FROM Joshua Benton
Facebook Grabs at News Biz Online readers get 40% of their news through Facebook, according to estimates. At least, that’s where people find the news. Click on a link and you’re launched from Facebook onto the New York Times, Buzzfeed or even KCRW.org . But Facebook doesn’t like it when you click and go to another website. They lose ad revenue that way. So, now they’re telling news outlets to put the whole story on Facebook and promising to share the revenue in return. Is this good news or bad for the news biz?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.