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Donald Trump’s War on Journalism Has Begun. But Journalists Are Not His Main Target. – The Intercept

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wars are rarely announced in advance, but President Trump provided an abundance of warning about his intention to wage an assault on journalism. During the election campaign, he called journalists an “enemy of the people” and described media organizations he didn’t like as “fake news.” You can pretty much draw a direct line between his words and the actions we’ve seen lately — which include journalists physically prevented from asking questions…

What Happens When Journalism Gets Physical – NPR

Sunday, May 28, 2017

NPR’s Michel Martin talks with reporter Michelle Fields, who was working at a Florida campaign rally last year when she was grabbed by Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

Turkey jails 2 journalists from opposition newspaper – ABC News

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Two journalists from a pro-secular opposition newspaper in Turkey have been arrested and accused of aiding a terror organization. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said nationalist Sozcu newspaper’s online editor Mediha Olgun and reporter Gokmen Ulu were charged with aiding the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen without being members. The government blames Gulen for orchestrating last year’s coup attempt, which he denies. Sozcu is a supporter of the…

Here’s the ‘negative’ student newspaper this principal censored – New York Post

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The principal of Flushing HS has refused to publish the student newspaper, citing an article quoting a sophomore who felt he lacked good teachers. Calling the whole edition “negative and disparaging,” Principal Tyee Chin insisted he has a right to censor the young journalists.The Post revealed the controversy on April 30. Flushing High School students and newspaper staff members, Paloma Mendez, right, and Ainara Hidalgo.Angel Chevrestt Free press watchdogs blasted…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Saturday, May 27, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

LA community newspaper editor sentenced in illegal firearms case – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The editor of a Sunland-Tujunga community newspaper has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms after advertising a “Guns for Haiti Quake Relief” drive, according to the U.S attorney’s office. David “Doc” DeMulle, 75, editor in chief of The Foothills Paper, possessed 25 firearms and hundreds of pounds of ammunition he was forbidden to have because of previous criminal convictions for perjury and welfare fraud…

Here’s why the feds are looking at Jared Kushner – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Federal investigators homing in on Jared Kushner’s connections to powerful Russians and his multiple roles in last year’s presidential campaign have identified at least three lines of inquiry into Donald Trump’s son-in-law. From a meeting with a former Russian intelligence official-turned-banker allied with Vladimir Putin and Kushner’s failure to report it, to his push to have the president fire James Comey at the FBI, investigators see the 36-year-old’s fingerprints on…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Saturday, May 27, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

California newspaper publisher gets prison time in ‘guns for Haiti’ scheme – The Mercury News

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Los Angeles newspaper publisher who solicited gun donations, ostensibly to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief, could be headed to prison after pleading guilty to illegally possessing firearms. David DeMulle, 75, was sentenced Monday to serve 41 months in prison, with the right to appeal. The owner of the Foothills Paper, based in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sunland-Tujunga, had been barred from having firearms because of a felony…

Hillary Clinton Wants To Be Buried With All The Newspapers That Endorsed Her – The Daily Caller

Friday, May 26, 2017

Contemplating life after devastating loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton joked that she would like to be buried with copies of all the newspapers that endorsed her. “I want to be buried with my editorial endorsements,” Clinton said in an interview with New York Times Magazine. “I want an open casket and they can all be piled on top of me. You won’t even be able to see my body.” The…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee … – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

Mark Zuckerberg gets trolled on Harvard’s student newspaper ahead of commencement speech – TechCrunch

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech at Harvard today, the school’s much-lauded student newspaper had some… interesting headlines to share. “BREAKING: Mork Zinkletink Zonks all over the Internet!” Screenshot via Archive.is The bogus headlines, first spotted by Business Insider, came from an unauthorized user according to a statement given to TechCrunch by Crimson President Derek Cho. Earlier today, The Harvard Crimson’s website was altered by an unauthorized user. We are…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…