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David Suchet to star as newspaper proprietor in BBC1 drama – The Guardian

Thursday, September 14, 2017

David Suchet is to star as a newspaper press baron in a BBC1 drama charting the competing fortunes of a liberal left broadsheet and a tabloid moving on from the phone-hacking scandal. The six-part series, Press, is the work of the Doctor Foster and King Charles III writer Mike Bartlett, who has promised a drama that interrogates why news is important and explores the ethical dilemmas reporters and editors face…

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

San Francisco trial weighs breach-of-trust claim by McClatchy family member – Fresno Bee

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A San Francisco court is hearing a long-standing complaint by a McClatchy family member that the Sacramento company’s former chairman and trustees mishandled a family trust with the 2006 takeover of newspaper chain Knight Ridder Inc. for $4.4 billion. The breach-of-trust allegation dates back to a suit filed in 2012 in San Francisco Superior Court by Carlos McClatchy, son of James B. McClatchy, the firm’s former board chairman and publisher….

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Newspaper headlines: ‘UK will regret Brexit’ and Prince George school intruder – BBC News

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Image copyright Telegraph Image caption The Telegraph leads on comments made by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who said Britain will “regret Brexit”, and called on Europe to develop stronger economic and political ties. The article calls the speech a “blueprint” for the “United States of Europe”, with closer unions on asylum, defence and foreign policy. Image copyright Express Newspapers Image caption The Daily Express also highlights Jean-Claude Juncker’s speech…

Freddie Freeman’s ‘wet newspaper’ is not pitcher-friendly – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Those of you who insisted 10 days ago that Freddie Freeman needed to be, had to be, must be shut down for the rest of the season, Dusty Baker and the Nationals would like to second that proposal. (Actually, the Cubs, Rangers and Marlins also probably would have seconded it already.) Freeman had three hits, including a three-run homer, in the Braves’ 8-0 win against the Nationals on Tuesday night,…

San Francisco trial weighs breach-of-trust claim by McClatchy family member – Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A San Francisco court is hearing a long-standing complaint by a McClatchy family member that the Sacramento company’s former chairman and trustees mishandled a family trust with the 2006 takeover of newspaper chain Knight Ridder Inc. for $4.4 billion. The breach-of-trust allegation dates back to a suit filed in 2012 in San Francisco Superior Court by Carlos McClatchy, son of James B. McClatchy, the firm’s former board chairman and publisher….

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Freddie Freeman’s ‘wet newspaper’ is not pitcher-friendly – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Those of you who insisted 10 days ago that Freddie Freeman needed to be, had to be, must be shut down for the rest of the season, Dusty Baker and the Nationals would like to second that proposal. (Actually, the Cubs, Rangers and Marlins also probably would have seconded it already.) Freeman had three hits, including a three-run homer, in the Braves’ 8-0 win against the Nationals on Tuesday night,…

Gizmodo general counsel reflects on worrying legal climate for journalism – Columbia Journalism Review

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gizmodo general counsel Lynn Oberlander in conversation with George Delacorte Professor Keith Gessen, a part of the Delacorte lecture series. Photo by Karen K. Ho. Journalists at Gizmodo Media Group haven’t shied away from hard-hitting reporting since Hulk Hogan’s privacy lawsuit bankrupted its parent company, Gawker, last year. That’s according to Gizmodo general counsel Lynn Oberlander, who says “the reason they hired me is because I’m a journalist’s lawyer, and…

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Britain puts Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal on hold – Sep. 12 … – CNNMoney

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Fox News fears could kill Rupert Murdoch’s $15 billion Sky deal – CNNMoney

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Britain is putting Rupert Murdoch’s dream takeover on hold because of concerns over broadcasting standards at Fox News. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Tuesday that she intends to order an extensive review of 21st Century Fox’s (FOX) $15 billion planned takeover of Sky TV because of concerns over “genuine commitment to broadcasting standards” and the increased influence it would give the Murdoch family over British media. Sky (SKYAY) shares…

Professor Analyzes Colonial Newspapers Advertisements for Female Slaves – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Prof. Felicia Thomas, history and geography, Morgan State University, has concentrated her academic research on the lives of voiceless figures in history — African American female slaves in colonial Massachusetts. Thomas said that her goal in doing so has been “to put a human face on an inhumane practice.” Thomas described her research of African American girls and women who were enslaved in colonial Massachusetts and the value of the…

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox joins court challenge to CBS’ Australian TV buyout – Reuters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc joined a court challenge on Tuesday against rival U.S. cable network CBS Corp’s proposed buyout of struggling Australian television broadcaster Ten Network Holdings Ltd. The U.S. broadcasting heavyweights faced off in the Australian courtroom amid a battle for control of Ten, a ratings laggard which went into administration three months ago following long declines in viewership and advertising revenue. Lawyers for…

Washington bus driver caught reading newspaper behind the wheel – Fox News

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Metro bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced of him reading a newspaper while operating the bus, according to officials. Video posted to Twitter by Myles Hill shows the driver flipping through pages of the newspaper as the bus is in motion. “Should my bus driver be reading and flipping pages in the newspaper while driving?” Hill wrote on Twitter. Hill told FOX 5 he…

Concerns over FBI investigation into Russian ‘news’ are overblown – Columbia Journalism Review

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The FBI is reportedly investigating Russian state-owned media outlets in the US for failing to register as agents of a foreign government. Yahoo News reported this week that news agencies Sputnik and RT are under pressure to register under a law originally passed in 1938 to stymie Nazi propaganda. The reports left some press-freedom advocates bristling at the specter of government intrusion. They worry it sets a dangerous precedent for…

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox joins court challenge to CBS’ Australian TV buyout – Reuters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc joined a court challenge on Tuesday against rival U.S. cable network CBS Corp’s proposed buyout of struggling Australian television broadcaster Ten Network Holdings Ltd. The U.S. broadcasting heavyweights faced off in the Australian courtroom amid a battle for control of Ten, a ratings laggard which went into administration three months ago following long declines in viewership and advertising revenue. Lawyers for…