the U.K., has been a focus of public attention and intense criticism in recent weeks. Many people are taking a closer look at the public broadcaster, including its history and whether it has been politically ...