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February 2018

Media special. Terrorists to TV stars, why game shows are big winners and East Berlin's Funkhaus.

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In the second of our eight-part series on the mobility of the future we explore how urbanistic choices can influence the spread of battery-powered cars. A city that’s growing in size doesn’t need to forgo sustainable mob…

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Editor's letter

In a world that is moving so fast, is there really a need to make the distinction between old and new media? Surely it’s better to play by your own rules.

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The opener

Award-winning noodles in Bangkok, flagging down a bookshop on wheels in Los Angeles and private moments in the workplace: our fresh news picks from around the world.

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Catch the pigeon

The niche magazine that’s something of a coo for the Japanese publishing industry.

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Delving deeper

Sigfrido Ranucci hosts Italy’s leading investigative news show. And with all that digging to be done, he needs a crack team.

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Crime time

Screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt has popularised Nordic noir with ‘The Bridge’. We follow him into the woods.

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Faith and devotion

Despite the global trials facing print media and pressures from religious hardliners, one Indonesian paper is remaining faithful to its founding principles.

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Diplomacy briefing

The former US ambassador to Denmark on how he used reality TV for diplomacy and the bbc’s expanding language services.

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Defence briefing

The nations that have their own military broadcasters, plus the Finnish Jaeger Brigade shows off its Arctic-combat skills.

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Cities briefing

Singapore puts a cap on cars, a new development with newshound history and we tour the original media clusters, from Fleet Street to Park Row.

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A televised revolution

With peace reached in Colombia after 53 years of conflict, demobilised guerilla insurgents are directing their attention to a less violent activity: agitating political debate in the nation.

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Cartoon networks

Drawing on a quirky cast of animated characters, Line has become Asia’s dominant messaging app. CEO Takeshi Idezawa tells us how.

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Data base

As the last members of staff move in, we step inside global business analyst Bloomberg’s new European headquarters.

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Tried and tested

This is the year to strike out on your own. But don’t go in blind. Learn from the young upstarts who’ve made a success of setting up magazines, podcasts and TV streaming services.

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For love and money

Media firms are getting smarter about how they leverage their brands in order to create new products and services – and bring in extra cash. Whether they are hosting rustic expos, retailing tummy warmers or selling steak…

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Pressing ahead

From classroom to newsroom, Giovanni di Lorenzo has learned how to adapt, and now Die Zeit’s editor in chief is successfully adjusting to the many challenges facing the print industry.

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Business briefing

A harmonious shared workspace in London, a newsy new start-up in Zürich and a snapshot of the world’s biggest publishing markets.

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Narrating the world

Monocle meets the men and women who are shaping the news agenda, from influential radio presenters to newspaper editors and television hosts.

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Little by little

In this CGI era when craft means corralling pixels, we take a trip to a traditional animation studio in Tokyo to marvel at mastering the miniature. Among the models and drying paint we find that old-fashioned artworking is…

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Come on down

What’s the secret to game shows’ enduring popularity? Is it the triumph of ‘the everyman’ – the idea that anyone, of any race, age, gender or background, could win a fortune? Or is it that people just need some silly fun…

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