The European Commission has added its voice to concerns about press freedom of expression in Turkey following extensive firings of journalists in recent days, including the readers' editor for Sabah, Yavuz Baydar. He has also written a detailed account of challenges for journalists in Turkey for the Index on Censorship magazine.
Jeff Jarvis, in his latest post for his Buzzmachine blog, argues that Google has just relegated the television to the second source of video content with the surprise release of its $35 Chromecast device that plugs into the TV and screens video and other content on the set. "Simply put, I'll watch more Internet content because it's so easy now." He outlines the implications of the thumbdrive-style device and says it will set Apple back on its heels with its simplicity and capacity.
Sharon Waxman, the editor of The Wrap, writes from Wednesday's Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference that the decline of newspapers was inevitable. Advertising was simply departing and there was nothing the big papers could do about it. While digital innovation was sustaining journalism, it was disrupting advertising.
Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking News, writes about Facebook's focus on mobile as an example of how to excel in the digital age. He views its determination to create a mobile footprint as a wake-up call to media organizations who will have trouble keeping pace.