News! Based on @NateSilver538's calculations, there's a 90.617854% chance we’re relaunching FiveThirtyEight on March 17.While talking about leaving The New York Times and deciding to partner with ESPN, Silver criticized old media brands for being "being slow on their feet and not having entrepreneurial spirit." They have no concept of return on investment, he said. (more...)
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"Brenner brings an acute awareness of new trends facing journalism and demonstrated success at furthering the teaching and intellectual missions of journalism programs," said Roderick P. Hart, dean of the Moody College of Communication. "In turn, he will help our students anticipate the shifting media landscape and enable them to make the communication breakthroughs of tomorrow."(more...)
In addition, the President has signed an Executive Order that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine; threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; contributing to the misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine; or purporting to assert governmental authority over any part of Ukraine without authorization from the Ukrainian government in Kyiv. This E.O. is a flexible tool that will allow us to sanction those who are most directly involved in destabilizing Ukraine, including the military intervention in Crimea, and does not preclude further steps should the situation deteriorate.
Masked gunmen just broke in a TV studio. Put a gun to my head and then took my phone away. I'm fine. — Dimiter Kenarov (@dkenarov) March 6, 2014
A Sun photographer was forcibly pushed from a police-involved shooting scene by BPD. More: http://t.co/uqYGafvOTN pic.twitter.com/rO2zndVYqd — Carrie Wells (@cwellssun) March 7, 2014
While photographing outside the police tape — which marked the established perimeter — an officer told him he would have to move across the street. Assaf protested, stating he was outside the established perimeter of the crime scene and he had every right to photograph from where he was standing. While asking for the officer’s name, a second police officer grabbed Assaf and began pushing him across the street. Assaf on numerous occasions requested that the officer release him, saying that his rights were being violated. Baltimore Sun photographer Lloyd Fox witnessed and documented the scene. Baltimore Police said they are investigating the allegations.Hamilton's post includes a thorough photographic account of the incident. Baltimore's Police Department has a rich history of interfering with photography. (more...)
Several hours later, Nakamoto walked out of his house and announced he wasn't going to talk to anyone until he got some lunch first. (more...)