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Cosmo Editor Gurley Brown Dead at 90

'Sex and the Single Girl' author embraced sexual revolution

(Newser) - Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, has died. She was 90. Brown died today at a hospital in New York after a brief hospitalization, Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. said in a statement. Sex and the ... More »

'Freedom of Speech' Means Helen Thomas, Too

In wake of 'indefensible' remarks, UK commentator sees double standard

(Newser) - The remark that ended Helen Thomas' career "was, quite simply, a disgraceful, thoughtless and indefensible statement"—but she does have a constitutional right to share her indefensible opinions. That contrarian view comes from across the Atlantic, where Guardian media blogger Roy Greenslade is weighing the "wider implications"... More »

News Corp. Talks Universal Paywall With Times, Post

(Newser) - Executives at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. have been meeting with rival newspaper publishers about a consortium that would charge for web content. The publishers of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times are all believed to have met with Jonathan Miller, the News Corp. officer overseeing digital... More »

Bigger E-Readers Ride In to Save Newspapers

(Newser) - Amazon is set to introduce a tabloid-sized version of the Kindle tailored to display newspapers—just one of many e-readers in the pipe that just might toss a life-preserver to print journalism, the New York Times reports. In fact, Engadget expects the new Kindle to debut Wednesday at a press... More »

Seattle P-I Prints Final Issue Today

Seattle's oldest newspaper switching to online-only edition

(Newser) - Seattle will become America's latest one-newspaper town after the final print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer rolls off the presses today, the Seattle Times reports. Publisher Hearst is switching the 146-year-old newspaper to an online-only edition and laying off almost all of its 167 staff after it was unable to... More »

Seattle Paper Poised to Switch to Online-Only

Paper to quit printing if no buyer is found by March 10

(Newser) - Hearst publishing is pressing forward with plans to make the Seattle Post-Intelligencer an online-only newspaper, staffers say. The company—which has said the paper will quit publishing if no buyer is found by March 10—has made "provisional offers" to a few reporters selected to take part in the... More »

Hearst to Roll Out E-Reader for Newspapers, Magazines

Publishing giant aims to save periodicals with new device

(Newser) - Hearst Corporation aims to do for periodicals what the Kindle's doing for books with a new electronic reader, CNN reports. The company—which publishes an array of magazines and newspapers, including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and the San Francisco Chronicle—hopes the device will help cushion revenues in light of sinking ad... More »

Seattle Newspaper Deathwatch Begins

Post-Intelligencer put up for sale, could stop printing if there's no buyer

(Newser) - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will be closed or converted to a digital publication if a buyer doesn't emerge within 60 days, the Seattle Times reports. "Our losses have reached an unacceptable level," the executive of owner Hearst who made the announcement told the stunned newsroom today. "People cried,... More »

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