The Wire, formerly known at The Atlantic Wire, is shutting down, according to an internal memo obtained by Gawker. The breaking news site will be folded into the main site of The Atlantic magazine.Read more…
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If you’re going to leave your TV gig for a life toiling at marijuana legalization, do it with some panache. At the end of a segment on a cannabis club last night, Alaskan news reporter Charlo Greene revealed herself as the club’s owner and availed herself of any journalistic conflict of interest with four words: “Fuck it, I quit.”Read more…
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The missing chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm’s cash.
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It was just over one year ago when Greece was, once again, thrust into the international limelight. On June 11, 2013, the Greek government, in a sudden and surprise move, immediately shut down ERT, the country’s national public broadcaster. That evening, ERT’s frequencies throughout Greece went dark, putting an end to a national broadcasting institution that had been on the air continuously since 1938.
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The Newspaper Guild, a union that represents hundreds of editorial employees at Time Inc., says that contract negotiations with the company have broken down after the company stood firm on its demands for the right to outsource union jobs.Read more…
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First, Newsweek called the charismatic anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam a fraud. Now Marie Claire says Newsweek is guilty of careless reporting.
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China fines pharmaceuticals firm GSK $490m for bribery and jails executives, state media report
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Mark Finkelstein, a NewsBusters editor dedicated to “COMBATING LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS” who “spent ten days in Iraq” once, has a scoop: MSNBC host Chris Hayes was really sexist on the air last night. Which is true, if you don’t know who Girl Talk is. Mark Finkelstein does not know who Girl Talk is.Read more…
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Today The Advocate ranked The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media. Be sure to read the magazine’s disclaimer: “Only those media figures who are publicly out are included.”Read more…
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The editor, whose first months at the helm have been dramatic, on his predecessor’s exit, punching walls, and why sending reporters to warzones keeps him ‘most awake at night.’
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The editor, whose first months at the helm have been dramatic, on his predecessor’s exit, punching walls, and why sending reporters to war zones keeps him ‘most awake at night.’
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The iconic actor of films like Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction discusses his new film, The Forger, the media, and those allegations.
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First Minister Alex Salmond is to hold a press conference for international media on the anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum.
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A candid chat with the outspoken comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher about political correctness. On Sept. 12, a live version of Real Time will air on HBO from Washington D.C., followed by the live standup special Bill Maher: Live From D.C.
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The first episode of Meredith Vieira’s daytime talk show aired Monday. There were many tears, and a frenzied air it will be hard, and weird, to maintain.
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What this nation needs is a pair of overcompensated white male centrists who will bring us more horse race-style political journalism. Read more…
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Public prosecutor says documents passed via intermediaries
Continue reading Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with selling state secrets to Qatar
Fading magazine empire Time Inc. is currently trying to negotiate a new contract with the Newspaper Guild, a union that represents several hundred of the company’s editorial employees. Time Inc. would like the right to eliminate most of their jobs. Read more…
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