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Banner named newspaper of the year – Wicked Local Wellfleet

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Provincetown Banner received the prestigious 2017 New England Newspaper of the Year award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) last Thursday at its conference in Natick. Judging was based on the submission of two issues of the newspaper from the past year, one of which was required to have a March 2017 publication date. The Banner won in the category of weekly…

Newspaper headlines: PM pledge and FA chiefs ‘urged to resign’ – BBC News

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A year on from the Brexit referendum, says the Financial Times, the government has still not spelled out what that will mean for the economy. The paper sees division in the two main parties, the House of Lords, and across the UK. If things turn nasty, it thinks the government should resist the “petulant and reckless” option of walking out. But the Sun tells Theresa May “the time for niceties…

Live Journalism, with Song, History and Taylor Mac in Melbourne – New York Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I was there last night for a six-hour segment of what will be a 24-hour show (the final six hours are Friday night) in part simply for the fun of what one New York Times critic previously described as “one of the great experiences of my life.” But I was also there because I’ll be hosting a discussion with Taylor and his company on Saturday as part of the festival….

Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism – New York Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How do you pilot test new technologies for video? How do you determine if something makes the cut for broader use in the newsroom? Photo Ms. Hopkins said that V.R. helps create a sense of place, such as an interactive music installation inspired by myths of forest spirits. Credit Danny Ghitis for The New York Times Sometimes we practice with new cameras around the office or at home before using…

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls on Mayors to Resign, Hurriyet Newspaper Says – Voice of America

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ANKARA —  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on mayors of three major cities to resign, including the high-profile mayor of the capital, Ankara, the Hurriyet newspaper reported Thursday, in a push to revitalize his ruling party ahead of 2019 elections. The comments mark Erdogan’s most explicit demand yet for a shake-up of veteran politicians, some of whom are nationally prominent, after voters in many cities rejected an April referendum…

Students of online video journalism course receive scholarship for exclusive workshop at YouTube Space Rio – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

<!– Social media Button BEGIN Tweet –> <!– Original Tweet Button data-via=’utknightcenter’ Tweet –> Producing effective video stories for digital platforms was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) “Video journalism: Visual narratives for digital platforms.” It’s also what the ten students from the course who were selected to participate in an exclusive…

Newspaper charged with littering over unwanted deliveries – New York Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

An upstate newspaper is being charged with littering — for delivering the morning paper. Warren County Sheriff’s Office served Post-Star publisher Robert Forcey with a criminal summonses on seven counts of “throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands,” the paper reported Tuesday. The refuse in question? Weekly editions of the paper that a delivery man had tossed onto former subscribers’ driveways. Cops issued the summonses after hearing complaints from five…

Is your journalism valuable? – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. Several weeks ago, as we started this conversation on what journalists know and need to know about the business of our business, I asked people to share what their work was worth, literally, and how they knew it. Then … nothing.  So…

Retail blues worsen, hitting newspaper print advertising hard – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By last year’s holiday shopping season, it was clear that Amazon and similar digital sales options were sucking the lifeblood from department stores and other brick-and-mortar outlets. The situation has only worsened as 2017 has gone on, leading to a 23 percent year-to-year decline in print advertising at McClatchy Co,. the first of the publicly traded newspaper companies to report third quarter results. McClatchy’s total ad revenues were down 13.4…

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric’s column that suggested beating ‘stubborn wives’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or giving a wife the cold shoulder for a couple of days….

Man who died in fall from Loop hotel was an urban explorer ‘who found beauty in unlikely places’ – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

Governor’s Office facing FOIA lawsuit – Edgar County Watchdogs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Illinois (ECWd) – A Freedom of Information Act request was made for “any policy that is the basis for any agency requesting the assistance of the Governor’s office in responding to FOIA requests”. We understand the policy sought does exist but the Governor’s office is claiming they are exempt because they are “between a public body and an attorney or auditor representing the public body that would not be subject…

Memphis newspaper executive dies after falling from LondonHouse … – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric’s column that suggested beating ‘stubborn wives’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or giving a wife the cold shoulder for a couple of days….

Media struggles to develop strategies for covering hate incidents … – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Most news organizations, if asked, would be hard-pressed to articulate a strategy when it comes to covering hate crimes. But that’s emerging as a rising concern as the number of such crimes rises around the country. Nearly 900 hate incidents against minorities were documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center during the 10 days after Donald Trump’s election victory. But even as hate crimes occur with more frequency, newsrooms for…

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric’s column that suggested beating ‘stubborn wives’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or giving a wife the cold shoulder for a couple of days….

Memphis newspaper executive dies after falling from LondonHouse hotel in Loop – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

Memphis newspaper executive dies after falling from London House hotel in Loop – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Memphis newspaper executive who loved urban exploring died when he fell from the London House hotel in downtown Chicago while taking photographs, according to authorities. Eric Paul Janssen, 44, fell from the 20th floor of the hotel at 85 E. Wacker Drive and landed on a 6th-floor roof around 3:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:48 p.m., according to the Cook County…