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Loss of local UK newspapers ‘undermining democracy’ – Financial Times

Monday, August 21, 2017

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First time FOIA requesters 101 – Edgar County Watchdogs

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Today, I encountered individuals who wanted to know what to request through the Freedom of Information Act in order to check up on their local government spending. I am excited to oblige these fine individuals and I hope our readers take the time to do this with all their own local units of government. Most of you understand how to send a simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, but…

Loss of local UK newspapers ‘undermining democracy’ – Financial Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

$11.77 per week * Select Purchase a Newspaper + Premium Digital subscription for $11.77 per week. You will be billed $66.30 per month after the trial ends

FBI Reopens Lynch-Clinton Meeting FOIA Search – CNSNews.com

Sunday, August 20, 2017

(CNSNews.com) – The FBI has reopened the search for remaining documentation requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on the Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton tarmac meeting, following the Department of Justice’s release of over 400 pages of related emails. In a letter  to the American Center for Laws and Justice (ACLJ), which first filed the FOIA request in July 2016, the FBI acknowledged the 413 pages of emails found by…

The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. South Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, who was accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel a week ago. South Africa’s foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, granted immunity to Grace Mugabe in a government gazette notice that was published Sunday. The notice recognizes “the immunities and privileges of the First Lady of the Republic…

Allen teacher earns scholarship in UNT graduate journalism studies – Star Local Media

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kelly Coleman Juntunen, a journalism teacher at Allen High School since 2009, is among nine University of North Texas (UNT) students who received scholarships from UNT’s Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism. Juntenen, the daughter of Tamie Harris of Waco, is a 2006 graduate of Baylor University and previously worked as a copy editor at the Waco Tribune-Herald. Juntunen entered the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute in…

Celebrating decades in journalism – McDowell News

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ann Fish, a columnist who writes about Rockingham County people and places for the Greensboro News & Record, releases a dove during the celebration of her 60 years in journalism. The party for Fish took place Aug. 12 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eden. Fish was hired by the Reidsville Review in 1957.

Online registration for DU’s 5-year journalism course to start from Aug 23 – Hindustan Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Delhi University will start the online application process for its five-year integrated journalism course at the newly established ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ from August 23. The course will be taught in Hindi and English, with both the streams having 60 seats. The last date to apply is September 8, after which the entrance test will be held on September 17. For English medium, the 2-hour test will begin from 9am…

Newspapers Were Just As Obsessed With the Last Great American Eclipse As They Are With the 2017 Event – Newsweek

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The last time that a total solar eclipse crossed over the entire continental United States, in 1918, newspapers big and small covered the phenomenon. Reports described the crowds that gathered on streets to look up at the sky, and The New York Times called the event “a spectacle indescribably unusual and magnificent.” The August 21 eclipse will be the first whose path of totality will cross the country since the one…

South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, August 19, 2017

In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa’s government-owned airline on Saturday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe’s first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe’s action followed the grounding Friday evening of an Air Zimbabwe flight at Johannesburg’s main international airport after South African authorities concluded it was not in compliance with civil aviation rules. Both countries said they imposed restrictions because…

FOIA policy, alley pavement approved – Petoskey News-Review

Saturday, August 19, 2017

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Township Board adopted a new Freedom of Information Act policy at its regular meeting on Monday to align itself with state FOIA laws. The new policy addresses everything from general policies to processing requests and fees. The new FOIA guidelines clarify procedures to keep everything the same, said Chuck Center, township supervisor. He said the changes made to the policy involve labor…

Republicans cheer Bannon exit but warn Trump still needs to change – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Friday, August 18, 2017

Republicans exhaled on Friday after President Donald Trump ousted controversial strategist Steve Bannon from the White House —a move that will help ease lawmakers’ return to Washington after a damaging and polarizing period many blame in part on the former Breitbart chairman. “I, for one, am relieved he will no longer be at the White House advising the President of the United States,” said Al Cardenas, a former chairman of…

Rupert Murdoch’s son speaks out against Trump in blistering email about Charlottesville – Mashable

Friday, August 18, 2017

James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of Trump’s close ally Rupert Murdoch, has penned a blistering email condemning the president’s reaction after the violence in Charlottesville.  SEE ALSO: Read Tim Cook’s powerful note to Apple employees about Charlottesville violence While business leaders, particularly in the tech sector, have been outspoken in their criticism of Trump following the neo-Nazi rally in Virginia, the younger Murdoch’s statement comes as…