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  • Salon apologizes for calling Nicki Minaj’s speech ‘savage’

    Salon on Monday apologized for an errant tweet (since deleted) that called Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards a “savage, expletive-laden rant,” responding to criticism from readers who said the tweet was racist.

    The bulletin, sent this morning from Salon’s main Twitter account, promoted a story summarizing a heated moment at last night’s VMA awards, when Minaj called host Miley Cyrus a bitch for remarks she made in the press. “The look on Miley’s face during Nicki Minaj’s savage, expletive-laden rant says it all,” the tweet read:

    This @salon promo tweet for @NICKIMINAJ #VMAs post is worse than @wsj & China – no way to write it off as clueless.

    — Staci D Kramer (@sdkstl) August 31, 2015

    Salon quickly reversed itself, deleting the original tweet and posting a revised version that called Minaj’s rebuttal “raw” and “righteous.”

    The look on Miley's face during Nicki Minaj's raw, righteous rebuke says it all

    — (@Salon) August 31, 2015

    But it was too late. Read more

  • VICE journalists charged with terrorism in Turkey

    Journalists for VICE News were formally charged with “working on behalf of a terrorist organization” by a Turkish court Monday, days after they were arrested by authorities for lack of proper accreditation.

    The VICE crew was reporting in the city of Diyarbakir in the country’s predominantly Kurdish region when they were arrested last week for lack of proper government identification, “security sources” told Reuters Friday.

    Kevin Sutcliffe, VICE’s head of news programming for Europe, called the terrorism charges “baseless and alarmingly false” in a statement, saying the arrests represented an attempt to “intimidate and censor” the journalists.

    “VICE News condemns in the strongest possible terms the Turkish government’s attempts to silence our reporters who have been providing vital coverage from the region,” Sutcliffe said in the statement. Read more

  • Sign of print times: California daily moves to twice a week

    Central Valley Business Times

    The Madera Tribune, the only daily newspaper in the California county adjacent to booming Fresno, will no longer be a daily as of Wednesday.

    The decision seems part and parcel of melancholy times for local mainstream media: it will move to a twice-weekly schedule, publishing each Wednesday and Sunday instead of five days a week.

    “That change is due to tough economic circumstances, which nearly all newspapers seem to face these days,” Charles Doud, the editor and principal owner, told readers last week.

    “Other small dailies in the San Joaquin Valley have cut back on publication frequency — some to become weekly, and some to become twice weekly. Examples of these are the Turlock Journal, the Hollister Freelance and the Gilroy Dispatch.”

    He was also rather candid about one source of his changing circumstances:

    “In the long run, California’s English language newspapers are going to continue to have a hard time because so much of the population is not conversant or literate in English.”

    According to Doug Caldwell, the editor-publisher of the Central Valley Business Times, the paper sits in “both a bedroom community to Fresno and a pass-through for those heading to Yosemite [National Park].”

    Madera County, for example, has the only children’s hospital between Los Angeles and the Bay Area/Sacramento, he noted by email. Read more

Glor named weekend anchor at CBS Print
Written by Lou Gulino   
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 23:07

Former WSTM-TV staffer Jeff Glor has been promoted to the anchor desk at CBS News. Glor will serve as the anchor of the Saturday Edition of the CBS Evening News.  Glor worked at WSTM from 1997 to 2003.   Interestingly he will go head to head at the anchor desk with former WTVH  anchor David Muir, who anchors World News Saturday for ABC. 

Here is the official release from CBS News:

Jeff Glor has been named anchor of the Saturday edition of he CBS EVENING NEWS, it was announced today by Sean McManus, President,
CBS News and Sports. The appointment is effective immediately. Glor will continue as a National Correspondent reporting for all CBS News broadcasts.         

 "With his outstanding coverage of breaking news, politics and human interest stories, Jeff has been a valuable addition to our already
impressive group of correspondents," said McManus.  "He is a smart, dedicated reporter who has proven his versatility and talent both in the
field and in the anchor chair." 

Glor has been the National Correspondent for THE EARLY SHOW since March 2007 and has served as substitute anchor for the CBS EVENING NEWS. While at CBS News, Glor has covered many major domestic and international news stories, including President Obama's Inauguration,  Campaign '08, the war in Iraq, the crash of US Air Flight 1549, the  Beijing Olympic Games, the Republican National Convention and the Papal visit.  In May 2008, Glor traveled cross-country for the CBS News "Eye on the Road" series.          

Before joining CBS News, Glor served as the weekend evening news anchor and a weekday reporter for WHDH-TV in Boston, where he reported on the Pope's death from Rome and the hearings on steroid use in Major League Baseball from Washington, D.C.

Jeff Glor was born in Buffalo, N.Y.  He was graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 1997 with a degree in journalism
from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences. 

"Journalism’s ultimate purpose [is] to inform the reader, to bring him each day a letter from home and never to permit the serving of special interests"
---Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Publisher, NY Times

Wall of Distinction

Karin Franklin-King

WNYS-TV (Ch. 9)


Nine years after Karin Franklin-King's 1967 arrival in Central New York to attend Onondaga Community College, she was a local broadcast pioneer.

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