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Did Warren Buffett Just Save the Newspaper Industry?

Last week, Warren Buffett moved to save Media General, paying $142 million to buy 63 of its struggling newspapers. The move helps backstop the newspaper industry, giving it breathing room to figure out a way to survive in the Internet age.

Newspapers: Going...Going...Gone!

For anybody who has followed the news over the past few years (probably on a computer), the long-awaited demise of newspapers shouldn't come as much of a surprise. But on Wednesday, the bell tolled once again for the printed word when the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for the Digital Future offered a prophecy: Within five years, only four major daily papers will continue in print form.

Cheap Stocks for Your Portfolio in a Pricey Market

The stock market has been on a tear over the past two years. With the major indexes hitting multiyear highs recently, the value pickings are slim. But Motley Fool analyst Dan Caplinger highlights five stocks that still have attractive prices in this rising market.

Growing Public Support for Tax Package

Gallup, Pew Center and Washington Post/ABC News surveys all showed that Americans, for the most part, support the tax package approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

Bernanke Defends QE2 Plan to Boost Economy

A day after the the Federal Reserve announced a second round of quantitative easing measures to stimulate the economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke responded to critics of QE2 in a Washington Post op-ed that explained how the bond purchases will work, and why they won't spark inflation.

A Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal Made No Sense From the Get-Go

Combining Newsweek and the Daily Beast wouldn't have been as big of a debacle as New Coke, but it would have been awfully close. None of the voluminous media reports ever made it clear how combining the organizations would allow them to become profitable.

Howard Kurtz Goes From Washington Post to Daily Beast

Howard Kurtz, arguably the most influential media reporter in the country, is leaving The Washington Post for Tina Brown's Daily Beast website in the latest high-profile defection from old media titan to new media upstart. Kurtz will cover the intersection of politics and media for the site.

Arianna Huffington's
Glass House

Arianna Huffington likes to blast "the media" for getting distracted by silliness like the Balloon Boy story. But no one's more distracted, or distracting, than her own Huffington Post.

Washington Post Takes Hard Line on Twitter Prankster

The immediacy of social media is a hazard for some old-school journalists. Like Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise, who posted a phony news story on Twitter in a misguided attempt to demonstrate how easy it is to start rumors there. Now he's been suspended from his job for a month.

When There's No Such Thing as 'Off the Record'

General Stanley McChrystal and journalist Dave Weigel both got fired recently for saying things in public they didn't expect to be quoted on. Did the journalists who quoted them do something wrong? It's hardly a simple question.

A New York Times-Wall Street Journal Feud Explained

A New York Times-Wall Street Journal feud heats up. Following news that the Journal accused The Times of having tried two years ago to influence the come of a journalism award, the Journal is now releasing a nearly two-year-old response from its then-editor.