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Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 27, 2016

Smartphone apps are addictive -- by design. They take advantage of human weaknesses to ensure your constant attention. But there is another way. An Essay by Tristan Harris more... Comment ]

CNN Host on US Election: 'It's Gonna Be Really Nasty'

CNN Host on US Election: 'It's Gonna Be Really Nasty'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2016

SPIEGEL talks to Jake Tapper, CNN's Chief Political Correspondent, about the resentments fueling Donald Trump, the media's easy treatment of the candidates and why this election is about to get very dirty. Interview Conducted by Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

'No Editorial Content, No Fact-Checking': CNN Anchor Criticizes US Coverage of Trump

'No Editorial Content, No Fact-Checking': CNN Anchor Criticizes US Coverage of Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2016

In an excerpt from a SPIEGEL interview, CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, criticizes the American media for its kid-glove treatment of likely Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He warns we should brace for a "nasty" election. By Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Business Insider CEO: 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

Business Insider CEO: 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2016

Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief of Business Insider, talks to SPIEGEL about the future of digital media, the likelihood of another dot-com bubble and about his own checkered past on Wall Street. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Erdogan and the Satirist: Inside Merkel's Comedy Conundrum

Erdogan and the Satirist: Inside Merkel's Comedy Conundrum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 15, 2016

With his insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan, Jan Böhmermann has triggered an affair of state. Now, Chancellor Merkel has elected to allow legal proceedings against the German comedian. What, though, was Böhmermann's intent? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Lying Press? Germans Lose Faith in the Fourth Estate

Lying Press? Germans Lose Faith in the Fourth Estate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2016

Germans are losing faith in their media. Nowhere is this more apparent than in mistrust of refugee crisis media coverage. Where did journalists go wrong? And how much of this skepticism reflects a preference for rumors over facts? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Press Versus Liars: Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

Press Versus Liars: Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 03, 2016

We are living in times of growing tension and near societal hysteria in Germany in the wake of the massive influx of refugees. One of the first victims of this development has been the media's credibility. Restoring public trust will require considerable effort by journalists -- but also on the part of their readers. An Editorial By Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

The Terminal Patient: Is Bloomberg's Return Bad for Bloomberg?

The Terminal Patient: Is Bloomberg's Return Bad for Bloomberg?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 02, 2015

Since Michael Bloomberg retook the reins of his empire, he has laid off top journalists and embarked on a radical restructuring program. The multibillionaire's leadership has become imperious and unpredictable -- out of fear for the future of his life's work. By Isabell Huelsen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Muzzling the Media: Defying the Kremlin Crackdown on Press Freedom

Muzzling the Media: Defying the Kremlin Crackdown on Press Freedom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2015

Against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in Ukraine, the Kremlin is seeking to harness the Russian media and increasingly clamping down on critical voices. But some journalists are refusing to deliver pro-Putin propaganda. By Benjamin Bidder and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future

News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2015

A spirit of enthusiasm has infused the office of the once troubled Washington Post following its purchase in August by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He is turning the newspaper into a laboratory for the digital future. Can he save a sick industry? By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]