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Tab Media: Transatlantic Student newspaper raises $6m backed by Rupert Murdoch – The Independent

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The American news operations of Tab Media are on a Brooklyn side street in a nondescript brick building that also houses an acupuncture studio and a mortgage lender. Most of the 13 editors working out of the office are younger than Taylor Swift. A white picnic table strewn with Dunkin’ Donuts cups and magazines like Teen Vogue and The New Yorker doubles as a meeting hub. A box of wine…

With Rupert Murdoch’s Help, Tab Media Targets Young and Cheeky on Campus – New York Times

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Jack Rivlin, who founded Tab Media with two other Cambridge University students in 2009 and now splits his time between New York and London, envisions the enterprise as a generation-defining media brand à la MTV. Other publications should beware, said Mr. Rivlin, 28, who jokes that he has only recently begun to grow facial hair: “I want to eat their lunch.” In Tab’s Williamsburg office — there’s another in London’s…

Historic Alaska newspapers are being posted online – Alaska Public Radio Network

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

This front page from Nov. 11, 1912, of the Alaska Daily Empire, the forerunner to Juneau’s current daily newspaper, shows a mix of national, world and local news. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums) Some of Alaska’s oldest newspapers are being digitized and posted online as part of a national project to provide free public access to historic periodicals. Deep in the main building of…

Historic Alaska newspapers are being posted online – Alaska Public Radio Network

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

This front page from Nov. 11, 1912, of the Alaska Daily Empire, the forerunner to Juneau’s current daily newspaper, shows a mix of national, world and local news. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums) Some of Alaska’s oldest newspapers are being digitized and posted online as part of a national project to provide free public access to historic periodicals. Deep in the main building of…

Indian journalists, activists protest murder of newspaper publisher – Reuters

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

2 Min Read BENGALURU, India (Reuters) – Indian journalists and rights activists protested on Wednesday against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a weekly tabloid amid growing concerns about freedom of the press at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent. Gauri Lankesh, 55, the editor and publisher of the Kannada language Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified assailants near her home in…

More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism – The Atlantic

Monday, September 04, 2017

OXFORD AMERICAN / Blood Ties by Alex Mar “A self-mythologizing takes place when we assimilate the stories of our ancestors into our own—it’s automatic. We tell ourselves that their triumphs have somehow entered our bloodstream.” SPIEGEL / A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety by Takis Würger “Clausnitz became shorthand for the xenophobic side of Germany after residents threatened a bus full of refugees. We spent a month in…

Cambodia Daily Newspaper To Close After 24 Years – NPR

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Reporters of the English-laguage newspaper Cambodia Daily watch a video clip featuring Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha at their newsroom in Phnom Penh on September 3, 2017. One of Cambodia’s last remaining independent newspapers, the paper announced on Sept. 3, that it was closing after 24 years, the latest in a series of blows to critics of strongman prime minister Hun Sen. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption…

Rupert Murdoch’s proposed Sky takeover reaches endgame – The Guardian (blog)

Sunday, September 03, 2017

MPs return from their summer breaks next week and one of the first issues on the agenda will be 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky. A quick recap: before recess in June, Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, revealed the findings of Ofcom’s report into the deal and her initial view on whether it should go ahead. There were effectively three parts to Ofcom’s work – a look at the…

Three arrested after Bentley crashes into Serbian president’s motorcade, newspaper says – The Independent

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Three people have been arrested after a Bentley rammed into the Serbian president’s motorcade, according to a pro-government newspaper.  President Aleksandar Vucic was unharmed after the luxury vehicle crashed into his car during an alleged attack near his residence in Belgrade on Saturday, it is claimed.  The daily newspaper Politikia, which backs the president, said three Serbians in the Bentley were arrested on suspicion of jeopardising the president’s security.  They…

Fears of Political Crackdown in Cambodia Rise as Opposition Leader Arrested, Newspaper Closes – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Cambodian authorities arrested the country’s opposition leader and effectively forced the closure of one of its last remaining independent newspapers on Sunday, raising concerns of a worsening climate of political repression ahead of elections scheduled for next year. Opposition politician Kem Sokha was taken from his home in an early-morning raid and is accused of plotting to overthrow the government with the support of the U.S….

