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Columbus Newspaper Reportedly Cancels ‘Crying Sidney Crosby’ Masks – CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Saturday, April 15, 2017

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Columbus newspaper has reportedly canceled its plans to distribute masks mocking the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. The Columbus Dispatch tweeted on Friday that the newspaper would place “crying Sidney Crosby” masks inside their Sunday paper so that Columbus Blue Jackets fans could wear them to the playoff game that evening. The original tweet read, “#CBJ fans, make sure you pick up Sunday’s Dispatch. You can get a…

Pakistan: Eight charged for journalism student’s murder – Aljazeera.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eight Pakistanis accused of killing a fellow university student over allegations of blasphemy have been charged with murder and “terrorism”, according to court officials. Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot and thrown from the second floor of his dorm at the Abdul Wali Khan university in the northwestern town of Mardan on Thursday by a large group of people. Two other students were also wounded…

Our old newspaper building now is luxury lofts, but we still love it like a family farm – DesMoinesRegister.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Former editors David and Randy Witke tour the newly revamped Register and Tribune building, which is being turned into the R&T Lofts. Brian Powers/The Register Buy Photo Current Register health care reporter Tony Leys, left, tours the Register and Tribune building that is being turned into the R and T lofts on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Des Moines. (Photo: Brian Powers/The Register)Buy Photo The…

Explosives used in Dortmund attack may have come from German military: newspaper – Reuters

Saturday, April 15, 2017

BERLIN The explosives used in the attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund may have come from supplies belonging to the German armed forces, a newspaper cited a source involved in the investigation as saying on Saturday. It is still unclear who carried out Tuesday’s attack. German prosecutors have doubts about the authenticity of letters that suggested Islamist militants were behind it and Bild newspaper cited an investigator…

Pakistan: Eight charged for journalism student’s murder – Aljazeera.com

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eight Pakistanis accused of killing a fellow university student over allegations of blasphemy have been charged with murder and “terrorism”, according to court officials. Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot and thrown from the second floor of his dorm at the Abdul Wali Khan university in the northwestern town of Mardan on Thursday by a large group of people. Two other students were also wounded…

Journalism faces a crisis worldwide – we might be entering a new dark age – The Guardian

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Australia’s two largest legacy media organisations recently announced big cuts to their journalistic staff. Many editorial positions, perhaps up to 120, will disappear at Fairfax Media, publisher of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and News Corporation announced the sacking of most of its photographers and editorial production staff. Both announcements were accompanied by corporate spin voicing a continuing commitment to quality journalism. Nobody in the know believes it….

Shelton Clipper Publishing ready for new era with newspaper merger – Kearney Hub

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Maine Governor: Printed Legal Notices Prop Up Dying Newspaper Industry – MainePublic.org

Friday, April 14, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s Republican governor says requiring legal notices to be printed in newspapers “props up a dying, antiquated industry.” Gov. Paul LePage is no fan of Maine newspapers, and has said journalists use words to destroy people. State legislators on Thursday overrode LePage’s veto of a bill that requires the continued posting of newspaper legal notices on a publicly accessible website. The bill doesn’t address existing requirements that legal notices be…

Facebook runs full page newspaper ads against fake news in France ahead of the election – TechCrunch

Friday, April 14, 2017

In just nine days, France is going to vote for their next president — there’s going to be a second round face-off in three weeks too. And it looks like Facebook wants to avoid another fake news scandal as the company is preemptively running full page ads in major French newspapers. The ad gives ten tips to spot fake news on the internet. You’ll find it today in the paper…

Russian newspaper fears for staff after Chechen clerics vow vengeance – Reuters

Friday, April 14, 2017

MOSCOW Russia’s most famous campaigning newspaper said on Friday it had appealed to the Kremlin to protect its staff after Chechen clerics said the paper faced “retribution” for alleging that gay men in Chechnya were being tortured and killed. Novaya Gazeta published an article this month which said authorities in the majority Muslim southern Russian republic had rounded up over 100 gay men or men suspected of being gay and…

Rupert Murdoch Raves About Fox News, Doesn’t Mention Bill O’Reilly – Huffington Post

Friday, April 14, 2017

“The first few months of this year have already given us much to be thankful for,” Murdoch, the Fox News chairman, said in a note to employees, Variety reported. He touted the “highest-rated quarter ever” for Fox News, adding that he was “tremendously proud and truly grateful for the hard work everyone has contributed” to both the news operation and Fox Business.

Facebook buys newspaper space to combat fake news – Engadget

Friday, April 14, 2017

The law, if passed, will be one of the toughest crackdowns on fake news to date. Germany is holding a federal election in September, and wishes to avoid the misinformation and political quagmire that consumed the US elections last year. That’s easier said than done, given the breadth of publishers who are now sharing news-like content on Facebook. The company has attempted to mitigate the problem by teaming up with…

How a Scrappy French Newspaper Is Roiling the Election Campaign – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Friday, April 14, 2017

PARIS—Le Canard Enchaîné’s front page on Jan. 25 was filled with standard fare for the French satirical weekly newspaper: Jokes about hapless Socialist politicians and a lament for the country’s dwindling bistros. The big news was tucked inside, on page three: A scoop that revealed conservative French presidential candidate François Fillon had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds. With that article…

Rupert Murdoch Raves About Fox News, Doesn’t Mention Bill O’Reilly – Huffington Post

Friday, April 14, 2017

“The first few months of this year have already given us much to be thankful for,” Murdoch, the Fox News chairman, said in a note to employees, Variety reported. He touted the “highest-rated quarter ever” for Fox News, adding that he was “tremendously proud and truly grateful for the hard work everyone has contributed” to both the news operation and Fox Business.

Rupert Murdoch Raves About Fox News, Doesn’t Mention Bill O’Reilly – Huffington Post

Friday, April 14, 2017

“The first few months of this year have already given us much to be thankful for,” Murdoch, the Fox News chairman, said in a note to employees, Variety reported. He touted the “highest-rated quarter ever” for Fox News, adding that he was “tremendously proud and truly grateful for the hard work everyone has contributed” to both the news operation and Fox Business.

Journalism in the era of clickbait – Aljazeera.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In an age overwhelmed with clickbait stories, where clicks mean money, is mainstream journalism losing its relevance? And are there any alternative sustainable business models, which allow professional journalists the freedom to produce meaningful and balanced journalism? These were some of the questions put to a panel of TV and radio directors from across the globe at the UNESCO’s Journalism Under Fire Colloquium, recently held in Paris. Vicente…

‘Sneering contempt’ of Remainer newspaper makes people of Skegness ‘hurt and upset’ after it ‘exploits’ Jolly Fisherman – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, April 13, 2017

“Last weekend the town was exceptionally busy, filled with visitors who used our beautiful beach and received a superbly warm welcome,” he said. Many on social media expressed their shock at the front page. One wrote: “That front page may be good business for you, but it is awful, awful politics for the pro-European cause”. Another said: “How to show the way in crass snobbery!” The Editor of the New European,…

Newspaper honor box wiring prompts bomb squad response in New Haven – New Haven Register

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NEW HAVEN >> Police said poorly repackaged wiring on a newspaper honor box led to the evacuation of a U.S. Postal Office on Brewery Street Wednesday after the wiring was reported as suspicious. New Haven police spokesman Officer David Hartman said the department’s hazardous device unit determined the wiring wasn’t a dangerous device but likely poorly repacked wiring sticking out of…