Hyperlocal news, the Internet's version of community journalism, has taken a blow with major cutbacks at AOL's Patch, but it may not be time to write its obituary.
AOL said Friday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its Patch hyperlocal news operations, while consolidating or closing some Patch sites.
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday urged Internet users to boycott certain social networking sites, after a teenage girl who was bullied online committed suicide.
The once-influential US publication Newsweek is being sold to the all-digital news publisher IBT Media, the company said.
The British couple who sold social networking site Bebo for $850 million (655 million euros) five years ago have bought back the company for just $1 million and say they will relaunch it.
A large-scale Oxford University report shows that over the last 10 months there has been a significant shift in public attitudes towards online news - with more people willing to pay or expecting to pay for it in future.
The social news website BuzzFeed announced Monday it was adding a foreign editor as part of a push to expand its international coverage.
Human Rights Watch urged Singapore to drop new licencing rules for news websites, saying the "onerous" regulations would limit access to independent media.
Yahoo! Singapore said Wednesday that new rules requiring the licensing of online news sites will help pave the way for it to get full media accreditation.
Singapore's media regulator on Thursday sought to allay fears that a controversial new rule requiring news websites to obtain licences was aimed at stifling Internet freedom.