Glenn Greenwald, writing in The Guardian, examines the internal debate at Al Jazeera as it approaches its American launch. The news organization has to choose whether it should change its tone to suit a U.S. audience. He reports that within the organization there is considerable concern that its editorial mission is being rearranged to make Al Jazeera friendlier to America.
Rick Edmonds, writing for Poynter, looks at what news organizations are learning as they implement online paywalls. In many instances companies are finding they stimulate revenue without much risking print sales, traffic or advertising.
He asserts that practices are emerging to provide optimism in the industry.
Anthony Loewenstein, writing for The Guardian's Comment is Free, argues everyone is subjective and that personal transparency about voting intentions and practices should be part of the deal for journalists. A commitment to fairness and balance is insufficient, he says. Instead, a fully transparent media would help restore trust in journalism.
Alan Mutter, in his latest Reflections of a Newsosaur post, further explores a recent Reuters Institute study on news consumption. He pursues a different line in his reporting to demonstrate that older people (those over 55) are part of "sweeping" shifts in consumer behaviour. The study indicates all age groups now choose online over print to consume media, and that publishers' beliefs that older audiences were still aligned with them might be misguided.