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- Current Events - Teaching via TV and Newspapers (CSUN.edu)
Provides a variety of sources of lessons on current events.
- -12-01-05 L.A. Times: Military Planting Stories in Iraqi Newspapers (MSN News)
"Details about the program were first reported by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. It marked the second time this year that Pentagon programs have come under scrutiny for reported payments made to journalists for favorable press."
"Two other federal agencies have been investigated in the past year for similar activities, leading Congress’ Government Accountability Office to condemn one, the Education Department, for engaging in illegal covert propaganda." 11-05
- -12-04-05 Editorial: Planting Stories in Iraqi Newspapers Ineffective (MSNBC News)
"We got into the war with the help of something called the Rendon Group, a secretive firm that won a huge government contract to 'create the conditions for the removal of [Saddam] Hussein from power.' "
"The contractor implicated in the planted Iraqi press story is the Lincoln Group, formerly Iraqex, which boasts to prospective clients that it provides services ranging from 'political campaign intelligence' (dirt on your opponents in American elections) to 'commercial real estate in Iraq' (so you can buy the choicest properties and tick off the Iraqis even more)."
"Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Pentagon was using U.S. troops to write positive articles about Iraq (for instance, heralding the opening of a school), hiring Washington-based contractors to translate the articles into Arabic, then secretly planting them in the Iraqi press with bribes."
"My problem with all of this is less ethical than practical. If it helped build Iraqi democracy or blunted anti-American propaganda, it might even be worth it (though certainly not at those prices). But exporting a bunch of budding Jayson Blairs simply feeds the perception of Americans as inept and hypocritical puppetmasters." 12-05
- -11-27-06 Copiepresse Sues Google Over Linking to Their Newspapers (Bloomberg.com)
"Copiepresse, a group of 17 French- and German-language newspapers, won a Brussels court ruling in September that forced Google to stop providing links to the papers' Web sites. The threat of legal action persuaded Microsoft Corp. to do the same. Now Copiepresse plans to take the fight to the rest of Europe." 11-06
- The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers (Time.com)
"24/7 Wall St. has created a list of the 10 major daily papers that are most likely to fold or shutter their print operations and only publish online. The properties were chosen on the basis of the financial strength of their parent companies, the amount of direct competition they face in their markets and industry information on how much money they are losing. Based on this analysis, it's possible that 8 of the nation's 50 largest daily newspapers could cease publication in the next 18 months." 03-09
- Why Newspapers Are in Decline (Time.com)
"The problem is that fewer of these consumers are paying. Instead, news organizations are merrily giving away their news. According to a Pew Research Center study, a tipping point occurred last year: more people in the U.S. got their news online for free than paid for it by buying newspapers and magazines. Who can blame them? Even an old print junkie like me has quit subscribing to the New York Times, because if it doesn't see fit to charge for its content, I'd feel like a fool paying for it."
"This is not a business model that makes sense. Perhaps it appeared to when Web advertising was booming and every half-sentient publisher could pretend to be among the clan who 'got it' by chanting the mantra that the ad-supported Web was 'the future.' But when Web advertising declined in the fourth quarter of 2008, free felt like the future of journalism only in the sense that a steep cliff is the future for a herd of lemmings." 03-09
- Do Newspapers Have a Future? (Time.com)
"It seems hopeless. How can the newspaper industry survive the Internet? On the one hand, newspapers are expected to supply their content free on the Web. On the other hand, their most profitable advertising--classifieds--is being lost to sites like Craigslist. And display advertising is close behind. Meanwhile, there is the blog terror: people are getting their understanding of the world from random lunatics riffing in their underwear, rather than professional journalists with standards and passports." 03-09
- Should the Government Save Newspapers? (U.S. News)
"With newspapers failing, some on the left say federal help–tax breaks, perhaps–could save an industry that is key to democracy. Conservatives say the market and taxpayers have decided, and no one wants a paper that's beholden to lawmakers anyway." 03-09
- USA (Newspapers List)
- Portland Newspapers (Yahoo)
- Oregon - Newspapers (Newspapers.com)
- By Country - Newspapers (Newspapers.com)
- Newspapers in Education
Provides news for kids and lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, by subject.
- By State - Newspapers (Newspapers.com)
- By Country - Newspapers (HeadlinesSpot.com) 3-01
- Romanian Newspapers (Newspapers.com)
Provides a list of online newspapers available from or about Romania. 3-02
- Spanish Newspapers (World-Newspapers.com)
Provides news. 02-06
- News from Different Countries (World-Newspapers.com)
Provides news in English. 02-06
- News from Different U.S. Cities (World-Newspapers.com)
Provides news. 02-06