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Website Accused Of Promoting Sex-Trafficking Sues State Over Law

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business

SEATTLE (AP) — The website sued the state of Washington on Monday, saying a new law that would require classified advertising companies...

Newspaper Classifieds: The Good, the Bad and the Hilarious

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

The sad state of newspaper classifieds makes me feel lucky that I worked at LA Weekly during the early '80s, when the classifieds did more than drive revenue: they said as much about the city's culture as the cover stories.

David Lohr

Desperate Boyfriend Supposedly Offers $500 For Pre-Super Bowl Football Lessons | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News

Do you consider yourself a football expert? Do you eat, sleep and breathe the game? If so, you may want to hook up with a desperate guy in Brooklyn wh...

DirectEmployers Association Working To Change Job Search Industry

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Bill Warren founded an early online job board in the 1990s, helped kick-start an industry and was president of, one of ...

Craigslist Expects Record Revenue | Verne Kopytoff, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Defying its anti-commercial reputation, Craigslist is expected to rake in $100 million in revenue this year, the most ever for the classified advertis...

Painting a Bulls-Eye on the First Amendment

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

The Connecticut Attorney General's assertion that online speech has lower First Amendment protection than speech in newspapers is shocking. He clearly needs to brush up on First Amendment law.

Because "Classified Ad Killer" Doesn't Have the Same Ring

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

A great many of the tragic incidents that tangentially involve the Internet have little or nothing to do with the Internet itself. The Craigslist case is the latest example of that phenomenon.

Could Twitter Have Saved The New York Times?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

Newspapers have great capital: talented reporters with superb rolodexes. But if the bigshots at the top don't join the rest of us in the 21st century soon, those writers will be out of work.