Digital news offering aims at high ground
It seems like a terrible time to be launching a news operation. But there are opportunities and niches, and the new digital media launch called Quartz from Atlantic Media Company seeks to exploit them.
Biologists take journalists to task for sensationalizing animal sexual behavior headlines
Fake online editorial fools New York Times
The New York Times, which famously insists on the accuracy of its reports, was red faced Sunday after being fooled by a hoax online editorial posted under the name of ex-boss Bill Keller.
Leopard in dramatic photo traced to 2004 camera trap
A dramatic photo of a male leopard dragging a massive gaur (or Indian bison) calf in Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve turned out to be the same animal photographed by a WCS camera trap nearly eight years ...
Wikipedia 'edit wars' show dynamics of conflict emergence and resolution
Wikipedia's crowd-sourced content generation has made it the world's largest encyclopedia, but this model also leads to "edit wars" when editors disagree. The dynamics of these conflicts provide an interesting window into ...
Thai webmaster verdict postponed: court
A Bangkok court on Monday postponed giving its verdict in the closely-watched trial of a Thai web editor accused over remarks about the monarchy posted by other people on her website.
Thai web editor faces 20 years for 'royal insults'
A Thai web editor facing decades behind bars over remarks about the monarchy posted by other people on her website said she still hopes to be acquitted ahead of a closely-watched verdict this week.
Last entry for Encyclopaedia Britannica book form
Hours after Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. announced it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time in more than 200 years, someone among the editing minions of free ...
Washington Post offering buyout to news staff
The Washington Post announced a voluntary buyout for some newsroom staff on Wednesday, citing the difficult economic climate for the newspaper industry.
Coercive citation in academic publishing investigated
Two UAHuntsville faculty members from the College of Business were published today in the journal Science for their investigation of an important issue in research ethics.
Reality in the eye of the beholder: A Photoshop reality check
You know they couldn't possibly look that good. But what did those models and celebrities look like before all the retouching? How different is the image we see from the original?
Singapore's SPH sues Yahoo! in copyright row
Asian media group Singapore Press Holdings is suing Yahoo! for copyright infringement, accusing the US Internet giant of reproducing its news items without permission.
New website seeks to hold journalists accountable
A Wikipedia-style website launched on Monday which provides information about the journalists behind the bylines.
Steve Jobs bio, candid portrait of complicated man
The eagerly awaited biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hit bookstores Monday, painting a candid portrait of a technology visionary who could be as bruising as he was brilliant.