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The history of print, media & journalism in 45 minutes

Here is a video I made for all our incoming students at the Newmark Journalism School about the history of media and journalism. In years past, I’ve had the high honor an opportunity to brainwash the entire incoming classes in orientation, giving them some context, history, and theory of journalism. It is usually a string of all-morning discussions. But what with COVID, it was decided that this year, staring at my face for three hours straight would be inhuman, and so I recorded the substance of...
Tags: Publishing, News, Media, Uncategorized, Journalism, History, Printing, Gutenberg, Newmark Journalism School

“Follow Your Passion” is Reductionist Drivel. Here’s a System that Actually Works.

Here’s something that confuses me. One of the most important factors in a satisfying life is developing a career you enjoy. And yet, our national conversation on this complicated issue is laughably simple. We are, it seems, forced to bow down at the altar of an annoying little phrase: “Follow your passion.” This slogan presents an absurdly reductionist explanation for how people end up loving what they do for a living: But even though this advice is simplistic, I can tell you from experience th...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Cnn, Cal Newport

Lanes Of Highway 99 In Stockton Reopen At French Camp Road After Crash

STOCKTON (CBS13) – All northbound lanes of Highway 99 at French Camp Road are open following a crash involving an overturned travel trailer. The right lane remains closed at Arch Road Officers urge drivers to avoid the area, CHP Stockton reports. No injuries were reported in this collision.  
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Local, Stockton, CHP, Highway 99, French Camp Road, Arch Road Officers

One Dead, One Injured After Plane Crash In South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — One person is dead and another has major injuries after a small plane crashed in South Lake Tahoe, according to CHP. CHP said in a Facebook post that an aircraft went down near Rainbow Road and Highway 89 in a wooded area Tuesday afternoon. Officers are assisting the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office with the incident. The plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, crashed under unknown circumstances two miles southwest of Lake Tahoe Airport, the Federal Aviation Administratio...
Tags: Facebook, News, Uncategorized, Local, CHP, Faa, South Lake Tahoe, Federal Aviation Administration, Ntsb, Cessna, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Highway 89, Rainbow Road, Lake Tahoe Airport, CHP CHP, South Lake Tahoe News

Off-Duty Police Officer Dragged While Trying To Stop Alleged Shoplifters In Sonora

SONORA (CBS13) – An off-duty Sonora police officer was dragged by a vehicle while trying to stop suspected shoplifters earlier this week. The incident happened Wednesday around 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the business in the 600 block of S. Washington Street. A store employee says they confronted 29-year-old Justine Olkerill of Twain Harte at his vehicle after the employee claimed Olkerill allegedly shoplifted from the store. Martin and Olkerill (l-r) (credit: Sonora PD) According to a Sonor...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Local, Syndicated Local, Sonora, Shoplifting, Martin, Washington Street, Twain Harte, Michael Martin, Sonora Police Department, Sonora News, Tuolumne County Jail, Justine Olkerill, Olkerill

The time is now, cable news

I wrote this in preparation for joining Pete Dominick on his podcast today to talk about the need to schedule a daily show in prime time. Then the Wall Street Journal reported that Joy Reid would finally take over Chris Matthews’ 7 p.m. time slot on MSNBC. As of the moment, nothing is official. So Pete and I went ahead with the discussion and I’m posting this: What television should look like every day My friend Pete Dominick and I have been banging the same drum over and over on socia...
Tags: Publishing, Uncategorized, America, Journalism, Bbc, Cnn, Msnbc, Equity, Wall Street Journal, Chris Matthews, Pete, Jason Johnson, Joy Reid, Elie Mystal, Pete Dominick, Ros Atkins

Frosted Flakes For Dinner. Hiding In The Laundry Room. This Is Life For Single Moms Right Now.

(CNN) — Anticipating mommy shaming when she had to take her 5-year-old daughter with her to the grocery store, on her daughter’s back MaryAnn Resendez taped a sign that read, “I am only 5. I can’t stay home alone so I have to buy groceries with mommy. Before you start judging, stay back 6 feet.” After an unsuccessful grocery delivery order, Resendez found herself between a rock and a hard place: She couldn’t leave her daughter home alone, but it was risky to take her to the store given the chanc...
Tags: Texas, Cdc, Uncategorized, US, Georgia, Childcare, Cnn, Moms, United States, King, Pew Research Center, Atlanta Georgia, New America, McAllen, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, McAllen Texas

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Central California Water Plan

