May 12, 2016

Three sports journalists in Abu Dhabi convicted of slander

Three journalists who appeared on a Dubai television sports channel and criticized the network’s Abu Dhabi competitor have received three-month suspended prison sentences for slander, state-backed media reported. The state-run WAM news agency cited the office of Abu Dhabi’s public prosecutor in a report ...

Apr 29, 2016

Legendary Texas sports writer Sherrod, 96, passes away

The East Coast had Red Smith. The West Coast had Jim Murray. Texas had Blackie Sherrod. Sherrod, the longtime Texas sports writer revered for his dry wit, died Thursday afternoon at his Dallas home after a week in hospice care, wife Joyce Sherrod told ...

BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan

Jan 20, 2016

BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan

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Online news source BuzzFeed has brought its blend of the novel, quirky and trivial to Japan, launching a Japanese-language service that targets a nation addicted to smartphones. At a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, the company’s new Japan unit said it hoped to ...

Virtual reality offering 360-degree view inside war-ravaged Syria

Aug 12, 2015

Virtual reality offering 360-degree view inside war-ravaged Syria

The latest frontier in virtual reality could be closer to reality than fantasy. While video game creators and filmmakers have recreated the likes of Middle-earth and Jurassic World in VR, activist news organization Ryot is teleporting viewers to real-life conflict zones and disaster areas ...

Google debuts News Lab to hone skills of Internet Age journalists

Jun 23, 2015

Google debuts News Lab to hone skills of Internet Age journalists

Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills. The News Lab mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to apply technology innovations to reporting news, lab director Steve Grove said, in a blog post. ...

Jun 11, 2015

FCCJ appoints new board members

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, founded in 1945 and one of the world’s oldest press clubs, elected its board of directors for 2015-2016 on Thursday. James Simms, a contributor to Forbes, was elected president. Peter Langan of Bloomberg News will serve as first ...