News websites http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31162/all en 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 Reddit apologizes for Boston bombing 'witch hunts' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/reddit-apologizes-boston-bombing-witch-hunts <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>Reddit on Monday apologized for being a rallying point for online witch hunts as amateur sleuths used the social news website to expose the people behind the bombing at the Boston Marathon.</p> <p>"Though started with noble intentions, some of the activity on Reddit fueled online witch hunts and dangerous speculation which spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties," Reddit general manager Erik Martin said in a blog post.</p> <p>"We all need to look at what happened and make sure that in the future we do everything we can to help, and not hinder, crisis situations."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/reddit-apologizes-boston-bombing-witch-hunts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media News websites Technology War World Wide Web AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:04:26 +0000 5822697 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama pokes fun at himself, rivals at reporters' dinner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/obama-pokes-fun-at-himself-rivals-at-reporters-dinner <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>President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, his political opponents, the news media and even his wife's hairstyle late Saturday at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.</p> <p>The dinner, where around 3,000 guests dine in a massive hotel ballroom, is greeted with near hysteria in Washington, normally a strait-laced town where celebrity is calculated in degrees of political power rather than box office pulling power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130428/obama-pokes-fun-at-himself-rivals-at-reporters-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Film Health Human Interest News websites Politics Social Issues United States War AFP Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:15:56 +0000 5826975 at http://www.globalpost.com Huffington Post to launch German edition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/huffington-post-launch-german-edition <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>News website The Huffington Post will launch a German edition this year, the US-based company and its media partner Tomorrow Focus, part of the Burda publishing group, said Monday.</p> <p>A newsroom staffed with German journalists will be set up in the southern city of Munich in the coming months, and the site for Germany, Austria and Switzerland is set to go live later this year, both companies said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/huffington-post-launch-german-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative media AOL News websites Technology AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:28:50 +0000 5827584 at http://www.globalpost.com Portal Huffington Post to expand with German edition, threatens to shake up media landscape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/online-news-portal-huffington-post-expand-german-edition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN - The Huffington Post is expanding further with a German language edition, putting new pressure on media companies in Europe's largest economy as they struggle with newspaper closures and try to introduce online pay walls.</p> <p>The online news portal said Monday it is partnering with Tomorrow Focus AG, a division of Germany's Burda Media group, to launch the site this fall, featuring its "signature mix of news, blogging, community, and social engagement."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/online-news-portal-huffington-post-expand-german-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative media AOL Mass media News media News websites Publishing Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:48:48 +0000 5827668 at http://www.globalpost.com AOL ad revenues jump, but stock falls on profit worries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/aol-ad-revenues-jump-stock-falls-profit-worries <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>(Reuters) - Online media group AOL Inc on Wednesday reported first-quarter revenue grew on strength in its advertising business, but shares tumbled on concerns that profits were still mostly coming from a shrinking dial-up platform.</p> <p>"The core issue with this company is can they make content profitable?" said Ben Schachter, an analyst with Macquarie Research. "What you see every quarter is the only thing making money is the membership group. They are clearly going in the right direction but we want to see more progress."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/aol-ad-revenues-jump-stock-falls-profit-worries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media News websites Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Mon, 13 May 2013 14:51:34 +0000 5836661 at http://www.globalpost.com Pew study shows non-profit news sites need help in business more than in journalism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/pew-study-shows-non-profit-news-sites-need-help-business-mor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - The growing number of non-profit news websites say they need more help from business experts than journalists.</p> <p>Many of the reporting sites relied on large startup grants and haven't effectively broadened their fundraising sources or extracted promises from their original funders to continue support, said a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/pew-study-shows-non-profit-news-sites-need-help-business-mor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News websites Technology The Pew Charitable Trusts The Canadian Press Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:34:09 +0000 5854187 at http://www.globalpost.com Gavel-to-gavel Zimmerman trial coverage hints at CNN's new path http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130713/gavel-gavel-zimmerman-trial-coverage-hints-at-cnns-new-path <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 Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. cable news network CNN came under withering criticism last week as it chose to stick with the George Zimmerman murder trial while Egypt's military ousted the elected president, an event teased in a small box during the network's trial coverage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130713/gavel-gavel-zimmerman-trial-coverage-hints-at-cnns-new-path" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadcasting CNN Human Interest News websites Technology Television in the United States War Thomson Reuters Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:02:00 +0000 5883121 at http://www.globalpost.com CNN's 'New Day' tops MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' in key demo during first month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/cnns-new-day-tops-msnbcs-morning-joe-key-demo-during-first-mont <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 Timn Kenneally</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Half a year after Jeff Zucker took over CNN, the news network is showing signs of revitalization from its previous ratings doldrums.