Mass media http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23099/all en CORRECTED-Taylor Swift's 'Red' holds down top spot on Billboard chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-taylor-swifts-red-holds-down-top-spot-billboard-chart <p>(Corrects Swift's total number of albums to four from three in 3rd paragraph) LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift's "Red" finished 2012 atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Thursday, claiming the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. It was the album's seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart as post-holiday digital sales accounted for more than half of its 241,000 units sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-taylor-swifts-red-holds-down-top-spot-billboard-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1 Billboard 200 Billboard charts Christmas Mass media Music Music industry Nielsen SoundScan Person Attributes Person Career Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:10 +0000 5731090 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-North Korea's Jong arrives in South for Suwon move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League's Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South.</p> <p>Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomatic Relations Jong Tae Kim Jong-il Korea Mass media North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Quotation Yonhap YTN Group Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:07:02 +0000 5731587 at http://www.globalpost.com China censors turn New Year "seeking dreams" editorial into nightmare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/china-censors-turn-new-year-seeking-dreams-editorial-nightmare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Pomfret</p> <p>GUANGZHOU, China, Jan 9 (Reuters) - When former Xinhua state news agency vice president Tuo Zhen was appointed as head of the propaganda department in Guangdong, one of China's most liberal provinces, he carried with him a reputation as a hardline leftist.</p> <p>High on his agenda was how to rein in two of China's most outspoken media outlets - the Southern Weekly and Southern Metropolis Daily - under the sprawling Nanfang Media Group that owns a stable of nearly 20 newspapers and magazines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/china-censors-turn-new-year-seeking-dreams-editorial-nightmare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Critical thinking Mass media News media Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:45:18 +0000 5732058 at http://www.globalpost.com How a feisty Chinese newspaper stood up for press freedom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/how-feisty-chinese-newspaper-stood-press-freedom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sui-Lee Wee</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Journalists at the Beijing News were at home late one night last week when their mobile phones started ringing. Colleagues in the newsroom were telling them of a showdown between the newspaper's management and propaganda department officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/how-feisty-chinese-newspaper-stood-press-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beijing News Human Interest Mass media News media Politics Publishing Technology The Beijing News Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:15:38 +0000 5735024 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>"Argo" boosts Oscar chances with two weekend award</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" won its second big award in two days on Sunday, boosting its chances of winning a best picture Oscar next month in a race that had been considered wide open. "Argo" won best cast ensemble, the top prize, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence took lead acting honors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English singers Entertainment Film Human Interest Mass media Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:16:00 +0000 5740746 at http://www.globalpost.com Gore says tough U.S. network competition forced sale of Current TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gore-says-tough-us-network-competition-forced-sale-current-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former vice president proud of channel, didn't see only as investment</p> <p>* Gore touts Al Jazeera's climate coverage</p> <p>* He praises Obama's pledge to address environment</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore said on Tuesday that tough competition from major U.S. television networks forced him to sell Current TV, a struggling progressive cable channel, to Al Jazeera, and he praised the Arabic news broadcaster's coverage of climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gore-says-tough-us-network-competition-forced-sale-current-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Gore Al Gore Mass media Technology Television Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:15:32 +0000 5741021 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>Justin Bieber strips down voice, heartache on 'Believe Acoustic'</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Justin Bieber is stripping down. Musically, that is. The Canadian pop phenomenon showcases his vocal and song-writing talents with a new acoustic album, out on Tuesday, that also features three new tracks including a heartbreak ballad thought to be about his former girlfriend Selena Gomez.</p> <p>Spain's Prado Museum gets biggest art donation in decades</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Film Kardashian family Mass media War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:15:58 +0000 5741235 at http://www.globalpost.com Free Austrian daily rapped for Islamophobic article http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/free-austrian-daily-rapped-islamophobic-article <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austria's media authority condemned on Monday the capital Vienna's biggest free daily newspaper Heute for an article deemed racist and insulting to Muslims.</p> <p>The December article in Heute ("Today") reported that a suspect in a murder trial was the sort of person "who thankfully tends to live in the shadow of the moon crescent."</p> <p>The newspaper, read daily by several hundred thousand commuters as well as children on their way to school, said that in such countries "during prayer the backside is higher than the head".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/free-austrian-daily-rapped-islamophobic-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free daily newspapers Mass media AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:30:46 +0000 5745278 at http://www.globalpost.com Hyperlocal news website EveryBlock calls it quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/hyperlocal-news-website-everyblock-calls-it-quits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EveryBlock, a hyperlocal website built on the promise of drawing customers with neighborhood-based news, wrote its own obituary on Thursday.