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Vogue rattles fashionistas with Kim Kardashian cover

Kim Kardashian is on the cover of the next issue of American Vogue, the magazine announced Friday, thrilling the reality TV starlet and unleashing a torrent of Twitter outrage among fashionistas. Kardashian, 33, appears in a strapless gown in the arms of her fiance, hip hop maestro Kanye West, over the headline: "Kim and Kanye: Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times" and hashtag #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple.

Washington Post expands digital access to local papers

The Washington Post said Tuesday it would offer free digital access to its news offerings to subscribers of six newspapers in other parts of the United States. The Post announced that it was offering its digital news "free as an added value for their subscribers." The move comes nearly a year after the Post began a "paywall" charging those without a print subscription who view its content online, and six months after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the daily.

Man who said he kissed nurse in Times Square photo dies at 86

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the black-and-white photo, the sailor would always be a young man, locked in a kiss with a nurse in New York's Times Square to mark the end of World War Two. Glenn Edward McDuffie, who said he was the kissing sailor in the iconic Life magazine photograph, died this month at the age of 86, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reported on Friday.

London book fair to spotlight S. Korean publishing

SEOUL, March 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean books and authors will be featured at the London international book fair next month, a local publishers' association said Wednesday. South Korea will bring some 20 print book and e-book publishers as well as influential authors to The London Book Fair 2014 as its Market Focus country, the Korean Publishers Association said. This year's fair is slated for April 8-10 in Earls Court, London.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

iBook charts for week ending March 10, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 4. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (Atria / 37 Ink) 5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Group US) 6. Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central Publishing) 7. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown and Company) 8. Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday Publishing)

A list of daily newspapers owned by Quebecor Media Inc.

OTTAWA - A list of newspapers controlled by Quebecor Media Inc., whose majority owner Pierre Karl Peladeau this week announced he was stepping down to run for the separatist Parti Quebecois but would retain his controlling shares in the company. Major urban daily newspapers: Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, London Free Press, Ottawa Sun, Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Le Journal de Montreal, Le Journal de Quebec. Free commuter daily newspapers: 24 Hours in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver; 24 Heures in Montreal, Ottawa.

Mayor Rob Ford not the only reason for stable Q4 profit: Toronto Star publisher

TORONTO - The Toronto Star's coverage of scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford helped stabilize profits at parent company Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't the sole reason for the improved results, company executives said Wednesday. "If that were the case, the results would be even bigger," laughed John Cruickshank, the newspaper's publisher and president of the Star Media Group when asked in a conference call what role the controversial Toronto mayor played in the company's latest earnings.

Guardian Media sees first revenue rise in 5 years

LONDON (Reuters) - The owner of Britain's centre-left Guardian newspaper said on Tuesday it expected its revenue to rise for the first time in six years as it foresaw a boost from digital advertising and sponsored content. Guardian Media Group (GMG) said it expected a 20 percent rise in 2013-14 digital revenue to 70 million pounds ($117 million), with overall revenue expected to rise more than 5 percent to 206 million.

Doyenne of fashion writers Suzy Menkes jumps ship

Doyenne of fashion writers Suzy Menkes is to join Vogue after 25 years covering the catwalks for the International Herald Tribune, her new employer said on Monday. Menkes' departure comes four months after the 125-year-old Paris-based IHT changed its name to the International New York Times, marking the end of a chapter in newspaper history. Menkes, who is British, continued in her role as Style Editor after the name change in October 2013 and management stressed at the time that the re-branding would not affect the content of the newspaper.

New Australia newspaper launch bucks closure trend

A new weekly newspaper launched in Australia on Saturday, bucking the trend of closures and the focus on digital with the editor saying demand remained for quality journalism. The Saturday Paper, with a staff of renowned writers, hit news stands as a competitor to established mastheads including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. "Never have newspapers faced greater perils, both financially and from the more insidious creep of ideology," it said in its first editorial.
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