The revenue for U.S. journalism --- that is, the fuel behind its production --- has declined by one-third since 2006. A study by the Pew Research Center quantifies the decline in print, broadcast and online revenue, and it points to a shift toward subscription support of journalism as advertising splinters and finds other places to support. Event hosting and other direct services are growing, but still comprise a very small share of the $63-65 billion in support.
The Turkish telecommunications regulator is, at last, unblocking Twitter after two weeks in which the country's users had to find clever technical workarounds to stay active on the social network. The service had been banned as elections loomed, but a court found the move was unconstitutional. YouTube, though, remains blocked and there are indications it will stay that way.
The European parliament has passed a series of measures to entrench net neutrality and create a unified mobile market that will eliminate roaming charges on the continent. GigaOm reports the net neutrality provision had been threatened in recent weeks but was refined closer to the vote. The package will be ratified in May at the next sitting of parliament.
News industry veteran Alan Mutter, in his latest Reflections of a Newsosaur post, sheds light on the closure of the Thunderdome digital exercise and decision to sell newspapers by Digital First Media. It isn't a failure of the idea, he says, just the wrong backers of the project.