</p> <p>"We're sorry to report that EveryBlock has closed its doors," said a blog posting on the site, owned by NBC News, part of the Comcast media group.</p> <p>"It's no secret that the news industry is in the midst of a massive change. Within the world of neighborhood news there's an exciting pace of innovation yet increasing challenges to building a profitable business," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/hyperlocal-news-website-everyblock-calls-it-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hyperlocal Mass media News websites Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:16:24 +0000 5749341 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Iran says English-language TV channel dropped in North America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/iran-says-english-language-tv-channel-dropped-north-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Amends final paragraph to correct date of European Union sanctions)</p> <p>DUBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Iran's English-language Press TV channel has been dropped from the satellite platform that allowed it to broadcast in the United States and Canada, the channel said.</p> <p>The state-owned, 24-hour network broadcasts world news and pro-government views beyond Iran's borders.</p> <p>Press TV had broadcast in North America on the Galaxy 19 satellite platform. The channel did not say when it was dropped.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/iran-says-english-language-tv-channel-dropped-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Government of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Mass media Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:45:04 +0000 5751001 at http://www.globalpost.com Three slain in Nigeria attack are S.Korean: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-slain-nigeria-attack-are-skorean-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three doctors killed in a knife attack in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday were South Korean and not Chinese as originally reported, police said.</p> <p>Men armed with knives slit the throats of the three Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack in the town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.</p> <p>"Further investigations have shown that the victims were Korean nationals and not Chinese as earlier stated. They were doctors from South Korea," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-slain-nigeria-attack-are-skorean-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mass media Potiskum Yonhap AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:16:01 +0000 5751704 at http://www.globalpost.com NY Times to rebrand Herald Tribune in its own image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/ny-times-rebrand-herald-tribune-its-own-image-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For a decade the International Herald Tribune has been the global edition of the New York Times in all but name. On Monday, the parent company made it official.</p> <p>In a statement, the New York Times Company said the 125-year-old offshoot of the defunct New York Herald Tribune will be rechristened sometime this fall as the International New York Times.</p> <p>"The digital revolution has turned the New York Times from being a great American newspaper to becoming one of the world's best-known news providers," said New York Times Company chief executive Mark Thompson.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/ny-times-rebrand-herald-tribune-its-own-image-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Mass media News media Technology The New York Times AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:16:53 +0000 5766379 at http://www.globalpost.com For sale: big, bold US dailies at knockdown prices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/for-sale-big-bold-us-dailies-at-knockdown-prices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some of America's largest and most storied metropolitan newspapers are up for sale, in a sign of the turmoil facing an industry struggling to find a business model in the digital age.</p> <p>The Boston Globe recently went on the market as its parent company, The New York Times Co., said it was exploring options for the daily.</p> <p>The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun are also on the auction block, along with five others owned by parent Tribune Co., which is refocusing after bankruptcy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/for-sale-big-bold-us-dailies-at-knockdown-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Mass media News media Publishing AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:46:07 +0000 5769338 at http://www.globalpost.com German daily FAZ buys rival Frankfurter Rundschau http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/german-daily-faz-buys-rival-frankfurter-rundschau <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The conservative high-brow German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) announced Thursday it will buy its left-of-centre rival Frankfurter Rundschau, saving it from closure.</p> <p>"The sister companies Frankfurter Societaet GmbH und Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH have decided to keep the Frankfurter Rundschau running," FAZ said in a statement.</p> <p>"Contractual negotiations with the court-appointed administrator were concluded on Thursday, with the signature of the purchase agreement. The national cartel authorities have given their green light," the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/german-daily-faz-buys-rival-frankfurter-rundschau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH Frankfurter Rundschau Labor Mass media AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:16:01 +0000 5769620 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss probe 'nurse' over Facebook corpse pictures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/swiss-probe-nurse-over-facebook-corpse-pictures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swiss prosecutors said Friday they had opened a criminal investigation after an alleged care-home nurse posted pictures of herself on Facebook sitting next to the corpse of an old woman.</p> <p>Prosecutors in the eastern region of Saint Gallen told Swiss news agency ATS that the suspected offence was disturbing the peace of the dead, a crime carrying up to three years in prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/swiss-probe-nurse-over-facebook-corpse-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Free daily newspapers Health Labor Mass media Nurse Social Issues Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:46:34 +0000 5771256 at http://www.globalpost.com