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Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The longtime activist hasn't quite overcome the reputation of his early career, but the Rev. Al Sharpton now commands a uniquely powerful platform.

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The Blizzard 'Nemo' Highlights The Hype Cycle Of Storms

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The hype surrounding major storms follows a predictable pattern — plenty of buildup and panic before it peaks, plateaus and peters out. Could this kind of hype cycle have consequences for storm victims?

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After 126 Years, 'The Sporting News' Stops The Presses

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

After 126 years, The Sporting News, the wise old man of sports journalism, will cease publishing as of Jan. 1, 2013. The longtime sports newspaper will continue as a digital-only brand.

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French Magazine Ordered To Hand Over Photos Of Topless Kate, Not Republish Any

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Closer faces fines of $13,000 a day if it does not comply with a French court's order within 24 hours. Photos of the sunbathing Duchess of Cambridge were published last week.

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Row Over Photos Of Topless Kate Lands In French Courts

Monday, September 17, 2012

Buckingham Palace is doing what it can to stop further publication of the photos, taken while the woman who some day may be queen was vacationing with Prince William. But they continue to show up in gossip rags.

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Malcolm Browne, Journalist Who Took The 'Burning Monk' Photo, Dies

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing and spend decades as a writer for The New York Times, but it's that picture that he's remembered for.

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Unsealed Documents 'Hint At The Evidence' In Colorado Shootings

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

While most materials remain sealed, those that have been made public contain a glimpse or two about the case being made against James Holmes for the attack that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded.

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Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria's Column, After Plagiarism Claim

Friday, August 10, 2012

Zakaria apologized for a passage that appeared to be lifted from a New Yorker piece.

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Did Twitter Go Too Far? It Suspended Critic Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Guy Adams of The Independent was among many contributing to the #NBCFail trending topic. Twitter suspended his account after he posted an NBC executive's email address. Adams says he didn't post private information, just something that was already public.

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Jonah Lehrer Resigns From 'New Yorker,' Admitting He Made Up Quotes In Book

Monday, July 30, 2012

His publisher is halting shipments of the prolific science writer's latest book Imagine.

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Former Murdoch Editors Face Criminal Charges In U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

One of those being charged went on to be a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron. The now defunct News of the World tapped into voicemails of murder victims, celebrities and politicians.

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'Seventeen' Magazine Takes No-Photoshop Pledge After 8th-Grader's Campaign

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in chief writes that Seventeen "never has, never will."

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News Corp. Confirms Split; Rupert Murdoch Will Chair Both Companies

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The company plans to split its publishing and media/entertainment operations. It's responding to investors who don't want to be part of the slow-growing world of newspapers.

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'Car Talk' Guys Are Retiring, But Their Best Stuff Will Be Rebroadcast

Friday, June 08, 2012

Click and Clack — Tom and Ray Magliozzi — are stepping aside after 35 years. But their best stuff will still be on the air. NPR is keeping the show going. And the brothers will make occasional appearances on the air.

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Barbara Walters Apologizes For Trying To Help Assad Aide

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The aide had helped the journalist secure an interview with the Syrian despot Bashar Assad.

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Rupert Murdoch 'Not A Fit Person' To Lead A Major Company, Report Charges

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

There has been a "lack of effective corporate governance" at News Corp. and a culture of problems that "permeated from the top," a British Parliament committee concludes. It's scathing report follows the so-called hacking scandal in the U.K.

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'I Failed,' Says Rupert Murdoch; But He Points At Others For Cover-Up

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch testified today that lower-level executives were the ones behind a cover-up of the so-called hacking scandal and that they kept him from knowing about what had happened.

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Murdoch Son Stepping Down From Post At BSkyB

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The hacking scandal that has ripped through Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K. has now led to son James Murdoch's decision to step down as chairman of the satellite broadcast giant.

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James Murdoch Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of News International

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

News Corp. said he was stepping down to focus on the company's international TV business.

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CNN Suspends Roland Martin Over Super Bowl Ad Tweets

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Martin made remarks about David Beckham's underwear ad that many called homophobic.

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