Correspondent, Vice on HBO. Ex-NYT. Ex-Londoner.

Panel in Hacking Case Finds Murdoch Unfit as News Titan

nytimes.com — It said the use of illegal reporting methods and the efforts to thwart inquiries into the practice came from a culture that "permeated from the top throughout the organization and speaks volumes about the lack of effective corporate governance at News Corporation and News International," its British newspaper subsidiary.

A Hoax Plot, Cloaked in a Ukrainian Interview

nytimes.com — The intrigue began last week when The New York Times received a letter on official-looking stationery marked "President of Ukraine." The letter was addressed to the paper's executive editor, Dean Baquet (though he was referred to as Mr. Baquet Dean), and complained about an editorial that faulted President Petro O.

Mashable announces personnel shifts and job cuts

bostonglobe.com — The news website Mashable announced sweeping changes to its operations Thursday, replacing its executive editor, Jim Roberts, and its chief revenue officer, Seth Rogin, and making a round of job cuts. In a memo to the staff, described a decision to "move away from covering world news and politics as stand-alone channels."

Mashable Announces Personnel Shifts and Job Cuts

nytimes.com — The news website Mashable announced sweeping changes to its operations on Thursday, replacing its executive editor, Jim Roberts, and its chief revenue officer, Seth Rogin, and making a round of job cuts. In a memo to the staff, Mashable's founder, Pete Cashmore, described a decision to "move away from covering world news and politics as stand-alone channels."

Jill Abramson, Former New York Times Editor, to Write Guardian Column

editorandpublisher.com — Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will formally join The Guardian as a political columnist, the newspaper said Monday. Ms. Abramson, who has written articles for The Guardian about the American elections in recent weeks, will write biweekly as part of its coverage of the presidential race this year.

Jill Abramson, Former New York Times Editor, to Write Guardian Column

nytimes.com — Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will formally join The Guardian as a political columnist, the newspaper said Monday. Ms. Abramson, who has written articles for The Guardian about the American elections in recent weeks, will write regularly as part of its coverage of the presidential race this year.

Playboy Enterprises Said to Explore Sale

nytimes.com — Playboy Enterprises, the parent company of the iconic men's magazine, has retained investment bankers and has begun exploring a sale, people with knowledge of the discussions said on Thursday.

Hulk Hogan awarded $115 mn in sex-tape suit

business-standard.com — The retired wrestler Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million in damages on Friday by a Florida jury in an invasion of privacy case against Gawker.com over its publication of a sex tape - an astounding figure that tops the $100 million he had asked for, that will probably grow before the trial concludes, and that could send a cautionary signal to online publishers despite the likelihood of an appeal by Gawker.

Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Privacy Suit Against Gawker

nytimes.com — The case represented a peculiar clash of worlds, and it was a surreal spectacle. Mr. Bollea explained his relationship with Mr. Clem, and the ways in which Mr. Clem had encouraged him to sleep with his wife. He also drew a distinction between himself and Hulk Hogan, who he suggested were separate personas.

Tribune Publishing Wins Auction for Orange County Register

nytimes.com — Tribune Publishing, the parent company of The Los Angeles Times, won an auction for The Orange County Register and The Riverside Press-Enterprise this week with a bid of $56 million in cash, the company said Thursday.
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