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‘Why should newspapers not be accountable?’ – The Guardian

Monday, October 23, 2017

I became the Guardian’s, and the UK’s, first readers’ editor, or resident ombudsman, on 5 November – fireworks night – 1997. There had been attempts at various forms of self-regulation in the past but nothing quite like this. The first British newspaper to appoint anyone actually called an ombudsman was the Daily Mirror in the mid-1980s, during the ownership of Robert Maxwell, which perhaps explains why very little was heard…

SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 billion price: newspaper – Reuters

Monday, October 23, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price the online lender sought, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The San Francisco-based company known as SoFi began sales talks after a foreign bank made a $6 billion “indicative offer,” the newspaper…

Malta: Thousands rally; newspapers, citizens take up slain reporter’s message – OCRegister

Monday, October 23, 2017

A banner reading “justice” opens a rally in Malta to honor an anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on Oct. 16, in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud) A banner with the photo of the Malta police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar is hung outside the Malta Police Headquarters after people threw coins, tomatoes and cheesecakes at it and at the…

Henkel may make U.S. acquisitions: CEO in newspaper – Reuters – Reuters

Monday, October 23, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German consumer goods group Henkel (HNKG_p.DE) may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview. “If there are opportunities for acquisitions, we will take a look at whether they are a good fit in terms of strategy and price. In the United States we are for instance not yet a leading seller of…

Newspaper delivery man’s car stolen with 2 kids inside – WGN-TV

Monday, October 23, 2017

CHICAGO – A newspaper delivery man was delivering newspapers Sunday morning when his car was stolen in Jefferson Park while two children were inside. The delivery man was on the 5400 block of North Lovejoy and left the car running while he was out of the vehicle. The driver’s two children, a 1-year-old and 4-year-old were in the car. Two offenders entered the vehicle and stole it, police said. They…

‘Why should newspapers not be accountable?’ – The Guardian

Sunday, October 22, 2017

I became the Guardian’s, and the UK’s, first readers’ editor, or resident ombudsman, on 5 November – fireworks night – 1997. There had been attempts at various forms of self-regulation in the past but nothing quite like this. The first British newspaper to appoint anyone actually called an ombudsman was the Daily Mirror in the mid-1980s, during the ownership of Robert Maxwell, which perhaps explains why very little was heard…

Henkel may make US acquisitions: CEO in newspaper – Reuters

Sunday, October 22, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German consumer goods group Henkel (HNKG_p.DE) may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview. “If there are opportunities for acquisitions, we will take a look at whether they are a good fit in terms of strategy and price. In the United States we are for instance not yet a leading seller of…

Newspaper headlines: May’s ‘climbdown’ and gambling sites curbed – BBC News

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is on the brink of a “major climbdown” over Universal Credit payments, the Sunday Telegraph reports. According to the paper, ministers have signalled that they are looking at ways to reduce the waiting times for the new benefits scheme following interventions by a number of politicians, including former Conservative Prime Minister John Major. Image caption The Sunday Times says Britain’s gambling companies have been…

Henkel may make US acquisitions: CEO in newspaper – Reuters.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German consumer goods group Henkel (HNKG_p.DE) may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview. “If there are opportunities for acquisitions, we will take a look at whether they are a good fit in terms of strategy and price. In the United States we are for instance not yet a leading seller of…

Newspaper headlines: May’s ‘climbdown’ and gambling sites curbed – BBC News

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is on the brink of a “major climbdown” over Universal Credit payments, the Sunday Telegraph reports. According to the paper, ministers have signalled that they are looking at ways to reduce the waiting times for the new benefits scheme following interventions by a number of politicians, including former Conservative Prime Minister John Major. Image caption The Sunday Times says Britain’s gambling companies have been…

Portland newspapers win top honors in MPA contest – Seattle Times

Sunday, October 22, 2017

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram have won top honors for daily and weekend newspapers in the Maine Press Association’s 2017 contest. Among weekly newspapers, the Mount Desert Islander and York Weekly won in their divisions. The announcements of Newspapers of the Year and award of Journalist of the Year to Matthew Stone of the Bangor Daily News were made Saturday at the…

Greed and the attack on American newspapers – Seattle Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

Back in 2011, a reclusive Wall Street tycoon began purchasing and then destroying hometown newspapers across America. His henchmen — executives with no experience in the news business — laid off hundreds of journalists and other news workers. They closed or radically downsized such venerable papers as the Oakland Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Denver Post. At the Mercury News, the newspaper’s…

Can FOIA be fixed? – FCW.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

Open Gov Can FOIA be fixed? By Chase Gunter Oct 20, 2017   A federal advisory committee that includes members of open government groups is looking to make the Freedom of Information Act work more smoothly for agencies and for those requesting information through the law. Convened by the Office of Government Information Services at the…

Newspaper publisher faces charges over delivery squabble – Albany Times Union

Friday, October 20, 2017

Glens Falls The publisher of the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper will face a judge Monday over complaints that delivery of a free weekly newspaper to people who might not want it is the same as throwing litter on the side of the road. Publisher Robert Forcey will face seven counts of littering in Queenbury Town Court in connection with complaints this summer from people who did not want the weekly…

“Dirty John”: Journalism as Noir Entertainment | The New Yorker – The New Yorker

Friday, October 20, 2017

“Dirty John,” a suspenseful and psychologically intense true-crime series released in its entirety last week, is the first podcast by the veteran newspaper journalist Christopher Goffard. It’s a new kind of hybrid: a podcast-and-print collaboration, between Wondery and the Los Angeles Times. It was released chapter by chapter over the week, beginning one Sunday and concluding the next, in the style of an investigative print series. It’s garnered some five…

Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires – The New Yorker

Friday, October 20, 2017

Ever since Donald Graham, the heir to the Washington Post, decided to sell the family’s newspaper for two hundred and fifty million dollars, in 2013, to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest men, the preferred solution for a financially struggling publication has been to find a deep-pocketed billionaire, with other sources of income, to buy it and run it more or less as a…

University of Montana School of Journalism rejects conservative … – The Missoulian

Friday, October 20, 2017

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Variety TV critic predicts Hollywood’s next sexual harassment … – Poynter (blog)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Good morning. Here’s our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. A painful memory goes public Keeping an alleged sexual assault under wraps wasn’t an ultimate quandary for Maureen Ryan, TV critic for Variety and formerly critic for Huffington Post and The Chicago Tribune. The Harvey Weinstein scandal necessitated searching her soul and going public. “F— that,”…

“Dirty John”: Journalism as Noir Entertainment – The New Yorker

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“Dirty John,” a suspenseful and psychologically intense true-crime series released in its entirety last week, is the first podcast by the veteran newspaper journalist Christopher Goffard. It’s a new kind of hybrid: a podcast-and-print collaboration, between Wondery and the Los Angeles Times. It was released chapter by chapter over the week, beginning one Sunday and concluding the next, in the style of an investigative print series. It’s garnered some five…