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Assange’s Imprisonment Reveals Even More Corruption Than WikiLeaks Did Caitlin Johnstone
Jailed journalists lose again
The court has been unsympathetic to the pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists seeking freedom from their Myanmar prison.
Pan Ei Mon, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, talks to journalists as she leaves the Supreme Court in Naypyitaw, Myanmaron Tuesday. Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
Myanmar’s top court has rejected the appeal of two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who are serving a seven-year sentence for, according to the country, breaking the Official Secrets Act.
“Myanmar authorities have committed a grave injustice to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their families, and criminalized independent journalism. They should both be free and able to continue their reporting, not sitting in jail cells. Their conviction and sentence will be an enduring stain on Myanmar's reputation.”
No glasses raised to this 'toast'
Himself the owner of several newspapers, Warren Buffett had some pretty disparaging things to say about the industry.
Warren Buffett in 20011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Newspapers are “toast” and most of them cannot be saved. That bleak outlook comes from one of the world’s richest people, who knows a thing or two about newspapers. Warren Buffett, whose print media empire includes the Buffalo News and the Omaha World-Herald, told Yahoo Finance that the decline of advertising has gradually turned the newspaper industry from “monopoly to franchise to competitive.”
Journalists resign in protest
Before it's even launched, The Markup is already facing a leadership overhaul.
A screenshot from The Markup's homepage.
The move did not go over well with the staff, which first released a statement expressing its displeasure. Then, several staffers announced their resignations on Twitter, including Surya Mattu, Jon Keegan and Adrianne Jeffries.
Esquire looks back at the short-lived but groundbreaking magazine that paired politics with culture well before its time.
John F. Kennedy Jr., the co-founder and editor-in-chief of George magazine, unveils the magazine's first cover in 1995. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
The coolest thing you’ll read today is Kate Storey’s “The True Story Behind John F. Kennedy Jr.’s George Magazine” for Esquire. The behind-the-scenes tidbits are fascinating.
Correspondents' dinner will feature no comedians — or White House staffers.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer, left, Paula Abdul and Mila Kunis react to a speech from then-President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Because comedians were, perhaps, becoming too mean-spirited in their jokes — such as last year when Michelle Wolf skewered White House press secretary Sarah Sanders — no comedian has been invited this year. Instead, author and historian Ron Chernow will be guest speaker.
New York Times reporter and media critic David Carr was a beloved journalism figure, known for both his writing and mentorship.
David Carr in 2011. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Selected works from the late David Carr will be compiled into a book that is scheduled to be released next year, the Associated Press reports. Carr was a reporter and media critic for The New York Times until his death in 2015 at the age of 58. The book — “Final Draft: The Selected Work of David Carr” — will be edited by his widow, Jill Rooney Carr, and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It will include Carr’s cultural writing, as well as his struggles with addiction.
A curated list of great journalism and intriguing media.
- “Anatomy of a Killing” (BBC Africa Eye): A BBC collaboration with Amnesty International, the Bellingcat network and analysts on Twitter to source a viral video of two women and their two young children being murdered by men in Cameroonian military fatigues.
- “Back of the Class” (KING-TV in Seattle): The stunning failures of Washington public schools to provide support and services for students with disabilities.
- “Cambridge Analytica” (ITN for Channel 4 News, The Guardian, The New York Times): An expose that shows the vulnerability of personal data to harvesting and misuse.
- “Separated: Children at the Border” (PBS’s “Frontline”): A look at the family-separation controversy at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- “Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State” (ESPN’s “E:60,” “Outside the Lines,” ESPNW and “Sportscenter”): An investigation into Michigan State and the case of Larry Nassar, a former university physician found guilty of sexual abusing hundreds of gynmasts.
- “The Plastic Problem” (“PBS NewsHour”): An in-depth look at how our dependence on plastic is affecting ecosystems worldwide.
- “$2 Tests: Bad Arrests” (WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta): A report on the drug-testing kits, known as “$2 Tests,” used by police around the country as quick, cheap ways to analyze suspicious substances in the field.
- “Believed” (Michigan Radio/NPR): An account of how Larry Nassar got away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for more than two decades.
- “Buried Truths” (WABE in Atlanta): Journalist Hank Klibanoff and his Emory University students investigate the death of Isaiah Nixon, a black man gunned down outside his Georgia home in 1948 for exercising his right to vote.
- “Caliphate” (The New York Times): Digging through diaries, receipts, computer files and anything that would help answer the key question of this podcast: Why did people join ISIS?
- “Kept Out” (Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX, “PBS NewsHour” and the Associated Press): Studying the practice of discouraging non-white people from living in certain neighborhoods by manipulating rentals and home-buying.
- “Monumental Lies” (Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX and Type Investigations): Exploring the contested history surrounding monuments in the South.