AMA to Close News Magazine
August 13, 2013

The American Medical Association, the country's largest professional organization for physicians, is shutting down the news magazine it has published for 55 years. The publication, which also operates a website at, has a print circulation of about 230,000 but has had trouble turning a profit over the last decade, amid declining ad revenue from drug companies, increased competition from other news sources and a steady migration of readers to the Internet.

Reddit Covers the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting
July 23, 2012

In the early morning hours Friday, “Peener13″ started a thread on Reddit called “Someone came into our theater at the midnight release of Dark Knight Rises and began opening fire. Who here on Reddit can help me calm my nerves?” In the hours since, others have commented and added what they know, and Peener13 has edited her post to answer people’s questions.

As I write this, there are more than 4,000 comments on her post.

January 1, 2003

The U.S. attorney general is suing a trade magazine publisher for millions in alleged postal fraud. Investigations and enforcement actions targeting other magazine and catalog publishers could follow. The suit also raises questions about the process and integrity of subscriber audits performed by Business of Performing Audits International. BPAI audited 14 of the publisher's 55 titles. The civil lawsuit alleges Medical World Communications Inc., Jamesburg, N.J., defrauded the U.S. Postal Service by "padding" mailing lists for its periodicals. Prosecutors say the company lied to the USPS when it declared over 50% of readers were subscribers. That qualified Medical World for periodical rates 30% to