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Hulk Hogan's Legal Leg Drop Sets Precedent for Celebrity Journalism

Famed wrestler Hulk Hogan's $140 million trial verdict against Gawker Media for publishing a tape of him having relations with his best friend's wife and using racially offensive language, sends a clear message that despite the proliferation of Internet journalism, social media, paparazzi, and the 24 hour news cycle, celebrities are still entitled to privacy in their most intimate moments - at least for now. Hogan secured the victory in Florida state court.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 23:21

Time Inc is hiring a bacon critic for its new breakfast site because journalism

Time Inc, the publisher of iconic brands like Time , Fortune and Sports Illustrated , unveiled a new breakfast and brunch-focused online publication Wednesday called Extra Crispy . How it's possible that Time Inc didn't call its new breakfast vertical Breakfast Time is certainly beyond me, but moving right along.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 19:03

JK Rowling involved in 'freedom of speech' Twitter spat with SNP MP

JK Rowling has become embroiled in a 'freedom of speech' spat with Pete Wishart MP on Twitter after the SNP MP criticised a journalist's tweet. The Harry Potter author asked Mr Wishart 'if trying to intimidate journalists he disliked was SNP policy or a personal vendetta?' after the MP for Perth and North Perthshire tweeted STV about the views of journalist Stephen Daisley.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 14:23

A hole in the heart of American journalism

Toward the end of his life, the great and not altogether high-minded press baron Joseph Pulitzer sought to advance the idea that journalism should become a profession, akin to law or accounting, but devoted to the public interest. He lived in an age of concentrated wealth and technological disruption.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 10:18

The fabulist who changed journalism

Janet Cooke, a reporter for The Washington Post, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize April 13, 1981, for feature writing with a story about an 8-year-old heroin addict. She later returned the Prize when it was discovered the boy did not exist.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 06:14

Virginia AP reporter Steve Szkotak dies at age 65

The Syracuse native worked as an editor and reporter at the AP for 14 years, covering the environment and a host of other issues. Steve McMillan, the AP's news editor for the Richmond bureau, said Szkotak was "a gifted storyteller who elevated the level of journalism here in Virginia."


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 02:01

Internet, Web Enjoy One Final Day as Proper Nouns

Internet and Web are enjoying one final day as proper nouns before they're downgraded in written form to the more generic "internet" and "web." The changes go into effect on Wednesday with the new edition of the AP Stylebook, a manual followed by many journalists, offering a comprehensive guide to the usage of words, style, spelling and punctuation.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 02:01

Virginia AP reporter Steve Szkotak dies at age 65

Steve Szkotak, a versatile and prolific AP journalist who covered the environment and a host of other issues, died Tuesday. He was 65. Szkotak worked as an editor and reporter at the AP bureau in Richmond for 14 years, eloquently putting a human face on stories about watermen, Civil War buffs, criminals and crime victims, public figures and all manner of regular folks.


Source : www.topix.com | 01-Jun-2016 02:01

Glenn Beck suspended by SiriusXM

Glenn Beck's syndicated radio show will be off SiriusXM for the rest of the week after a guest was accused of hinting that Donald Trump, if elected president, could be assassinated. SiriusXM announced Tuesday that "The Glenn Beck Program" will be suspended from the Patriot Channel "for the coming week," and that the company is "evaluating its place in our lineup going forward."


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 23:55

Lisburn man denies prostitution charges

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A Co Antrim man has denied running a number of brothels in Belfast and managing the activities of prostitutes for financial gain.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 21:40

Young Conservative activist told parents 'I failed in life', inquest hears

A young Tory activist who is believed to have taken his own life after alleged bullying told his parents he had "failed in life" in a letter found after he died, an inquest heard. Elliott Johnson, 21, was found dead on railway tracks in Sandy, Bedfordshire, on September 15 last year, just weeks after making allegations about his treatment within the Conservative Party.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 17:15

Police witness appeal after fatal road accident

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a road collision on Saturday night which saw a 57-year-old motorcyclist killed. The accident happened at 10.45pm on Hallamford Road in Shepshed, involving a motorcycle and a red coloured Honda Shuttle.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 14:59

Katie Couric takes responsibility for 'misleading' part of gun doc

Katie Couric says she regrets a "misleading" portion of "Under the Gun," a new documentary that she produced and narrated. "I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League," Couric said in a statement on Monday night.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 10:53

