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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…

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…

Fox News’ Dueling Narratives: Journalism That Clashes With Fury Over ‘Liberal Media’ – Variety

Friday, May 26, 2017

A little more than 24 hours before Guardian U.S. reporter Ben Jacobs was knocked to the ground, choked, and punched by GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted that “Liberal Fascism” and the “corrupt media” were trying to silence him from reporting a debunked story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Hannity has been doggedly pursuing the non-story for days now with increasingly irresponsible…

Trump’s loose lips drive allies to reassess U.S. access to intel – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Friday, May 26, 2017

President Donald Trump’s loose lips aren’t just causing him political trouble anymore. Now they’re putting at risk vital global intelligence sharing with allies whose spies have helped thwart terrorist attacks on the United States. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday issued a public rebuke of the Trump administration before meeting with the president, and a senior Democratic lawmaker said the British government may have “every right to be furious.”…

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

Thursday, May 25, 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…

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

Thursday, May 25, 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…

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

Thursday, May 25, 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…

GOP candidate cited for assault as newspapers pull endorsements – Washington Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. — Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was charged late Wednesday with misdemeanor assault after witnesses said he “body-slammed” a reporter for the Guardian who had been trying to ask him about the GOP’s health-care bill. Hours before polls close Thursday after nearly four weeks of voting in a special election to replace Ryan Zinke, who became interior secretary, three of Montana’s largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte….

Montana House candidate charged with assault of reporter; newspapers pull endorsements – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday’s nationally-watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin made the announcement shortly before midnight Wednesday in a written statement, about six hours after the attack on reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian. Gianforte would face a maximum…

On The Beat: Grade schoolers start newspaper – Belgrade News

Thursday, May 25, 2017

While most of their classmates enjoy the playground, a small group of budding journalists stay back to hone their craft each Friday at Saddle Peak Elementary. This winter, a few fourth graders decided they wanted to start their own newspaper. So, they devised a petition, got a crew on board and made their case to Saddle Peak Elementary Principal Barbara Frank. “The news going around doesn’t…

Global cyberattack caused world big hurt but raised little money for … – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A digital worm powered by stolen National Security Agency software caused $1 billion in damages when it infected hundreds of thousands of computers in less than a week, a Florida digital security company says. And new attacks may be in the offing. Hackers unleashed the worm, dubbed WannaCry, on May 12. Some 200,000 to 300,000 computers were affected in at least 150 countries. “The estimated damage caused by WannaCry in…

GOP House candidate charged with assault of reporter; newspapers pull endorsements – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday’s nationally-watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin made the announcement shortly before midnight Wednesday in a written statement, about six hours after the attack on reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian. Gianforte would face a maximum…

A Chain Of Corporate Newspapers Could Make The Difference In Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Thursday, May 25, 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…

British newspapers join together in $2.6 million fundraising for … – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Security camera photos reportedly show a man believed to be Manchester bomber Salman Abadi carrying a backpack. The UK is on its highest threat level as authorities investigate a ‘network’ of alleged attackers. (May 24) AP MAY 24: Members of the public gather to view the floral tributes and pay their respects on May 24, 2017 in Manchester, England. An explosion occurred at Manchester Arena…

Maine Governor’s Veto Helped Newspapers Even As He Slammed Them – Forbes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Yarmouth, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) The law of unintended consequences is on full display in the state of Maine. Republican Gov. Paul R. LePage, no friend of the press in the Pine Tree State, on May 23 vetoed a bill that would hurt the state’s newspapers, all the while slamming the media in his…