Journalism & Newspapers

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee … – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Friday, May 26, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

Mark Zuckerberg speech trolled by Harvard newspaper sabotage – CNET

Friday, May 26, 2017

Someone trolled Mark Zuckerberg via his alma mater’s student newspaper. Internet Archive The Harvard Crimson had some peculiar things to say Thursday about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a speaker and honorary graduate at the college’s commencement ceremony. The student publication had headlines that read: “Breaking: Mork Zinkletink Zonks all over the Internet” and “10 Websites that Merk Zuckerbook Stole From the Water Sports Boys”. At first, it wasn’t clear if…

40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Friday, May 26, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

Trump’s loose lips drive allies to reassess U.S. access to intel – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Friday, May 26, 2017

President Donald Trump’s loose lips aren’t just causing him political trouble anymore. Now they’re putting at risk vital global intelligence sharing with allies whose spies have helped thwart terrorist attacks on the United States. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday issued a public rebuke of the Trump administration before meeting with the president, and a senior Democratic lawmaker said the British government may have “every right to be furious.”…

Fox News’ Dueling Narratives: Journalism That Clashes With Fury Over ‘Liberal Media’ – Variety

Friday, May 26, 2017

A little more than 24 hours before Guardian U.S. reporter Ben Jacobs was knocked to the ground, choked, and punched by GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted that “Liberal Fascism” and the “corrupt media” were trying to silence him from reporting a debunked story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Hannity has been doggedly pursuing the non-story for days now with increasingly irresponsible…

A Chain of Corporate Newspapers Could Make the Difference in Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Thursday, May 25, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

Mark Zuckerberg Jokes Flooded The Homepage of Harvard Newspaper In Apparent Hack – Forbes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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40 Years After ‘Star Wars’ Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community – NPR

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also righteous indignation at all the decades lost to reckless misspelling. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP A man dressed in a Chewbacca costume throws his arms aloft in what can only be a confounding mix of emotions: triumph, sure — but also…

GOP candidate charged with assault on reporter as newspapers pull endorsements – Washington Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. — Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was charged late Wednesday with misdemeanor assault after witnesses said he “body-slammed” a reporter for the Guardian who had been trying to ask him about the GOP’s health-care bill. Hours before polls were set to close in the special election for Montana’s lone congressional seat, Republican leaders criticized Gianforte and three of the state’s largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of his campaign….

GOP candidate cited for assault as newspapers pull endorsements – Washington Post

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. — Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was charged late Wednesday with misdemeanor assault after witnesses said he “body-slammed” a reporter for the Guardian who had been trying to ask him about the GOP’s health-care bill. Hours before polls close Thursday after nearly four weeks of voting in a special election to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, three of Montana’s largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte. His opponent,…

Montana House candidate charged with assault of reporter; newspapers pull endorsements – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday’s nationally-watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin made the announcement shortly before midnight Wednesday in a written statement, about six hours after the attack on reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian. Gianforte would face a maximum…

British newspapers join together in $2.6 million fundraising for … – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Security camera photos reportedly show a man believed to be Manchester bomber Salman Abadi carrying a backpack. The UK is on its highest threat level as authorities investigate a ‘network’ of alleged attackers. (May 24) AP MAY 24: Members of the public gather to view the floral tributes and pay their respects on May 24, 2017 in Manchester, England. An explosion occurred at Manchester Arena…

British newspapers join together in $2.6 million fundraising for Manchester bombing victims – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Security camera photos reportedly show a man believed to be Manchester bomber Salman Abadi carrying a backpack. The UK is on its highest threat level as authorities investigate a ‘network’ of alleged attackers. (May 24) AP MAY 24: Members of the public gather to view the floral tributes and pay their respects on May 24, 2017 in Manchester, England. An explosion occurred at Manchester Arena…

A Chain Of Corporate Newspapers Could Make The Difference In Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Thursday, May 25, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The newspaper may be a medium of yore, but what it lacks in informational immediacy it makes up in folksy reader-submitted contests. To wit: The New Orleans Times-Picayune is running what might be the most Louisianan competition of all time, a chance to “win your weight in shrimp.” If you’re a resident of New Orleans (or its surrounding parishes), today is the final day you can submit an original shrimp…

A Chain Of Corporate Newspapers Could Make The Difference In Montana’s Special Election – The Intercept

Thursday, May 25, 2017

As Montana’s voters decide who will represent them in Congress in Thursday’s special election, their choice will be heavily informed by their local newspapers. That bodes well for Republican Greg Gianforte. Earlier this month, a trio of Montana’s largest newspapers — The Missoulian, the Helena Independent Record, and the Billings Gazette — all endorsed Republican businessman Greg Gianforte over Democratic musician turned candidate Rob Quist. The papers all share a single owner, the Iowa-based Lee…