Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Five dead in U.S. newsroom shooting

Reporters and editors of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland found themselves hiding under desks texting loved ones after a man who had a troubled relationship with the paper walked in with a shotgun and started blasting. (more…)

Thu, June 28 2018 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Five dead in U.S. newsroom shooting

Trump’s nose-stretcher on immigrant murders in the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump sent reporters into fact-checking mode Friday when he claimed that illegal immigrants had murdered 63,000 Americans since 9/11. The Washington Post‘s Philip Bump calls B.S. on that. (more…)

Fri, June 22 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Trump’s nose-stretcher on immigrant murders in the U.S.

NY Daily News slams Trump on bizarre news conference

Here’s another killer front page from the New York Daily News, this time on Trump holding a news conference in which he focused on people slain by illegal immigrants. The Trumpster trotted out a very faulty claim in this one, which I’ll deal with in another post.

Trump on cover of NY Daily News

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Toronto Star names its first female editor-in-chief

The Toronto Star went with an inside candidate for editor-in-chief, selecting 48-year-old Irene Gentle, making her the first female editorial boss of the paper in its 126-year history. (more…)

Thu, June 21 2018 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Toronto Star names its first female editor-in-chief

Trump backs off on separating migrant families

After millions of Americans hit the streets and and two former first ladies voiced their displeasure, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of children from parents charged with illegal immigration. (more…)

Wed, June 20 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Trump backs off on separating migrant families

A landmark photo on migrant child separation

This is one photo that haunts the most from the thousands of haunting images published during the child separation crisis in the United States:

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Full-court press on the child separation story in Texas

The Texas Tribune is pouring resources into coverage of the migrant children separated from their parents:

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Trump is winning his war with the media

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence (left) and U.S. President Donald Trump.

CBC News’ Neil Macdonald looks at the current controversy involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s rampage against the children of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, but he also has observations about Trump’s running war with the media. (more…)

Tue, June 19 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Trump is winning his war with the media

Lyin’ Donald seems to be lying more frequently

No U.S. president has ever been as shameless about lying and mistruths as Donald Trump. But even by his lofty standards, Trump has been on a bit of a rampage lately. (more…)

Tue, June 19 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Lyin’ Donald seems to be lying more frequently

Please help support wounded Afghan journalists

Afghan journos GoFundMe page

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the survivors of a horrific April 30 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that targeted journalists, plus the families of those nine killed.

The goal is $50,000. Please donate whatever you can and spread the word about the campaign.

Background

Horrific day for journalists in Afghanistan

Tue, June 19 2018 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Please help support wounded Afghan journalists