Journalism & Newspapers

Lillian Ross, a Pioneer of Literary Journalism, Has Died at Ninety … – The New Yorker

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lillian Ross came of age at a time when it was impolite to ask a lady how old she was, and—quaintly, miraculously—that practice, as it pertained to her, was observed well into the era of full disclosure. For those of us who joined the magazine in the later years of her tenure—which is to say, almost all of us—she was a colleague of indeterminate seniority. It was not until Lillian…

Tanzania shuts down another ‘days numbered’ newspaper – Reuters

Thursday, September 21, 2017

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania’s government has closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence. Another newspaper — Mawio — was banned in June over articles it published linking two former presidents to alleged improprieties in mining deals signed in the 1990s and early 2000s. The moves appear to cement President John Magufuli’s…

Crossword Writer Slips Rape Joke Into Multiple Major Newspapers – HuffPost

Thursday, September 21, 2017

On Tuesday, news organizations across the country ran Parker’s crossword, titled “People to Shun,” which included a bizarre, three-part rape joke as an answer to the clue “Run from anyone who says this.”

Lillian Ross, a Pioneer of Literary Journalism, Has Died at Ninety-Nine – The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lillian Ross came of age at a time when it was impolite to ask a lady how old she was, and—quaintly, miraculously—that practice, as it pertained to her, was observed well into the era of full disclosure. For those of us who joined the magazine in the later years of her tenure—which is to say, almost all of us—she was a colleague of indeterminate seniority. It was not until Lillian…

Tanzania shuts down another ‘days numbered’ newspaper – Reuters

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania’s government has closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence. Another newspaper — Mawio — was banned in June over articles it published linking two former presidents to alleged improprieties in mining deals signed in the 1990s and early 2000s. The moves appear to cement President John Magufuli’s…

Tanzania shuts down another ‘days numbered’ newspaper – Reuters

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania’s government has closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence. Another newspaper — Mawio — was banned in June over articles it published linking two former presidents to alleged improprieties in mining deals signed in the 1990s and early 2000s. The moves appear to cement President John Magufuli’s…

Tom Watson urges newspapers to boost number of female political … – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Labour deputy leader has called on British newspapers to ensure that half of their political journalists are women by the end of the parliament, as more evidence emerged that the industry is dominated by men. Tom Watson said the lack of women in journalism is woeful and “should set alarm bells ringing for readers as well as reporters and editors across the country”, after the industry body Women in…

Tom Watson urges newspapers to boost number of female political journalists – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Labour deputy leader has called on British newspapers to ensure that half of their political journalists are women by the end of the parliament, as more evidence emerged that the industry is dominated by men. Tom Watson said the lack of women in journalism is woeful and “should set alarm bells ringing for readers as well as reporters and editors across the country”, after the industry body Women in…

Can Conservative Journalism Survive? – The Atlantic

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The publications Hemingway recommends are a testament to his good taste. And he proceeded to flag the populist Breitbart, the most widely read publication aligned with Trumpism, as flawed, albeit in the most understated, diplomatic way possible: There’s very much a need for articles explaining how Obamacare’s independent payment advisory board raises Tenth Amendment issues because it allows unelected bureaucrats to usurp Congress’ power of the purse and set…

The future of news is humans talking to machines – Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Monday, September 18, 2017

This year, the iPhone turned 10. Its launch heralded a new era in audience behavior that fundamentally changed how news organizations would think about how their work is discovered, distributed and consumed. This summer, as a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard, I’ve been looking at another technology I think could lead to a similar step change in how publishers relate to their audiences: AI-driven voice interfaces, such as Amazon’s…

Michigan State loses FOIA lawsuit against ESPN for second time since 2015 – Lansing State Journal

Monday, September 18, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE A judge authorized charges Tuesday against three MSU football players: Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance. Laura Trabka/Lansing State Journal A judge sided with ESPN in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Michigan State University filed.(Photo: LSJ file photo) LANSING – Michigan State University lost a public records lawsuit against ESPN for the second time in two years. The most-recent lawsuit stems from a Freedom…

