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MEDIA

BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2013
News Corp. publishing arm breakup plan wins approval
After years of being criticized by investors for his love of newspapers, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is now a step closer to cleaving off his declining publishing business.
WORLD
Jun 3, 2013
In Britain, a debate over freedom of the tweet
After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously charged comments that got them quickly noticed on the busy boulevards of the Internet.
BUSINESS / Tech
May 22, 2013
Yahoo's Tumblr deal carries risks, rewards
Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one?
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
May 21, 2013
Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe
When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 21, 2013
Yahoo OKs $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr: WSJ
Yahoo Inc.'s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.
WORLD
May 21, 2013
Seizure unconstitutional: AP chief
Washington AP
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 20, 2013
What the Bloomberg terminal scandal reveals about the media and its money-making ways
The chatter across the world of financial journalism over the last few days has been the story of Bloomberg reporters accessing information about subscribers of the firm's financial data service that those customers thought should remain secret. The episode contains some important lessons for how the...
WORLD / Politics
May 17, 2013
Tensions between Obama administration, news media reach boiling point
It was an article of faith among conservatives before Sen. Barack Obama became president, and has persisted through his re-election: America's first black president and the supposedly liberal mainstream media enjoy a veritable love fest.
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
May 14, 2013
Police, media must consider plight of those caught in linguistic dragnet
A national media exerts a powerful influence over the lives of members of its society. For example, rumors or untruths disseminated through print or broadcast can destroy livelihoods and leave reputations in ruins.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2013
Huffington in Tokyo for launch of Japanese-language version of HuffPost
The Japanese version of the Huffington Post website aims to encourage reserved Japanese people to participate in online discussions and express themselves, Arianna Huffington, founder of the online media giant, said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2013
Huffington Post looks to weave new Web in Japan
The Japanese version of the Huffington Post will offer a website that spurs more interaction between the media and the public and empower Generation Y, the children of the baby boomers, said Shigeki Matsuura, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Japan, which is scheduled to launch next Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 2, 2013
An art expedition to Southeast Asia
Confronting the ongoing state of transformation that characterizes their native Singapore, two artists exhibiting at a new exhibition, "Welcome to the Jungle," adopt quite different approaches and media. Francis Ng in "Constructing Construction #1" turns his camera on an unfinished section of an ugly...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 30, 2013
North Korea's weapon of choice: news agency
North Korea has kept the surrounding region on edge in recent weeks primarily by using its weapon of choice in times of warmongering: its state-run news agency.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 25, 2013
'All You Need Is Love: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku'
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Mori Art Museum has chosen as a topic one of the most mysterious and desired experiences on Earth: Love.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 8, 2013
Court drops suit to ban comedy show
CAIRO
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 30, 2013
Summly highlights how smartphones are upending media models
Many this week celebrated the latest tech wunderkind, a British teenager who made a fortune selling an app that boils down news reports, no matter how important or complex, into a pithy 400 characters. But for some of those who prefer heartier servings of news, the development carried at least a whiff...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2013
Japan Times, New York Times announce publishing agreement
Subscribers to two-section product, coming out Oct. 16, will also enjoy benefits in the digital domain.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 17, 2013
Data from 3/11 could save lives if used effectively
As the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approached, the media again rallied to pay tribute to the tragedy's victims, whether dead or alive. Many of the latter are still in limbo, unsure of their future since the events of that day wiped out much of their past.
LIFE / Digital
Mar 6, 2013
Not even Google will be around forever
Some years ago, when the Google Books project, which aims to digitize all of the world's printed books, was getting under way, the two cofounders of Google were having a meeting with the librarian of one of the universities that had signed up for the plan. At one point in the conversation, the Google...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Mar 5, 2013
Child's quibble with U.S. 'poverty superpower' propaganda unravels a sobering story about insular Japan
Last November, a reader in Hokkaido named Stephanie sent me an article read in Japan's elementary schools. Featured in a sixth-grader magazine called Chagurin (from "child agricultural green") dated December 2012, it was titled "Children of America, the Poverty Superpower" (hinkon taikoku Amerika no...

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