</p> <p>A month after its June 17 premiere, CNN's morning show "New Day" has shown steady growth in the key 25-54 news demo, edging out MSNBC's "Morning Joe."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/cnns-new-day-tops-msnbcs-morning-joe-key-demo-during-first-mont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MSNBC News websites Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:34:26 +0000 5886804 at http://www.globalpost.com Abby Huntsman to join MSNBC's 'The Cycle' in slot vacated by S.E. Cupp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/abby-huntsman-join-msnbcs-the-cycle-slot-vacated-se-cupp <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 Sara Morrison</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Abby Huntsman will leave her host/producer position at HuffPost Live for MSNBC's "The Cycle," the network announced today.</p> <p>She'll join Krystal Ball, Ari Melber, and Toure on MSNBC's weekly 3-4 P.M. show on July 29. Huntsman is replacing S.E. Cupp, who departed to host CNN's upcoming revived version of "Crossfire."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/abby-huntsman-join-msnbcs-the-cycle-slot-vacated-se-cupp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative media AOL News websites Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:37:58 +0000 5886811 at http://www.globalpost.com German publishers opt to stay on Google News for now, as new copyright law comes into effect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/major-german-publishers-opt-stay-google-news-online-copyrigh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN - Major German publishers gave Google permission to keep using their content on its news page as tighter online copyright rules came into force Thursday. However, they insisted that their dispute with the search giant over payment for content wasn't over.</p> <p>Earlier this year Google said it would only display material from German publishers who "opt in" to have free snippets appear on Google News. The move came after German lawmakers passed a publisher-backed copyright law covering how news aggregators such as Google show other companies' content.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/major-german-publishers-opt-stay-google-news-online-copyrigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Google News websites Technology World Wide Web The Canadian Press Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:03:21 +0000 5899874 at http://www.globalpost.com Republicans threaten boycott of debates over Clinton programs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/republicans-threaten-boycott-debates-over-clinton-programs <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 Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans are threatening to boycott 2016 presidential debates sponsored by networks CNN and NBC unless the networks cancel plans for special programs on Democrat Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 White House contender.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130805/republicans-threaten-boycott-debates-over-clinton-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health NBC Universal News websites Politics Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:33:41 +0000 5903149 at http://www.globalpost.com Howard Kurtz's Fox News show gets a premiere date http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130826/howard-kurtzs-fox-news-show-gets-premiere-date <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 Tim Kenneally</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "MediaBuzz," the new Fox News Channel show hosted by Howard Kurtz, will premiere Sunday, September 8 at 11 a.m. ET, Fox News executive vice president Michael Clemente said Monday.</p> <p>The one-hour offering will "focus on the state of the news media in addition to the media's shaping of current events and their role in politics while also featuring interviews with leading journalists and commentators," the network said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130826/howard-kurtzs-fox-news-show-gets-premiere-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Howard Kurtz News media News websites Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:01:41 +0000 5918354 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to give six television news interviews on Monday as Syria vote looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/obama-give-six-television-news-interviews-monday-syria-vote-loo <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>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from PBS, CNN, and Fox, more evidence of a "full court press" strategy ahead of pivotal congressional votes on military strikes in Syria.</p> <p>The interviews will be taped on Monday afternoon and will air during each network's Monday evening news broadcast, the White House said.</p> <p>(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Beech)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Business Environment Health News websites Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 07 Sep 2013 21:04:45 +0000 5927415 at http://www.globalpost.com Tina Brown quits Daily Beast, launches new venture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/tina-brown-quits-daily-beast-launches-new-venture <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>Media star Tina Brown announced Wednesday she was leaving the Daily Beast, the online news website she founded five years ago.</p> <p>Brown, who previously served as editor at the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Tatler, said she was creating a new venture based on her Women of the World Summit she launched in 2010.</p> <p>Her departure leaves questions about the future of the Daily Beast, which became one of the most prominent news websites, and had operated jointly with Newsweek before selling the remains of the former weekly magazine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/tina-brown-quits-daily-beast-launches-new-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IAC News websites Publishing Technology Tina Brown AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:31:41 +0000 5931512 at http://www.globalpost.com