Austerity measures in Greece have touched the journalists who would normally be covering Sunday's election. Thousands have lost their jobs. In any case, many Greeks feel the mainstream media are biased in favor of the bailout terms. They're now getting their news from alternative citizen-run stations.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron spent the Thursday being grilled over the nature of his relationship with media magnate Rupert Murdoch. He dismissed as "nonsense" the suggestion that they had made tacit deals to look after one another's interests.
The corporation that regulates the Internet plans to increase the number of "top level" domains from the current 22 to 1,000 domains starting in early 2013. The proposed domains offer a cross-section of the Internet — what we use it for, and where the money is.
The city is rallying around its famous newspaper, the Times-Picayune, as it goes through layoffs and publication cutbacks. The public outcry is escalating, with the upper echelon of the city's political, business and cultural leaders pleading with the paper's owners to reconsider.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, known for its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, announced this week that nearly half of the newsroom staff would be laid off. Melissa Block speaks with Times-Picayune reporter Mark Schleifstein, who has been on staff at the paper for 28 years.
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