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09 января, 11:07

What hope for journalism when an editor resigns after just two weeks?

Sad lessons about the state of our trade are clear from Lucy Pearce’s decision to take a PR post rather than edit the Brighton Argus The resignation of Lucy Pearce after just two weeks as editor of the Brighton Argus took many observers by surprise.It is possible to view her decision as a slap in the face for the Argus’s owner, Newsquest/Gannett. But it should also be seen as a slap in the face for the entire newspaper industry. Continue reading...

29 декабря 2016, 16:13

NY Times Crosses 100 Million Views on Facebook Live Stream

The New York Times Company (NYT) aided by Facebook, Inc.'s (FB) Live videos platform has been able to reach massive audiences.

23 декабря 2016, 13:00

Big Lies Repeated

Submitted by Brian Cloughley via Strategic-Culture.org, The Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels is generally thought to have said that «If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it». In fact, he didn’t state that, exactly, but based his propaganda largely on the premise that «credibility alone must determine whether propaganda output should be true or false». What he did say, however, was «the English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous». Not much has changed on the propaganda front in seventy-five years, and the evil Goebbels would feel at ease with modern developments as regards the Western Establishment’s campaign against President Putin and soon-to-be President Trump. On December 16 the newspaper USA Today reported that «President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial soft spot for Russia is based on decades of courting wealthy Russians to buy condos in his luxury high-rises and invest in his other real estate ventures». This line of attack is intriguing because the high-circulation USA Today is owned by the Gannett Company, which «in 2010 increased executive salaries and bonuses... Bob Dickey, Gannett’s US newspapers division president, was paid $3.4 million in 2010, up from $1.9 million the previous year. The next year, the company laid off 700 U.S. employees to cut costs». No luxury high-rises for Gannett employees, then, unless they are in the top echelon. In Britain the Guardian, usually an even-handed and objective source of news and comment, went with the flow of anti-Russia overkill and produced a report that began «Alarm over the rise of Donald Trump reached a new pitch early this week as officials in Washington worried that the United States has elected a leader who may be uniquely blind to threats posed by Russia». It did not mention what the threats might be, but did have the honesty to end with the words of President Putin that «as I have repeatedly said, it’s not our fault that Russian-American relations are in such a poor state. But Russia wants and is ready to restore fully fledged relations with the United States». Of course, Russia wants to have good relations with other countries. Such a sensible approach results in commercial benefit and social harmony rather than disharmony and confrontation. But in the period when Russia was trying to rebuild from the dire days of Soviet ideology the West expanded the US-NATO military alliance to 28 countries from 16, and recently deployed US-NATO forward tactical headquarters, thousands of troops, and flights of combat and intelligence-gathering aircraft to countries on Russia’s borders. As I noted a couple of weeks ago, «In Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia the Alliance has established ‘NATO Force Integration Units’ which are advanced military headquarters whose Mission is ‘to improve cooperation and coordination between NATO and national forces, and prepare and support exercises and any deployments needed’». Then some nations became agitated when Russia deployed defensive weapons within its own territory in order to counter the US-NATO movement of armed forces up to is borders. As reported by Britain’s ultra-right Daily Telegraph, owned by the creepy twin Barclay brothers who own London’s Ritz Hotel and many luxury high-rises (and hate the European Union, while living in the haven of tax-relaxed Monaco), NATO «described Moscow’s decision to send state-of-the-art Bastion missile-launchers to Kaliningrad, which borders Nato members Poland and Lithuania, as ‘aggressive military posturing’». There was no mention made of President Putin’s explanation that Russia considered it important to take countermeasures against NATO’s expansion and «aim our missile systems at those facilities which we think pose a threat to us». As observed by Goebbels, the English propagandists «keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous». Consistent with the Goebbels line of sticking to skewed presentation, Britain’s defence minister, Michael Fallon, a public figure of mixed repute (he is known for alcoholic capers and was found guilty of drunken driving as well as having swindled the Parliamentary expenses system out of thousands of pounds over many years), was reported by Reuters as declaring that the West had «to be strong against Russian aggression towards NATO... Russia is a strategic competitor to us in the West and we have to understand that». Fortunately, there are sounder and better informed people than the drunken fiddler Fallon, and one of these is the specialist Peter Duncan of University College London whose more sober opinion is that «there is no reason for Russia to want to threaten the sovereignty of the Baltic states in the sense of trying to force them to leave NATO or still less to invade them... the Russian economy depends on a prosperous Western European economy». The Far-Right Western media ignored Professor Duncan’s balanced summation, just as it disregarded President Putin’s own assurance, given in a little-reported interview with Italy’s Il Corriere della Sera, that «I think that only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO». But it’s lies that matter when false dogma is being spread. The US-NATO military alliance doesn’t really believe that Russia is preparing to attack the Baltic States and on December 16 President Obama even informed the world media that in his opinion Russia is «a small country, they're a weak country» which tends to contradict the propaganda line that Russia is a large country, a «strategic competitor» straining at the leash to invade the Baltic States and create mayhem around the world. The fact that the US spends 596 billion dollars annually on armaments against Russia’s 66 billion is rarely mentioned (NATO as a whole spends 860 billion) except in reputable journals such as The Economist which on December 17, however, chose to pronounce that Mr Trump’s choice of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State «is disconcerting» because Mr Tillerson actually displayed «opposition to the sanctions imposed on Russia». The Western propaganda line is that everything Russia does is reprehensible to the point of evil, and that any westerner attempting to propose dialogue rather than confrontation is «disconcerting» at best, and in the eyes of the tabloid papers a raving traitor to the values of the plutocrats who own them. The policies and aspirations of President Putin are being presented by the US-NATO military alliance as contrary to the interests of the Western powers, but no attention has been paid to such as Bill Clinton’s deputy secretary of state, the Russia specialist, Strobe Talbott, who stated the obvious when he observed that President Putin «basically wants to make Russia great again». And he won’t do that by invading the Baltic States or any other country, as he and the West well know. It’s about time the Big Lies were laid to rest.

