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Rupert Murdoch’s papers criticize Trump; is the mogul sending a message? – CNNMoney

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rupert Murdoch speaks regularly by phone with President Trump. But Murdoch also makes his views known to Trump through his newspapers and television networks. Lately the messages in those outlets have not been altogether positive for the president. The conservative media mogul’s papers have run a series of critical editorials and stories, spurring speculation among observers that Murdoch is trying to get through to the president. Murdoch’s most prestigious outlet,…

Rupert Murdoch’s papers criticize Trump; is the mogul sending a message? – CNNMoney

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rupert Murdoch speaks regularly by phone with President Trump. But Murdoch also makes his views known to Trump through his newspapers and television networks. Lately the messages in those outlets have not been altogether positive for the president. The conservative media mogul’s papers have run a series of critical editorials and stories, spurring speculation among observers that Murdoch is trying to get through to the president. Murdoch’s most prestigious outlet,…

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers – The Daily Progress

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: The Victoria Advocate. July 15, 2017. Most people at one time or another have dreaded receiving vaccinations but endured the momentary pain from the needle’s prick to get the shot knowing it was for their own good. Vaccinations help millions of people every year keep from getting serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses. Vaccinations in children help keep…

Attorney General: Milford School District violated FOIA – The News Journal

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE EDUCATION IN DELAWARETuition up at UD, DSU | 0:47 Tuition is rising at two Delaware universities. Wochit x Embed x Share CLOSE EDUCATION IN DELAWARESchool districts work to finalize budgets | 1:09 School districts won’t have much time to process the fallout from $26 million in education cuts passed by the General Assembly last week. Daniel Sato/The News Journal/WOCHIT x Embed x Share CLOSE EDUCATION…

Maine’s largest media company buys storied newspaper – Waco Tribune-Herald

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A family that has owned a Maine newspaper company for more than a century has announced a sale to the owner of the state’s largest newsgathering company. The Costello family has operated the publishing company that owns central Maine’s Sun Journal since the 1890s. The Sun Media Group employs 225 people and includes magazines and weekly newspapers. Reade Brower’s purchase of Sun…

Maine’s largest media company buys storied newspaper – Waco Tribune-Herald

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A family that has owned a Maine newspaper company for more than a century has announced a sale to the owner of the state’s largest newsgathering company. The Costello family has operated the publishing company that owns central Maine’s Sun Journal since the 1890s. The Sun Media Group employs 225 people and includes magazines and weekly newspapers. Reade Brower’s purchase of Sun…

Maine’s largest media company buys storied newspaper – Waco Tribune-Herald

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A family that has owned a Maine newspaper company for more than a century has announced a sale to the owner of the state’s largest newsgathering company. The Costello family has operated the publishing company that owns central Maine’s Sun Journal since the 1890s. The Sun Media Group employs 225 people and includes magazines and weekly newspapers. Reade Brower’s purchase of Sun…

Professor sees a rebirth of journalism using new approaches – AroundtheO

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quality journalism is experiencing a boon as a result of the election and first months of the Trump administration, said Regina Lawrence, executive director of the UO’s Agora Journalism Center and George S. Turnbull Portland Center and a scholar on the role of the media in politics and campaigns. If true, it seems reports of the death of journalism have been greatly exaggerated. There is evidence for growing engagement in…

New models for quality journalism, from Wikitribune to crypto tokens – TechCrunch

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is embarking on a new online venture that the rest of us can only hope succeeds: Creating a new business model for quality journalism. To counter the flood of digital fake news, Wales, whose founding of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia stands as one of the shining successes of the internet era, has announced plans for a for-profit, crowdfunded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers…

Newsonomics: For the newspaper industry’s next feat, can it get Donald Trump to give it antitrust protection? – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sounds like a John Oliver segment, doesn’t it? As we all know from checking our favorite news apps, the line between satire and news has all but vanished anyhow. Last week, in the friendly confines of the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, the News Media Alliance initiative to gain an antitrust exemption lit many fuses. Media Alliance CEO David Chavern (see my Q&A with him here) made a singular point:…

Maine’s largest media company buys storied newspaper – The Daily Progress

Monday, July 17, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The family that’s owned a Maine newspaper company for over a century is announcing a sale to the owner of the state’s largest newsgathering company. The Costello family has operated the publishing company that owns central Maine’s Sun Journal since the 1890s. The Sun Media Group employs 225 people and includes magazines and weekly newspapers. Reade Brower’s purchase of Sun Media Group…

Newsonomics: For the newspaper industry’s next feat, can it get Donald Trump to give it antitrust protection? – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sounds like a John Oliver segment, doesn’t it? As we all know from checking our favorite news apps, the line between satire and news has all but vanished anyhow. Last week, in the friendly confines of the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, the News Media Alliance initiative to gain an antitrust exemption lit many fuses. Media Alliance CEO David Chavern (see my Q&A with him here) made a singular point:…

New models for quality journalism from Wikitribune to crypto tokens … – TechCrunch

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is embarking on a new online venture that the rest of us can only hope succeeds: Creating a new business model for quality journalism. To counter the flood of digital fake news, Wales, whose founding of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia stands as one of the shining successes of the Internet era, has announced plans for a for-profit, crowdfunded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers…

Social workers reported Seattle mayor abused foster son: newspaper – Reuters

Monday, July 17, 2017

(Reuters) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused his teenage foster son in the 1980s, according to a child welfare report filed with the state of Oregon at the time and reported by the Seattle Times on Sunday. The document supports the accusation made by one of four men who have accused Murray, 62, of abusing them as teenagers. Although Murray has consistently denied the accusations, calling them politically motivated,…

Rupert Murdoch might have to bail out his son’s bankrupt Australian channel – Washington Post

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lachlan Murdoch, left, his father Rupert and brother James at Rupert’s marriage to former model Jerry hall in London in 2016. (Leon Neal/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) SYDNEY — Twelve years ago, Lachlan Murdoch — the eldest son of Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch — tried to emulate his father’s success in reverse. The younger Murdoch moved back to Australia, hoping to build a media empire as smashingly successful as…

Rupert Murdoch ‘could use Sky data trove for political ends’ – The Guardian

Monday, July 17, 2017

One of the “largest and most sophisticated datasets in the country” – including the TV viewing, internet and phone records of 13 million households – could be misused for political purposes if Rupert Murdoch is allowed to proceed with his plan to buy out Sky, six members of the House of Lords claim in a letter to the Observer. The government’s decision on whether to allow the takeover of the…