The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of the Media

It looks like there’s hope for the media after all. New data reveals that sales for tablet computers and e-readers were up this holiday season. [NY Times]

More news in the U.K. phone hacking scandal. News International is now facing an FBI investigation after it was discovered that the organization was hacking actor Jude Law’s phone while he was on United States soil. [The Telegraph]

Spin magazine tries something a little different: reviewing music through Twitter. [AdWeek]

Some moviegoers in Liverpool are asking for refunds for The Artist, an awards season frontrunner, because they didn’t realize it would be a silent film. [Time]

The Poynter Institute analyzes the Twitter coverage surrounding Joe Paterno’s death. [Poynter Institute]

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