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A quarter of Spanish journalists made redundant since recession, suggests report

A report by the Press Association of Madrid claims that at least a quarter of Spanish journalists have lost their jobs and two thirds have experienced a pay reduction since the start of the economic crisis, according to a post on the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog based on reports by the Spanish media.

The 2010 Annual Report of the Journalistic Profession also suggests that there has been an increase in the number of journalists not working from 5,155 in 2009 to 5,564 while the average salary has dropped by €5,000 to €30,000 in the last six months, the report adds.

Out of these people, 66 per cent were found to be women.

Bangkok Post publishes Thailand’s first 3D newspaper

A Thai newspaper has become the first in the country to produce a 3D photo edition of its newspaper, according to the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog.

The Bangkok Post, an English-language daily, published the special edition to celebrate its 64th anniversary.

The three-dimensional effect was also applied to the advertisements and to a special section called Our Pride, published in celebration of the newspaper recently winning the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers’ (WAN-IFRA) Best Overall Design award in Asia-Pacific and Middle East.

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News Corporation forced to sell Fiji Times under new law

Offers are now being taken for Rupert Murdoch’s Fiji Times, following a new decree in the country which means media outlets must be largely owned by the country’s citizens.

According to a report by the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog, PricewaterhouseCoopers – hired by News Limited (News Corps’ Australian brand) to value the daily paper – is calling for “expressions of interest” from potential buyers up until 9 August.

Under the new decree, which went into effect on June 28, media outlets must be 90 percent owned by Fijians citizens that reside in the country. Although News Limited did not want to sell the newspaper, the military government has said there will be no amendments to the decree and no extensions will be given.

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