State News Reports Iran’s Education Minister Has Resigned
The state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that Iran’s minister of education has resigned to run for a seat in parliament in February 2020.
Rape Accusation Against Neymar Captivates News Media and Spooks His Sponsors
Nike and other companies have expressed concern about the allegations, which threaten to unravel the player’s carefully crafted business empire.
Singapore Plans Law to Fight False News, but Critics Fear Repression
The government says the legislation would combat misinformation that harms the public interest, but rights advocates worry that it could be used to mute free speech.
The Fight to Be a Middle-Aged Female News Anchor
There is no fighting sexism on television without fighting age discrimination along with it.
Breaking the TV News Mold
Today’s broadcast and cable news pundits are both independent thinkers and independent dressers.
In Britain, a Team Effort to Help Local News Survive
To support local newspapers and news sites, the salaries of nearly 150 reporters are being paid through Britain’s TV license fee, which finances the BBC.
BuzzFeed’s First Round of Layoffs Puts an End to Its National News Desk
“I know it’s been a hard day,” Ben Smith, the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News, said in a note to the staff.
NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
More Turmoil at The Markup, a Tech Site Still in Beta Mode
After the firing last month of the top editor, Julia Angwin, two other key members of the editorial team are out, said the site’s main donor, Craig Newmark.
Federer Bemused That Thiem’s News Conference Was Cut Short
Roger Federer found the whole thing worthy of locker-room joking: 2018 French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem’s news conference was abruptly stopped to make way for the sudden arrival of Serena Williams following her loss at the tournament.