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Kansas native joins newspaper staff – Journal Advocate

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Sterling Journal-Advocate and South Platte Sentinel has welcomed Kyle Inman aboard as the newspapers’ new sports writer. Inman, 32, is a Kansas native, having grown up in western Kansas, and is an avid basketball fan. “I was raised in a house full of basketball,” Inman said. “I’ve played all my life.” He added that his mother even played for the University of Kansas Lady Jayhawks. At 6’5″, Inman is…

Steve Bannon’s man in the Middle East – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Monday, March 27, 2017

When Donald Trump named Steve Bannon his chief strategist, backlash from Jewish leaders was swift amid fears that the ex-Breitbart News boss would bring white nationalist sympathies to the White House. So in one of his first interviews on the new job, Bannon tried to quiet those concerns by invoking something most people had never heard of: “Breitbart Jerusalem.” “Breitbart is the most pro-Israel site in the United States of…

McClatchy VP Christian Hendricks, 54, to retire – Yahoo Finance

Monday, March 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — McClatchy (MNI) announced today Christian A. Hendricks, vice president for strategic initiatives, plans to retire from the company on November 30, 2017 after 25 years of service. “Chris is a valued and respected leader at McClatchy and in the digital media industry,” said Craig Forman, McClatchy president and CEO. “Chris has played an integral role in helping McClatchy transform into the digital media company it is today. We wish him…

Rupert Murdoch cashes in US$125 million of Theranos stock for US$1 – Stuff.co.nz

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corporation, has reportedly sold US$125m in shares for US$1. Billionaire Rupert Murdoch has sold his US$125 million (NZ$177m) investment in scandal-ridden US blood testing group Theranos for just US$1, according to the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by the media mogul. Murdoch did not join other prominent investors who collectively put US$600 million into the company in 2015 and have been given additional shares in return…

American-Statesman named Texas’ top newspaper – Austin American-Statesman

Monday, March 27, 2017

“Silent Majority is everything great journalism should be and is a huge reason the paper wins this competition,” the judge of the Newspaper of the Year contest said, referring to a Statesman investigative report report on underrepresentation of Latinos on state, city and county governing boards throughout Texas. “Substantial reporting, great context, real people living in the real world. But the Statesman is more than one great enterprise piece. It…

Rupert Murdoch cashes in $US125 million of Theranos stock for $US1 but will he sue controversial biotech? – The Sydney Morning Herald

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reported that its proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, has sold his $US125 million ($164 million) investment in scandal-ridden blood testing group Theranos for just $US1. According to the report, Murdoch did not join other prominent investors who collectively put $US600 million into the company in 2015 and have been given additional shares in return for a promise not to sue the company or its founder and chief executive, Elizabeth Holmes….

Caller-Times wins newspaper of the year, other state awards – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Buy Photo For the second year in a row the Caller-Times won first place for newspaper of the year at Texas APME and two dozen statewide awards for storytelling, video and design work.(Photo: Mary Ann Cavazos/Caller-Times)Buy Photo HOUSTON — The Caller-Times was honored as newspaper of the year for the second year in a row and won other statewide awards in the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest. Three of…

American-Statesman named Texas’ top newspaper – Austin American-Statesman

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz was named Star Reporter of the Year by both Texas APME and the Headliners Foundation of Texas for a portfolio of stories, including an investigation into Texas’ lax enforcement of laws governing farmworker housing, an in-depth report chronicling the fate of U.S. veterans who have been deported to Mexico and his role in a groundbreaking report on underrepresentation of Latinos on state city and county governing boards throughout Texas….

E-N wins top journalism honors – San Antonio Express-News – mySanAntonio.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

More Information Express-News honored Star Breaking News Report of the Year: San Antonio Express-News staff, 1st Place Star Designer of the Year: Adrian Alvarez, 1st place Star Reporter of the Year: Martin Kuz, 2nd place Star Photojournalist of the Year: Lisa Krantz, honorable mention Star Opinion Writer of the Year: Josh Brodesky, 2nd place 1st Place Business Reporting: Katherine Blunt 1st Place News Design: Emilio Rabago 2nd Place Deadline Writing:…

FOIA: A Virginia tradition, often flouted – Daily Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Back in the 1600s, when Archbishop William Laud was using the secret Star Chamber as a court to punish Puritans and King Charles I used that same court to make law when he suspended Parliament, Virginia’s judges and elected lawmakers did their business in the public eye. Openness in government and in the courts is a Virginia – and Peninsula – tradition. After all, it was in response to a…

Japan’s extreme recluses are coming together to create a newspaper for social outcasts – Quartz

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tokyo For most of his twenties, Naohiro Kimura was a recluse who often spent days shut inside his apartment. Since emerging from his reclusive state last spring, though, he has become the editor of a monthly newspaper serving Japan’s community of social recluses, and hopes that through it he can draw some of them out—and change the Japanese public’s perception of them. Kimura launched Hikikomori News (link in Japanese) in…