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Nico Mele has helped politicians win elections through his technological expertise. He now joins the Los Angeles Times as deputy publisher.
By Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch HAZELWOOD, Mo. — The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. After the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Holmes attended what was supposed […]
When Republican politicians assembled for a rally in Dawsonville, Georgia two weekends ago, nobody thought that things could turn violent. But that was before a journalist showed up with a camera. Click above to see what happened when the organizers decided that they didn’t want to be recorded — the confrontation begins at the 14 minute mark […]
Washington (AFP) – The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital era. Bezos, the Internet entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, named Fred Ryan as publisher and chief executive, replacing family scion Katharine Weymouth. Ryan is a former Reagan administration […]
dpa PARIS — French actress Julie Gayet whose affair with President Francois Hollande caused a sensation earlier this year won a second court case Tuesday against the gossip magazine that revealed their liaison. A criminal court in Nanterre west of Paris ruled that a picture of published by Closer magazine of Gayet in her car […]
When you don’t know if the violent scenes on the evening news are in Iraq or in Ferguson, Missouri, then things are bad. Something is rotten in the state of Missouri. Ferguson is a dark small town where rage boiled over after a white police officer fatally shot a young black man while he was […]
As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don’t like from accessing information. The news comes as 47 federal inspectors general sent a letter […]
By Alana Semuels and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — Just three years into her tenure, the first female editor of The New York Times was forced out because of what the publisher called management issues in the newsroom. Jill Abramson will be replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, who will be the […]
Why did you do it? The movie opens with that question. In response, Jayson Blair makes a joke. “This one again,” he mutters, rolling his eyes in mock consternation at the predictability of it. But predictable as it is and as long as he’s had to ponder it, Blair still ends up punting. “I don’t […]
Washington (AFP) – World press freedom has hit its lowest level in a decade after a regression in Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine, and U.S. efforts to curb national security reporting, a watchdog said Thursday. A report by Freedom House, which has been conducting annual surveys since 1980, found that the share of the world’s population […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Watchdog that Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism by Dean Starkman, editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. Starkman argues that the institutionalization of muckraking from the 1960s and the investigative culture of journalism have worn off. This […]
By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A recently dismissed Hong Kong newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after assailants stabbed him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike. The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao daily last month helped spark demonstrations over erosion […]
Los Angeles (AFP) – The veteran U.S. television journalist Tom Brokaw said he has been diagnosed with cancer, but doctors are encouraged by his progress. The NBC News special correspondent was told last August that he has multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, and has been receiving treatment since then, […]