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 ...

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

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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

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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, ...