Church of Scientology Blasts Vanity Fair?s Tom Cruise Expose As ?Shoddy Journalism? And ?Religious Bigotry? [Read Letter]Jeffrey K. Riffer, a lawyer for the Church of Scientology, wrote an eight-page letter to Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter hoping to stop an expose of the church from ever being published.
- The Communist Party of Vietnam has vowed to target any blogs and websites that are "anti-party" or "anti-state," but government critics have responded with defiance.
- The U.S. government went into a full-throated propaganda offensive Tuesday in an effort to show that the highly controversial 2008 bailouts of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) were profitable.
- John Clayton, who's made his name at ESPN for being a reserved, newsy reporter, appears in a new "This is SportsCenter" ad with a pony tail and Slayer tee shirt. The commercial vaulted Clayton to a nationally trending Twitter topic on Thursday.
- The 2007 suicides of Duncan and Blake posthumously captured the imaginations of countless people who had never heard of the couple but were haunted by images published in news stories and on the Web. Five years later, questions remain about the media coverage of their deaths,
- Cupertino giant Apple seems to have left an app developer lost as it has continuously rejected an application from its App Store.
- Though Isaac is still being classified as a tropical storm, many are comparing it to Hurricane Katrina considering it is expected to make landfall near New Orleans and on the seventh anniversary of the devastating storm.
- Newly-released documents confirm criticisms of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s road to enduring riches. What emerges is a system that exploits several weaknesses in tax laws regarding overseas investments, as well as backdoor methods of swapping assets behind the government’s back. How politically damning any of this may be remains to be seen. But in the case of the Bain files, we know being “Romney Rich” isn’t simple. But it’s a lot more profitable than working a 9-to-5 with a...
- In a presidential campaign marked by an unprecedented level of negativity, journalists have not been immune -- and they've turned their acrimony equally on President Obama and Mitt Romney.
- “2016: Obama’s America,” opens for wide release on Friday, just in time for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Much to the delight of the right-wing pundits who have been heavily promoting it over the last month, the film has sold more advance tickets than any other movie on Fandango.
- The Apple stock (AAPL) has emerged a market favorite ahead of the September 12 event, cited to be the probable launch date for next-generation iPhone, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. Witnessing a huge rally for the last few days, the stock closed August 20 at an all-time high of $665.15 resulting in a market capitalization value of $665.15 billion.
- According to the New York Observer, three more writers have been cut from the Village Voice's already-skeletal staff, while one full-time editor was reduced to part-time status.
- In a phone interview with the International Business Times, the evangelical author David Barton said he was approached by four publishers, among them conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's imprint, to distribute "The Jefferson Lies" after publisher Thomas Nelson halted shipments because of claims that it contains numerous mistakes. This incident raises again the question of why publishers are unable or unwilling to ensure the accuracy of the books they print.
Kathi Goertzen, Seattle KOMO Anchorwoman, Dies At 54: 'Consummate Journalist' Loses Brain Tumor BattleSeattle is mourning the death of local TV anchorwoman Kathi Goertzen, who died Monday from brain tumors she's been battling for 14 years. She was 54.
- The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), publisher of the third-largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, named outgoing BBC director-general Mark Thompson its new CEO on Wednesday, bringing in a broadcast journalism veteran as the company expands its video content.
- Malaysian netizens, opposition politicians, well-known bloggers and non-governmental organizations staged an Internet blackout on Tuesday to protest and raise awareness about legislation that could threaten free expression on the Web.
- Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitan Magazine's legendary editor for over three decades, died this morning at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at the age of 90, according to a release by Hearst Corporation, which owns the women's magazine she helped revolutionize.
- Helen Gurley Brown, the legendary editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who helped usher in the sexual revolution, died on Monday at the age of 90.