Current Affairs

Vox

23.09.16

With 120 million monthly uniques, Washington-based news website Vox is a powerful voice in the new media landscape, along with the likes of BuzzFeed and Vice, which the New York Times describes collectively as “upstart companies.” Vox was co-founded just two years ago by liberal (at least by Washington ...

United States

Newsweek - the second act

17.05.15

F. Scott Fitzgerald may have said there are no second acts in American lives, but he wasn’t around to see American media scion Newsweek’s print resurrection last year.

The most esteemed of American news magazine’s history had been a turbulent one, but when Tina Brown announced the New Year’s Eve ...

Japan

Yomiuri Shimbun

19.10.14

One of Japan's five national newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun is in fact the biggest selling in the world at around 10 million copies a day.

The conservative and centre-right newspaper founded in 1874, is part of a trend in Japan that has, like the western world, seen newspaper ad revenue decline dramatically ...

United States

Gawker

02.09.14

Gawker is the blog that turned into a media empire. Founded in 2002 as a blog that was "the source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip", Gawker has become a lot more in the last decade. While it has a focus on celebrities and the media industry, in keeping with the abiding interests of founders Nick Denton and Elizabeth ...

Business

Fast Company

05.08.14

Inspiring "a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business" may sound like a grandiose claim, but it is how Fast Company nails its colours to the mast. A full-colour business magazine published 10 times a year, focusing on technology, business, and design, it has won a slew ...

Business

Inc.

28.05.13

Inc. magazine has been going for more than 30 years and is regularly ranked in the world's top 10 most read business publications by the likes of 'All You Can Read' and 'Barnes and Noble'. Inc. suffered following the dot-com era as titles like Fast Company seemed to grab more attention, but the tech crash and subsequent ...

Current Affairs

Beppe Grillo's Blog

28.01.13

An Italian comedian with trademark unruly grey mop of hair and beard is the unlikely internet star getting the web all of a flutter with his distinctive blog, particularly now Italy's general election is looming at the end of February.

Beppe Grillo is a stand-up comic with a political edge who satirises the Italian ...

Science and Technology

New Scientist

12.10.12

New Scientist has always had the latest scientific news, primarily written by journalists with a science or education background, rather than scientists themselves, in order to be well informed and up-to-the-minute rather than dry, overly academic and impenetrable to a lay audience. Scientists may be great with test tubes, but ...

Current Affairs

Spiked

16.08.12

Describing itself as "an independent online phenomenon dedicated to raising the horizons of humanity by waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism" Spiked nails its colours to the mast up-front, but insists it is neither right or left leaning, and as editor ...

US Politics

Slate Political Gabfest Podcast

10.08.12

The Slate website, bastard child of the Washington Post, is an embarrassment of riches – but the best thing about it is their weekly political gabfest – forty minutes of inside-the-beltway discussion of politics and personalities. It works because of the chemistry with the panel. David Plotz, editor of Slate, is ...

United States

The Atlantic Monthly

11.06.12

If I had to choose one magazine to take to a desert island, it would probably not be one of the celebrated giants published in New York - Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, or Harpers -but the Atlantic. Its refreshingly outward looking focus reflects the fact that its origins as a literary and cultural commentary magazine lie ...

India

India Today

14.05.12

Arun Purie launched India Today magazine in 1975 as a strategic move to keep the printing press busy in a time of emergency. It is probably the fact that he is still the Editor that the magazine has retained such a distinctive style. So many global magazines have chopped and changed to keep pace with technology that they very ...

Current Affairs

i

07.05.12

When it was launched last October, i, the Independent's new cheaper sibling, felt like a last hurrah. For a while the full price Indy had been selling below 80,000 copies a day, putting it in the same circulation league as the Manchester Evening News. Staffing had been cut beyond the level where a newspaper should be able to ...

United States

The Daily Beast

19.03.12

When Tina Brown, former Editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, launched the Daily Beast in October 2008 she said that it is not an "aggregator" - meaning it will not merely collect stories a la Yahoo News, but will "sift, sort and curate" the web every day, combining some original stuff with links to other sites' content. ...

Environment

National Geographic

20.12.11

National Geographic, formerly the National Geographic Magazine, is the official journal of the National Geographic Society. It published its first issue in 1888, just nine months after the Society itself was founded, and is immediately identifiable by the characteristic yellow frame that surrounds its front cover. With a ...

