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Smartphone Boom Fuels A $1 Billion Fantasy Sports Industry

Fantasy sports revenues will reach at least $1 billion this year, and the growth is in lockstep with widening broadband access and the smartphone boom.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Again Top Forbes 400

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.

NPR To Offer Voluntary Buyouts In Bid To Balance Budget

According to a message sent to NPR's staff, the organization aims to reduce its number of employees by about 10 percent. There are currently 840 staffers. The board says it has a plan to balance NPR's budget in fiscal year 2015.

Twitter's Plan To Make Money? It's All In Your Stream

Twitter will soon make its stock market debut. Its recent record gives a glimpse of several ways it plans to make a profit.

Analyst Criticized For Syrian-Rebel Advocacy Connections

During the run-up to possible military action in Syria, the name of an unknown researcher was catapulted into the spotlight. Elizabeth O'Bagy was on NPR, Fox and quoted by Senator John McCain during a hearing. It turns out, O'Bagy is not exactly who she said she was, and her story reveals a lot about how Washington works during times of high drama.

Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast

Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving the news and opinion website to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on Morning Edition. Brown plans to produce live forums on news topics.

Media Weighs Competition, Collaboration In Snowden Coverage

British paper The Guardian announced last Friday that it would share classified documents acquired from Edward Snowden with The New York Times. News organizations pursuing the disclosures made by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have seesawed between rivalry and collaboration — resentment and achievement.

Fake 'Twerk Fail' Video Tricks Gullible TV News Networks

Last week a video of a girl dancing, falling and catching on fire made its way onto cable and local news networks. This week, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to reveal that the video was a hoax and that he staged the whole thing. It's not the first time the press has been duped by videos engineered to go viral.
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The Future Of Sports Journalism

Kojo sits down with veteran sports journalist Dave McKenna and former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon to explore the future of the sports journalism business.


Antitrust Monitor Ordered For Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

The order, issued two months after Apple was found to be price-fixing, would force the company to submit to oversight for a period of two years.