‘Newsnight editor made ‘inaccurate’ statements about Jimmy Savile scandal’
The editor of Newsnight, Peter Rippon, who “stepped aside” on Monday after the BBC said he had made “inaccurate or incomplete” statements about the Jimmy Savile scandal, could be forced to appear before MPs.
‘Hacking: Mirror papers face legal claims’
The Daily Mirror’s publishers are being sued over allegations that its journalists hacked celebrities’ phones, Sky News learns.
‘Turkey’s Press Freedom Crisis’
Turkish authorities are engaging in widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists, and are applying other forms of severe pressure to promote self-censorship in the press, a Committee to Protect Journalists’ analysis shows.
‘Yahoo faces the Mayer dilemma: focus on media or go social’
A drastic turn in Yahoo’s future could be announced tomorrow as the search engine company releases its first quarterly earnings report since it brought on Marissa Mayer as CEO. Yahoo needs to find something that will bring people back to its network of sites and engage with the content more. Reuters says that Yahoo has been criticized for allowing these sites to “stagnate”
‘Amazon allegedly deletes customer’s kindle; incident triggers discussion about ebooks, DRM’
Amazon allegedly erased the contents of a customer’s Kindle without providing adequate information as to why this action was taken, Norwegian tech writer Martin Bekkelund writes on his blog.
‘Clark Kent quits Daily Planet: Superman fed up with state of journalism’
According to USA Today, Kent leaves his beloved newspaper job in “Superman” issue 13 after becoming disillusioned with the state of journalism in 2012. As “Superman” comic writer Scott Lobdell told the paper, don’t expect to see Kent get a job at The Daily Star.