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News Corp. to sell MySpace this week | Print |
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:06

by Ryan Nakashima

News Corp. is aiming to sell struggling social network site MySpace this week after three years of massive losses, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move will likely result in the layoff of more than half of the site's remaining 500 workers. 

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The state of South Africa's news media: Where's the substance? | Print |
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:57

by Zama Ndlovu

Media has the most power to drive how a country views itself and is viewed by the rest of the world. It has the power to shape how the different groups of people see themselves and each other. Media can direct the conversations, highlight the plights, and uncover the faults of a society.

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The second coming of Vatican social media | Print |
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:55

by Neal Underleider

The faithful will now be able to keep up with the Catholic Church's news and opinions via Facebook and Twitter. The Vatican has announced the launch of a social media-integrated official news website, news.va, that will make heavy use of those social networks. Reports say it'll be introduced to the public with a click of a mouse by Pope Benedict XVI himself.

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Media Matters celebrates Glenn Beck's exit | Print |
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:52

by Patrick Gavin

Not even Glenn Beck's most passionate fans can say they followed his career more closely than the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters. The organization keeps an eye on every interview he does, tuning in for every show (on radio and television) and consuming every morsel of content he creates in hopes of painting a more detailed picture of him as a crazed pundit. 

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Journalist discovering vision that transcends loss of sight | Print |
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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:49

by Tina Griego

Yolanda Nava was a longtime journalist, and perhaps it is partially for this reason she greeted the sudden blindness in her right eye with curiosity more than anything else. A mind trained to observe with some detachment will do so no matter the subject.

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