Brexit: Boris Johnson labelled a ‘nationalist liar’ by European newspapers after reviving £350m claim – The Independent

Monday, September 18, 2017

Boris Johnson’s weekend intervention in Brexit negotiations has been received with open-mouthed disbelief across continental European newspapers. Most outlets suggested the Foreign Secretary’s 4,000-word Daily Telegraph article spelling out his own Brexit plan would weaken Theresa May’s hand with EU negotiators still further – just days ahead of her crunch speech in Florence. “The EU will follow the civil war within the Tories with horror,” analysis from Germany’s pro-business Handelsblatt newspaper…

The complicated politics holding up Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal – CNNMoney

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s a question floating among the British political and media figures. Are Rupert Murdoch’s dreams of owning all of Sky plc falling apart? In a surprising blow for Murdoch’s company 21st Century Fox, the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley announced earlier this week that she is asking the British Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether Fox’s fully controlling Sky plc, with its business in…

Turkey: Ex-newspaper managers, columnists go on trial – Miami Herald

Monday, September 18, 2017

Former managers and columnists of a newspaper in Turkey linked to a U.S.-based cleric have gone on trial, accused of supporting last year’s failed coup. The 31 ex-employees of the Zaman newspaper are charged with “membership in an armed terror organization” and “attempting to overthrow” the government, parliament and the constitutional order for links to cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen denies any involvement in masterminding the coup attempt. The trial opened…

WATCH: ZCC calls for boycott of Tiso Blackstar newspapers – eNCA (satire)

Monday, September 18, 2017

  JOHANNESBURG – One of the largest church groups in the country is calling on its members to boycott Tiso Blackstar newspapers. The Zion Christian Church says it’s asked its 16-million members to stop buying the Sunday World, Business Day, Sunday Times and the Sowetan newspapers. The ZCC is accusing the newspaper group of trying to make a mockery of the church and its leader. …

Newspaper headlines: ‘Is this the bomber?’ and Boris Johnson fallout – BBC News

Monday, September 18, 2017

Image caption Boris Johnson and Theresa May are in a “Brexit bill showdown” according to the Telegraph. It says Mr Johnson will tell the prime minister a £30bn divorce settlement is not acceptable and “demand reassurances”. The paper reports the foreign secretary is “concerned” the PM will carry on paying the EU during a transition period with some Tory MPs fearing Mr Johnson could take the “catastrophic” decision to resign…

The complicated politics holding up Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal – CNNMoney

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s a question floating among the British political and media figures. Are Rupert Murdoch’s dreams of owning all of Sky plc falling apart? In a surprising blow for Murdoch’s company 21st Century Fox, the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley announced earlier this week that she is asking the British Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether Fox’s fully controlling Sky plc, with its business in…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Is this the bomber?’ and Boris Johnson fallout – BBC News

Monday, September 18, 2017

Image caption Boris Johnson and Theresa May are in a “Brexit bill showdown” according to the Telegraph. It says Mr Johnson will tell the prime minister a £30bn divorce settlement is not acceptable and “demand reassurances”. The paper reports the foreign secretary is “concerned” the PM will carry on paying the EU during a transition period with some Tory MPs fearing Mr Johnson could take the “catastrophic” decision to resign…

The complicated politics holding up Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal – CNNMoney

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s a question floating among the British political and media figures. Are Rupert Murdoch’s dreams of owning all of Sky plc falling apart? In a surprising blow for Murdoch’s company 21st Century Fox, the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley announced earlier this week that she is asking the British Competition and Markets Authority to investigate whether Fox’s fully controlling Sky plc, with its business in…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Is this the bomber?’ and Boris Johnson fallout – BBC News

Monday, September 18, 2017

Image caption Boris Johnson and Theresa May are in a “Brexit bill showdown” according to the Telegraph. It says Mr Johnson will tell the prime minister a £30bn divorce settlement is not acceptable and “demand reassurances”. The paper reports the foreign secretary is “concerned” the PM will carry on paying the EU during a transition period with some Tory MPs fearing Mr Johnson could take the “catastrophic” decision to resign…