The host of an online news show in China found himself rather quickly replaced Thursday when he digressed from his script and began to decry government corruption in the construction of a luxury building in an area eligible for state poverty relief. The South China Morning Post chronicles the unceremonious dispatch.
In Britain, the struggle remains to determine the shape of press regulation, either through a royal charter or a self-regulatory body (its launch has been delayed to June 1). Roy Greenslade of The Guardian says media should avoid both. A third option is fledgling: a crowdfunded drive to create a regulator (or, at least, an oversight mechanism). The IMPRESS Project is led by free speech campaigner Jonathan Heawood, with a target of 25,000 pounds.
Among traditional publishers that have moved into the digital space, none has done quite what The New Yorker has. It has taken its strong literary journalism into between-edition reporting and commentary, almost exclusively as online-only content. Digiday examines the strategy for what remains consciously a print-first operation.