March 8, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. - For some users, Facebook's front page used to grab their attention with the latest news from friends but had become a jumbled morass of random updates and photos. Their attention had increasingly begun to wander to shiny new offerings from Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat. Now Facebook is hoping to get people to stick around with a sweeping face lift to its most popular feature: News Feed, the steady stream of updates that users see when they log on to the social network.
January 31, 2013
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November 17, 2012 |
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: If UCLA beats USC, will The Times let them be in the Sunday sports page headline? Phillip Para Answer: That's a tough call but we can probably make a one-time exception to get UCLA out on the cover, especially if the Bruins beat the Trojans, 50-0. I'm constantly amused that some UCLA fans can't make the logical connection between program success and how that relates to newspaper coverage. The reason USC has received more "attention" in the last decade might have to do with the Trojans' winning 12 of the last 13 games in the rivalry.
September 15, 2012
Reader reaction was strong to Thursday's front-page photo of a mortally wounded J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Stevens was killed Tuesday along with three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As the article that accompanied the photo noted, he was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1988. Some readers called the photo graphic, unwarranted, inappropriate, disgraceful, gratuitous and insensitive.
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September 13, 2012 |
Reader reaction was strong to Thursday's front-page photo of a mortally wounded J. Christopher Stevens, a U.S. ambassador to Libya. Stevens was killed Tuesday along with three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Bengazi, Libya. As the article that accompanied the photo noted, he was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. Some readers called the photo graphic, unwarranted, inappropriate, disgraceful, gratuitous and insensitive. “I feel it was very distasteful and disrespectful to post the picture of Christopher Stevens, in death in such graphic detail, on the front page,” Donna Shontell of Sherman Oaks said.
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September 11, 2012 |
It's Sept. 11: our generation's date that will live in infamy. The attacks on New York and Washington 11 years ago are certainly on the minds of some readers, who wondered why there was no mention of the anniversary on The Times' front page . The Nation page carries a six-column photo and story about observances planned for the day. And the Op-Ed page has a piece by a former Times reporter about explaining 9/11 to her children....