D.M. Levine

Vice Talks Porn But Delivers News at Upfront

Also announces new HBO series to premiere next fall

“We’re about to do the weirdest upfront ever,” Vice Media CEO and co-founder Shane Smith told a loud audience of hundreds, just after taking a stage at the Williamsburg Savings…

Fast Chat: Piers Morgan's Nemesis

Paul 'Guido Fawkes' Staines talks hacking and out-of-context quoting

Piers Morgan may have no bigger enemy in the blogosphere than Paul Staines. Though virtually unknown in the U.S., Staines—who writes under the pseudonym "Guido Fawkes"—operates one of the more…

CNN Keeping Mum About Piers Morgan Hacking Allegations

Network hasn't covered story about its anchor

CNN hasn't been shy about covering the phone hacking related woes of News Corp., parent of rival news network Fox News. It's devoted more than 100 segments to the scandal, according to…

Hacking Added to News Corp. Shareholder Lawsuit

Latest revelations prompt amendment to class action

The ballooning phone hacking scandal that brought down Rupert Murdoch’s  News of the World tabloid in the U.K. last week has begun to infect his U.S. business dealings. Earlier today,…

Small Papers Lead the Way on Paywalls

New survey says bigger papers charge less often for online content

The New York Times paywall may have grabbed all the headlines over the past month, but the real story in online journalism appears to have been buried beneath the fold:…