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Rights group: Turkey newspaper case ‘mockery of justice’ – ABC News

Monday, September 11, 2017

A media advocacy group has accused Turkey’s president of trying to silence the country’s main opposition newspaper and free press as the second hearing of a trial against staff members of the paper began. Christophe Deloire, the secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, has called the case against pro-secular Cumhuriyet newspaper “a mockery of justice.” Deloire spoke to The Associated Press on Monday outside a prison on the outskirts of…

Metrobus driver suspended after video shows him reading the … – Washington Post

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Metrobus driver has been suspended after social media footage showed him reading a newspaper while driving Friday, according to the transit agency. Myles Hill, the passenger who posted the video to Twitter, said he spotted what looked like a newspaper in the bus driver’s hands Friday afternoon, shortly after boarding the F6 in College Park about 2 p.m. At first, he couldn’t believe what he was seeing, so he turned to a friend: “I asked…

Indiana agency may ditch newspaper ads for online notices – Island Packet

Monday, September 11, 2017

Indiana may stop buying newspaper advertising to announce air pollution permits sought by businesses and industry and rely instead on online notices. The state Department of Environmental Management announced that it’s considering replacing public notice ads of some permit applications with electronic postings on the agency’s website . IDEM says switching to online notices “will enable permitting authorities to communicate permitting and other affected actions to the public more quickly…

Griffis: Early Illinois newspapers’ indexes online – Danville Commercial News

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s (ALPL) Newspaper Microfilm Collection includes more than 5,000 newspaper titles on nearly 100,000 reels of microfilm. These include newspapers from every one of Illinois’102 counties. Researchers can view indexes that have been created for early issues of the Illinois State Journal and its predecessors from 1831 through 1860. Visit http://tinyurl.com/pzt2ork and select a newspaper to browse the index. “Topics are largely…

Metrobus driver suspended after video shows him reading the newspaper while driving – Washington Post

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Metrobus driver has been suspended after social media footage showed him reading a newspaper while driving Friday, according to the transit agency. Myles Hill, the passenger who posted the video to Twitter, said he spotted what looked like a newspaper in the bus driver’s hands Friday afternoon, shortly after boarding the F6 in College Park about 2 p.m. At first, he couldn’t believe what he was seeing, so he turned to a friend: “I asked…

The pitfalls of digitized newspaper archives – Fra Noi

Monday, September 11, 2017

Last month we reviewed newspaper resources. If you know the date, for death notices and such, you should find microfilm and go ahead and locate the death notice in the paper. If you are just trolling for any mention of your family name, you will need to use only searchable digitized newspapers. This logic can apply to any newspaper research, whether in Chicago or not. There is no way to…

Griffis: Early Illinois newspapers’ indexes online – Danville Commercial News

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s (ALPL) Newspaper Microfilm Collection includes more than 5,000 newspaper titles on nearly 100,000 reels of microfilm. These include newspapers from every one of Illinois’102 counties. Researchers can view indexes that have been created for early issues of the Illinois State Journal and its predecessors from 1831 through 1860. Visit http://tinyurl.com/pzt2ork and select a newspaper to browse the index. “Topics are largely…

Indiana agency may ditch newspaper ads for online notices – Idaho Statesman

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Indiana may stop buying newspaper advertising to announce air pollution permits sought by businesses and industry and rely instead on online notices. The state Department of Environmental Management announced that it’s considering replacing public notice ads of some permit applications with electronic postings on the agency’s website . IDEM says switching to online notices “will enable permitting authorities to communicate permitting and other affected actions to the public more quickly…

Wendi Deng reunites with ex-husband Rupert Murdoch for lunch date in New York City with daughter Grace – Daily Mail

Sunday, September 10, 2017

By Eve Buckland For Mailonline Published: 07:16 EDT, 10 September 2017 | Updated: 08:31 EDT, 10 September 2017 e-mail 22 View comments They divorced in 2013, after 14 years of marriage. And exes Wendi Deng and Rupert Murdoch reunited in New York City for a lunch date with their daughter Grace on Saturday. The media tycoon, 86, and his businesswoman ex-wife, 48, looked to be on fantastic terms as they…

