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Ex-hacker avoids jail for posting Rupert Murdoch hoax – Irish Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A former hacker turned online security advisor has avoided a jail term for interfering with The Sun newspaper website to mislead readers into thinking that its owner Rupert Murdoch had killed himself. Donncha O’Cearbhaill (24) was just 18 when he inserted a “Trojan horse” into a News International website, which redirected visitors to a hoax story about Mr Murdoch. O’Cearbhaill, from The Ring, Crinkle, Birr, Co Offaly, pleaded guilty at…

FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when…

Mexican newspaper issues apology for theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hours after the Tom Brady Missing Jersey mystery was solved — and Mauricio Ortega was accused of the crime — La Prensa, a Mexican newspaper, issued an apology on Ortega’s behalf. Ortega, a director at La Prensa until his resignation last week, allegedly stole Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl LI jersey, his Super Bowl XLIX jersey and possibly even Von Miller’s helmet from Super Bowl 50. On Monday, La Prensa issued…

Concerns about McClatchy High’s deteriorating athletic fields aired at meeting – Sacramento Bee

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More than 100 people crowded into the cafeteria of C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood on Monday night to learn what can be done to improve the school’s deteriorating athletic fields. Jay Hansen, president of the Sacramento City Unified School District board, said he thinks up to $4 million in bond proceeds can be found to fix the school’s aging fields and courts. Money from the local…

Concerns about McClatchy High’s deteriorating athletic fields aired at meeting – Sacramento Bee

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More than 100 people crowded into the cafeteria of C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood on Monday night to learn what can be done to improve the school’s deteriorating athletic fields. Jay Hansen, president of the Sacramento City Unified School District board, said he thinks up to $4 million in bond proceeds can be found to fix the school’s aging fields and courts. Money from the local…

FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when…

California Today: A Journalism Scandal Roils the Central Coast – New York Times

Monday, March 20, 2017

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Princeton Sues Over FOIA of Admissions Documents – Inside Higher Ed

Monday, March 20, 2017

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Jimmy Breslin was the greatest newspaper columnist ever – The Boston Globe

Monday, March 20, 2017

Charlie Pierce broke the news to me. “The great one has passed,” he wrote in an early morning text. Advertisement I thought he meant Chuck Berry. But he meant Jimmy Breslin. Breslin would have been amused to be confused with Chuck Berry. He liked Chuck Berry, because Chuck Berry was a rebel who gave the finger to conformity. We knew this day was coming. Breslin was 88 years old. His…

Explaining journalism to Fox News, again – Jackson Clarion Ledger

Monday, March 20, 2017

Leonard Pitts Jr. is an award winning columnist with The Miami-Herald. His writings on the intersection of race and politics are nationally syndicated.(Photo: Special to The Clarion-Ledger) It is time, once again, to explain journalism to Fox News. In a way, that’s disappointing. After all, that network’s Shepard Smith has emerged as something of a journalistic hero lately, repeatedly standing up to Donald Trump’s administration for its attempts to undermine…

Altus Times | Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers provided – Altus Times

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tulsa World Many children still not being tested for lead Almost 40 years ago, Americans were made aware of a silent scourge, lead. It disguised itself in common things around the house and businesses such as paint and water pipes. It was making kids sick and many died. A massive national awareness campaign coupled with federal money almost wiped out the problem. Almost. Recent statistics show that it never really…

Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88 – New York Times

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Egyptian newspaper: Sisi to meet Trump in Washington next month – The Guardian

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, will meet Donald Trump in Washington next month, Egypt’s leading state-owned newspaper said on Sunday. Al-Ahram said in a front-page report the two leaders will meet during the first week of April, in what will be Sisi’s first visit to Washington since taking office in 2014. Sisi and Trump have already shown a bond when they met in September on the sidelines of the…

McClatchy girls beat Oak Ridge for NorCal title. Now, it’s time to break out the putters. – Sacramento Bee

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jeff Ota considered bowling for Monday’s off-day team adventure, then thought better of it. The McClatchy High School girls basketball coach instead opted for a round of miniature golf for his gritty group of Lions, the pride of the Sacramento City Unified School District and a proud old school that has to clear out a bit more room on a filling-fast trophy case. Miniature-golf rounds will be a stark contrast…

WATCH: Journalism used to fight for the working man, now it’s a bastion of “trust fund kids” – Salon

Sunday, March 19, 2017

David Cay Johnston, investigative reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner and longtime chronicler of Donald Trump — including releasing two pages  of Trump’s taxes this week to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow — said he believes there has been an ongoing crusade against responsible journalism dating back to the era of Richard Nixon. “I think what happened here is there has been a 40  year campaign against honest journalism,” Johnston said in a recent…

McClatchy vs. Oak Ridge girls high school basketball | CIF NorCal … – Sacramento Bee

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jeff Ota considered bowling for Monday’s off-day team adventure, then thought better of it. The McClatchy High School girls basketball coach instead opted for a round of miniature golf for his gritty group of Lions, the pride of the Sacramento City Unified School District and a proud old school that has to clear out a bit more room on a filling-fast trophy case. Miniature-golf rounds will be a stark contrast…

McClatchy girls beat Oak Ridge for NorCal title. Now, it’s time to break out the putters. – Sacramento Bee

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jeff Ota considered bowling for Monday’s off-day team adventure, then thought better of it. The McClatchy High School girls basketball coach instead opted for a round of miniature golf for his gritty group of Lions, the pride of the Sacramento City Unified School District and a proud old school that has to clear out a bit more room on a filling-fast trophy case. Miniature-golf rounds will be a stark contrast…

Unilever prepares 6 billion pound sale of food brands: newspapers – Reuters

Sunday, March 19, 2017

LONDON Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) is preparing a 6 billion pound ($7.44 billion) sale of some of its food brands, British newspapers reported on Saturday. The Anglo-Dutch company is planning to sell Flora margarine and Stork butter brands, the Sunday Times said. The Sunday Telegraph, which also cited a 6 billion pounds figure, cited sources as saying private equity firms Bain Capital, CVC and Clayton Dubilier and Rice have started working…