Publishing

A woman walks by a cabinets displaying Chinese version of foreign and local encyclopedias at a book store in Beijing, Thursday, May 4, 2017. China is compiling a free online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia, but it will likely only give Beijing's official version of sensitive historical events, and the public won't be able to write or edit it. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 04, 2017 - 11:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — It'll be free. It'll be uniquely Chinese. It'll be an online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia — but without the participation of the public. And don't expect entries on "Tiananmen Square 1989" or "Falun Gong spiritual group" to come up in your searches, either. Scholars and experts...
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May 03, 2017 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 2 about paying for news, The Associated Press reported the incorrect number of New York Times subscriptions. They were 309,000 in 2011, not 406,000, and 1.61 million, not 1.85 million, in 2016. A corrected version of the story is below: Pay for news? More than half of...
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In this Thursday, April 28, 2016, photo, a woman visits a display booth for the Chinese internet portal 163.com promoting its news section, at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. China is tightening rules for online news as the country's censors try to control the flood of information being spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other sources. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 03, 2017 - 5:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening rules for online news as its censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating in the country. The rules announced Tuesday and set to go into effect June 1 will require online...
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A shop owner stacks editions of the "The Press" newspaper, owned by Fairfax Media, for sale in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The New Zealand Commerce Commission announced Wednesday that they have rejected a proposed merger between New Zealand's two main newspaper publishers, saying the benefits of saving money and extending the life of some newspapers don't outweigh the harm it would cause to democracy. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 02, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed merger between New Zealand's two main newspaper publishers, saying the benefits of saving money and extending the life of some newspapers did not outweigh the harm it would cause to democracy. The Commerce Commission...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, in Chicago. A little more than half of American adults regularly pay for news, through newspaper and magazine subscriptions, apps on electronic devices or contributions to public media, according to the Media Insight Project released Tuesday, May 2, 2017, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
May 02, 2017 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously. A little more than half of American adults regularly pay for news, through newspaper and magazine subscriptions, apps on...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” as a copyright trial involving the country’s ruling political party began Monday, May 1, 2017. The Detroit-based music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand’s conservative National Party for using a similar soundtrack titled “Eminem Esque” for a 2014 TV ad. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 01, 2017 - 10:41 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday. The Detroit-based...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” as a copyright trial involving the country’s ruling political party began Monday, May 1, 2017. The Detroit-based music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand’s conservative National Party for using a similar soundtrack titled “Eminem Esque” for a 2014 TV ad. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 01, 2017 - 2:46 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They may not have lost themselves in the music or the moment but a judge and nine lawyers in a New Zealand courtroom did listen politely to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as a copyright trial involving the country's ruling political party began Monday. The Detroit-based...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Galain Los Angeles. Paltrow and former Vogue editor Anna Wintour are teaming up to take the actress’ Goop website to print, magazine publisher Conde Nast announced on April 28, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and former Vogue editor Anna Wintour are teaming up to take the actress' Goop website to print through a partnership with magazine publisher Conde Nast. Wintour, who is now artistic director at Conde Nast, says that through the Goop brand, Paltrow has built a "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, actress Joely Fisher arrives at a special screening of "American Pastoral" in Beverly Hills, Calif. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers said Thursday, April 27, 2017, that it had acquired her memoir “Growing Up Fisher” and would release it November 14. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joely Fisher, the actress and half-sister of Carrie Fisher, has her own show business stories. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Thursday that it had acquired her memoir, "Growing Up Fisher," and would release it Nov. 14. The...
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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. Pirsig, whose novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died at his home in South Benwick, Maine on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was 88. (William Morrow via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died at...
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