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USA Today Used Facebook's New Emojis on Its Front-Page Stories, and It's Awkward

Facebook's new emoji-esque "Reactions" haven't launched stateside yet, but USA Today decided to give them an early test run—on its own front page. The results are ... rather awkward.  A sad face…

Why This Newspaper Ran an Issue With No Photos After Publishing a Disturbing Refugee Image

Editor: Shielding readers just makes 'the needy more invisible'

Few photos in recent memory have had the devastating emotional impact of last week's pictures showing a Syrian toddler drowned on a Turkish beach. Many news outlets were criticized for running…

Time Turned the Year's Hottest Tech Into the Year's Dumbest Cover, and Parody Is Rampant

OculusVR founder Palmer Luckey is one of the tech industry's brightest rising stars—a fact Time tried but ridiculously failed to capture on its newest cover. As you can see above, Luckey…

Cannes Lions Releases Name of Journalist Who Died During the Festival

Michael König of Germany collapsed in press center

CANNES, France—This year's Cannes Lions festival proved doubly tragic as the death of a Google marketing employee was followed by that of a German journalist. On the opening day of the…

Daily Mail Used a Steak House's Photo to Illustrate a (Probably Fake) Story on Cannibalism

Sure, it can be hard to find a good photo to illustrate an article about cannibalism, but that's really no excuse for trying to pass off a restaurant's steak as…

Will Huffington Post Spin Off From AOL Rather Than Go Under Verizon?

UPDATE: AOL says HuffPo, TechCrunch and Engadget will stick around

This morning, Verizon seemed to be on the verge of taking ownership of one of the Internet's flagship news sites, The Huffington Post. But now doubts are swirling around whether…

How America's Test Kitchen Brilliantly Brings Lab-Level Science to Real-World Cooking

Tour shows the process behind its recipes, magazines and books

If you're not a food nerd, you can skip this one. But for those of us who are, it's a big slice of amazing. The team from Tested recently toured America's…

Here's the Most Fascinating Slide From BuzzFeed's 2008 Pitch to Investors

Back in 2008, BuzzFeed was a two-person editorial operation with 750,000 monthly visitors, but it already knew exactly where it was headed. It was, at the time, just a sliver of…

David Carr, Brian Williams and the Question of Forgiveness

Redemption often depends on whether your sins were personal or professional

What are we willing to forgive? In the case of David Carr, some truly horrible things. In fact, you could argue that by the time of his abrupt passing this week,…

David Carr, NYT Media Columnist, Dies at 58

Chronicled both his industry and his struggles with addiction

One of the media industry's most high-profile and insightful figures, David Carr of The New York Times died tonight at 58 after collapsing in the newsroom.  "He was the finest media…

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