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Secret letter shows police started investigating Rupert Murdoch and his … – Daily Mail

Monday, June 30, 2014

ABC has obtained a letter confirming police investigation of News International directors Murdoch and former chairman Les Hinton could be questioned over their company’s possible ‘liability’ for phone hacking and bribing police Letter shows police began investigating the directors and the company in 2012 By Daniel Mills Published: 22:33 EST, 29 June 2014 | Updated: 05:44 EST, 30 June 2014 1 View comments A secret letter has revealed police have…

Ex-newspaper editor Andy Coulson to face retrial – KPRC Houston

Monday, June 30, 2014

LONDON (CNN) – Former News of the World journalists Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman will face a retrial on charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, a London court ruled. Coulson, a former News of the World editor and ex-Downing Street communications chief, was convicted last week of conspiracy to hack phones between 2000 and 2006. But the jury was not able to reach a decision on…

Dolly Parton’s Glastonbury show wins newspapers’ front page acclaim – The Guardian

Monday, June 30, 2014

Lots of front for Dolly Parton as she features in today’s national newspapers Dolly Parton is the star of today’s national press. Pictures of her performing at the Glastonbury festival appear on six newspaper front pages this morning. The singer is centre stage in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express. But the editors of red-tops clearly think a woman of…

Newspaper can try to prove discrimination, judge rules – Albuquerque Journal

Monday, June 30, 2014

What the administration called a “left-wing weekly tabloid” has overcome an early hurdle in its lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez. State District Judge Sarah Singleton of Santa Fe ruled Wednesday that The Santa Fe Reporter can proceed to try to prove its claim that Martinez has discriminated and retaliated against the newspaper because of its critical coverage of the governor and her administration, in violation of its constitutionally guaranteed free…

Caged in Cairo: Where journalism is a crime – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, June 29, 2014

After 177 days of incarceration in Egypt, the three Al Jazeera English journalists went to court to hear the verdict in their case. Just the week before Al Jazeera Arab journalist, Abdullah al-Shami had been released so hopes were high for an acquittal. Instead the journalists, Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were all sentenced to seven years in prison for, according to the court, ‘spreading false…

Brazilian newspaper does Chilean fans a solid and publishes flight times back … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

How confident were the Brazilian media that Brazil would defeat Chile in their Saturday round-of-16 match? Just take a look at the front page of Saturday morning’s edition of Brazil’s Meia Hora newspaper. “Hi, Chilean customers!” Confidence from #Brazil‘s @meiahora: flight times back to #Chile! #BRA #CHI #bbcworldcup pic.twitter.com/vBIrA8U8Hw — Ben James (@BenJourno) June 28, 2014 Hours before the game, the newspaper decided to help out Chilean fans by posting…

Neighbors Acting Like Frat Brothers – New York Times

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Rupert Murdoch ordered editors to ‘kill Whitlam’, according to US envoy – The Guardian

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rupert Murdoch reportedly instructed his editors to “kill Whitlam” before the fall of the Labor government in 1975. Fairfax media has reported that the News Corporation chief’s directive regarding former Labor leader Gough Whitlam is revealed in a 1975 diplomatic report from the US. The telegram from the US consul-general in Melbourne, Robert Brand, reported to the state department that “Rupert Murdoch has issued [a] confidential instruction to editors of…

Rupert Murdoch ordered editors to ‘kill Whitlam’, according to US envoy – The Guardian

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rupert Murdoch reportedly instructed his editors to “kill Whitlam” before the fall of the Labor government in 1975. Fairfax media has reported that the News Corporation chief’s directive regarding former Labor leader Gough Whitlam is revealed in a 1975 diplomatic report from the US. The telegram from the US consul-general in Melbourne, Robert Brand, reported to the state department that “Rupert Murdoch has issued [a] confidential instruction to editors of…

Michael Wolff: Rupert Murdoch won phone hacking case – Wausau Daily Herald

Friday, June 27, 2014

Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, leaves the Central Criminal Court in London, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking Tuesday, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire. A jury at London’s Old Bailey unanimously found Coulson, the former spin doctor of British…

