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What we miss when we obsess over Trump’s tweets – Columbia Journalism Review

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg, via Getty Images Remember when we used to obsess about every presidential tweet? When every story was about us? When Donald Trump’s war with the media was, really, the only thing that mattered? We need to stop. Stop reporting on every tweet with the volume of a declaration of war; stop letting the president and his staff frame every misstep and scandal as a media story; stop…

Computational Campaign Coverage – Columbia Journalism Review

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Algorithms for automatically generating stories from machine-readable data have been shaking up the news industry, not least since the Associated Press started to automate the production and publication of quarterly earnings reports in 2014. Once developed, such algorithms can create an unlimited number of news stories for a routine and repetitive topic—faster, cheaper, and with fewer errors than any human journalist ever could. Within the “Computational Campaign Coverage” research project,…

Newspaper headlines: Cost of student debt and public sector pay … – BBC News

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Image caption The Guardian leads with a story on how students from the poorest 40% of families, who are starting university in September, will graduate with an average debt of about £57,000, according to an economic think tank. Image caption The Metro splashes on this story too, saying about 75% of graduates will not pay off their debt before it’s written off – a process which usually takes 30 years….

Recent Missouri editorials – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Kansas City Star, July 2 There ought to be a handbook: The Dangers of Twitter for Politicians. Rule No. 1: Never say never on Twitter. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill could write a chapter about her own unforced errors. A March tweet from the Missouri Democrat continues to haunt her. McCaskill denied ever speaking to or meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The claim, now proven false, has gained new life…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness’ – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…

Chris Christie said he didn’t get any sun. Then, a newspaper showed him the beach photos – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger is committed to keeping Gov. Chris Christie honest — even if it takes a private plane. On Sunday afternoon, Christie told reporters he hadn’t gotten any sun that day. Unfortunately for him, the Newark Star-Ledger had proof to the contrary. Earlier that day, photographer Andy Mills flew by Christie and his family — twice — while taking photos from the open door of a small…

Chris Christie said he didn’t get any sun. Then, a newspaper showed him the beach photos – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger is committed to keeping Gov. Chris Christie honest — even if it takes a private plane. On Sunday afternoon, Christie told reporters he hadn’t gotten any sun that day. Unfortunately for him, the Newark Star-Ledger had proof to the contrary. Earlier that day, photographer Andy Mills flew by Christie and his family — twice — while taking photos from the open door of a small…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness’ – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…

Chris Christie said he didn’t get any sun. Then, a newspaper showed him the beach photos – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger is committed to keeping Gov. Chris Christie honest — even if it takes a private plane. On Sunday afternoon, Christie told reporters he hadn’t gotten any sun that day. Unfortunately for him, the Newark Star-Ledger had proof to the contrary. Earlier that day, photographer Andy Mills flew by Christie and his family — twice — while taking photos from the open door of a small…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness … – The Guardian

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…

Mayors begin new 4-year terms in several Mississippi cities – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The new mayor of Mississippi’s capital city says he wants it to be “invested in the principles of human rights, justice and equity.” Chokwe Antar Lumumba, a 35-year-old attorney, was inaugurated Monday in Jackson. “As we face the looming threats of underperforming schools, a budget shortfall, crumbling infrastructure, furloughed city employees, crime and a water crisis, we must stand with a great resolve and become more determined than ever before…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness’ – The Guardian

Monday, July 03, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…

Christie mocks newspaper for publishing beach pics – New York Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

A defiant Gov. Chris Christie mocked New Jersey’s biggest newspaper for a “great bit of journalism” for publishing front-page photos of him lounging on a public beach amid the government shutdown. “What a great bit of journalism by The Star-Ledger. They actually caught a politician being where he said he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with, his wife and children and…

Suspect killed in attempt to steal helicopter at Oregon airport: newspaper – AOL

Monday, July 03, 2017

Up Next See Gallery (Reuters) – An armed suspect was shot to death on Monday after attempting to steal a helicopter at an airport in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Oregonian newspaper reported. All arriving and departing flights were put on hold at the airport, about 15 miles northwest of Portland, the newspaper said. A Hillsboro Police Department spokesman confirmed to Reuters that there had been a shooting at the airport but…

Smoke forces evacuation of building that houses Arkansas newspaper – Arkansas Online

Monday, July 03, 2017

Smoke from an overheated fan on Monday forced the evacuation of a southwest Arkansas building, according to a newspaper housed inside. The Texarkana Gazette reports that smoke emanated around 11 a.m. from a vent fan motor in the ceiling of a basement restroom at the Landmark Building in Texarkana. Employees of the newspaper as well as others with offices in the five-story building at the intersection of East Broad Street…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness’ – The Guardian

Monday, July 03, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness … – The Guardian

Monday, July 03, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…

James Graham: ‘Rupert Murdoch? He has a weird kind of loneliness’ – The Guardian

Monday, July 03, 2017

Rupert Murdoch was missing at the opening night of Ink, the play about his first year as the owner of the Sun. But there are rumours that Jerry Hall wants to see this account of how her octogenarian husband became the UK’s most powerful press baron. “That’d be fun,” says playwright James Graham. “Weird and fun.” Set in 1969, Graham’s play charts the Sun’s battle to become more “popular” –…