Media

3:37pm

Thu August 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Rebekah Brooks Is Charged In British Hacking Scandal

Rebekah Brooks, who has now been charged in the phone hacking scandal.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of The News of the World, has been officially charged in the phone hacking scandal that has roiled Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

The Guardian reports:

"Brooks, 44, answered bail at Lewisham police station and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 3 September.

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3:40pm

Tue July 31, 2012
Media

Newspaper Takes A Stand On Anonymous Commenters

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 5:09 pm

Linda Cook eventually revealed herself as the commenter who made a disparaging remark about an Idaho Republican Party official online.
Sandy Clemons Courtesy of Linda Cook

The Internet is slowly becoming a less anonymous place. YouTube has a new policy encouraging commenters to use their real names, and many news sites have switched to a login system run by Facebook.

News sites that still allow anonymous comments are finding there are legal risks. The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash., has spent the last few months trying to protect the identity of a reader who saw a photo of a Republican Party official in Idaho named Tina Jacobson, and then posted a disparaging comment.

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7:00am

Tue July 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Did Twitter Go Too Far? It Suspended Critic Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 5:54 am

Twitter.com

Update at 1:45 p.m. ET. Adams Has Been Reinstated On Twitter:

Guy Adams just tweeted that "Oh. My Twitter account appears to have been un-suspended. Did I miss much while I was away?"

That doesn't change the thrust of our post. And we haven't heard back from Twitter about his questions regarding the suspension.

Update at 4:23 p.m. ET. Twitter's Response:

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12:42pm

Mon July 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Jonah Lehrer Resigns From 'New Yorker,' Admitting He Made Up Quotes

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 3:56 pm

Jonah Lehrer.
Nina Subin Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jonah Lehrer, the super star science writer, has resigned from The New Yorker and admitted that quotes that he attributed to Bob Dylan in his latest book, Imagine, don't exist.

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8:06am

Sat July 28, 2012
The Torch

London's Opening Ceremony Gets Rave Reviews; NBC, Not So Much

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 8:15 am

A scene from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The event was widely praised — but in the U.S., not all viewers were enthused.
Richard Heathcote Getty Images

The London Olympics are in full swing, after an opening ceremony Friday that was chock-full of historic and cultural imagery drawn from Britain's past. Critics are gushing over Queen Elizabeth's role in the spectacle — along with James Bond. But there is room for debate — especially among viewers here in the U.S.

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