JOURNALISM

Spin Magazine Suspends Publishing, Lays Off 11 Staffers

In a statement on Sunday, Buzzmedia, the digital-media company that purchased Spin earlier this month, said the bi-monthly magazine "will change" after the September/October issue. The company will not publish a November/December issue as originally planned, and it is not clear when production will resume.

Drudge Report Exposed: Front Page Linked To Old Stabbing Story From Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Police Department was flooded from phone calls from reporters on Friday after the Drudge Report linked a story about how a man stopped another man's stabbing rampage in a Salt Lake City. Though the linked article from the Drudge Report front page was clearly published on April 26, many reporters did not take notice and published the news as if it had occurred the night before.

Journalism Ethics: Is USA Today's Partnership With Subway Unhealthy?

USA Today's Eileen Blass scored an interview with eight-time Olympic medal-winning speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, and the company wanted to promote the exclusive story on the front page of the sports section. There's nothing wrong with that; the way USA Today went about it, however, was highly questionable.

Young Science Prodigies Buck Greying Trend In Breakthroughs

In the past few decades, scientific breakthroughs are increasingly coming from older scientists. But young people still make astounding discoveries, and some institutions, including science fairs and the U.S. government, aim to encourage budding researchers to keep at it.

Pew Study Finds YouTube Is The Favourite News Spot

YouTube is the favourite news spot for 71 percent of American adults up from 66 percent (in 2010), who visit the site to stay tuned, says a survey conducted by Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The study adds that 28 percent of American adults visit YouTube daily.

Microsoft, NBC Finalize Divorce: New Era In Online News Begins

The world's largest software maker announced late Sunday that it is pulling out of its partnership with MSNBC.com, a move that will allow the company to build its own online news service at a time when more and more consumers are finding their news online.

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Germans Buck Trend With Love Of Newspapers

(Reuters) - The news: Americans love to publicly debate it, British people hardly ever pay for it online and Germans prefer to get theirs through more traditional means, according to a survey about media consumption released on Monday.
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