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E-books overtake US paperbacks

Trouble at bricks-and-mortar book retailers has combined with booming sales of e-readers and tablet computers to make e-books the biggest-selling category of the US publishing industry for the first time, according to data released on Thursday.

18 2011 | Viewed: 564 | Foreign experience | Read full
FT won't give up subscriber relationship to Apple

The Financial Times wants to keep selling subscriptions for its digital news directly to readers rather than surrender control of new customers who sign up via Apple's iPad, the managing director of FT.com said.

6 2011 | Viewed: 497 | Foreign experience | Read full
Conrad Black attacks way US papers have been run

It would be prudent to pause before taking advice from a man who was gaoled and his business empire broken up.

2 2011 | Viewed: 465 | Foreign experience | Read full
Huffington Post to launch UK edition

The Huffington Post will launch a British edition this summer, its founder Arianna Huffington announced in London on Thursday.

26 2011 | Viewed: 521 | Foreign experience | Read full
Fed to hold media briefings in historic shift

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will break nearly 100 years of tradition at the U.S. central bank next month when he begins talking to the media after policy meetings.

26 2011 | Viewed: 478 | Foreign experience | Read full
Amazon opens app store for Android devices

Amazon, the electronic retailer, on Tuesday opened a virtual store dedicated to distributing applications for the Android-based mobile phones and tablets, providing a potentially large boost to the adoption of the operating system.

24 2011 | Viewed: 484 | Foreign experience | Read full
Media will be forced to play by the internets rules

For media companies, when and how to tap into the new mobile and social platforms on the web is as much a question of timing and technological tactics as of business strategy.

10 2011 | Viewed: 472 | Foreign experience | Read full
Woman in the News: Arianna Huffington

When Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post in 2005, critics wrote off the venture as doomed from the start. "The Madonna of the mediapolitic world has undergone one reinvention too many," said acid-tongued Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke. "She is finally played out publicly."

14 2011 | Viewed: 562 | Foreign experience | Read full
The Washington Post decodes business terms for journalists

When you're on deadline and you need to define business terms quickly (and accurately), sometimes a search engine just isn't enough.

By Cassandra Nicholson

27 2011 | Viewed: 541 | Foreign experience | Read full
The new power of the press

In the past year journalism, which in the west sees itself as beset by decline, has vastly increased its power.

11 2011 | Viewed: 549 | Foreign experience | Read full
SABEWs informal survey finds freelance business journalists make $25,000 to $30,000 a year

An informal survey completed by 67 freelance business journalists indicates they make an average of $25,000 to $30,000 a year, and two of every five were laid off.

16 2010 | Viewed: 638 | Foreign experience | Read full
European Union presents on-line information tool to further develop trade and export possibilities for Kazakhstan's business

ASTANA - To facilitate the access to the EU market for potential exporters from Kazakhstan, the Russian language version of a European information online toll - the Export Helpdesk - was recently launched at http://exporthelp.europa.eu/index_ru.html.

9 2010 | Viewed: 575 | Foreign experience | Read full
A Kiwi profs view: 8 tips to improve U.S. business journalism

Grant Hannis heads the journalism program at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, where he teaches business journalism to graduate students. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and was for many years the senior financial journalist at Consumer magazine (the New Zealand equivalent of Consumer Reports). As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he is spending the fall 2010 semester at San Francisco State University teaching business journalism and conducting research. We asked Grant for his thoughts on how business journalism in the United States could be improved.

3 2010 | Viewed: 938 | Foreign experience | Read full
Former LAT reporter tells how to turn a series into a book

In 2006, former Los Angeles Times reporter Judy Pasternak wrote a four-part series detailing the exploitation of rich uranium finds on Navajo lands by the federal government and private mining companies. Recently, she published a book called "Yellow Dirt" based on that series.

2 2010 | Viewed: 638 | Foreign experience | Read full
Will inflation impact grocery store shelves?

Cherchez le corn. The ubiquitous yellow grain gets a rap these days for everything from obesity to diabetes to problems at the fuel pump, depending on whose blog or website you're reading.

27 2010 | Viewed: 710 | Foreign experience | Read full
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