Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 9, 2019, 11:25 PM GMT By Claire Atkinson Former CBS News journalist Lara Logan is headed to the U.S.-Mexico border as a special correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, the local TV giant that owns or operates more than 190 broadcast stations. Logan, who was most recently a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” will start a three-month assignment on May 1, with Sinclair’s local stations set to air her reporting. Logan, who won numerous national journalism awards for her coverage from international war zones, told NBC News she would be covering some of the untold stories involving immigrants and people living on both sides of the border, as well as the impact of the drug cartels operating in the area. “Everybody who is down there, all they talk about is the cartels,” Logan said. “Why is that not a much … [Read more...] about Former CBS News correspondent Lara Logan adds to Sinclair Broadcasting’s national ambitions
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The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?
Buzzfeednews.com on Friday evening led with a report on Democrat lawmakers pledging to investigate President Donald Trump over its report claiming the president directed Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, to make false statements to Congress — hours after the office of special counsel Robert Mueller denied the story’s veracity, describing it as “not accurate.” The report — “Lawmakers Vow To Investigate Trump After Bombshell Report” — written by BuzzFeed politics reporter Emma Loop — is a roundup of reactions from top Democrats to the news organization’s report, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials alleging the president asked Cohen to lie to lawmakers about a proposal to build a Trump tower in the Russian capital of Moscow.BuzzFeed claimed Cohen told Mueller that President Trump personally instructed him to lie about the timing of the project in order to obscure Trump’s involvement. No … [Read more...] about BuzzFeed Leads with Fake News ‘Collusion’ Story Hours After Refuted by Mueller
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 6, 2018 / 8:11 PM GMT By Jason Abbruzzese The arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on Saturday was the most recent and public chapter of an ongoing battle between the U.S. government and one of the world’s biggest tech companies: Huawei. The arrest, which came on U.S. extradition charges, featured a heightened level of intrigue due to the profile of the person arrested: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of Huawei’s secretive founder, Ren Zhengfei, who is one of the most powerful businessmen in China. The arrest came amid reports that Huawei had been sending U.S. technology to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions against the country. Huawei is not a household name in the U.S., but the company has emerged as one of the largest tech firms in the world in the past decade thanks to its … [Read more...] about How Huawei became an international tech giant — and why that has put it in legal peril
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 3, 2018 / 11:30 PM GMT By Jason Abbruzzese A Dutch news startup has crowdfunded more than $1 million for a U.S. version of its reader-driven news model, in which journalists will be expected to spend as much as 40 percent of their time talking to readers about what they should cover. But the project has only days left to reach its goal of $2.5 million by Dec. 14. “That is our do or die goal,” said Rob Wijnberg, founder of The Correspondent, which aims to provide U.S. readers what he calls “the antidote to the daily news grind.” “It sounds better in Dutch,” Wijnberg joked. In the Netherlands, De Correspondent, which Wijnberg started in 2013 with a similar fundraising campaign, has more than 60,000 “members” who pay for its journalism The “antidote,” as Wijnberg puts it, is to … [Read more...] about A Dutch news startup has crowdfunded $1 million to ‘unbreak’ U.S. news