How we built a newspaper in 72 hours | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Matthew Hussey is a freelance journalist and photographer who consulted on the development of Wikitribune. “The business models for journalism are a real challenge,” Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia told me. “In particular, the advertising-only business model has been devastating for journalism, as it pushes in the direction of a race to the bottom for clicks with tempting headlines and vapid content.” As it becomes easier to disseminate information, so…

How we built a newspaper in 72 hours – TechCrunch

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Matthew Hussey is a freelance journalist and photographer who consulted on the development of Wikitribune. “The business models for journalism are a real challenge,” Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia told me. “In particular, the advertising-only business model has been devastating for journalism, as it pushes in the direction of a race to the bottom for clicks with tempting headlines and vapid content.” As it becomes easier to disseminate information, so…

When The Newspaper Business Could Print Money – Forbes

Saturday, September 09, 2017

As our September 2017 centennial approaches, we’re opening our archives to unearth our favorite stories. Below, stories from the October 1, 1969issue. Cover Story DESPITE THE ADVENT of television a couple decades earlier, the economics of newspaper publishing remained relentlessly, surprisingly golden. Conventional wisdom had predicted papers’ demise, but as of late 1969 the industry had “never been healthier, not even in the heyday of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.”…

Snapchat wants to get deeper into news, so it’s adding college newspapers to Discover – Recode

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Snapchat is partnering with a new set of publishers: College newspapers. Snap is bringing “dozens” of college newspapers inside Discover, the section of the app reserved for professionally produced videos and news articles from an exclusive list of Snapchat’s publishing partners. The student papers will create what Snap is calling a Campus Publisher Story, which should look similar to the magazine-style editions that existing partners like BuzzFeed and ESPN already…

How many of Britain’s national newspapers are for sale? – BBC News

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Image copyright ENB/BBC Image caption Trinity Mirror is in advanced talks to buy the Express titles, Star titles and magazines such as New!, OK! and Star Fleet Street, as romantics still call it, is facing massive consolidation – and today’s news is the first big sign of things to come. I revealed this morning that regional publisher Trinity Mirror is in advanced talks to take full ownership of Richard Desmond’s…

Snapchat wants to get deeper into news, so it’s adding college newspapers to Discover – Recode

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Snapchat is partnering with a new set of publishers: College newspapers. Snap is bringing “dozens” of college newspapers inside Discover, the section of the app reserved for professionally produced videos and news articles from an exclusive list of Snapchat’s publishing partners. The student papers will create what Snap is calling a Campus Publisher Story, which should look similar to the magazine-style editions that existing partners like BuzzFeed and ESPN already…

How many of Britain’s national newspapers are for sale? – BBC News

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Image copyright ENB/BBC Image caption Trinity Mirror is in advanced talks to buy the Express titles, Star titles and magazines such as New!, OK! and Star Fleet Street, as romantics still call it, is facing massive consolidation – and today’s news is the first big sign of things to come. I revealed this morning that regional publisher Trinity Mirror is in advanced talks to take full ownership of Richard Desmond’s…

Lazy journalism that harms social workers – The Guardian

Saturday, September 09, 2017

The Guardian headline on 6 September read “Social workers missed signs to save toddler stamped to death by mother” and the BBC News at Ten on 5 September reported “A serious case review says social workers failed to spot signs that she was being abused”. However, the body of both reports showed that all the agencies involved in this desperately sad story failed to spot the signs and, in particular,…

Public Scientist: FOIA and the danger of stolen ideas – UT Daily Beacon

Saturday, September 09, 2017

“Competitive” is usually not the first word one would use to describe a scientist. One usually envisions scientists as inherently noncompetitive by virtue due to the collaborative nature of our field, or perhaps because of other less flattering stereotypes. In truth, when it comes to being the first to discover something, scientists are just as competitive as any other person. At its best, this dynamic drives…

Snapchat wants to get deeper into news, so it’s adding college newspapers to Discover – Recode

Friday, September 08, 2017

Snapchat is partnering with a new set of publishers: College newspapers. Snap is bringing “dozens” of college newspapers inside Discover, the section of the app reserved for professionally produced videos and news articles from an exclusive list of Snapchat’s publishing partners. The student papers will create what Snap is calling a Campus Publisher Story, which should look similar to the magazine-style editions that existing partners like BuzzFeed and ESPN already…