The long, fraught relationship of newspapers and the Web took an interesting turn on Monday with the launch of New Day, a new British tabloid from the publisher of the Daily Mirror. It debuted with 2 million free copies of its print edition - but no Web site, and no plans for one.
Soldier of Fortune, the magazine for sinewy men with bushy mustaches and aviator sunglasses - I mean, the magazine for people interested in the global mercenary industry - is closing its print edition after four moderately alarming decades.
One of America's best-known sportswriters, Bill Simmons, is joining forces with publishing platform Medium to launch his new online sports publication, 'The Ringer.' According to Medium, 'The Ringer' will be the first premium content Web site hosted on its platform.
In proportional terms, digital magazines are expected to increase from 14% of the total global magazine publishing market to 35% by 2020, with the Americas leading the way. Adoption of digital magazines will increase rapidly in Asia, due to rising disposable incomes in countries like China and India.
Long known for its marketing stunts, Burger King is taking a high profile approach to the launch of its newest menu item, Grilled Dogs. The fast-food chain bought full-page cover ads wrapping the front pages of big metropolitan dailies nationwide.
China has passed a sweeping law forbidding online publishing by foreign entities operating in the country. But it remains to be seen whether the law is enforced.
Sports site SB Nation was forced to remove an article just a few hours after it was published Wednesday night amid a storm of criticism over its sympathetic portrayal of a convicted rapist.
Bill Cosby is suing one of his accusers and the National Enquirer for breach of contract relating to a legal settlement originally reached in 2006. It involves sexual assault accusations that are now at the center of a new criminal case against Cosby.
The newspaper 'New Day,' which will launch with a newsstand price of about 20 pence, will target a mid-market audience in competition with other big newspapers like the 'Express.' 'New Day' will have an initial print run of 2 million.
The 11,000-word piece, titled "The Digital Dirt," doesn't reveal anything particularly shocking or unexpected. Long story short: TMZ pays its sources for news, basically bribing all kinds of people to violate the terms of their employment.