March 18, 2009 |
In an effort to help struggling newspapers stay in business, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asking the Justice Department to broaden its view of media competition when reviewing merger proposals. Pelosi sent a letter to the Justice Department on Monday saying any antitrust concerns that arise from proposed mergers between newspapers should take into account online news sources and nearby daily and weekly papers "so that the conclusions reached reflect current market realities." The Hearst Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2009 |
As recently as two months ago, David R. Hernandez said, he didn't even know what Facebook was. Today, he uses the popular Internet social-networking site to help spread the word about his steeply uphill campaign for Los Angeles mayor in Tuesday's municipal primary.
February 11, 2009 |
Muscling the "hot" and "cold" handles didn't work. So I removed them altogether and cranked down on the valves with a set of pliers. Still, water flowed out the spigot, into the bath and down the drain. The plumber arrived not long after and, in no time, ended the deluge. I was $180 poorer, but it was worth it to have a professional make sure I didn't create Pasadena's newest wetlands.
January 31, 2009 |
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is putting its 800,000-object collection online. The museum plans to launch the first phase of the project Monday, beginning with 5,500 items and photographs. The project is part of the museum's regular website. Officials say the digital showcase will allow people living far away from the museum's three locations in Washington and New York to view its archives. Currently, the museum can barely display 1% of its collection at its locations.
December 19, 2008 |
The nation's advertisers pulled back significantly from most print and Internet outlets in the first three quarters of the year, although overall ad spending fell only slightly, partly because of strong demand for television ads during the Olympics and the presidential election. Nielsen Co. reported that ad spending totaled $100.5 billion through September, down 0.6% from the same period in 2007.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2008 |
A federal judge ruled Friday that evidence of a girl's suicide can be used by prosecutors against a woman charged in an Internet hoax. The ruling came just days before the start of trial for Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Mo., who has pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing computers without authorization. Prosecutors said Drew helped create a false-identity MySpace account and harassed Megan Meier, her daughter's former friend. Meier, who was being treated for depression, hanged herself after allegedly receiving messages saying the world would be better off without her. Drew's lawyer had argued the suicide evidence would lead jurors to focus on that rather than the question of whether Drew violated the terms of service of MySpace.