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NYT regrets calling Michael Brown ‘no angel,’ but was the newspaper so wrong? – Los Angeles Times

Friday, August 29, 2014

The New York Times is expressing contrite second thoughts about a profile of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., that described Brown as “no angel.” Here’s the paragraph in context: Opinion “Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young…

League City/Kemah newspaper launches today – Daily News – Galveston County

Friday, August 29, 2014

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:42 pm League City/Kemah newspaper launches today From staff reports galvestondailynews.com Residents of the League City and Kemah communities are the recipients of the newest newspaper in Texas. The League City/Kemah Connection, a hyperlocal newspaper, begins serving residents of the fast-growing communities in northern Galveston County. “A strong community-focused newspaper reflects what its readers want to read about or discuss,” said Editor T.J. Aulds. “That…

NYT regrets calling Michael Brown ‘no angel,’ but was the newspaper so wrong? – Los Angeles Times

Friday, August 29, 2014

The New York Times is expressing contrite second thoughts about a profile of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., that described Brown as “no angel.” Here’s the paragraph in context: Opinion “Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young…

Old Newspapers, New Value – The Atlantic

Thursday, August 28, 2014

One Thursday morning, I found a post in the “free” section of Craigslist for a sizable collection of historic New Orleans newspapers. Months earlier, the very same collection had been for sale but now it was being given away, so I sent off an email indicating my interest. Not 30 minutes later, I received a phone call from an unknown local number. The woman on the other end of the…

Newspaper deliveries delayed this morning – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Regional newspapers report online surge – Financial Times

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Thursday’s Newspaper Front Pages – Sky News

Thursday, August 28, 2014

THE PAPERS’ TOP STORIES :: Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Independent, The i, The Sun Council bosses, police and social workers who failed to stop sexual abuse of children in Rotherham must quit, says Home Secretary Theresa May. Deputy children’s commissioner Sue Berelowitz tells the Guardian that children are at risk of sexual exploitation across England because of “wilful blindness” by authorities. The Daily Mail says senior figures…

Tulane has the least admired college football program in Louisiana, newspaper … – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Few college football fans would argue Tulane is anywhere close to being considered a football powerhouse. But embarrassing? The Wall Street Journal seems to think the Green Wave toes that line. The newspaper put Tulane on the “admirable” side of a sliding scale used to measure all 128 major college football teams on what it called the college football “Grid of Shame” — but not by much. State schools deemed more “admirable”…

UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication confronts evolving field – The Daily Tar Heel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By Liz Bell | Published 08/26/14 4:23pm Photo by Kaitlyn Kelly The proposed name change for the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one example of the ways in which the journalism industry and its schools are rapidly evolving. Pending University approval, the school will become the School of Media and Journalism. The 2013-14 academic year marked the third consecutive year in which enrollments in nationwide journalism schools…

Hillsboro Public Library and Oregon Digital Newspaper Program digitize old … – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The first front page of The Hillsboro Argus didn’t have any photos. Neither did the second, or the third. In fact, the paper’s first front-page art appears to have been in the form of illustrations on Dec. 19, 1895. Narrow columns of text marked The Hillsboro Argus’ early years, as they did for other early newspapers in the county, which just became much more accessible over the years. The Hillsboro Argus is among a…

Bed and breaking news: Ghent’s newspaper hostel – The Guardian

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new hostel in the Belgian city of Ghent is looking to put an inky spin on budget travel by allowing guests to stay in dorms and bedrooms named after famous newspapers. And, yes, you can choose to show your allegiance by staying in the Guardian dorm – with the paper’s name, in its idiosyncratic typeface, on the exterior of the room. Suggestions that authenticity extends to comical subediting inaccuracy…

Former NPR reporters take lead journalism posts at University of Montana – The Missoulian

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two former National Public Radio reporters will have a hand in directing the news at Montana Public Radio and shaping the next generation of journalists at the University of Montana. This semester, former National Public Radio correspondent Larry Abramson begins his tenure as the new dean of the university’s School of Journalism, replacing interim dean Denise Dowling. This week, Montana Public Radio also announced the hiring National Public Radio veteran…

Citizens group offering free civic journalism training – NorthJersey.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

METUCHEN – The Citizens Campaign recently announced that it’s offering a free, two-day citizen journalism training on October 25-26 in Asbury Park called “City Storytellers Boot Camp.” The City Storytellers Boot Camp will train 20 city-based New Jerseyans who have a desire to harness the power of journalism and online media to tell the story of their city and of citizen leaders who are getting results on the…

Bed and breaking news: Ghent’s newspaper hostel – The Guardian

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A new hostel in the Belgian city of Ghent is looking to put an inky spin on budget travel by allowing guests to stay in dorms and bedrooms named after famous newspapers. And, yes, you can choose to show your allegiance by staying in the Guardian dorm – with the paper’s name, in its idiosyncratic typeface, on the exterior of the room. Suggestions that authenticity extends to comical subediting inaccuracy…

Ex-soldier who sold information to newspaper to escape charges – The Guardian

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A former soldier who sold information to a newspaper has been told he will escape charges if he makes a payment of £150 to a charity connected with the armed services. The CPS said that in accepting the conditional caution, the former soldier accepts responsibility for the offence. Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service, said, “In November 2013, the CPS received a file concerning an allegation…

University newspaper under fire for article on dating TAs – CBC.ca

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Critics are calling an article published in Western University’s student newspaper a guide to sexual harassment, after giving a step-by-step list of ways to date a teaching assistant.  “The London Abused Women’s Centre has worked with Western University for many, many years in promoting safe space for students, faculty and staff and this just flies in the face of everything that we have done and the community has done…

Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it’s mass-media business models that … – Gigaom

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Is the internet destroying journalism? In a piece at Salon, writer Andrew Leonard argues that it is — primarily because “the economics of news gathering in the Internet age suck,” as he puts it. And it’s easy to see why someone would be drawn to that point of view, given the rapid decline of the print newspaper business and the waves of layoffs and closures that have affected that industry….

Newspaper Employee Fired for “Chinky Winky” and “Dinky Doo” Asian Slurs – Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

From “proofreading error” to fireable offense. By Victor Fiorillo  |  August 25, 2014 at 1:09 pm Just a few days after Philadelphia Public Record publisher Jimmy Tayoun Sr. (pictured) shrugged off the Asian slurs that appeared in last week’s edition of his newspaper, chalking them up to a “proofreading error,” Tayoun has terminated the responsible employee. In the August 21st edition of the free weekly tabloid, Asians seen in a…

18-year-old in critical condition after school fight in Natchitoches … – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An 18-year-old is in critical condition following a fight with another teenager on the campus of Natchitoches Central High School on Monday, according to the Alexandria Town Talk. A 16-year-old boy was booked with second degree battery in connection with the incident. An ambulance was summoned to the school at about 12:30 p.m. Monday where the 18-year-old was found “on the ground unresponsive,” according to a news release quoted by…

Rupert Murdoch runs News Corp along ‘feudal’ lines, Kim Williams says – The Guardian

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

News Corp Australia is a company run along feudal lines which is “vaingloriously ignoring the facts” about the digital future of news, says the man who used to run the company, Kim Williams. When asked to elaborate on his comments on Rupert Murdoch in his new book, Rules of Engagement, the former CEO Williams told the ABC: “Look, one can only describe the organisational framework and general approach on the…