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Dust-up over new FOIA exemption in cyber bill – Politico (blog)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cybersecurity legislation advancing in Congress could create the first brand-new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act in nearly half a century—a prospect which alarms transparency advocates and some lawmakers. A bill approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee last month would add a new tenth exemption to FOIA, covering all “information shared with or provided to the Federal Government” under the new measure. Another provision in the…

Cain, DeRamus are inducted into Journalism Hall of Fame – The Detroit News

Monday, April 20, 2015

Betty DeRamus, left, and Charlie Cain(Photo: The Detroit News) Charlie Cain and Betty DeRamus, two former Detroit News staffers being inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame on Sunday, are about as different on the surface as two journalists could be. The late Cain — he died in 2011, age 60 — was a hard-driving reporter, the Lansing bureau chief for The Detroit News and later senior writer and…

AP bureau chief worked tirelessly for journalism – St. Cloud Times

Sunday, April 19, 2015

David Pyle, a former AP bureau chief in Minnesota and Wisconsin, died Monday at his home in Apple Valley. He was 61.(Photo: AP) Good morning, St. Cloud area. Minnesota journalism lost a champion and a good friend with the death of Dave Pyle, former Associated Press Minnesota and Wisconsin bureau chief. Pyle, 61, died Monday at his home in Apple Valley. Pyle was one of my closest professional friends in…

Felicity Jones Talks Journalism, Telling Off James Franco (On Film), and Star Wars – Daily Beast

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Journalism is in Felicity Jones’ blood. The rising British star, who recently received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her heartrending turn as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is the daughter of journalist Gareth Jones, who met Felicity’s mother while the two were working for the Wolverhampton Express and Star newspaper. Despite the journo genes, Jones chose acting instead, enrolling in an after-school workshop at the age…

Lack of money, interest forcing high school newspapers to fold – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chicago – When there wasn’t enough money in the Steinmetz College Prep high school budget to cover the cost of printing a student newspaper, its journalism adviser made a desperate plea to one of the Chicago public school’s most successful former students for help. Hugh Hefner, Playboy Enterprises founder, agreed to pay for five years of printing costs for the Steinmetz Star, which, through the end of next school…

Armenian newspaper holds century of memories in Istanbul – Business Insider

Saturday, April 18, 2015

© AFP Ozan KoseAn editor shows an old copy of Armenian newspaper Jamanak in the newspaper’s offices in Istanbul on April 10, 2015 Istanbul (AFP) – It’s witnessed the collapse of an empire, the horrendous massacre of its people and the birth of an entirely new state. And it keeps on printing. The newspaper “Jamanak” (“The Times” in Armenian) is the oldest continuously-running newspaper in Turkey and oldest anywhere in…

EXCLUSIVE: Express Newspapers Chairman Richard Desmond: Why I’m giving … – Express.co.uk

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mr Desmond insisted his backing for Ukip was designed to shake up the Westminster parties who have left millions of voters including many Daily Express readers disenchanted. “I don’t believe Cameron has delivered on his promises,” he said. “I don’t want to be a member of a club. As Groucho Marx said, I don’t want to join any club that would have me as a member. “I always have challenged…

Virginia State Bar Israel trip cancellation FOIA news – Washington Post

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Rupert Murdoch Shuffles New York City Properties – Variety

Saturday, April 18, 2015

SELLER: Rupert MurdochLOCATION: New York City, N.Y.PRICE: $72 millionSIZE: (approx.) 7,600 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Last year Rupert Murdoch shelled out a staggering $57.25 million for the top four floors of the newly built and supermodel slender One Madison building in New York City’s Flatiron District. Alas, the bazillionaire media tycoon has come down with a classic case of the Real Estate Fickle and put…

This study says being a ‘newspaper reporter’ is the worst job there is – Washington Post (blog)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 5: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to reporters after speaking at a luncheon for the American Principles Project at the Mayflower Hotel on February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post) Something called CareerCast puts out an annual ranking of 200 common jobs. This year, “newspaper reporter” finished 200 out of 200.  So, last. Here’s the CareerCast explanation: “Readership has…

Kenny Easley, newspaper publisher – ESPN

Friday, April 17, 2015

0 Shares Print Nearly 30 years ago, Leslie Tidball was scanning the classifieds when she spotted an intriguing ad: A weekly sports paper, Inside the Seahawks, was looking for a new editor. Tidball, then in her early 30s, had just moved to Seattle after a reporting stint in Idaho. She called the number in the listing, then drove to a nondescript office in Kirkland, where she met with the paper’s…

This study says being a ‘newspaper reporter’ is the worst job there is – Washington Post (blog)

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 5: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to reporters after speaking at a luncheon for the American Principles Project at the Mayflower Hotel on February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post) Something called CareerCast puts out an annual ranking of 200 common jobs. This year, “newspaper reporter” finished 200 out of 200.  So, last. Here’s the CareerCast explanation: “Readership has…

NMU fights back over newspaper adviser lawsuit – Detroit Free Press

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cheryl Reed and Michael Williams are suing in U.S. District Court in the latest chapter in an ongoing dispute involving the student journalists of the North Wind, the board that oversees them and Northern Michigan University itself.(Photo: Margaret Von Steinen) Northern Michigan University doesn’t believe that any student or administrator tried to stifle freedom of speech for the student newspaper, despite a lawsuit asserting the opposite, the school said in…

A Florida newspaper is along for the ride — and catches flak – Washington Post

Friday, April 17, 2015

If a reporter and his newspaper know in advance — months in advance, as it turns out — that a man intended to undertake a stunt that could sow panic in the nation’s capital, are they obligated to alert law-enforcement authorities? And should they be faulted for not doing so until the last minute? The Tampa Bay Times faced just such an ethical dilemma when it interviewed a Tampa-area resident…

This study says being a ‘newspaper reporter’ is the worst job there is – Washington Post (blog)

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 5: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to reporters after speaking at a luncheon for the American Principles Project at the Mayflower Hotel on February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post) Something called CareerCast puts out an annual ranking of 200 common jobs. This year, “newspaper reporter” finished 200 out of 200.  So, last. Here’s the CareerCast explanation: “Readership has…

BuzzFeed’s censorship problem – Columbia Journalism Review

Friday, April 17, 2015

(Photo: Sean Hemmerle) Earlier this week, Gawker broke the news that BuzzFeed Beauty Editor Arabelle Sicardi has resigned from the site. She wrote a piece last week criticizing a Dove soap advertising campaign that BuzzFeed deleted and later republished at the direction of Editor in Chief Ben Smith. Her resignation is the latest chapter in the evolving “DoveGate” scandal. It all began on April 9, when BuzzFeed deleted Sicardi’s post,…

BuzzFeed’s censorship problem – Columbia Journalism Review

Thursday, April 16, 2015

(Photo: Sean Hemmerle) Earlier this week, Gawker broke the news that BuzzFeed Beauty Editor Arabelle Sicardi has resigned from the site. She wrote a piece last week criticizing a Dove soap advertising campaign that BuzzFeed deleted and later republished at the direction of Editor in Chief Ben Smith. Her resignation is the latest chapter in the evolving “DoveGate” scandal. It all began on April 9, when BuzzFeed deleted Sicardi’s post,…

This study says being a ‘newspaper reporter’ is the worst job there is – Washington Post (blog)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 5: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to reporters after speaking at a luncheon for the American Principles Project at the Mayflower Hotel on February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik for The Washington Post) Something called CareerCast puts out an annual ranking of 200 common jobs. This year, “newspaper reporter” finished 200 out of 200.  So, last. Here’s the CareerCast explanation: “Readership has…