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Journalism in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, February 26, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug policy offers opportunities for frontline journalism on human suffering, but it is a difficult story to interpret because it features a population that seems to be living in fear. According to opinion polls, most Filipinos in theory support Duterte’s initiative, but they oppose the extrajudicial killings. As for the president, he has called out his own police force for corruption, but is himself facing…

African-American owned newspapers thriving amid industry slump – KXAN.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Newspapers nationwide have drastically cut down on production, a result of a slump in advertising and a drop in readership. That’s not the case with part of the industry — African-American-owned newspapers — which are still going strong. Much of the success comes from changes in one of Austin’s mostly-black communities. For 44 years, East Austin’s “The Villager” newspaper has been free of charge. That’s what Tommie Wyatt…

Journalism in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines – Aljazeera.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug policy offers opportunities for frontline journalism on human suffering, but it is a difficult story to interpret because it features a population that seems to be living in fear. According to opinion polls, most Filipinos in theory support Duterte’s initiative, but they oppose the extrajudicial killings. As for the president, he has called out his own police force for corruption, but is himself facing…

Former McClatchy CEO to get $1.71 million payout – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Former McClatchy President and Chief Executive Pat Talamantes will receive cash payouts totaling $1.71 million following his departure from the media company that owns The Sacramento Bee. In a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Sacramento-based McClatchy said the bulk of the payout will be a $1.35 million basic severance payment, “which is the equivalent of 1.5 times base salary at the rate in effect at the time…

Fair Use: Journalism Can’t Succeed Without It | Electronic Frontier … – EFF

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The idea that you don’t need a subject’s permission to report on them is fundamental to a free press. If a powerful or influential person, or company, could veto any coverage they don’t like, or make sure any embarrassing or incriminating statements disappear, there’d be little point to having a news media at all. Journalism relies on fair use, the idea that you can use a copyrighted work (like a…

Champion of community journalism left his mark – The Seattle Times

Saturday, February 25, 2017

On Feb. 11, Washington state lost its community-journalism icon. On a personal level, I lost a friend who has been my public-service role model for 41 years. Wilfred R. Woods was the second generation family publisher of The Wenatchee World, serving in that role for 47 years (1950-1997). He was 97. We met in 1975 — me, the young 31-year-old publisher of The Seattle Times-owned Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, and Wilf,…

Fair Use: Journalism Can’t Succeed Without It – EFF

Friday, February 24, 2017

The idea that you don’t need a subject’s permission to report on them is fundamental to a free press. If a powerful or influential person, or company, could veto any coverage they don’t like, or make sure any embarrassing or incriminating statements disappear, there’d be little point to having a news media at all. Journalism relies on fair use, the idea that you can use a copyrighted work (like a…

Newspapers are dead? We aren’t going anywhere – The Daily Iberian

Friday, February 24, 2017

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McClatchy joins Google, YouTube with video lab in renovated Sacramento train station – The News Tribune

Friday, February 24, 2017

McClatchy, parent of The Sacramento Bee, announced Thursday it is joining with Google and YouTube to launch a video test lab in Sacramento’s newly renovated downtown train station. The incubator-style project, called Video Lab West, will host entrepreneurs working in groups to explore ways of using cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, to improve video storytelling. McClatchy is the first business tenant to announce that it’s moving into the…

Italian newspapers react to Claudio Ranieri’s sacking – "Ungrateful English" – Mirror.co.uk

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nine months ago Claudio Ranieri was picking up a Premier League winner’s medal having guided Leicester to the unlikeliest title win in history. On Thursday night he was sacked. Those same players he lifted to heights previously not dreamt of sunk to their lowest ebb this week, stabbing him in the back, labelling him the problem and demanding the club’s owners sack him. Ranieri may have lost the dressing room…

$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Friday, February 24, 2017

An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, where civil and criminal cases have been playing out. The penalties followed plea agreements….

McClatchy joins Google, YouTube with video lab in renovated Sacramento train station – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, February 23, 2017

McClatchy, parent of The Sacramento Bee, announced Thursday it is joining with Google and YouTube to launch a video test lab in Sacramento’s newly renovated downtown train station. The incubator-style project, called Video Lab West, will host entrepreneurs working in groups to explore ways of using cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, to improve video storytelling. McClatchy is the first business tenant to announce that it’s moving into the…

Philippine court orders arrest of president’s leading critic – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges Thursday for an opposition senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly anti-drug crackdown. The Regional Trial Court in Muntinlupa city in the Manila metropolis issued the warrant for the arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima and other officials who have been charged by Department of…

McClatchy joins Google, YouTube with video lab in renovated Sacramento train station – Sacramento Bee

Thursday, February 23, 2017

McClatchy, parent of The Sacramento Bee, announced Thursday it is joining with Google and YouTube to launch a video test lab in Sacramento’s newly renovated downtown train station. The incubator-style project, called Video Lab West, will host entrepreneurs working in groups to explore ways of using cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, to improve video storytelling. McClatchy is the first business tenant to announce that it’s moving into the…

Column: Slogans state a newspaper’s truth in changing times – USA TODAY

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A visitor views the front page of the Washington Post, displayed outside the Newseum in Washington on Aug. 6, 2013, a day after it was announced that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) The Washington Post has changed its slogan to “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” presumably in response to its ongoing battle with President Donald Trump. A newspaper changing its slogan…