The Bolivian government approved a decree requiring media owners to guarantee transportation at night for journalists and other press workers, reported radio station FM Bolivia. The door-to-door transport is supposed to run from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
U.S. online advertising spending is expected to surpass print for the first time this year, according to a study released Thursday, Jan. 19, by eMarketer, reported AdAge, adding that this would "represent a watershed in the media business." Forbes noted that such a forecast means "digital remains the sole bright spot for newspapers and magazines," as print ad revenue dropped 9.3 percent to $20.7 billion in 2011, the report said.
The increase in newspaper circulation in Brazil, noted by the Circulation Verification Institute in July, wasn't enough to stop the tide of job losses in newsrooms in the South American country.
After launching versions in Canada and the United Kingdom, in November The Huffington Post will release a Brazilian edition of the site.
While newspaper circulation drops in the United States and Europe, South America's publications are enjoying a boom in readership.
Chile's student protests could help break up the country's concentrated media empires, suggested a new report from Reporters without Borders.
The Brazilian media giant Grupo Globo released guiding editorial principles for all of its outlets, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo on Saturday, Aug. 6.
With an eye looking at a growing market in Brazil, driven in part by government efforts to make mobile technology more affordable, the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) Digital Strategy Commission is considering unifying the distribution of digital editions of Brazilian newspapers for tablets, according to the site Teletime.