News Bad Day for Liberalism: August 5, 2013
The big story on the morning of June 5 was that the New York Times Company sold the Boston Globe for a paltry $70 million. It had paid $1.1 billion in 1993, which was worth $1.76 billion in todays money.
News The fall of the daily paper: Mainstream media loses readers, ad revenues as internet takes over
The decline and fall of traditional mainstream daily newspapers and monthly magazines is continuing unabated, as demonstrated by a spate of bad news that has recently beset some of the biggest names in the industry.
News Partner of journalist at center of NSA leak detained for 9 hours at Heathrow Airport
The partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, was held for the maximum time authorities are allowed to detain individuals under the Terrorism Act's Schedule 7, which authorizes security agencies to stop and question people at borders.
News New York Times Website Taken Out, Syrian Electronic Army Takes Credit
For the second time this month, the New York Times' website has gone down.
However, unlike the first outage on Aug. 14, which was blamed on server problems, the company said it believed today's outage was a result of external "malicious attack."
News Santa Fe alt-weekly sues Republican Gov. for deciding that the publics business is not public
I never email on my state email anything that can come back to bite my ass, Gardner says in a call. Its all done offline. I never sh*t, I never use my state email because it is all done on different stuff, cause I dont want to go to court or
News Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Posts next owner, aims for a new golden era at the newspaper
Jeffrey P. Bezos, the next owner of The Washington Post, says he doesnt have all the answers for whats ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy.
News WSJ op-ed writer Elizabeth OBagy fired for resume lie
By MACKENZIE WEINGER and KATE BRANNEN
The Syria researcher whose Wall Street Journal op-ed piece was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during congressional hearings about the use of force has been fired from the Institute for the Study of War for lying about hav
Opinion Food For Thought
The Great Ones Are Leaving Us
09-12-2013 Chuck Baldwin
I just found out a short time ago that Charley Reese recently passed away. He died in May of this year. Amazingly, I did not even read a eulogy of his passing. Holy cow! How quickly people forget us after we are gone. I heard about his death via word
News Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media
Don't even get him started on the New York Times which, he says, spends "so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would" or the death of Osama bin Laden. "Nothing's been done about that story, it's one big lie,
News Brazilian Journalist Handcuffed, Arrested at Yale Law School
Reporters beware: if you try to interview a high-profile personality who is visiting Yale Law School you best tread carefully lest you want to end up behind bars.
News Exclusive: Greenwald exits Guardian for new Omidyar media venture
http://www.reuters.com, By Mark Hosenball
Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, according to people familiar wi
News Pierre Omidyar commits $250m to new media venture with Glenn Greenwald
Omidyar says decision to set up news organisation fuelled by 'concern about press freedoms in the US and around the world'
News Pierre Omidyar, Investigative Journalisms New Patron Saint
The Iranian-American founder of eBay plans to sink millions into a new investigative media project with journalist Glenn Greenwald. Friends and employees tell Lloyd Grove his big move into media is driven by his passion for American democracy.
News Baltimore Police Arrest Photojournalist for Taking Pictures from Public Sidewalk
Photography Is Not a Crime
Ignoring the U.S. Department of Justices guidelines written explicitly for them, Baltimore police officers arrested a newspaper photojournalist for attempting to document a raid on a party, claiming he single-handely caused other party goers to thro
News British news staff may face terrorism charges over Snowden leaks
British police are examining whether Guardian newspaper staff should be investigated for terrorism offenses over their handling of data leaked by Edward Snowden, Britain's senior counter-terrorism officer said on Tuesday.
News Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower
http://www.nytimes.com, THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Seven months ago, the world began to learn the vast scope of the National Security Agencys reach into the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe, as it collects information about their phone calls, their em
News Anti Zionist Neturei Karta leader beaten by Muslim men in Holland
Your Jewish News
A leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta group, which is a fierce anti-Zionist organization, was beaten by a group of Muslim men in Holland.
News Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange: What They Really Believe
The New Republic
What documents about Snowden, Greenwald and Assange show is at odds with the publicity they have received, and goes beyond personal eccentricities or dubious activities to reveal an agenda that even the leakers most ardent admirers should question.
News News Broadcast From 1981 Foretells The Collapse Of Print Journalism
"Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the day's newspaper," a news anchor said in a 1981 KRON San Francisco broadcast.
News New York Times Suffers Redaction Failure...
http://www.techdirt.com, by Tim Cushing
It appears as if the New York Times, in its latest publication of leaked NSA documents, failed to properly redact the PDF it uploaded, exposing the name of the NSA agent who composed the presentation as well as the name of a targeted network.
News New York Times Profit Falls 12%; Print, Digital Revenues Still Falling
The New York Times announced Thursday that operating profits had fallen 12% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year before.
News Death of Saudi female student stirs uproar
Paramedics responding to an emergency at an all woman school in Saudi Arabia were prevented from entering because of rules banning the presence of men on campus.
News Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?
The Obama Administrations Federal Communication Commission is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media.
News Student Writes Story On School's "Rape Culture." Principal Censors, Takes Over Paper.
Kumar wrote an investigative piece that documents what was described as a rape culture at the school. The school officials immediately moved to censor and block the publication.
News Cities Funding Newspapers? What Could Possibly Go Wrong!
In Fitchburg, the city is paying $30,000 to revive and mail out free copies of a print edition that had been online-only since 2009. In Winston-Salem, the city council approved a $100,000 low-interest loan to an weekly that covers the black community
News Journalists who got Snowden docs arrive in US for first time in months
On Friday, the two American journalists primarily responsible for publishing the Edward Snowden documents arrived safely in the United States. Many feared Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras had indictments under seal and might be detained
News 20 Years of Mind-Bending Art From Omni, the Best Sci-Fi Mag of Our Time
http://www.wired.com, By Jennifer M. Wood
Before there was WIRED, there was Omni, the forward-looking monthly magazine where a sci-fi piece by William S. Burroughs could share page space with an investigation into alien abductions and not raise an eyebrow. (It also had the best ads, like, ev