Effort to expose Russia's 'troll army' draws vicious retaliation

Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland's national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia's "troll army," a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. As she expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 08:54

Journalists - BBC

BBC Radio 5live and BBC Breakfast are looking for tenacious, committed and experienced journalists to join its Journalism Talent Pool. We are offering a fantastic opportunity to receive training and support in broadcast journalism skills.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 06:53

Transcontinental sells all assets in Saskatchewan, lays off 65 employees

Transcontinental is selling all of its assets in Saskatchewan, including 13 newspapers, and laying off 65 employees in the latest sign of the ongoing troubles that have beset some of Canada's largest media empires. The company's deal with Star News Publishing announced Monday marks an end to Transcontinental's 14-year run as a newspaper publisher in Saskatchewan and a retreat from Western Canada altogether.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 02:48

Egypt journalist union chiefs charged with harbouring wanted colleagues

The head of Egypt's journalists' union and two of its board members were in police detention on Monday on charges of harbouring colleagues wanted by the law and spreading lies, their lawyer and a fellow union official said. Amnesty International condemned the detentions as the most brazen attack on the media in the country for decades and urged that the charges against the journalists be dropped.


Source : www.topix.com | 31-May-2016 00:28

Two Sentenced For Second Time For Daghestani Journalist's Murder

At the time of his death, the Committee to Protect Journalists quoted one of Abdulmalik Akhmedilov's colleagues as saying he had acquired a reputation for critical reporting on how the federal security forces sought to suppress political and religious dissent under the guise of cracking down on "extremism." A Makhachkala district court has sentenced two men for the killing in August 2009 of Avar journalist Abdulmalik Akhmedilov.


Source : www.topix.com | 30-May-2016 22:25

Despair before death?

The National Bureau of Investigation yesterday said that slain tabloid columnist Alex Balcoba was reportedly seen crying a few hours before he was shot dead in front of his watch repair shop in Quiapo, Manila Friday night. NBI-Death Investigation Division chief Daniel Lalucis said that according to Balcoba's family, the journalist was seen weeping while talking to someone on the phone.


Source : www.topix.com | 30-May-2016 18:15

Center for 'socialist journalism' opens in China as part of Xi push to cow media

Amid Chinese President Xi Jinping's moves to bring the media to heel, a "teaching and research center for socialist journalism with Chinese characteristics" opened in Beijing on Sunday, state media reported. The new center, a joint project between Tsinghua University and Fudan University, will likely be used to follow through in implementing orders handed down by Xi in February for news media run by the Communist Party and the government to toe the party line, focusing on what authorities have called "positive reporting."


Source : www.topix.com | 30-May-2016 13:51

You go girl! First Nubian woman wins the Arab Journalism Award

When she was a little girl, she was always fascinated by journalism and how it can express people's sufferings and pains and give a voice to those without one. Although she was born and raised in Nubia, Hoda Zakaria decided to move to Cairo to pursue her dream of joining the faculty of mass communication at Cairo University.


Source : www.topix.com | 30-May-2016 09:29

Kitty Genovese had a life, not just a death: "She wasn't just this murder victim"

While the media these days counts bullets fired in unjustified shootings, the journalistic landscape was vastly different a little over half a century ago, when the New York Times reported that a Queens resident by the name of Kitty Genovese had been stalked and stabbed to death in full view of 38 neighbors who chose to look away rather than call the police. Suddenly, those 38 do-nothing eyewitnesses, like shots fired, morphed into legend, shorthand for urban apathy - and continuing down in time to that "Girls" episode in April, Kitty's killer dying in prison mere days before the show aired.


Source : www.topix.com | 30-May-2016 05:04

If you're not in it, you can't win it ... final call for entries in...

THERE are now just a few days left for Scotland's best musicians, actors, artists, dancers and writers to put their names forward to be in with a chance of scooping an award in the nation's new 'Cultural Oscars'. The deadline for the inaugural Sunday Herald Culture Awards is this Thursday and entries can still be submitted for free online in the run-up to the closing date.


Source : www.topix.com | 30-May-2016 00:45

Why one rogue reporter could jeopardise journalist's safety in Egypt

After being told that one of its freelancers had fabricated quotations on reports, editors at the Guardian hired a private investigator to learn more. What they found was sobering: evidence that Joseph Mayton, a California-based freelancer, had made up quotes, misreported sources, and written about events he hadn't attended.


