| Oct 5, 2015

Let's discuss 'idols' and marriage

Last week the media obsessed over the story about the 17-year-old girl who was sued by a talent agency for violating the terms of her contract, which stipulated that she could not be involved in any romantic relationships.

Stop the presses, Yahoo News is on a roll

| Oct 3, 2015

Stop the presses, Yahoo News is on a roll


The Yomiuri Shimbun boasts that it is the most-read newspaper in the world owing to a “certified” daily circulation that tops 9.2 million. The Wall Street Journal, a truly international newspaper, reports daily circulation of about 1.5 million. These figures represent physical copies, but ...

Sep 30, 2015

Smithers to finally come out as gay on 'The Simpsons'

It has been an open secret for a while but Waylon Smithers Jr., of the long-running cartoon comedy “The Simpsons,” is finally coming out as gay. According to the show’s producer, Smithers, who has unsuccessfully hidden his sexuality for years, will come out to ...

Sep 22, 2015

Poynter group launches global media fact-check network

Fact-checking has a new global network after the media studies Poynter Institute announced plans Monday for a new body to support efforts to root out false claims from the media. The project “will support and study the work of 64 fact-checking organizations spanning six ...