Editor column: Tribune earns three of Utah’s top five journalism awards – Salt Lake Tribune

Friday, June 27, 2014

“Seek truth and report it.” So reads the first line of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. Tweet <!– –> …

Newspapers That Aren’t Dying – The Atlantic

Friday, June 27, 2014

There is no “digital first” strategy at 169-20 Hillside Avenue, a nondescript shop offering photo services, money transfers and video rentals in Jamaica, Queens. From its basement, Khalil ur Rehman, a first generation Pakistani immigrant, has been publishing the Urdu Times for over two decades. In his office are two computers, a fax machine, and a phone. “Before, we used to actually have a printing press here,” said Rehman, amid…

High school newspaper wanting to ban ‘Redskins’ unhappy with revised policy … – The Patriot-News

Friday, June 27, 2014

BENSALEM, Pa. — A suburban Philadelphia school board has approved a policy limiting — but not completely eliminating — a school newspaper’s ability to ban use of the word “Redskins” when referring to the school’s sports teams or mascot. The Neshaminy school board voted 8-1 without discussion Thursday night to approve the revised policy that bars the Bucks County high school newspaper from banning the name of the mascot from…

Phone hacking: newspapers fail to report the real story about the trial – The Guardian

Friday, June 27, 2014

Next week six men will be sentenced for their involvement in the interception of voicemail messages on mobile phones. Between them, they were either responsible for hacking into the phones or knowing about such activity. During an eight-month trial, jurors were told of hacking on “an industrial scale” at the now-defunct News of the World. Many thousands of messages on the phones of up to 5,500 people were illegally accessed….

Newspapers That Aren’t Dying – The Atlantic

Friday, June 27, 2014

There is no “digital first” strategy at 169-20 Hillside Avenue, a nondescript shop offering photo services, money transfers and video rentals in Jamaica, Queens. From its basement, Khalil ur Rehman, a first generation Pakistani immigrant, has been publishing the Urdu Times for over two decades. In his office are two computers, a fax machine, and a phone. “Before, we used to actually have a printing press here,” said Rehman, amid…

National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi summoned for … – Indian Express

Friday, June 27, 2014

A court here Thursday issued summons to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi for misappropriating the funds of the National Herald newspaper that was shut down some years ago. Metropolitian magistrate Gomati Manocha, while issuing the summons, said: “I have found prima facie evidence against all the accused.” The court has directed them to appear before it on August 7. Apart from Sonia…

Newspapers That Aren’t Dying – The Atlantic

Friday, June 27, 2014

There is no “digital first” strategy at 169-20 Hillside Avenue, a nondescript shop offering photo services, money transfers and video rentals in Jamaica, Queens. From its basement, Khalil ur Rehman, a first generation Pakistani immigrant, has been publishing the Urdu Times for over two decades. In his office are two computers, a fax machine, and a phone. “Before, we used to actually have a printing press here,” said Rehman, amid…

The War on Rupert Murdoch is the Real Story of the Hacking Saga. – Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Friday, June 27, 2014

The hacking scandal was about many things but the way in which it has played-out and, crucially, been reported reminds us that it has chiefly been about power. Not just the power of the press when weighed against the power of parliament but the relative positions of power and authority within the press. In that respect it has been a confusing, complex kind of conflict. You might view the…

Selling ‘wisdom journalism’: Column – USA TODAY

Friday, June 27, 2014

In journalism, the focus is no longer solely on who, what, when, where, why and how but more toward why now, so what.(Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY) The new journalism websites that have sprung to life with great fanfare in recent months have one thing in common: They are not much concerned with reporting the day’s news. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com and Ezra Klein’s Vox.com provide analysis, interpretation and explanation. They…

Rieder: Journalism innovation lab may be ‘game-changing’ – USA TODAY

Friday, June 27, 2014

Lina Washington rehearses for the Cronkite Newswatch at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix.(Photo: Courtney Sargent) In recent years, as the journalism industry has been thoroughly disrupted by the Internet and traditional news outlets have shrunk, the notion of journalism schools as teaching hospitals has gained traction. The idea is that J-schools should focus heavily on professional skills and have their students produce actual journalism, just like the…