MEDIA


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OPINION

It started with mean-spirited comments about the body weight of Elena Paparizou, the winner of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest for Greece, during her performance at the festival’s latest edition in Rotterdam.


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CULTURE

The Historical Archive of EYDAP, in co-operation with Clio Muse Tours, have created a new virtual tour of the Marathon Dam and the nearby settlement.


Stuckness is a largely unforeseen consequence of the manner in which modern social networks became popular and powerful in the first place. [Simoul Alva/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

It’s a testament to the power of the biggest social platforms that many common complaints about them sound contradictory.



A sign at the entrance to the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2020. Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, conceived the idea of having an independent body that acted like a Supreme Court for Facebook in 2018. [Laura Morton for The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

An independent panel called the Facebook Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld Facebook’s ban on former President Donald Trump, but said the company must review its decision to impose an indefinite suspension.

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NEWS

The Athens Prosecutor’s Office has ordered a preliminary investigation of allegations made by journalist and publisher Kostas Vaxevanis that his life is under threat, and to determine their veracity and, if so, to identify suspect individuals. 


Subscriptions may be the rage, but businesses of all sorts are pouring money into advertising – digital most of all. [Daniel Wenzel/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

If you wanted to sound smart at a media business conference or sell your startup over the last couple of years, you’d talk about the rise of digital subscriptions.