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Censorship by HuffPo in UK shows the amazing extent of Europe's anti-Israel stance
The Huffington Post boasts about publishing everything to stir discussion. But, alas, a criticism of Hamas is simply unthinkable.
David Boardman: It's time for newspapers to give up on the print daily
Why a weekly edition is more in line with reality, revenues and real reading habits.
Understanding humor: 'New Yorker' cartoonist dishes on book
Bob Mankoff, the magazine's cartoon editor, talks to Seattle-based writer Robin Lindley about the enduring power of cartooning.
Can a new editor help The Oregonian?
The competition is growing -- from public broadcasting to a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly -- and the company that owns the paper is ideologically fixated on digital content.
Steve Scher talks to Nicole Brodeur about leaving KUOW
He's careful in his remarks but admits to frustration.
CBC plans big cuts to news programming, staff
The Canadian broadcaster says it's part of a mobile-first strategy. But the cuts could include severe reductions in local TV news.
James Fallows: Is there an 'NPR' paradox?
The loss of Steve Scher in Seattle, one of the most recognizable broadcasters nationally, suggests the future of public radio may not be bright even as its cachet grows.
Egypt court sentences three journalists
Two Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to seven years in jail and one to 10 years by an Egyptian court. The charges include aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news, but some believe there isn't sufficient evidence for conviction.
Why Nicholas Kristof has fallen for dubious tales
The New York Times' columnist keeps after the human touch, even after falling for apparent exaggerations and fabrications in at least two big cases. What's driving him?
Seattle Times bans offensive NFL team name
The Washington NFL team name will no longer taint the pages of The Seattle Times; at least while sports editor Don Sheldon works at the paper. The announcement comes just one day after a federal trademark board cancelled six trademark registrations owned by the team.
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