As another week draws to a close, our editors once again divert their attention away from the hectic newsdesk with some of their favourite stories from the press this week including the Bollea Vs Gawker Media case and 'political' scraps of a feline nature!

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Jonathan Fine kicks off with an interesting contribution from The New Yorker...

When in Doubt - Put it Out?

I have been following the Bollea Vs Gawker Media case avidly through its various stages, because of the complexities it embodies and the multilayered characters involved.

Jonathan Fine Head Of Content Projects
Head Of Content Projects

Terry Bollea, better known as legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan, has filed against the unscrupulous publisher for airing a sex tape starring Hogan (unwittingly). After four years he has won a staggering compensation of $140 million, which puts Gawker’s very existence in danger.

Speaking recently with David Remnick at the New Yorker Radio, Gawker’s founder Nick Denton stood up to defend his decision, claiming that the media eco-system should have a room for “an independent spiky journalism”. But to what end? At what price? And how can one seriously state that a celebrity sex tape is "newsworthy"?

The 15 minute-long talk is a telling  Exchange   not only about the Hogan lawsuit (and what drove powerful VC Peter Thiel to bankroll it), but about journalism in an era of “explosion of expression”, as The New Yorker’s editor-in-chief hears from the founder of Gawker.com, now under chapter 11.

Listen to the interview here.

We continue with Simon Golstein's favourite story of the week...

When Will the Madness End?

Looking at the state of the world at the moment, one could be forgiven for drawing a comparison between the 2010s and the 1910s/1930s.

Simon Golstein
Simon Golstein

The rise of Daesh, the siege of Aleppo, desperate refugees streaming into an ever more unstable Europe...all-too-frequent terrorist attacks ripping lives apart in France and Turkey and Iraq. And in the West, the success of unapologetically populist politicians alarming to anyone with an even cursory knowledge of modern world history.

And while the UK has not been immune to political troubles, what with the surprising victory of the  Brexit  campaign and a leadership struggle within the Labour party, at least the islands had been relatively free of violence.

Until now.

We conclude another week of stories that our editors are reading. Feel free to share your views in the comment section and any recommendations of your own. We look forward to hearing your opinions! Check out our previous posts here: Robots, Cyber Motives and a Trader's Addiction An Attractive Commodity and the Pyschology Behind the Far Right Banking on Pokemon and a Philosophical Victory

A New Breed of Plutocrats and China’s New Weapon

Gold Standard After Brexit and a matter of National Identity Genetically Edited Humans And Electronic Persons Computerised Storytelling And Quantitative Easing Doldrums Eyeing Up This Year’s Biggest Tech IPO And The Search For Quantum Questions Financial Efficiencies And Inefficiencies The Bank Robber And The Psychologist Fly Me To The Moon….And Bremain In The EU Brexit: Ice-Cream Magic Or An Artistic Defeat Virtual Reality and the Dark Side of Shaming Insider Trading and the Dude Driving Istanbul Mad On Valley Life and Opening Up AI

As another week draws to a close, our editors once again divert their attention away from the hectic newsdesk with some of their favourite stories from the press this week including the Bollea Vs Gawker Media case and 'political' scraps of a feline nature!

Take the lead from today’s leaders. FM London Summit, 14-15 November, 2016. Register here!

Jonathan Fine kicks off with an interesting contribution from The New Yorker...

When in Doubt - Put it Out?

I have been following the Bollea Vs Gawker Media case avidly through its various stages, because of the complexities it embodies and the multilayered characters involved.

Jonathan Fine Head Of Content Projects
Head Of Content Projects

Terry Bollea, better known as legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan, has filed against the unscrupulous publisher for airing a sex tape starring Hogan (unwittingly). After four years he has won a staggering compensation of $140 million, which puts Gawker’s very existence in danger.

Speaking recently with David Remnick at the New Yorker Radio, Gawker’s founder Nick Denton stood up to defend his decision, claiming that the media eco-system should have a room for “an independent spiky journalism”. But to what end? At what price? And how can one seriously state that a celebrity sex tape is "newsworthy"?

The 15 minute-long talk is a telling  Exchange   not only about the Hogan lawsuit (and what drove powerful VC Peter Thiel to bankroll it), but about journalism in an era of “explosion of expression”, as The New Yorker’s editor-in-chief hears from the founder of Gawker.com, now under chapter 11.

Listen to the interview here.

We continue with Simon Golstein's favourite story of the week...

When Will the Madness End?

Looking at the state of the world at the moment, one could be forgiven for drawing a comparison between the 2010s and the 1910s/1930s.

Simon Golstein
Simon Golstein

The rise of Daesh, the siege of Aleppo, desperate refugees streaming into an ever more unstable Europe...all-too-frequent terrorist attacks ripping lives apart in France and Turkey and Iraq. And in the West, the success of unapologetically populist politicians alarming to anyone with an even cursory knowledge of modern world history.

And while the UK has not been immune to political troubles, what with the surprising victory of the  Brexit  campaign and a leadership struggle within the Labour party, at least the islands had been relatively free of violence.

Until now.

We conclude another week of stories that our editors are reading. Feel free to share your views in the comment section and any recommendations of your own. We look forward to hearing your opinions! Check out our previous posts here: Robots, Cyber Motives and a Trader's Addiction An Attractive Commodity and the Pyschology Behind the Far Right Banking on Pokemon and a Philosophical Victory

A New Breed of Plutocrats and China’s New Weapon

Gold Standard After Brexit and a matter of National Identity Genetically Edited Humans And Electronic Persons Computerised Storytelling And Quantitative Easing Doldrums Eyeing Up This Year’s Biggest Tech IPO And The Search For Quantum Questions Financial Efficiencies And Inefficiencies The Bank Robber And The Psychologist Fly Me To The Moon….And Bremain In The EU Brexit: Ice-Cream Magic Or An Artistic Defeat Virtual Reality and the Dark Side of Shaming Insider Trading and the Dude Driving Istanbul Mad On Valley Life and Opening Up AI