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‘You can’t shrink your way to profitability’: Jeff Bezos talks about the future of newspapers – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jeff Bezos has three pieces of advice for journalists: Be riveting, be right and ask people to pay. The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder dispensed this simple guidance Wednesday at a conference about the future of print news in Turin, Italy. The conference coincides with the 150th birthday of La Stampa, one of Italy’s major newspapers, which is based in Turin. Other notable U.S. media executives on the panel included HuffPost…

Ira Glass Talks ‘Serial’ Season 3, Journalism in the Age of Trump – RollingStone.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ira Glass is staying tight-lipped about the third season of his hit podcast Serial, only revealing in a recent interview that the series will take on a different format. Related ‘Serial’ Creators Ready New True Crime Podcast Set in Alabama Murder, intrigue in rural town will be focus of Ira Glass, Sarah Koenig-produced series “It’s not a case,” he told Variety at Cannes Lions earlier this week. “In season two,…

‘You can’t shrink your way to profitability’: Jeff Bezos talks about the … – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jeff Bezos has three pieces of advice for journalists: Be riveting, be right and ask people to pay. The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder dispensed this simple guidance Wednesday at a conference about the future of print news in Turin, Italy. The conference coincides with the 150th birthday of La Stampa, one of Italy’s major newspapers, which is based in Turin. Other notable U.S. media executives on the panel included HuffPost…

Newspapers still top choice for news – Jamestown Sun

Thursday, June 22, 2017

People still list newspapers as their top choice for getting local news, according to a new survey conducted for the National Newspaper Association that was published in the June 2017 PubAux. A total of 33 percent of those responding said they preferred newspapers for news about their local community – the highest percentage of any other source of information. For community news, local newspapers beat the Internet by 3 to…

Meet the Woman Disrupting the African Fashion Industry With Technology – Forbes

Thursday, June 22, 2017

In recent times, the global demand and discussions on African inspired clothing has led to tremendous boost in sales for some African designers and brands whose works have caught the eyes of international personalities including Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and Thandie Newton. The potential for this billion dollar market has birthed a need for African-led ecommerce fashion platforms to create structures that will not only cater to global demands, but…

10 Fashion Trends You Didn’t Know Were Started by World Leaders – History

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Check out 10 of history’s most fashionable world leaders. Fashion has always played a role in politics. Monarchs and heads of state have used clothing to cultivate an image, and in some cases their styles became so iconic that they filtered into the mainstream. From Julius Caesar to Nelson Mandela, check out 10 of history’s most fashionable world leaders. Julius Caesar had a reputation as a fashion-conscious dandy. The Triumph…

Fashion Sellers Reel as Amazon Aims at Next Retail Target – Bloomberg

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A week after upending the grocery business, Amazon.com Inc. is taking aim at fashion. The e-commerce giant’s latest service, which lets consumers try on items at home before they buy them, prompted a slump in shares of Macy’s Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., as well as European online specialists Zalando SE, Boohoo.com Plc and Asos Plc. It was a rerun of what happened to supermarket shares when Amazon announced a $13.7…

Balenciaga reveals its golden touch with surprising takes on men’s style – The Guardian

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Most representations of fatherhood in fashion fall into two camps: the musclebound, black-and-white ideal of an 1980s Athena poster, or the sartorial punchline of “Dad jeans” and the “Dadbod”. Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2018 men’s fashion show on Wednesday – inspired by office workers taking their kids to the park at the weekend – offered a more nuanced interpretation. The catwalk was a tree-lined sunlight-dappled path in the Bois de Boulogne, a…

Fashion Week’s Dirty Little Secret: Laundry – New York Times

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you seek to make a daily fashion statement like Alex Badia, the style director of Women’s Wear Daily and an Instagram darling, you pack the way 19th-century swells did for the Grand Tour: with oversize suitcases and outfits arranged in advance. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “Fashion Week is like an expedition, an adventure, like mountain climbing,” Mr. Badia said at a Balenciaga show in the Bois de…

‘You can’t shrink your way to profitability’: Jeff Bezos talks about the future of newspapers – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jeff Bezos has three pieces of advice for journalists: Be riveting, be right and ask people to pay. The Washington Post owner and Amazon founder dispensed this simple guidance Wednesday at a conference about the future of print news in Turin, Italy. The conference coincides with the 150th birthday of La Stampa, one of Italy’s major newspapers, which is based in Turin. Other notable U.S. media executives on the panel included HuffPost…

