What do local news outlets need to do to survive?
Local news needs micropayments
“Publishers need to do more than display a headline, cover the lede after 2 seconds, and then demand a subscription. You’re not even going to sell an individual article based on a headline, let alone a $100 subscription.”
“Sex and the City” star to write several books.
Sarah Jessica Parker Sets New Book Publishing Imprint With Zando
“The imprint, the publisher said today, will leverage Parker’s ‘far-reaching celebrity to connect both emerging and established authors with new and eager readers.’”
If this is true, that woman is an IDIOT.
Marilyn Manson files defamation lawsuit against Evan Rachel Wood over rape and abuse allegations
“Howard King, the lawyer representing Manson, alleged in a statement and in the lawsuit filing that the women forged a letter impersonating an FBI agent who claimed to be investigating Manson.”
Porn copyright infringement
Brazzers Owner Awarded $36.5m in ‘YesPornPlease’ Copyright Lawsuit
“In February 2020, MG Premium, part of the Mindgeek adult empire, sued unlicensed porn ‘tube’ site YesPornPlease and affiliate VShare.io. Both platforms soon went offline but after more than two years of legal proceedings, a court has now awarded MG Premium $36.5 million in copyright damages. It claimed to have lost more than $727 million.”
International writers join to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Margaret Atwood joins writers condemning Russian invasion of Ukraine
“We stand united in support of writers, journalists, artists, and all the people of Ukraine, who are living through their darkest hours. We stand by you and feel your pain,”
Should Russian journalist who quit state TV after condemning Ukraine invasion fear for her life?
“At least five journalists have been arrested for their coverage of the invasion of Ukraine, recent reports show.”
Another Russian journalist criticizes the regime.
Russian journalist escapes country out of fear for his life
“Russian authorities accused the outlets of spreading ‘false information regarding the actions of Russian military personnel as part of a special operation’ in Ukraine.”