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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…

McClatchy Lions vs. Windward of Los Angeles game recap | CIF … – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The week started with “Beauty and the Beast,” the flick followed by a lot of laughs and team-bonding seasonal reflection in place of a rained-out miniature golf session. And the week ended for the McClatchy Lions girls basketball team with the title of that movie symbolic of Friday night’s CIF State Division I championship game. The beauty was in how McClatchy competed and hustled on defense. The beast? That was…

Watch McClatchy High girls basketball coach’s dance moves designed to motivate team – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jeff Ota jokes that he can’t dance much any more at his age, but this is not true. Film does not lie. In a new video, the McClatchy High School girls basketball coach, wearing a No. 5 school jersey, goes old school to motivate his powerhouse program, unleashing this hilarious sing-song bit on the eve of the CIF Northern California Regional playoffs. McClatchy girls’ winning tradition passed from one generation…

For McClatchy girls, beauty of a season ends with beastly shooting in state final defeat – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The week started with “Beauty and the Beast,” the flick followed by a lot of laughs and team-bonding seasonal reflection in place of a rained-out miniature golf session. And the week ended for the McClatchy Lions girls basketball team with the title of that movie symbolic of Friday night’s CIF State Division I championship game. The beauty was in how McClatchy competed and hustled on defense. The beast? That was…

President Trump goes old school, surprising two newspaper reporters with calls saying he was pulling health care bill – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, March 25, 2017

“Hello, Bob,” came the president’s voice. “So, we just pulled it.” Costa multi-tasked, interviewing Trump while posting several updates on Twitter. “President Trump just called me, still on phone,” he posted at 3:32. “‘We just pulled it,’ he tells me.”

Watch McClatchy High girls basketball coach’s dance moves designed to motivate team – Sacramento Bee

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jeff Ota jokes that he can’t dance much any more at his age, but this is not true. Film does not lie. In a new video, the McClatchy High School girls basketball coach, wearing a No. 5 school jersey, goes old school to motivate his powerhouse program, unleashing this hilarious sing-song bit on the eve of the CIF Northern California Regional playoffs. McClatchy girls’ winning tradition passed from one generation…

Bill could end public, legal notices in newspapers – Asheboro Courier Tribune

Saturday, March 25, 2017

By Bill Cresenzo Times-News Calling it a matter of the public’s right know, North Carolina newspaper publishers are pushing back against a bill that would let governments and attorneys stop publishing public and legal notices in newspapers. N.C. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, the bill’s sponsor, says it’s a move into the modern age and would save taxpayers money. The publishers back compromise legislation, modeled on a…

Watch McClatchy High girls basketball coach’s dance moves designed to motivate team – Sacramento Bee

Friday, March 24, 2017

Jeff Ota jokes that he can’t dance much any more at his age, but this is not true. Film does not lie. In a new video, the McClatchy High School girls basketball coach, wearing a No. 5 school jersey, goes old school to motivate his powerhouse program, unleashing this hilarious sing-song bit on the eve of the CIF Northern California Regional playoffs. McClatchy girls’ winning tradition passed from one generation…

I got my start in journalism thanks to beloved nun | Joseph Gerth – The Courier-Journal

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sister Maureen “Reenie” Daugherty(Photo: Courtesy of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth) I just learned that Sister Maureen Daugherty, of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, died last Thursday and was buried March 23. She was known as “Reenie” and was the first person to give me a job working for a newspaper. She grew up in Louisville, part of – as her name suggests — an Irish Catholic family, and spent…

McClatchy girls’ winning tradition passed from one generation to next – Sacramento Bee (blog)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Those McClatchy High Lions are at it again, preparing for a CIF State Basketball Championship encounter against Windward on Friday evening, with a powerful, historical – and some would say generational – breeze at their backs. Harvey Tahara. Jessica Kunisaki. Ariel Thomas. Jeff Ota. Tricia Ota. Gigi Garcia. Destiny Lee. For decades, the Lions have been an extended family affair, the rosters consisting of sisters, cousins, aunts, next-door neighbors, former…