Source : www.topix.com | 29-May-2016 20:32

Part I: A very scary accident away from town

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first part of a series by local historian Norman Rozeff.


Source : www.topix.com | 29-May-2016 16:18

Gawker case: standing up to online bullying, or billionaires crushing free speech?

More unrelated cases have been brought against the company and its writers by Hogan's lawyer, Charles Harder. Hogan himself is suing the blog again, this time for allegedly leaking a transcript, which included him making racist remarks, to the National Enquirer .


Source : www.topix.com | 29-May-2016 11:53

Missing and murdered indigenous women investigation wins top journalism award

The CBC's Duncan McCue accepts the Canadian Association of Journalists Online Media award Saturday on behalf of the team that created a website profiling more than 250 unsolved cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. CBC News has won the top prize for investigative journalism awarded by the Canadian Association of Journalists for its "Missing & Murdered: Unsolved cases of indigenous women and girls" website.


Source : www.topix.com | 29-May-2016 07:40

Passion for journalism

JOURNALISM as I have learned could be summarized simply as the gathering, writing, and editing of information that is relevant and of interest to the community. In the course of learning this subject to the point of being able to summarize it into a single sentence, I had gained multiple viewpoints on journalism.


Source : www.topix.com | 29-May-2016 03:19

Donald Trump hasn't broken journalism. It was broken when he got there.

Sign if you agree: Presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. Neither should the Senate.


Source : www.topix.com | 28-May-2016 23:02

Shooting the messenger: journalism under siege in Japan

Out in the cold: Takashi Uemura , a former reporter at Asahi Shimbun, walks with his lawyers toward the Sapporo District Court in February 2015 to file a libel suit against a journalist and three publishers, claiming their articles groundlessly labeled him as a fabricator of a report on a former "comfort woman." Abandon all reason Avoid all eye contact Do not react Shoot the messengers This is a low-flying panic attack - "Burn the Witch," Radiohead Hair graying and dressed in slacks and an open-necked shirt, 58-year-old Takashi Uemura would be hard to pick out in a crowd - even for the neo-nationalists who despise him.


Source : www.topix.com | 28-May-2016 18:55

Philippines: Crime journalist shot dead in Manila, 34th media member killed since 2010

Filipino student journalists hold slogans to commemorate the first anniversary of the country's worst election-related violence during a rally near the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila. Pic: AP A JOURNALIST has been killed by unidentified gunmen near a watch store owned by his family in the Filipino capital of Manila, making his death the 34th since former president Benigno Aquino III came into power in 2010.


Source : www.topix.com | 28-May-2016 14:40

TWC News Announces Internship in Honor of Journalist Bill Carey

Time Warner Cable News has announced it is establishing a paid summer internship program to benefit future TV news reporters. The Bill Carey Memorial Internship program is named for our late senior reporter, who passed away in August of 2015 after a two-year battle with lung cancer.


Source : www.topix.com | 28-May-2016 12:31

dominates 2015 National Newspaper Awards

The Globe and Mail dominated the 67th National Newspaper Awards, winning nine of 21 categories handed out Friday, capped when Joanna Slater, a Globe foreign correspondent, was named 2015 Journalist of the Year for her coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe. No other Canadian news organization won more than two of the awards and it's at least the fifth consecutive year The Globe has won or tied for the most awards nationwide.


Source : www.topix.com | 28-May-2016 08:31

NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli 'occupation'

The word appears in the phrase "Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza" in the article published Wednesday about the Bernie Sanders-led push to change the Democratic Party's stance on Israel. The quotation marks were removed Thursday.


Source : www.topix.com | 28-May-2016 04:02

Scientists have reached a 'milestone' in treating addiction...

A new study suggests that a stimulant drug used in the ADHD medication Adderall could be useful in helping to treat cocaine addiction. This isn't the first time the drug, called dexamfetamine, has been studied as a potential component of addiction treatment.


Source : www.topix.com | 27-May-2016 23:22

Remembering Flora Rathburn, the journalist's journalist: Dennis Roddy

I watched her face down public officials who thought they could buffalo their way out of a bad story, instruct overly ambitious young writers on the importance of the active voice and, in an astonishing act of perseverance, work around-the-clock overseeing a project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Her education consisted of pulling the covers over her head as a young girl, switching on a flashlight, and reading into the small hours of the next day.


