BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan

Business Jan 20, 2016

BuzzFeed brings its brand of online news to Japan

by Kazuaki Nagata

Online news source BuzzFeed has brought its blend of the novel, quirky and trivial to Japan, launching a Japanese-language service that targets a nation addicted to smartphones. At a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, the company's new Japan unit said it hoped to become ...

World Mar 3, 2015

Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

Twitter Inc. and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. Islamic State supporters, in online posts on Sunday, called for attacks against Twitter ...

World | FOCUS Jul 14, 2013

Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics

by Paul Farhi

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. ...