Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Politico who just left his chief executive position with the company. Traditional media companies face the increasingly daunting task of hooking already-inundated audiences, but they also have more tools than ever to lure them. (Photograph: T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)

This month, a couple of inventive young go-getters at Buzzfeed tied enough rubber bands around the centre of a watermelon to make it explode. Nearly (...)

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, against whom a murder charge was dropped in the United States over the death of a baby in her care, plans to sue over her wrongful conviction. Photograph: Keith Bedford/ Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, against whom a murder charge was dropped in the United States over the death of a baby in her care, plans to sue o(...)

Joe Crowley (right) a survivor of clerical abuse, and Michael Cyril Creighton, the actor who portrays him in ‘Spotlight’.

The idea of journalism being cinematic is counterintuitive. Rather than being visually appealing, the craft of journalism is more in keeping with Bism(...)

Pope Francis  swings an incense thurible during a canonisation ceremony to elevate six men and women to sainthood,  in St Peter’s square at the Vatican on Sunday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The Boston Globe has claimed that US Jesuit Fr Robert J Geisinger, the man appointed as the Holy See’s “promoter of justice” last September by Pope(...)

Thomas M Menino, who has died aged 71, was Boston’s longest-serving mayor and a hugely successful administrator who presided over one of the most succ(...)

Senator Kennedy at All Hallows College in Dublin in September 1955 with Fr Leonard (left) and All Hallows president Fr William Purcell

If the letters sent by Jackie Kennedy to Dublin priest Fr Joseph Leonard are confessional in nature, the letters he sent her confirm their close frie(...)

The winning stories are based on thousands of documents handed over by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Photograph: Reuters

The Washington Post and the Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their stor(...)

The International Herald Tribune will re-launch as the International New York Times from tomorrow as part of the company’s global growth strategy. Photograph: Bloomberg

While some newspaper companies have spent recent years shifting their emphasis to other types of investments like television, The New York Times has (...)

Inis Mór in the Aran Islands, which will host the first summer school about  writer Liam O’Flaherty and his brother Tom on August 24th and 25th.

Aran Island writer Liam O’Flaherty’s film script career in Los Angeles and the US intelligence service’s relationship with his brother Tom will be exp(...)

Red Sox owner John W Henry got the Boston Globe for less than a tenth of what the New York Times paid when it bought the newspaper for $1.1 billion in 1993. Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

The New York Times Co has agreed to sell the Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team for $70 million in cash, a small (...)