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Why the Odds Are Stacked Against the Jimmy Wales Journalism Project – Fortune

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The name Jimmy Wales may or may not ring a bell, but you’ve probably heard of his most famous creation—namely Wikipedia, the world’s first “crowdsourced” encyclopedia, which launched in 2001 and now has 40 million articles filled with information on everything imaginable. This improbable success helps explain why so many journalists and media analysts are excited about Wales’ latest project, an attempt to build a crowd-powered journalism site called Wikitribune,…

Eagle publisher leaving as part of McClatchy restructuring – Hutchinson News

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WICHITA – Wichita Eagle publisher and president Roy Heatherly is leaving the company as part of a larger restructuring by the McClatchy Co. Tony Berg, regional publisher for McClatchy’s Midwest Division, announced Monday that Heatherly’s last day will be May 5. Heatherly joined The Eagle in June 2015. Berg said he will hire a general manager to lead The Eagle and its sales operations. Berg…

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on fake news with an online newspaper – The Verge

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, is launching a new online publication that aims to combat fake news. The project is called Wikitribune, and it will bring together professional journalists and a community of interested readers to produce and publish news stories. The site will be financed by a crowdfunding campaign (that launches today) and will focus on a range of issues — from US politics to specialists science and…

Rupert Murdoch Lunches With Fox News Co-Presidents | Variety – Variety

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

After a week of tumult at Fox News, Rupert Murdoch lunched with Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine at one of New York’s highly visible lunch spots. O’Reilly’s ouster raised questions of whether other changes could be in the works for Fox News, but Murdoch’s lunch with the two co-president suggested a show of support. They were spotted by photographers leaving the restaurant, Marea, by an Associated Press…

Publishers to step down amid McClatchy restructuring – Madison.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s The Sun News and Georgia’s The Telegraph will see their respective publishers step down next month. Both papers are part of The McClatchy Co., which recently announced a new regional publishing structure. News outlets report that Sun News president and publisher Mark Webster and Telegraph president and publisher Don Bailey will each step down from their positions effective May…

National FOIA Portal will reduce work on both sides of federal … – FederalNewsRadio.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Have an opinion on the federal Freedom of Information Act request process? The Justice Department wants to hear it — and include that feedback into the National FOIA Portal. DoJ’s Office of Information Policy recently announced a partnership with government innovation lab 18F, to create an online resource that will make the FOIA process easier on both requesters and the offices managing those requests. “We’ve been saying all along absolutely the portal…

Journal receives state newspaper honors – Fremont Tribune

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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After O’Reilly’s Ouster, Rupert Murdoch Lunches With Fox News Co-Presidents – Variety

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

After a week of tumult at Fox News, Rupert Murdoch lunched with Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine at one of New York’s highly visible lunch spots. O’Reilly’s ouster raised questions of whether other changes could be in the works for Fox News, but Murdoch’s lunch with the two co-president suggested a show of support. They were spotted by photographers leaving the restaurant, Marea, by an Associated Press…

After O’Reilly’s Ouster, Rupert Murdoch Lunches With Fox News Co-Presidents – Variety

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

After a week of tumult at Fox News, Rupert Murdoch lunched with Fox News co-presidents Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine at one of New York’s highly visible lunch spots. O’Reilly’s ouster raised questions of whether other changes could be in the works for Fox News, but Murdoch’s lunch with the two co-president suggested a show of support. They were spotted by photographers leaving the restaurant, Marea, by an Associated Press…

National FOIA Portal will reduce work on both sides of federal information requests – FederalNewsRadio.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

Have an opinion on the federal Freedom of Information Act request process? The Justice Department wants to hear it — and include that feedback into the National FOIA Portal. DoJ’s Office of Information Policy recently announced a partnership with government innovation lab 18F, to create an online resource that will make the FOIA process easier on both requesters and the offices managing those requests. “We’ve been saying all along absolutely the portal…

Newspaper wins again in prior restraint case, lawyer says – NJ.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

TRENTON — An appellate court on Monday denied the state Attorney General’s request for an emergent stay of a judge’s decision last month lifting of a prior restraint order against the Trentonian newspaper. Following the March 27 decision lifting the order against the Trentonian, and its reporter Isaac Avilucea, the paper reported most of the content of the court papers the state was seeking to keep confidential, which concern a child abuse and…

Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch speak on the phone every week to discuss strategy – The Independent

Monday, April 24, 2017

Donald Trump and long-time friend media mogul Rupert Murdoch have weekly chats about strategy according to sources close to both of them.  Mr Murdoch chairs NewsCorp, the parent company of the tabloid New York Post and conservative news outlets Fox News and Heat Street, and is said to be close to Mr Trump.  Decades earlier the New York Post “made” Mr Trump. He went from a local real estate developer…

Should Boston newspapers mention Aaron Hernandez sexuality story? – WEEI.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

Neither major Boston daily newspaper has reported on the Aaron Hernandez sexuality story. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe) Information about the most lurid portion of the Aaron Hernandez saga can’t be found in the pages of the Boston Globe or Boston Herald. In order to read about it, one must head to New York, where it was plastered on the covers of both tabloids over the weekend. On Kirk & Callahan last week, Boston-based…

Transcript of AP interview with Trump – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Monday, April 24, 2017

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I do want to talk to you about the 100 days. TRUMP: Good. AP: I want to ask a few questions on some topics that are happening toward the end…

Daily News named top newspaper twice at state event – Norfolk Daily News

Monday, April 24, 2017

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Journalism and coverage of Islam is weighty topic of panel forum – Buffalo News

Monday, April 24, 2017

How the media covers the Muslim community and how the public interprets that news was the focus of a wide-ranging “Muslimedia” panel discussion Sunday in the Islamic Center, Getzville. The crowd of about 60 people obtained insights from two retired Western New York journalists as well as religious leaders and representatives of the Muslim community. Lee Coppola, a print, TV reporter and longtime dean of St. Bonaventure University’s journalism school,…

An equation with two unknowns: How newspapers reacted to Macron and Le Pen wins in first round of French election – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, April 24, 2017

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-Right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. Sunday’s outcome is a huge defeat for the centre-right and centre-left that have dominated French politics for 60 years, and also reduces the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain’s vote last…

How student journalists got their peers to care about newspapers – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share O’Gorman High School students discuss being student journalists in the “fake news” era. (Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader) Buy Photo O’Gorman High School senior Max Stenson, 18, works with Jason Van Engen, O’Gorman journalism teacher, on “The Scroll,” O’Gorman High School’s student newspaper, during class Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls.(Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader)Buy Photo On the first…

Star-Ledger wins journalism, advertising awards in N.J. Press Association contest – NJ.com

Sunday, April 23, 2017

HAMILTON — The Star-Ledger was presented with 32 journalism awards Thursday in the New Jersey Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. In all, journalists representing NJ Advance Media, which other titles also includes The South Jersey Times, The Times of Trenton and The Express-Times of Easton (Pa.), won 39 awards in the annual contest. The contest recognizes the best work in the state. The awards were presented at a dinner at the…