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Rolling Stone Magazine: A Gasping Dinosaur
September 18 2012 6:11 AM EDT
Like the rock industry itself, Rolling Stone fell into a state of self-satisfied lethargy and irrelevance.
Church of Scientology Blasts Vanity Fair?s Tom Cruise Expose As ?Shoddy Journalism? And ?Religious Bigotry? [Read Letter]
September 17 2012 2:12 PM EDT
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.
Vietnam Targets Bloggers, But Voices Of Dissent Won't Pipe Down
September 14 2012 8:08 AM EDT
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.
Washington Bends Logic Into Mobius Strip To Show Profit On AIG Bailout
September 12 2012 1:40 PM EDT
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 Rocks Ponytail, Listens To Heavy Metal In New ESPN Ad [VIDEO]
September 06 2012 3:39 PM EDT
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 Deaths That Launched A Thousand Blogs'
August 31 2012 4:04 PM EDT
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,
Apple App Store Turns Down Controversial App That Tracks US Drone Strikes (VIDEO)
August 31 2012 5:12 AM EDT
Cupertino giant Apple seems to have left an app developer lost as it has continuously rejected an application from its App Store.
Will Isaac Be As Bad As Katrina? NOLA Residents Urged To Evacuate
August 27 2012 6:40 PM EDT
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.
Romney Interview Demand: Don't Ask Me About Akin
August 23 2012 8:27 PM EDT
Mitt Romney's campaign told a Denver TV reporter in advance she could ask him no questions about Todd Akin or abortion, she said Thursday.
The Bain Files: Romney Document Dump Reveals Secrets To A 13% Tax Rate
August 23 2012 6:59 PM EDT
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...
The Press Treats Obama, Romney Equally Badly: STudy
August 23 2012 12:34 PM EDT
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.
Anti-Barack Obama Documentary Could Be The Sleeper Hit Of 2012
August 22 2012 6:13 PM EDT
“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.
Rally Puts Apple Stock (AAPL) In Spotlight; Experts Identify IBM As Most Valuable Company
August 21 2012 8:39 AM EDT
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.
Staff Layoffs At The Village Voice Stir Debates Over The Future Of Alt-Weeklies
August 20 2012 5:42 PM EDT
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.
Glenn Beck May Revive 'Jefferson Lies'
August 18 2012 1:12 PM EDT
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 Battle
August 15 2012 11:27 AM EDT
Seattle 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.
New York Times Names New CEO With Strong Broadcast Ties
August 14 2012 5:46 PM EDT
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.
Internet Blackout in Malaysia: Netizens Protest Evidence Act Amendment S114A
August 14 2012 3:34 PM EDT
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 Editor And Author Of ‘Sex And The Single Girl,’ Dead At 90
August 13 2012 4:23 PM EDT
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.
Legendary Cosmopolitan Mag Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dies At 90
August 13 2012 4:11 PM EDT
Helen Gurley Brown, the legendary editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who helped usher in the sexual revolution, died on Monday at the age of 90.