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For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along … – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

McClatchy reports third-quarter loss – Fresno Bee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

McClatchy, publisher of The Fresno Bee and 29 other newspapers, on Monday reported a net loss of $238.9 million in this year’s third quarter, with $230.9 million of that total related to after-tax, non-cash charges. McClatchy said the non-cash charges relate to a non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance and non-cash impairments on newspaper mastheads, and certain equity investments. Craig Forman, McClatchy’s president and CEO, said the charges do not reflect…

SOU ‘disruptive journalism’ fellow teaches a brave news world – Mail Tribune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

John Darling for the Mail Tribune Newly named “disruptive journalism” fellow Erik Palmer is proud of his title, but it doesn’t mean what you might think. Palmer’s lessons focus on a sense of urgency in media, technology and culture that is changing — disrupting — the flow of news and other communication in the digital world. Palmer, an associate professor and chairman of the Communication…

McClatchy reports third-quarter loss | The Sacramento Bee – Sacramento Bee

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher McClatchy on Monday reported a net loss of $238.9 million in this year’s third quarter, with $230.9 of that total related to after-tax, non-cash charges. McClatchy, publisher of The Sacramento Bee and 29 other newspapers, said the non-cash charges relate to a non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance and non-cash impairments on newspaper mastheads and certain equity investments. McClatchy reported a loss of$9.8 million in the same quarter…

Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Monday, October 16, 2017

When you hear the words “data journalism,” you also often hear words like “revolution” and “future.” But — according to a new paper that looks at a couple hundred international data journalism projects nominated for awards over four years — most of the journalism itself hasn’t changed as much as you’d think: It still mostly covers politics, it’s still labor-intensive and requires big teams, it’s still mostly done by newspapers,…

For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along nicely – Poynter (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

Spurs condemn Spanish newspaper over claims the club is ‘hated … – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tottenham have condemned one of Spain’s leading newspapers after it claimed the club is “hated” for its Jewish origins. As part of its preview to the Champions League match between Spurs and Real Madrid on Tuesday, Marca included a guide to the north-London club. Spurs are described as a club that is “hated” but “with good footballing style.” The newspaper says: “Their Jewish heritage has historically made them into a club disliked by rival fans, but…

McClatchy reports third-quarter loss – Sacramento Bee

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher McClatchy on Monday reported a net loss of $238.9 million in this year’s third quarter, with $230.9 of that total related to after-tax, non-cash charges. McClatchy, publisher of The Sacramento Bee and 29 other newspapers, said the non-cash charges relate to a non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance and non-cash impairments on newspaper mastheads and certain equity investments. McClatchy reported a loss of$9.8 million in the same quarter…

For Washington Post’s innovation guru, the future is coming along nicely – Poynter (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

Spurs condemn Spanish newspaper over claims the club is ‘hated’ for Jewish origins – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tottenham have condemned one of Spain’s leading newspapers after it claimed the club is “hated” for its Jewish origins. As part of its preview to the Champions League match between Spurs and Real Madrid on Tuesday, Marca included a guide to the north-London club. Spurs are described as a club that is “hated” but “with good footballing style.” The newspaper says: “Their Jewish heritage has historically made them into a club disliked by rival fans, but…

Spurs condemn Spanish newspaper over claims the club is ‘hated’ for Jewish origins – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tottenham have condemned one of Spain’s leading newspapers after it claimed the club is “hated” for its Jewish origins. As part of its preview to the Champions League match between Spurs and Real Madrid on Tuesday, Marca included a guide to the north-London club. Spurs are described as a club that is “hated” but “with good footballing style.” The newspaper says: “Their Jewish heritage has historically made them into a club disliked by rival fans, but…

What kind of journalism should the BBC do and not do? | Jane … – The Guardian (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

What exactly is the sort of journalism that the BBC “can’t and shouldn’t do”? Of all the questions prompted by the announcement that the BBC’s head of news is to leave by the end of the year, this is the one that matters. James Harding, in announcing his decision to leave the corporation last week, was effusive in his praise for the organisation he joined after falling out with Rupert…

Peoria County at the head of the FOIA class – News – Journal Star … – Peoria Journal Star

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergardNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick If you’re looking for information about your local county government, Peoria County is a darn good place to live. That’s one of the bright spots found after research conducted by a Bradley University professor and student who did a study of Freedom of Information Act responsiveness by county governments in Illinois. A.Jay Wagner and…

From the editor: Readers like you make quality local journalism possible – Seattle Times

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dear readers, We can’t do our job without you. Earlier this year, we asked you to become a Seattle Times subscriber, and many people like you responded, telling us how important a vigorous, credible and independent news source is in an era of fake news. Serious journalism is not free, and now more than ever, we need you to subscribe so we can continue that critical commitment. We hope you…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Tax raid’ on older workers and Ophelia … – BBC News

Monday, October 16, 2017

Image caption The Telegraph previews next month’s Budget, saying Philip Hammond is planning a “raid on older workers” by offering tax breaks to those in their 20s and 30s. The chancellor wants to promote “intergenerational fairness”, the paper reports. Image caption The Guardian shows the aftermath of Saturday’s bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, saying at least 239 people are thought to have been killed, making it “one of the…

‘Monitor’ wins Sunday Newspaper of the Year – Concord Monitor

Monday, October 16, 2017

The New England Newspaper & Press Association recognized the Concord Monitor with four top journalism awards, including Sunday Newspaper of the Year, during the association’s annual conference Thursday. Two Monitor special series – “Unsilenced” and “Fatal Flaws” – won Publick Occurrences awards, which identify New England’s most outstanding journalism among newspapers of all sizes. And longtime columnist Raymond Duckler received the Bob Wallack Community Journalism Award, which “celebrates the accomplishments…

What kind of journalism should the BBC do and not do? – The Guardian (blog)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

What exactly is the sort of journalism that the BBC “can’t and shouldn’t do”? Of all the questions prompted by the announcement that the BBC’s head of news is to leave by the end of the year, this is the one that matters. James Harding, in announcing his decision to leave the corporation last week, was effusive in his praise for the organisation he joined after falling out with Rupert…

‘Monitor’ wins Sunday Newspaper of the Year – Concord Monitor

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The New England Newspaper & Press Association recognized the Concord Monitor with four top journalism awards, including Sunday Newspaper of the Year, during the association’s annual conference Thursday. Two Monitor special series – “Unsilenced” and “Fatal Flaws” – won Publick Occurrences awards, which identify New England’s most outstanding journalism among newspapers of all sizes. And longtime columnist Raymond Duckler received the Bob Wallack Community Journalism Award, which “celebrates the accomplishments…

Local History: Newspaper bombing likely sparked by politics – News … – Scranton Times-Tribune

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Article Tools     TIMES-TRIBUNE ARCHIVES Part of the plant of La Voce Italiana, 116 Franklin Ave., was damaged in a bombing April 20, 1928. The newspaper’s editorial policy supporting the Fascist Party aroused resentment. The blast damaged buildings in a wide area, causing $150,000 worth of damage. Scranton firefighters were already occupied when an explosion rocked downtown Scranton after dark April 20, 1928. Early in the…