FRESNO (AP) — A federal court on Monday temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to pump more water to the agricultural Central Valley, which critics said would threaten endangered species and salmon runs. A judge issued a preliminary injunction in two lawsuits brought against the administration by California’s Natural Resources Agency and Environmental Protection Agency and by a half-dozen environmental groups. The order bars the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation until May 31 from going ...
Tags: News, California, Uncategorized, Fresno, Ap, Donald Trump, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada, Trump, San Joaquin Delta, U S Bureau of Reclamation, San Joaquin River Delta, Xavier Becerra, Central Valley Water Project

How Is Russia Supporting Its Citizens During The Global Pandemic

Coronavirus has severely damaged the economies of many countries, and Russia is not an exception. Almost all areas of life are being affected by COVID-19. What is the Russian government doing to minimize the economic losses (экономи́ческие поте́ри) of its citizens? Image by Jernej Furman Flickr According to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Центра́льный банк Росси́йской Федера́ции), and the report of the European Commission, the budget deficit (дефици́т бюдже́та) of the Russian Feder...
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Support, Uncategorized, Benefits, Linguistics, European Commission, Outbreak, Russian economy, Russian Federation, Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Pandemic, Quarantine, Russian government, Coronavirus

‘Angel’ Donor’s $1.8 Million Gift Saves Sacramento Roller Derby

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A wealthy donor who insists on remaining anonymous bought a $1.8 million warehouse to save Sacramento Roller Derby from becoming homeless. Sacramento Roller Derby’s new home on Thornton Ave. is just north of Downtown Sacramento The league lost its lease on a warehouse at 1501 North C St. in Sacramento’s River District and discovered competition from commercial marijuana growers made it impossible to find an alternate site it could afford. When CBS13 reported on the fruitle...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sports, Local, Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento, Durham, Dunham, Thornton Avenue, Thornton Ave, River District, Sacramento News, Sacramento Roller Derby, Amanda Dunham, Blue Diamond Almond Growers

5 Reasons You May Not Have Gotten Your Stimulus Money Yet

(CNN) — About 80 million people were sent their stimulus payments this week — but if you weren’t one of them, it doesn’t mean you won’t get the money. You’re one of roughly 60 million people still waiting. About 90% of Americans are eligible for the payments, which phase out for high-income earners, according to an estimate from the Tax Policy Center. The Internal Revenue Service started by sending money to the people it could reach the fastest. This was anyone who had direct deposit information...
Tags: Uncategorized, Cnn, Social Security, Donald Trump, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Turbotax, H R Block, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Stimulus Money, On Wednesday the IRS

Coronavirus Changes: Nugget Markets Requiring Customers To Wear Masks ‪Starting Next Week

WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Walk into about any grocery store these days and you’ll find plenty of people wearing scarves, bandanas or masks. Especially on grocery workers like Leslie Coty, who works at Nugget Market in West Sacramento. The grocery chain just started requiring its employees to cover their nose and mouth with masks. “I was glad because I’ve been watching the news and the CDC recommends it. So I want to follow their rules and everybody seems to be pretty happy with it,” Coty said. S...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Uncategorized, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Grocery Stores, West Sacramento, Turner, Safeway, Raley, Coty, CGA, Dave Turner, Save Mart

Snopes on COVID-19 Fact-Checking

The coronavirus pandemic exposes just how under-resourced we have let the fact-checking industry become.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Announcements

Winter Storm Will Dump Snow Across The US On First Day Of Spring

(CNN) — As winter ends and spring begins, a coast-to-coast storm with blizzard conditions, strong winds and heavy rains will barrel across the US Wednesday through Friday. The vast storm will “impact almost every state in the lower 48,” says CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The weather system is expected to produce “a band of possibly heavy snow from the central Rockies northeastward” on Thursday, tweeted NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center. See the latest weather information for the Sacramento area....
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, Uncategorized, US, Sacramento, Indiana, Cnn, Tennessee, Noaa, Ohio, Rockies, Cheyenne, Flagstaff Arizona, Chad Myers, Plains, southern Plains

Trump campaign files round of defamation suits

Donald Trump had a long record of filing defamation lawsuits before running for president, and as a candidate he famously vowed to “open up” libel laws to allow more suits. Now, over the past two weeks, his campaign has sued three news organizations, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN, in each case alleging libel. [Eugene Volokh (summarizing Wall Street Journal coverage of Times and Post suits); Fadel Allassan, Axios (CNN suit)] Rep. Devin Nunes, a presidential ally, has filed seve...
Tags: Post, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Cnn, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Sullivan, Eugene Volokh, Devin Nunes, New York Times The Washington Post, Libel Slander And Defamation, Fadel Allassan Axios CNN

