David Bauder, Ap Media Writer Updated 10:26 am PST, Saturday, February 2, 2019 FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Ryan Petty, left, waits to testify as he sits next to his son Patrick Petty, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Parkland, Fla., school shootings and school safety on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petty and Andrew Pollack, two parents who lost daughters in last year's school shooting are calling for their local newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize. They say the South Florida Sun Sentinel has stayed on the story to demand accountability long after the national media left. less FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Ryan Petty, left, waits to testify as he sits next to his son Patrick Petty, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Parkland, Fla., school shootings and school ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP … [Read more...] about Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper
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Paul Farhi, The Washington Post Published 2:54 pm PST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 An attendee fills out a contact form for jobs with Buzzfeed Inc. during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 8, 2018. BuzzFeed laid off 15 percent of its operation last week and is said to be exploring merger opportunities. less An attendee fills out a contact form for jobs with Buzzfeed Inc. during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 8, 2018. BuzzFeed laid off 15 percent of its operation last week and is said ... more Photo: Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomberg Photo: Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An attendee fills out a contact form for jobs with Buzzfeed Inc. during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles on … [Read more...] about An end of salad days for digital news?
At 60 years old, she was five months retired after nearly four decades in public education. She and her husband Walter, a retired adult educator, weren't convinced the timing was right for her to jump back into the workforce. But Miller, who had worked with Snipes at the Broward school district, kept pushing. "I thought she had what it took and could also provide some service to our community," Miller says. "She's a very friendly person, very knowledgeable. She adapts easily... I knew she had the temperament to be in that position." After three hours of resisting Miller's hardest sell, Snipes finally gave him a reluctant maybe. Miller stopped her right there. "Let me and Walter be the only two to ever hear that," he told her. "You might try it, and you might like it." So began Snipes' second career as supervisor of elections in Florida's second most populated county, which today has more than 1.1 million registered voters. At the end of Oliphant's term in 2004, Snipes did as Miller had … [Read more...] about Brenda Snipes Became a National Curiosity After a Puzzling Midterm Election
In my 10 months as publisher of The Dallas Morning News, my team and I have spent many hours listening to readers to make sure we understand what our community wants from us. Along with Editor Mike Wilson and other senior leaders, I met with heads of universities, health care leaders, CEOs of our region's top companies, religious leaders, arts leaders, some of our greatest philanthropic stewards, and most important, our subscribers.We asked three questions: What do you want us to cover? What do you value most about our coverage? Where can we improve? Once we asked, the hour passed quickly as the feedback was vast and helpful.We also convened focus groups, surveyed 1,862 print and digital readers and pored over tens of thousands of data points that show us what you read digitally.All of this work was aimed at helping us understand how to best serve you. Everyone knows local journalism is a tough business; just the other day, we reported that we laid off 43 people across The Dallas … [Read more...] about We hear you, and we’re making changes to your Dallas Morning News
CHINA'S President has repeatedly warned that Taiwan "must and will be" brought back under direct rule - but why does he want this? Here's our lowdown on whether Taiwan is independent, why China wants to reunify the states, and what Xi Jinping said. Is Taiwan an independent nation? Taiwan - officially the Republic of China - is a fully-independent nation on paper, but is not recognised as such by the United Nations. This is because the People's Republic of China does not see Taiwan as an independent state, but a rogue province that needs bringing back under control. It refuses to have diplomatic ties with nations that recognise Taiwan as independent. In 2005 China passed a law authorising the use of military force if Taiwan formally tries to secede. Why does China want to reunify the two states? Beijing insists that the People's Republic of China is the sole heir to the 'China' title. The independence of Taiwan means that another country has a claim to be the true China. The 'One China' … [Read more...] about Is Taiwan an independent nation and why does China want to to reunify the two states?