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USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print mastheads won’t change – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Surprise campaign mailer made to look like a newspaper – AZCentral.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Surprise’s City Council and staff have made tweaks to its bond proposal and hope voters will support it in another bond election in 2017. Wochit A page from the Surprise Sentinel.(Photo: Perry Vandell/The Republic) A political group recently mailed out an eight-page paper on newsprint called the “Surprise Sentinel” that encourages voters to approve city bond requests on the November ballot.  The Sentinel includes a front-page article…

Why Bill O’Reilly’s new lawsuit is a loser – Poynter (blog)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Good morning. Here’s our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Does he really want to be questioned about his personal past? Here’s the No Spin Zone on Bill O’Reilly filing a defamation suit against a former New Jersey politician: You gotta be kiddin’. But, Bill, do bring it on. The press, be it mainstream…

‘It’s new territory’: The NY Times eyes expansion of its service journalism – Digiday

Monday, October 30, 2017

Getting paying subscribers is the new obsession of publishing companies. The New York Times is famous for its Pulitzer-winning news coverage, but it’s the how-to pieces that are among the best performers when it comes to signing up new subscribers. The Times has had service journalism as part of its bundle since at least the ’70s, but it’s taking a more systematic approach to it today as part of an…

Newspaper headlines: #MeToo fallout continues in the papers … – BBC News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Image caption Some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote, the Sunday Times says The Sunday Times reports that some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote. Under the plans – which the paper says were circulated among ministers last week – prisoners with jail sentences of less than a year, who are let out on day release, would be able to take part in elections….

Story in the Works, FOIA Funding Needed – Oakland County 115 News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Story in the Works, FOIA Funding Needed Story in the Works, FOIA Funding Needed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 29, 2017) Hi Readers! As you know, The Oakland County Times is a reader and advertising sponsor supported publication.  We do a good job of keeping our expenses down, operating at less than $20,000 a year. But sometimes things come up and we need to ask for your support. This week is…

Newspaper headlines: Prisoners ‘gain vote’ and hospitals ‘safety crisis’ – BBC News

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Image caption The Sunday Telegraph reports on a warning from NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh that hospitals are failing to tackle “significant safety problems” that can cause death or disability. Image caption The Sunday Times says some prisoners sentenced to less than a year could be allowed to go home in order to vote, under new government plans. The paper also reports that a group of female BBC…

Political journalism has been profoundly shaped by men like Leon … – Vox

Saturday, October 28, 2017

When I arrived in Washington in 2005, Mark Halperin and Leon Wieseltier occupied the commanding heights of political journalism. Halperin was the editor of ABC’s the Note, a daily political news digest that the New Yorker called “the most influential tip sheet in Washington.” Wieseltier was the philosopher-king editing the New Republic’s arts and culture section, but his influence extended deep into the rest of the magazine, and into liberal…

Political journalism has been profoundly shaped by men like Leon Wieseltier and Mark Halperin – Vox

Saturday, October 28, 2017

When I arrived in Washington in 2005, Mark Halperin and Leon Wieseltier occupied the commanding heights of political journalism. Halperin was the editor of ABC’s the Note, a daily political news digest that the New Yorker called “the most influential tip sheet in Washington.” Wieseltier was the philosopher-king editing the New Republic’s arts and culture section, but his influence extended deep into the rest of the magazine, and into liberal…

JFK files: British newspaper got mystery call before killing – ABC News

Friday, October 27, 2017

A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about “big news” in the United States minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in 1963, newly released files on the assassination say. A batch of 2,800 declassified documents includes a Nov. 26, 1963 memo from the CIA to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover about a call received by the Cambridge News on Nov. 22, the day Kennedy was killed in…

Russian editor says newspaper plans to arm its journalists – CBS News

Friday, October 27, 2017

MOSCOW — The editor of Russia’s most prominent opposition newspaper says he intends to arm his staff with guns that fire rubber bullets amid growing concern about attacks on journalists. Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov discussed his plans two days after Tatiana Felgenhauer of Russia’s only independent news radio station, Ekho Moskvy, was stabbed in her studio. Muratov told the station on Thursday that the newspaper is buying “traumatic weapons”…

British newspaper got anonymous call 25 minutes before JFK assassination – USA TODAY

Friday, October 27, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The National Archives released over 2,800 records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The once-classified records have fascinated researchers and fueled conspiracy theorists for decades. USA TODAY NETWORK Part of a file, dated April 5, 1964, details efforts to trace Lee Harvey Oswald’s travel from Mexico City back to the United States.(Photo: AP) LONDON — Twenty-five minutes before John F. Kennedy was assassinated,…

Berkeley student newspaper apologizes for cartoon depicting Alan Dershowitz stomping a Palestinian – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

Alan Dershowitz speaks at a conference in New York in May. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa via AP Images) The editors of the University of California at Berkeley’s student newspaper apologized Wednesday after publishing an editorial cartoon that depicted lawyer Alan Dershowitz, with blood on his hands, stomping on a Palestinian. The newspaper, the Daily Californian, published the cartoon last week, days after Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School and an ardent…

Trump’s FCC Chair Moves to Undermine Journalism and Democracy – The Nation.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ajit Pai testifies during a Senate hearing on September 15, 2016. (CQ Roll Call via AP Images / Bill Clark) Nothing Donald Trump says to attack journalism is as dangerous as what Trump’s chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, does to attack journalism. Pai has already used his position to threaten the quality and character of the democratic discourse on the Internet—by seeking to undermine net neutrality—and now…

Together, we are safeguarding the Guardian’s independent journalism – The Guardian

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The most important relationship the Guardian has is with its readers. Which is why, when faced with serious questions about how we might fund our journalism in this new digital era, we asked you to be part of the answer. Today, I’m pleased to update you on our ongoing joint efforts to safeguard the future of the Guardian’s independent journalism. The Guardian is now funded by more than 800,000 supporters…

This tool helps you tell stories in your data – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Are you making charts and graphs for your audience? This week’s tool will help you add context to the data.  Hare: Hi, Ren! Happy first day it’s tolerable to live in Florida and venture outside. What are we talking about today? LaForme: I’d love to talk about changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes (not to mention decorative gourd season). Alas, that’s not what this feature is about. Instead, I thought we…

Google News Lab partners with Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has entered into a partnership with Google News Lab to expand the work of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The project aims to dramatically increase the searchable output of fact-checkers worldwide, expand fact-checking to new markets and support fact-checking beyond politics, such as in sports, health and science. In 2018, the IFCN and Google News Lab will host four fact-checking workshops, prioritizing…

Russian opposition newspaper will arm its journalists | World news … – The Guardian

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Editors of the Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta have said they are planning to provide their employees with weapons training and arm them with “traumatic” or less lethal weapons to protect themselves against possible attacks. The decision comes amid a spike in violence against dissenters in Russia, including this week’s attack on a radio journalist who was stabbed in the neck at the offices of the liberal Ekho Moskvy radio…

Together, we are safeguarding the Guardian’s independent journalism – The Guardian

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The most important relationship the Guardian has is with its readers. Which is why, when faced with serious questions about how we might fund our journalism in this new digital era, we asked you to be part of the answer. Today, I’m pleased to update you on our ongoing joint efforts to safeguard the future of the Guardian’s independent journalism. The Guardian is now funded by more than 800,000 supporters…