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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

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.

POYNTER

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.

HISTORY NEWS NETWORK

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.

NIEMAN LAB

Steve Scher talks to Nicole Brodeur about leaving KUOW

He's careful in his remarks but admits to frustration.

SEATTLE TIMES

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.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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.

THE ATLANTIC

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. 

AL JAZEERA

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?

SLATE

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. 

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Jean Enersen will drop anchor duties at KING-TV

The award-winning Enersen, the first female local news anchor in the country, will have her last regular broadcast as an anchor on Friday.

KING-TV
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