Earlier this morning, an old article appeared on The Daily News website about the infamous Central Park Jogger case.
“A 28-year-old investment banker who regularly jogged in Central Park was repeatedly raped, viciously beaten and left for dead by a wolf pack of more than a dozen young teenagers who attacked her at the end of an escalating crime spree,” read the article from 1989. Five black and Latino juveniles were convicted in and served 11 years in prison before their case was vacated and they were found not guilty based on DNA evidence.
Yahoo! shut down four blogs today, according to Lindsay Robertson, editor of Yahoo!’s TV blog, The Set. In addition to turning off The Set, she wrote that The Amplifier (music), The Projector (movies, edited by Will Leitch), and The Famous (celebrities) were killed.
The editorial axe falls as Yahoo!’s board contemplates a partial Read More
After weeks of buyout rumors and masthead shake-ups, layoffs have hit the Daily News newsroom. We hear ten have been let go. Capital NY has a handful of names. The photography department and politics desks seem hardest hit.
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The New York Times Company seeks to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions through voluntary buyouts by the end of the year, Brian Stelter reported on the Times media blog. In a staff memo, executive editor Jill Abramson specified that there would be no layoffs.
This is the first major Times newsroom trim Read More
Today is rapidly turning into a banner day horrible economic headlines, as several historic superlatives cross the wires. Thank goodness the world’s greatest deliberative body stopped its petty squabbling long enough to intervene!
For starters, the Census Bureau said the percentage of Americans living in poverty rose to 14 percent in 2009 Read More
Washington State social psychologist Craig Parks has been researching unselfish behavior and his study has led him to some depressing conclusions. “It doesn’t matter that the overall welfare of the group is better served by someone’s unselfish behavior,” Parks told the Daily Mail, “What is objectively good, we see as subjectively bad.” Read More
On this day of 100-degree heat, Salon offers some cheery news: Air conditioners have ruined the world.
Not only is air conditioning terrible for the environment, it has also made people fat (“we tend to eat more when we’re in cool conditions”) and encouraged them to move to Nevada, Read More