Newsweek takes down story claiming Richard Glossip is executed

Screenshot via Newsweek Newsweek Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip is still alive, despite a premature report to the contrary. On Wednesday evening, Newsweek published a story headlined: "On Third Attempt, Oklahoma Executes Richard Glossip" that said the 52-year-old prisoner had been killed by lethal injection. The bulk of the story contained details that had been reported earlier … Read More

‘The Internet? Bah!’ Classic off-target essay appeared 20 years ago

This story originally appeared on the 1995 blog. is republishing with permission. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the publication date of a commentary about the Internet so breathtakingly off target that it has become something of an online cult classic. The commentary was … Read More

Dorian Nakamoto looks to sue Newsweek over Bitcoin story

Hey, hi. Here are 10 media stories. Lawsuit over Newsweek's Bitcoin story? The man who Newsweek's Leah McGrath Goodman identified as the founder of Bitcoin is raising money on a website to sue the magazine, claiming he was "targeted and victimized by a reckless news organization." Dorian Nakamoto has been unemployed for 10 years, the site says. "Donations, … Read More

Spin loses another editor-in-chief

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Craig Marks is no longer EIC of Spin: Marks tells Poynter via email he's out. He was the publication's fourth editor in two years. Stephen Blackwell, SpinMedia's fourth CEO in the same amount of time, told me Monday that he had "high hopes" for the publication, and that it would add … Read More