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Largest Local Newspaper In Virginia Seeks To Cut Nearly 10% Of Staff – Forbes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shutterstock The Virginian-Pilot, the largest local daily newspaper in Virginia, announced today that it was seeking to reduce its staff by nearly 10%. The Norfolk-based newspaper, known locally as The Pilot, serves much of southeastern Virginia and northeast North Carolina. It has a Sunday circulation of around 130,000. Pilot Media, the paper’s parent company, will try to achieve the reduction by easing out its most senior, and therefore most expensive,…

Russell Westbrook’s New Clothing Line Made a Surprisingly Low-Key Debut – GQ Magazine

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Russell Westbrook’s New Clothing Line Made a Surprisingly Low-Key Debut – GQ Magazine

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Russell Westbrook’s New Clothing Line Made a Surprisingly Low-Key Debut – GQ Magazine

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Russell Westbrook’s New Clothing Line Made a Surprisingly Low-Key Debut – GQ Magazine

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Why The Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers – The New York Times – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

These reporters are skilled experts feeling the strains of a crippled industry, and many are looking for a way out. Mather knows it. Mather, 37, founded The Athletic with Adam Hansmann, 29. They worked together at Strava, an app and website for weekend warriors and elite competitors that calls itself the social network for athletes. That experience, along with their frustration at the difficulty of finding high-quality sportswriting that wasn’t…

How a $700 sock with a sole became the hottest sneaker in fashion – Quartz

Monday, October 23, 2017

In New York City and other fashion capitals, one unusual breed of shoe is turning up over and over: Sock sneakers. Typically just a minimal, stretchy knit upper and a sole, sock sneakers originated with big athletic brands. But luxury labels have since eagerly taken up the thread, pushing the form to deliberately emphasize the resemblance to socks. In the normal course of fashion’s trend cycle, mass-market brands have begun…

Why the Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

These reporters are skilled experts feeling the strains of a crippled industry, and many are looking for a way out. Mather knows it. Mather, 37, founded The Athletic with Adam Hansmann, 29. They worked together at Strava, an app and website for weekend warriors and elite competitors that calls itself the social network for athletes. That experience, along with their frustration at the difficulty of finding high quality sports writing…

Who are the Adams family, and why are they buying newspapers by the dozen? – Poynter (blog)

Monday, October 23, 2017

As family owners of newspapers are deciding in waves to exit the difficult industry, many of them are finding a new and eager suitor — the secretive Adams Publishing Group. Barely three years old, Minneapolis-based Adams has assembled a group of more than 100 small dailies, weeklies and shoppers in at least 15 separate transactions. In contrast to other big consolidators, they often leave existing management in place, do not impose…

‘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…

Newspaper headlines: Budget ‘ambush’ and transition deal plea – BBC News

Monday, October 23, 2017

Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond has been told he faces an “ambush” over his upcoming Budget from Conservative MPs who want him out of his position, the Times reports. The paper says senior government figures fear Mr Hammond has become “too toxic” to get difficult policies through the Commons. Image caption UK business leaders, meanwhile, are urging Brexit Secretary Davis Davis to quickly establish a transition deal that mirrors existing…

China speeds ahead of US as quantum race escalates, worrying scientists – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Monday, October 23, 2017

U.S. and other Western scientists voice awe, and even alarm, at China’s quickening advances and spending on quantum communications and computing, revolutionary technologies that could give a huge military and commercial advantage to the nation that conquers them. The concerns echo — although to a lesser degree — the shock in the West six decades ago when the Soviets launched the Sputnik satellite, sparking a space race. In quick succession,…

In Britain, Few Surprises in 2017 Fashion Awards Nominations – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

Once again, Alessandro Michele of Gucci was up for the accessories award (he won it last year), as well as Designer of the Year. And once again, Gigi Hadid, winner of Model of the Year in 2016, was back in the running, joined by her younger sister Bella (on the list last year), Adwoa Aboah (on the list last year, too), and Kaia Gerber, the 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford,…

British newspaper apologizes for cropping out Solange’s braided crown after singer complained – New York Daily News

Monday, October 23, 2017

Solange Knowles got the apology she was looking for. Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper issued a statement Saturday to the “Cranes in the Sky” singer after cropping out an elaborate hairstyle for its cover shot. “We were delighted to have the chance to interview the wonderful Solange Knowles and photograph her for this week’s edition of ES magazine. It is therefore a matter of great regret that the…

‘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…

Malta: Newspapers, Citizens Take Up Slain Reporter’s Message – Voice of America

Monday, October 23, 2017

VALLETTA, MALTA —  Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s reporting stayed away from the gathering. Participants at the rally in Malta’s capital, Valletta, placed flowers at the foot of a memorial to the 53-year-old reporter that sprang up opposite the law court building after her…

Utah newspaper urges Romney to run for Senate, calls him ‘savior for Republicans’ – Fox News

Monday, October 23, 2017

FILE: Then President-elect Trump meets with Mitt Comney in Bedminster, N.J. A newspaper in Utah called on Romney to run for Senate.  (Reuters) An influential newspaper in Utah on Sunday called on former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s to run for Senate to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and be a “savior for Republicans exhausted by President Trump.” “Mitt Romney should run for Senate,” read The Salt Lake Tribune’s…

Witching Hour: Director of Iowa Newspaper Association highlights media trends in Iowa – The Daily Iowan

Monday, October 23, 2017

Longtime journalist presents how local newspapers are rising from the grave By Sarah Stortz sarah-stortz@uiowa.edu Whenever Susan Patterson Plank, the executive director of the Iowa Newspaper Association, is asked what she does for a living, she often responds with “saving democracy.” As part of Witching Hour Festival this past weekend, Plank gave a presentation, titled “Local Media: Rising from the Dead,” focusing on recent trends for small-town newspapers in…

Harvey Weinstein’s ties to fashion world provided access to beautiful women – USA TODAY

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct. (Oct. 17) AP

Harvey Weinstein’s ties to fashion world provided access to beautiful women – USA TODAY

Monday, October 23, 2017

Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct. (Oct. 17) AP