Tuesday, July 19th
Murdochs in the dock "The phone hacking scandal reaches a critical juncture today with a moment of high drama to rival anything that the British media has produced before, either in real life or fiction. The founder and the appointed heir to the world's most famous media empire will take centre stage."
Surreal scenics - Amazing entries from PDN's first annual Outdoor Photo Expo
Alan Rusbridger: How we broke the Murdoch scandal "Every so often - perhaps once every 18 months - the veteran Guardian writer Nick Davies comes into my office, shuts the door with a conspiratorial backward glance, and proceeds to tell me something hair-raising."
Defending News in Australia "Beware those who claim a monopoly on wisdom, truth and virtue. 'We are the only organisation that really takes it up to the government,' News Limited CEO John Hartigan told the ABC's 7.30 late last week."
What a population of 7 billion means for the planet "The 21st century is not yet a dozen years old, and there are already 1 billion more people than in October 1999 - with the outlook for future energy and food supplies looking bleaker than it has for decades."
Ray Dalio built the world's richest and strangest hedge fund "Dalio is rich - preposterously rich. Last year alone, he earned between two and three billion dollars. But what distinguishes him more from other hedge-fund managers is the depth of his economic analysis and the pretensions of his intellectual ambition."
The Cuban grapevine "If a text message is a luxury you can't afford, then a missed call is the next-best sign of affection. It's understood that Gloria won't answer the phone when her boyfriend calls."
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