• 'NYT' Public Editor Highlights Conflict of Interest
    Hats off to Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times' public editor, who is apparently the real deal. Sullivan wrote a post in her blog, the "Public Editor's Journal," questioning an article recently published in T, the NYT style magazine, titled "The Transformers."
  • Dennis Publishing Is Serious About Trees
    Felix Dennis, the late founder of Dennis Publishing, owner of Maxim in its heyday and now publisher of The Week and Mental Floss, was a famously eccentric fellow: an accomplished poet. He claimed to have spent $100 million supporting his mistresses and told the press he was addicted to crack for two years in the mid-1980s. He owned 18 Rolls Royces and Bentleys but never had a driving license. In 2008, he also claimed to have murdered a man  and gotten away with it, but later retracted the statement. (It’s not clear how many of his more sensational disclosures, if …
  • BBC Should Stop Publishing Text Content, Says UK Culture Secretary
    In the UK, the Culture Secretary apparently wants people to read less online news. I repeat, it seems British people are reading too much online news. The Culture Secretary says the BBC should get out of the business of publishing written news and stick to video.
  • BuzzFeed Protests SXSW Decision To Nix Gaming Panels Over Threats
    In yet another bizarre and discouraging example of online vitriol spilling over into the (sort of) real world, the South by Southwest Interactive festival has canceled two panel discussions about gaming and online harassment, due to "numerous threats of on-site violence."
  • Venezuela Sues U.S. Web Site for Publishing (Real) Exchange Rate
    In true Bolivarian fashion, the Venezuelan government is continuing to wage its valiant struggle against reality with a lawsuit against a U.S.-based news Web site, dolartoday.com, which insists on publishing some inconvenient facts -- about the state of its currency.
  • Beutner Takes Tribune Fight to Airwaves
    Fired Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner took his fight with Tribune Publishing's management to the airwaves on Thursday, firing off some pointed criticism and calling for local ownership of the newspaper during an interview with CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources."
  • 'Maxim' Cuts Rate Base, Gets Redesign
    Maxim is slashing its guaranteed circulation by more than half and undergoing yet another redesign, according to Women's Wear Daily. The moves come as Maxim, like other men's lifestyle magazines, struggles to find its footing amid the broader transition to digital media consumption.
  • 'Vice' Blackout Demands Release Of Jailed Journo
    Vice Media blacked out all of its roughly 100 digital channels around the world today to demand the release of Mohammed Rasool, a journalist who has been detained by Turkish authorities for two months after he was arrested on assignment for Vice News.
  • 'Lowrider' Rejects Risque Female Models, Promotes Hispanic Culture
    A week after Playboy announced that it will no longer feature nude models in its print edition, Lowrider, a lifestyle magazine focused on Hispanic automotive enthusiasts, will no longer feature female models as part of its automotive photography.
  • Amazon Fires Back at 'NYT' Expose
    Amazon is still smarting from the brutal expos published by The New York Times in August, titled "Inside Amazon." Now, the e-commerce juggernaut is firing back
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