Source : www.topix.com | 27-May-2016 20:49

Billionaires are saving...I mean, destroying American journalism

Will Bunch has worked at the Daily News for 20-plus years and is now senior writer. Since 2005, he's written the uber-opinionated, fair-but-dangerously unbalanced opinion blog "Attytood," covering a range of topics ; it's been named best blog in the state by the Associated Press Managing Editors and best blog in the city by Philadelphia Magazine.


Source : www.topix.com | 27-May-2016 16:26

Launch of Thames Gateway Business Awards

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA - Launch of the Thames Gateway Business Awards. Left to right: Aspers Head of Marketing Sean Langley, Aspers Marketing Manager Debbie Mazs, Archant Executive Editor Michael Adkins, Archant Commercial Director Tony Little and Bilal Sheikh from Mont Rose College Entrepreneurs and business leaders from across east London and Essex descended on Valentines Mansion, Ilford, for the launch of the Thames Gateway Business Awards.


Source : www.topix.com | 27-May-2016 12:16

WGA East Blasts Billionaire For Funding Hulk Hogan's Legal War With Gawker

The WGA East , which represents the editorial staff at Gawker Media , has issued a stinging rebuke of Peter Thiel , the Silicon Valley billionaire who admits to bankrolling Hulk Hogan 's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit that resulted in a $140 million verdict against Gawker. "Peter Thiel has all but confessed that his primary objective is Gawker's demise," the guild said.


Source : www.topix.com | 27-May-2016 08:02

NY Times editor calls out Donald Trump for ignoring supporters' anti-Semitic tweets

A New York Times editor who has received a deluge of anti-Semitic tweets from supporters of Donald Trump is calling on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to denounce the invective and support its targets. In an article published in the paper's Sunday edition , Jonathan Weisman summarizes the deluge of tweets he has received from writers identifying themselves with handles like "Trump God Emperor," "CyberTrump" and "@DonaldTrumpLA."


Source : www.topix.com | 27-May-2016 03:58

Never mind the bollocks, it's Sex Pistol Steve Jones' memoir

Steve Jones, the guitarist for legendary punk band the Sex Pistols and longtime Los Angeles radio DJ, will be telling his life story in a memoir coming out next year, Rolling Stone reports . Jones is collaborating with music journalist Ben Thompson on the autobiography, titled "Lonely Boy" after a Sex Pistols song from the album "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle."


Source : www.topix.com | 26-May-2016 23:24

Times of Israel editor wins B'nai B'rith journalism award

The B'nai B'rith World Center on Thursday named Times of Israel Jewish World editor Amanda Borschel-Dan as one of two reporters honored for their coverage of Jewish life around the globe. Borschel-Dan, along with Haaretz reporter Allison Kaplan Sommer, were the winners of the 2016 Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage.


Source : www.topix.com | 26-May-2016 18:58

Journalism has essential and promising future in SA - Thloloe

Veteran South African journalist and Press Council director Joe Thloloe says that despite the often love-hate relationship between the media and particular individuals, the future of journalism in the country is both essential and promising. "In general, the public love the work that the media is doing.


Source : www.topix.com | 26-May-2016 14:31

West Chicago journalism students earn blue ribbons

Journalism students at West Chicago Community High School won six blue ribbons and one honorable mention this spring at the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference. Blue-ribbon winners are sophomore Yamilex Rodelo of West Chicago, photography; sophomore Catherine Miller of West Chicago, feature writing; senior Kyle Paup of Carol Stream, editorial writing and individual in-depth; and senior Nayeli Lara of West Chicago, editorial writing, and review writing.


Source : www.topix.com | 26-May-2016 10:13

Univision anchor booed, heckled for attacking Trump during commencement speech

Maria Elena Salinas, an anchor for Spanish language network Univision, gave the commencement address and received an honorary doctorate from California State University in Fullerton this past Sunday. At one point, Ms.


Source : www.topix.com | 26-May-2016 05:54

A wrestler, a website and maybe a billionaire go to the mat

" Is Hulk Hogan's courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site? Two months after Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him, news reports say the pro wrestler is secretly backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, was outed as gay by a Gawker-owned website in 2007, and the Gawker empire has run a number of stories skewering Facebook.


Source : www.topix.com | 26-May-2016 01:39

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