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This Week’s Headlines: Time Magazine Cover Makes Headlines, Judge Rules on Facebook Likes

Did Time Magazine take its cover image too far? That’s the question on many people’s minds this week in response to a story on attachment parenting. Here’s a look and this and other media news from the past week:

  • Time magazine breast-feeding cover provokes strong reaction: Time Magazine‘s provocative cover depicting a young mom breast-feeding her three-year-old son went viral, as bloggers and media commentators questioned whether the magazine had gone too far. The cover image was part of a pre-Mother’s Day story on attachment parenting, but the image seems to have overshadowed the topic.
  • Storify introduces new feature to make individual story elements more sharable: Storify, an online platform for curating social media mentions around news topics, recently added features that enable users to share, “like,” or comment on individual social media posts within a story. (For more on Storify, check out Ana Gonzalez Ribeiro’s Storify post from March.)
  • Pinterest Plug-In Lets You Track Pins From WordPress: Bloggers, copywriting services, and publishers on Pinterest have a new tool in their arsenal of tracking tools. WP Pinner, which launched this week, allows WordPress users to content on the popular pinboard site, schedule pins, track repins, and more.
  • Court: No 1st Amendment protection for Facebook ‘like’: A federal judge recently ruled that hitting the “like” button on Facebook is not free speech protected under the first amendment. The issues arose after several workers claimed they’d been fired for supporting the sheriff’s opponent for re-election. An attorney for one of the fired workers said planned to appeal the ruling.
  • Greek Journalists Dodge Threats and Yogurt to Cover Rise of Far-Right Party: As Greece’s political climate heats up, journalists face threats from members from the country’s far-right Golden Dawn party. The Athens Union of Journalists has condemned these threats and vowed that party leaders will not silence reporters. Protestors broke into a TV studio and pelted the host with yogurt and eggs on air after he’d interviewed a Golden Dawn spokesperson.
About Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston is a Boston-based freelance writer whose work appears in Bankrate.com, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, MediaBistro.com, Parade Magazine, and SELF, among other places. She is the author of The Urban Muse Guide to Online Writing Markets and blogs at The Urban Muse.

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