War reporting

Forecast: Digital ad revenue to jump 17% this year, magazine ad revenue to fall 11%

Wednesday already? Here we go. Digital ad revenue to pass TV in 2017: According to Magna Global forecasts, "television revenues are expected to grow 2.2% this year," Nathalie Tadena writes. "Newspaper and magazine ad revenue are expected to decline 8.9% and 11% respectively, while digital ad revenues are expected to jump 17% this year to $50 billion." (The … Read More

'Hornet's Nest': Memorial Day war movie by father and son journalists opens

The trailer for Mike and Carlos Boettcher’s new movie “The Hornet’s Nest” that opens in theaters nationwide today says right up front the film is “Not based on a true story.” Then a second message appears on the screen, “This is the true story.” “The Hornet’s Nest” is a movie with no actors. The shooting, the fear, the … Read More

Afghanistan journalists attempt a boycott after death of reporter

On Thursday, March 20, at a celebration of the Persian New Year in Kabul’s posh Serena Hotel, four young men attacked partygoers with small handguns they had smuggled through security, murdering nine civilians before they were killed by security forces. Among the first to fall was Sardar Ahmad, a veteran journalist with Agence France-Presse, who was killed along with … Read More

News organizations ask Syrian rebels to halt journalist kidnappings

The Atlantic | Committee to Protect Journalists Thirteen news organizations have called on the Syrian opposition to help curtail "a disturbing rise" in kidnappings of journalists that have reduced coverage of the civil war. In a letter isssued today, the groups said by its count more than 30 journalists are being held. The kidnappings have … Read More