Technology is always changing the way people learn about news events. So how to push the envelope, and stay ahead of what people want from print media? Tech Tuesday meets the person charged with driving the digital engine of innovation.
Up-and-coming Garden & Gun showcases fine Southern living in a way backers say had been lacking. The magazine also holds events so readers can live out the "G&G experience," which critics say is more elitist than representative of the South as a whole.
When Djuna Barnes was in her early 20s, she walked into the offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and announced: "I can draw, I can write, you'd be foolish not to hire me." The paper did. Nearly 30 years after her death, a collection of her writings and illustrations is on display at the Brooklyln Museum.
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.
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