Facebook dives deep into news with publisher deal (Update)
Facebook pushed deeper into the media business Wednesday by crafting a deal with news publishers which allows the social network to deliver articles directly to readers and could reshape the news landscape.
Stick insect found to harbor antibacterial microbes in its gut
An exploration of social identity: The structure of the BBC news-sharing community on twitter
Where do people get their news, and how does information spread through social networks? Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) analyzed how BBC articles are shared through Twitter, ...
Washington Post says website hacked by Syrian group (Update)
The Washington Post said Thursday its website was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, becoming the latest media organization victimized by the group that backs strongman Bashar al-Assad.
What makes people click? Researchers analyze online news preferences
A new study has analysed tens of thousands of articles available to readers of online news and created a model to find out 'what makes people click'.
E! Online's Twitter, texting accounts hacked
E! Online says hackers compromised its Twitter and text messaging accounts, sending out erroneous news alerts about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie.
Explainer: What is geoblocking?
So you sit down in front of your computer to catch the latest episode of Doctor Who directly from BBC's iPlayer, and you are greeted by an error message informing you that the program will play only in the ...
A new model of social class
The BBC has published the results from the 'Great British Class Survey' which has revealed a new model of social class with seven categories ranging from the Elite at the top to a 'Precariat' at the bottom. ...
Broadcasters win EU court block on Internet streaming
Television broadcasters won a significant battle Thursday when the European Court of Justice said they can block Internet platforms from streaming their output on the web.
UK court rejects Tesla lawsuit against BBC (Update)
Britain's Court of Appeal on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit against the BBC by electric car maker Tesla Motors over a program that criticized its Roadster vehicle.
NY Times making more from readers than advertising
The New York Times Company said Thursday that its income from readers and subscribers overtook that of advertising for the first time in 2012, as the media group reported a boost in profits.
British astronomer Patrick Moore dies at 89
(AP)—British astronomer and broadcaster Patrick Moore died Sunday, according to friends and colleagues. He was 89.
NY Times in spotlight as ex-BBC chief takes reins
Former BBC chief Mark Thompson assumed his new role at The York Times Co. Monday amid questions about whether the crisis engulfing the British broadcaster would spill over to the US news organization.
Word choices on political issues reveal ways of thinking
(Phys.org)—Communication and information science researches have developed a free online tool that offers a new way of looking at the news. "Reflext" provides a glimpse into how political events are being covered and discussed.