U.S. News & World Report will cease publishing next year, save for a few special issues. Maybe it can be reborn as an iPad app? Why not a magazine that can be purchased on a Kindle? Or is it just over? (If you follow the link and page down the comments, you’ll see an apathetic ‘who cares?’).
First off, Deadspin paid for the story about Bret Favre. Second, they revealed who the female was that had allegedly received that dirty photo we’ve all heard about. Yes, the decision to pay an anonymous source was a bottom-line one. Can you blame anyone in this financial day and age for making this decision? Wouldn’t you do the same for your own news site?