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16 декабря 2016, 23:20

Time, Gannett And The Sorry State Of Old Media

Time, Gannett And The Sorry State Of Old Media. Read All About It! Interest is lukewarm in broadcast and newspaper deals.

15 декабря 2016, 15:08

NY Times (NYT) Grappling With Soft Advertising Demand

The New York Times Company's (NYT) initiatives remain on well on track but soft adverting revenue forecast for the final quarter of 2016 raises concern among investors.

10 декабря 2016, 00:07

The Blaze suspends researcher who says he shot at ISIL fighters

Buttrill's actions came under scrutiny for putting other journalists' lives in danger.

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08 декабря 2016, 19:29

Brighton Argus editor departs, but does Newsquest really care?

Publisher refuses to explain why yet another of its editors, one respected by both his staff and his audience, has left the ailing newspaperMike Gilson, the best editor the Brighton Argus has had in many a long year, has left the newspaper in somewhat mysterious circustances.Staff have not been informed why he has gone. The managing director of Newsquest Sussex, Tony Portelli, did not return a phone message. However, his personal assistant, who also acted as Gilson’s secretary, did confirm that he had departed. Continue reading...

28 ноября 2016, 14:35

Covering the Trump era – with shrinking newsrooms

Even as the public acknowledges the need for more trustworthy reporting, newsrooms are being decimated

20 ноября 2016, 12:50

Rewriting the Biblical 'Curse' on Womankind

A change to a popular translation of the Bible could affect readers’ views on marriage and gender roles.

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14 ноября 2016, 17:38

Should You Get Rid of Gannett (GCI) Now?

Gannett (GCI), has witnessed a significant price decline and negative trend in earnings estimate revisions

11 ноября 2016, 17:30

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Gannett, McClatchy, tronc, Rubicon Project and TEGNA

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Gannett, McClatchy, tronc, Rubicon Project and TEGNA

11 ноября 2016, 15:13

Newspapers reckon with a surprising result

New questions about impact

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10 ноября 2016, 01:39

The Time Is Ripe to Bet on Publishing Stocks: Here???s Why

The Time Is Ripe to Bet on Publishing Stocks: Here???s Why

09 ноября 2016, 17:30

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: McClatchy, New York Times, New Media Investment Group, Gannett and E.W. Scripps

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: McClatchy, New York Times, New Media Investment Group, Gannett and E.W. Scripps

09 ноября 2016, 01:29

Will Diversification Herald a Better 2017 for Publishers?

Will Diversification Herald a Better 2017 for Publishers?

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04 ноября 2016, 15:24

Tronc chairman agrees "different" deal with Gannett possible

Nov 4 (Reuters) - Tronc Inc Non-Executive Chairman Michael Ferro agreed on Friday there was a possibility of striking "a different type of deal" with fellow newspaper publisher Gannett Co, days after merger talks between the companies fell apart.

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04 ноября 2016, 14:41

BRIEF-Tronc's Michael Ferro says "possibility that a different type of deal can be done with Gannett" - CNBC

* Tronc Non-Executive Chairman Michael Ferro on CNBC says there is a possibility that a different type of deal can be done with Gannett

03 ноября 2016, 19:49

The Print Apocalypse and How to Survive It

With paper ads in massive decline, legacy newspapers like The New York Times are slowly returning to the business models that dominated the ’30s—the 1830s.

02 ноября 2016, 18:13

NY Times (NYT) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Misses Revenue

After witnessing a negative earnings surprise in the second quarter, The New York Times Company (NYT) managed to deliver an earnings beat in the third quarter of 2016. However, total revenue fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

21 мая 2016, 16:07

Медиавласть как она есть: Рокфеллеры, Ротшильды и Морганы

Традиционные СМИ являются неотъемлемыми компонентами корпоративного Запада. Они представляют собой высоко интегрированные многопрофильные корпорации или диверсифицированные компании. Так, по данным 2000 года, восемь многопрофильных корпораций Америки контролировали подавляющую часть национальных