There are relaunches, and then there are relaunches. Witness Newsweek, sold for a dollar only a few years ago, shuttered, now being brought back to print life with today's immensely appealing cover story purportedly on the founder of Bitcoin. Problem is, not everyone agrees he is who he is deemed to be. He certainly denies it. Gawker reports Newsweek stands behind the story. Someone isn't telling the truth. There are plenty of takes on this dispute, and Felix Salmon of Reuters has something comprehensive on it.
Americans clearly haven't abandoned the television set, no matter the new digital distractions. New data suggest the typical American continues to spend 34 hours a week glued to the first screen, Re/code reports. The younger you are, the less you watch (those over 65 are clocking in 50.5 hours weekly), and while it's true that there has been some decline in live TV viewing, t's not necessarily so that they're not watching TV. They're just delaying their viewing through the recording device.
Steven Waldman, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, refutes Jeff Jarvis' recent post that suggested philanthropy is misplaced with a journalism non-profit operation. Waldman says non-profits can be sustainable and can serve needs profit-seeking firms can't or won't. Philanthropy is very much needed in the sector, he says.