Science and Technology

TechCrunch

06.06.11

If you want your IT news story to be really read then put away the phone numbers of those Trade magazines. A real hit is now considered to be blog site Techcrunch. This website is another one of those trailblazing blog sites which joins The Huffington Post and Guido Fawkes – beating the official news websites at their own ...

Current Affairs

FT Weekend Magazine

05.10.10

The FT have launched the latest incarnation of their Saturday supplement. A few star features that have been running for years have been given a reprieve - including the brilliant Undercover Economist, Miss Moneypenny and the widely ripped off First Person column. Otherwise it is year zero. FT magazine has become FT Weekend ...

UK Politics

Guardian Politics Podcast

20.07.10

There are many podcasts I listen to now but if I want a quick political fix then there is only one. Guardian Politics maybe unapologizingly left leaning but it hovers way above the competition. All Guardian podcasts have learnt from the US so they sound light and fresh rather than just the highlights of a news programme. The ...

US Politics

KCRW Left, Right and Center Podcast

10.06.10

Left, Right and Center is a weekly half hour of public radio coming out of Los Angeles which does what it says on the tin, Tony Blankley, columnist on the Washington Times and former staffer for Newt Gingrich, Matt Miller,senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, web guru Arianna Huffington and the gruff sixties Lefty ...

Science and Technology

Wired

07.05.10

Wired Magazine is an example par excellence of what a difference solid art direction can make. Launched in March 1993 it reports on how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics. It had a strong start but seemed to coast through most of the noughties. Then arrived a man that changed the way we look at magazines ...

Current Affairs

Guardian Online

07.05.10

It seems no other dead-tree newspaper has embraced the digital era as fully as the Guardian. Alan Rusbridger had great foresight in understanding the extent to which the internet was going to change news forever by investing early and widely in online. Critics would say that, with the largesse of the Scott Trust millions, and ...

China

China Environmental Law

28.02.10

I first heard Charlie McElwee talking about China's climate change policy on BBC radio 4's 'The World at One' in the run up to the 2009 Copenhagen climate talks. I remember clocking at the time that he was the first person I heard on the airwaves discussing China's green agenda that wasn't either a journalist or a politician (The ...

Current Affairs

Monocle

20.11.09

Monocle has ruled the roost in terms of launches since it published its first issue on 15 Feb 2007. I think a lot of people, including Tyler Brule, were waiting for Tyler Brule to top Wallpaper magazine. Among his many misfires was Spruce Magazine - a terrible Wallpaper fashion spin off. But it is now generally agreed that ...

Business

Wake Up to Money

17.10.09

If you want a no nonsense approach to business news then radio 5 live’s Wake Up to Money is the answer. It’s quick and breezy approach skims across a whole range of stories covering all the key facts whilst getting across both sides of the argument. Its two main presenters hold the key to this. Mickey Clarke is very ...

Science and Technology

VentureBeat

05.07.09

VentureBeat is now the place to find out where innovation meets money. Since starting in 2006 it has of course been serving up the usual stories about Apple upgrades or Nintendo’s latest interactive game but it has a real sense of “breaking news” with fantastic links to twitter feeds, features and youtube links. ...

US Politics

The Huffington Post

11.05.08

Millionaire socialite Arianna Huffington may have married oil millionaire Michael Huffington, a family friend of the Bushes, but don't hold this against her. She is extraordinarily smart. She moved to England at the age of 16 and attended Girton College at Cambridge University where in 1971 she was President of the ...

Business

FT Alphaville

07.04.08

The FT slogan "No FT, no comment" would soon become meaningless if it didn't embrace the internet and provide the very latest comment. Hardhitting Alphaville was therefore launched to give traders some freshly squeezed news in the morning. If you're a finance professionals working in hedge funds, private equity and investment ...

Environment

Treehugger

10.03.08

Treehugger was recently bought by the Discovery Channel for a rumoured $10m. Just shows what can happen when you put a bunch of clever students together.

Treehugger began as an MBA class project five years ago and says it now generates enough revenue from sponsorship and advertising to pay all its staffers and writers. ...

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Digital - friend or foe?

13.08.17

As print newspaper sales and associated ad revenues inexorably decline in much of the west, the media industry has for some years put its hope for the future in digital.

Warning for social media companies

08.05.17

Another day, another UK Commons home affairs select committee report, this latest one strongly criticizing social media companies

A splutter at Twitter as ad revenues fall away

27.04.17

News this week that revenue at social media behemoth Twitter had fallen for the first time ever, was a true spill-your-coffee moment.