Wall Street Journal fires foreign affairs correspondent for ties to gunrunner – Poynter (blog)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal has fired Jay Solomon, its chief foreign affairs correspondent, after the newspaper learned he was unethically entangled in the business dealings of one of his sources. The Associated Press uncovered that Solomon was offered a 10 percent stake in a company called Denx LLC while reporting on the company’s founder, aviation magnate Farhad Azima, according to The Associated Press. The AP contacted The Wall Street Journal…

‘Now is not the time to rally’: Iowa newspaper told Trump to stop the rallies and focus on governing – Business Insider

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Twitter/Jeff Zeleny The hometown newspaper from the city that hosted a presidential rally had a clear message for Donald Trump on Wednesday: Skip the rallies and focus on governing. “Mr. President, the campaign is over. You won. Now is not the time to rally,” the Cedar Rapids Gazette wrote in a front-page open letter addressed to Trump. “Now is the time to sell your policies, listen to Americans with a stake…

Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar: newspaper – Reuters

Thursday, June 22, 2017

YANGON Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar daily said on Thursday. The authorities conducted “area clearance operation” over the last two days, uncovering a tunnel, homemade weapons, huts, rations, utensils and other items used by the militants in the training, the newspaper said. More than…

Feminist Academic Bemoans State of Journalism, Says ‘It’s Obscene’ – Daily Signal

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Renowned feminist academic Camille Paglia did not shy away from criticizing the mainstream media and the Democratic Party on Sean Hannity’s radio show Tuesday, calling the state of journalism “obscene” and “outrageous.” Paglia blamed the Democratic Party for the current state of journalism, despite being a Democrat herself. “I’m a Democrat, and I voted for Bernie Sanders … but I’m committed to the reform of my party,” she said. “I think it’s…

Balenciaga reveals its golden touch with surprising takes on men’s style – The Guardian

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Most representations of fatherhood in fashion fall into two camps: the musclebound, black-and-white ideal of an 1980s Athena poster, or the sartorial punchline of “Dad jeans” and the “Dadbod”. Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2018 men’s fashion show on Wednesday – inspired by office workers taking their kids to the park at the weekend – offered a more nuanced interpretation. The catwalk was a tree-lined sunlight-dappled path in the Bois de Boulogne, a…

10 Fashion Trends You Didn’t Know Were Started by World Leaders – History

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Check out 10 of history’s most fashionable world leaders. Fashion has always played a role in politics. Monarchs and heads of state have used clothing to cultivate an image, and in some cases their styles became so iconic that they filtered into the mainstream. From Julius Caesar to Nelson Mandela, check out 10 of history’s most fashionable world leaders. Julius Caesar had a reputation as a fashion-conscious dandy. The Triumph…

10 Fashion Trends You Didn’t Know Were Started by World Leaders – History

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Check out 10 of history’s most fashionable world leaders. Fashion has always played a role in politics. Monarchs and heads of state have used clothing to cultivate an image, and in some cases their styles became so iconic that they filtered into the mainstream. From Julius Caesar to Nelson Mandela, check out 10 of history’s most fashionable world leaders. Julius Caesar had a reputation as a fashion-conscious dandy. The Triumph…

Fashion Week’s Dirty Little Secret: Laundry – New York Times

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you seek to make a daily fashion statement like Alex Badia, the style director of Women’s Wear Daily and an Instagram darling, you pack the way 19th-century swells did for the Grand Tour: with oversize suitcases and outfits arranged in advance. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “Fashion Week is like an expedition, an adventure, like mountain climbing,” Mr. Badia said at a Balenciaga show in the Bois de…

Fashion Week’s Dirty Little Secret: Laundry – New York Times

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you seek to make a daily fashion statement like Alex Badia, the style director of Women’s Wear Daily and an Instagram darling, you pack the way 19th-century swells did for the Grand Tour: with oversize suitcases and outfits arranged in advance. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “Fashion Week is like an expedition, an adventure, like mountain climbing,” Mr. Badia said at a Balenciaga show in the Bois de…

Balenciaga reveals its golden touch with surprising takes on men’s style – The Guardian

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Most representations of fatherhood in fashion fall into two camps: the musclebound, black-and-white ideal of an 1980s Athena poster, or the sartorial punchline of “Dad jeans” and the “Dadbod”. Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2018 men’s fashion show on Wednesday – inspired by office workers taking their kids to the park at the weekend – offered a more nuanced interpretation. The catwalk was a tree-lined sunlight-dappled path in the Bois de Boulogne, a…