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Kochs use Web to slam critical reports

Business / Corporate Jul 15, 2013

Kochs use Web to slam critical reports

When environmental journalist David Sassoon began reporting about the billionaire Koch brothers' interests in the Canadian oil industry last year, he sought information from their privately held conglomerate, Koch Industries. The brothers, who have gained prominence in recent years as supporters of and donors ...

World | FOCUS Jul 14, 2013

Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics

It's said that the news never stops. But often, its timing is stage-managed. Much of the news, particularly in Washington, is produced under an important, if obscure, agreement known as an embargo. This arrangement between newsmakers and news reporters is meant to be mutually beneficial. ...

World | FOCUS Jul 3, 2013

U.K. paper punches way above its weight

For a newspaper that's small and underweight even by British standards, The Guardian has a knack for making some big noises, both in its home market and across the pond. The paper (founded in 1821) was one of five news organizations to publish stories based ...

British wave washes over U.S. media market

Entertainment News Jun 2, 2013

British wave washes over U.S. media market

The British are coming — actually, they're already here. And they're running some of America's top media and entertainment companies and successfully peddling their shows, newspapers and magazines to the former colonies. There are so many Brits at the highest echelons of the American news ...

Business Mar 28, 2013

To build brand, firms produce own media

The Red Bulletin is a handsome Web and print magazine that practically oozes testosterone. Recent issues have featured stories on the world's deepest free diver, human-pyramid building in Spain and a guy who rappels into volcanoes. All of it is embellished with photography worthy ...

Iconic Iwojima photo: a survival story

National / History Mar 1, 2013

Iconic Iwojima photo: a survival story

The battle had raged for four days, and would continue for 31 more, a marathon of sand and heat and unrelenting death. But at that moment there was an order from the brass: Get a bigger flag up there. The small American flag fluttering ...