South African Communist Party General Secretary Blade Nzimande is calling for newspapers owned by Irish publisher Independent News and Media to be broken up in a bid to improve media diversity in the country. As the company’s owners prepare to sell the titles there are fears that a single owner would be able to wield a significant amount of political power. (BusinessDay)
David Karp, the 26 year-old Founder of Tumblr, may wear hoodies and sneakers, but his resemblance to the leaders of other large tech companies ends there. He finds "follower" counts and other popularity signals "really gross," and says that competition is "for bankers." His monetization strategy is different, too, and Rob Walker wants to know whether he can embrace ads without selling out.
Is the web driving us mad? A worrying report from the Daily Beast reveals some of the negative effects excessive web use can have on your health. Just in time for the weekend.
Etienne Mougeotte, Editor-in-Chief of Le Figaro is to be replaced at the head of the title. And the news comes as a surprise both to him and the paper's journalists.
Can you handle the truth? Dan Schultz certainly hopes so, having developed Truth Goggles, a tool that aims to check the accuracy of political reporting by verifying claims using PolitiFact’s database of around 5,500 fact-checked claims and flagging any matches in the article. (NiemanLab)
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