Three arrested after Bentley crashes into Serbian president’s motorcade, newspaper says – The Independent

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Three people have been arrested after a Bentley rammed into the Serbian president’s motorcade, according to a pro-government newspaper.  President Aleksandar Vucic was unharmed after the luxury vehicle crashed into his car during an alleged attack near his residence in Belgrade on Saturday, it is claimed.  The daily newspaper Politikia, which backs the president, said three Serbians in the Bentley were arrested on suspicion of jeopardising the president’s security.  They…

Editorial: Efforts must be made to avoid more FOIA violations – Times Record

Sunday, September 03, 2017

City officials recently found themselves in hot water over a series of emails some Fort Smith directors used to discuss a situation behind closed doors. The city got off easy when a prosecutor last week declined to press charges while saying the directors did, indeed, violate the Freedom of Information Act by engaging in an email exchange. City directors deserved to be called out for their…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Secret’ Brexit bill, and Tory rebels warned – BBC News

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Image copyright SUNDAY TIMES Image caption The Sunday Times says the UK’s Brexit bill could rise to £50bn because the prime minister’s negotiating position has been weakened by June’s general election result. The paper says the government was expected to offer £20-£30bn, but “a close ally” of Theresa May believes the bill will be higher. Image copyright ThE OBSERVER Image caption The Observer leads with a story about a “growing…

Newspaper headlines: Conservation charity and countryside … – BBC – BBC News

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Image copyright PA The National Trust is “embroiled in a row with countryside campaigners”, according to the lead in the Daily Telegraph. The conservation charity has been accused of “effectively painting targets” on people who hunt after it decided to publish details of the times and locations of legal hunts on its land. Hunt supporters say such information could be used by saboteurs, increasing the risk of violent disruption. The…

Civitas Media sells more newspapers – News – Citizens’ Voice – Citizens Voice

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Article Tools     Civitas Media, the North Carolina-based company that owns The Times Leader, announced Friday it has sold more newspapers. Affiliates of Boone Newspapers have purchased the Middlesboro Daily News in Kentucky and two neighboring newspapers. The non-dailies Harlan Enterprise in Kentucky and Claiborne Progress in Tazewell, Tennessee were included in the transaction. The acquisition was made by newly formed entities owned by…

German newspapers blast UK’s "dawdling" Brexit team | World … – Express.co.uk

Saturday, September 02, 2017

However, it seems the view on how the negotiations are going is different accross the Channel.  Back here in the UK, think tank Think Scotland said the European Union was becoming increasingly confused and divided in the face of UK negotiators – whose energy was described as a “welcome surprise”.  Consultant Miles Saltiel, writing for the think tank, said the UK faced a far easier task gaining support for its…

Meet the Habermans, a journalism family – CNNMoney

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Clyde Haberman has seen a lot in his 40 years writing for The New York Times, but he had never seen this. On August 21, Haberman shared the Times’ esteemed front page with one of his daughters, the President Trump chronicler Maggie Haberman. It was “a hell of a source of pride,” he said, so much so that “I asked Al Siegal, our former standards editor, who goes way back….

Ramaphosa loses court bid to stop newspaper from publishing story – News24

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Pretoria – An urgent interdict stopping Sunday Independent newspaper from publishing claims about Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s personal life has been struck from the roll in the South Gauteng High Court on Saturday evening.  Judge Bashier Vally, in his judgment said that Ramaphosa had not placed sufficient information before the court to show that the matter was urgent and subsequently struck it from the roll. Ramaphosa approached the South Gauteng…

Newspaper headlines: Conservation charity and countryside campaigners clash – BBC News

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Image caption The Daily Telegraph reports that the National Trust is embroiled in a row with countryside campaigners over its decision to publish details of hunts in the run-up to a vote to ban the sport on its land. The trust insisted it was not “in the pocket” of anti-hunt activists and “deplored” intimidation and abuse. Image caption The Times interviews Labour MP Sarah Champion who quit the party’s front…

For Clyde and Maggie Haberman, journalism is a family affair – CNNMoney

Friday, September 01, 2017

Clyde Haberman has seen a lot in his 40 years writing for The New York Times, but he had never seen this. On August 21, Haberman shared the Times’ esteemed front page with one of his daughters, the President Trump chronicler Maggie Haberman. It was “a hell of a source of pride,” he said, so much so that “I asked Al Siegal, our former standards editor, who goes way back….