John Murrell

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“This American Life” Retracts Critical Apple-Foxconn Report

Producers of the public radio program “This American Life” said today that they were retracting an earlier report critical of working conditions in the Chinese plants of Apple supplier Foxconn because it contained “significant fabrications” by narrator Mike Daisey. In a program scheduled to air Sunday, host Ira Glass will talk with Daisey about “why he misled ‘This American Life’ during the fact-checking process,” and will conclude by “separating fact from fiction, when it comes to Apple’s manufacturing practices in China.” Daisey defended his work, saying, “My show is a theatrical piece. … What I do is not journalism.”

We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald