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Carlinville FOIA Update – Edgar County Watchdogs

Monday, May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017   ·   1 Comments CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – A quick update on the City of Carlinville’s continued noncompliance with the Freedom Of Information Act. Received: The city answered the complaint in the FOIA suit I have received, most, but not all, public records related to the January 16, 2017 FOIA request I have received an answer to the March 20, 2017 FOIA…

How art belongs in journalism – The Panther

Monday, May 01, 2017

Illustrated by Mia Andrea In many ways, art and journalism go hand in hand. The symbiotic relationship between the photos, graphics or cartoons and a written story allows the two to complement each other and make room for simplified information and context. Today, about 55 percent of readers spend 15 seconds or less reading articles on news reporting sites, according to a study by Chartbeat, a web analytics company….

The Indian newspaper giving street children a voice – CNN.com – CNN

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Winners announced in 2016 Michigan APME newspaper contest … – Washington Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Newspapers in Detroit, Lansing and Holland were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2016 went to the Detroit Free Press, the Lansing State Journal and The Holland Sentinel. The Lansing State Journal won the First Amendment Award for outstanding accomplishments in pursuing freedom of information for its entry “Fighting for FOIA.”…

Who’s in charge at a newspaper? The Impress code isn’t quite sure – The Guardian

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The new ethical code that bids to regulate royal charter journalism has finally surfaced. After many months of public consultation – more than 2,000 witnesses strong, plus point-by-point analysis of 56 other codes around the globe – we have lift-off for Impress: or would have, if any big hitters could be persuaded to join its ranks. Good job, bad job? In one sense, a continuing job. The Impress version is…

At Samantha Bee’s ‘White House’ Dinner, Journalism Is Toasted as Trump Is Mocked – New York Times

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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At Samantha Bee’s ‘White House’ Dinner, Journalism Is Toasted as Trump Is Mocked – New York Times

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Boivin: A heartful goodbye and a nod to journalism – AZCentral.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Paola Boivin stands in the Diamondbacks dugout while covering Arizona’s season opener in 2012.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports) Early in my sportswriting career, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player was so appalled by my presence in the Dodger Stadium visitors clubhouse that he got in my face and told me so. Seconds later, something sailed through the air and, defying all laws of physics, landed squarely on my clavicle. It was…

Newspaper publishers change tactics looking for subscribers – Watertown Public Opinion

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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The Latest: Trump attacks news media on night of dinner – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office Saturday (all times EDT): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is issuing a scathing attack on the national news media at a Pennsylvania rally he organized for the same evening the White House Correspondents’ Association hosts its annual dinner. Weeks ago Trump decided to skip the dinner and even wished the group well. But speaking to supporters Saturday night in Harrisburg,…

CHS newspaper attains top honors – again – Chanute Tribune

Saturday, April 29, 2017

CONNIE WOODARD USD 413 public relations Once again, the Chanute High School’s newspaper has been named All-Kansas – the highest designation that Kansas Scholastic Press Association bestows upon publications. “It’s a big deal,” said Dustin Fox, who teaches journalism and English at CHS and oversees the students who write, edit and design regular issues of The Comet. Just one other Class 4A school received the award that typically goes to…

SC deputy arrested on harassment charges, fired – The State

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Jordan McClatchy was fired Tuesday following his arrest by the Easley Police Department, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Creed Hashe. According to arrest warrants, McClatchy is charged with two counts of harassment. On Saturday, an Easley police officer was called to J.B. Red Owens Sports Complex about a harassment complaint, according to the Easley police incident report. McClatchy’s wife, from whom he is separated, and…

CNN chief: ‘Journalism is threatened’ by the Trump administration – TheBlaze.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

CNN’s president is worried about the future of the press. “Journalism is threatened by senior officials in our own government,” Jeff Zucker said during an Overseas Press Club of America awards gala Thursday night, New York Times reporter Liam Stack tweeted. CNN president Jeff Zucker at @opcofamerica awards gala: “journalism is threatened by senior officials in our own government” pic.twitter.com/l9gWAmKCzy — Liam Stack (@liamstack) April 28, 2017 The comment seemed to be a…

The Future Of News Is Visuals (And How This Millennial-Led Startup Is Reinventing It) – Forbes

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Explica.co Explica.co “What do Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and Flipboard all have in common?”  It’s a tough question. After all, those six platforms account for $7 billion dollars invested by hundreds of firms, over the span of nearly a decade. But the answer to this quizzical rhetoric came from the offices of an early-stage startup named Explica.   The company’s President, Fernando “Nando” Luna, explained: “Every one of those…

Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper – WBT

Thursday, April 27, 2017

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said the defendants, including former managers and columnists for the Zaman newspaper, were charged with “membership in an armed terror organization” and “attempting to overthrow”…

Carlinville Refuses to answer FOIA requests from 3 more people – – Edgar County Watchdogs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017   ·   0 Comments CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Mayor Deanna Demuzio’s leadership is a complete failure. She gets an “F” in transparency and an “F” in leadership. The Carlinville FOIA Officer, Carla Brockmeier, gets an “F” in compliance with the law. Demuzio, as Mayor of the city, directs the city attorneys and has apparently failed to direct the current attorneys in their responsibilities to…

1913-2017 | The Record of the Newspaper of Record – New York Times

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Think Trump didn’t achieve much in his first 100 days? Think again. – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have been defined more by what he’s undone than what he’s done. Gone, with the stroke of Trump’s pen or publication of a memo, are a host of Obama-era rules aimed at protecting consumers and workers. A policy that limited student loan fees is out. So is a rule against internet providers selling consumer data without the user’s permission and one that…