Vatican Confirms 1st Coronavirus Case as Pope Francis Recovers From a Cold

(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican confirmed the walled city-state’s first case of the new coronavirus Friday and closed some offices as a precaution while Pope Francis continued recovering from a cold. A health clinic inside Vatican City was closed for sanitizing following the positive test result received Thursday, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said. Vatican employees and their families are eligible for health care at the clinic. One Vatican official was put into a protective quarantine after ...
Tags: News, France, Uncategorized, Rome, Pope Francis, Italy, Vatican, Catholic, Vatican City, Francis, Colosseum, Lombardy, St Peter s Square, Veneto, Bruni, Onetime

Passengers Aboard Cruise Ship Off San Francisco Await Coronavirus Test Results — And Potential Quarantine

Debbie Loftus and her parents were meant to be touring the beauty of Ensenada, in Baja California, Mexico on Thursday, at one of the ports of call for their cruise aboard the Grand Princess. Instead, the highlight of their day was watching Black Hawk helicopters arriving to drop off kits to test for COVID-19. Loftus and 3,500 other passengers and crew members are currently anchored off the coast of San Francisco after news broke that a passenger who sailed on a previous voyage had died from...
Tags: Japan, News, California, Mexico, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Hawaii, Ensenada, U S Air Force, Travis, Loftus, Pearce, Baja California Mexico, Overnight, Onetime, Lafayette Calif

Tokyo Olympic Organizers Hold Test Event Amid Coronavirus Outbreak—Without Fans or Top Athletes

(TOKYO) — Despite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers have finally held a test event. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has forced them to rearrange or postpone several. But they allowed a sport climbing event on Friday to go ahead, with a few restrictions: no fans and no top athletes. Instead they used amateurs to test the climbing facility. Almost all sports events and large gatherings have been shut down in Japan. Preseason baseball is being played without fans, the soccer...
Tags: Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, Paralympics, 2020 Olympics, Overnight, Onetime, COVID-19, Italy Iran

Starbucks Says China Is Getting Back to Normal After Coronavirus Slump

(Bloomberg) —Starbucks Corp. saw its business in China crater in recent months — but assured investors it’s quickly getting back to normal. The coronavirus outbreak will curb profit this quarter by as much 18 cents a share, the Seattle-based company said in a filing Thursday. The key measure of comparable sales in China, meanwhile, will fall about 50% in the second quarter from a year earlier. Still, Starbucks said the impact will be temporary. The company’s shares alternated between losse...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Companies, Starbucks, Seattle, Overnight, Onetime, COVID-19, Bloomberg Starbucks Corp, Luckin Coffee Inc Starbucks

North Korea Releases 221 Foreigners Held in Coronavirus Quarantine

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Friday it has released about 220 foreigners from a quarantine imposed as part of its vigilant prevention efforts to avoid an outbreak of the coronavirus that has spread around the world. The country has not publicly disclosed any cases of COVID-19, but outsiders are skeptical it escaped the virus that erupted in its neighbor and closest ally China and has infected more than 98,000 people globally. About 380 foreigners in North Korea had been placed un...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, New York, News, California, North Korea, China, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Iran, United States, Italy, Kim Jong Un, Hassan Rouhani, World Health Organization

Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods for Deaths of 3 Officers Who Were Shot by Another Man

(ATMORE, Ala.) — A man convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 killings of three police officers in Alabama who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, authorities said. The inmate had no last words before the chemicals began flowing, but appeared to arrange his hands in a sign of his Islamic faith. Alabama’s first execution of the year came af...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Alabama, Courts, Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr, Woods, State, Spencer, U S Supreme Court, Bennett, Owens, Owen, Atmore, Chisholm, Greg Owens

Amy Klobuchar Calls for Independent Review of Murder Case That Dogged Her Presidential Campaign

(MINNEAPOLIS) — US Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked a top Minnesota prosecutor Thursday to initiate an independent investigation into the case of Myon Burrell, a black teen sentenced to life after an 11-year-old black girl was killed by a stray bullet. “As you are aware, significant concerns about the evidence and police investigation have been raised by a press investigation, by members of the Hennepin County community, and by Myon’s family,” she wrote in a letter to Hennepin County Attorney Mike ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Uncategorized, Ap, Courts, Amy Klobuchar, Associated Press, Naacp, Richmond, Edwards, Freeman, Klobuchar, Hennepin County, Mike Freeman, Burrell, Overnight

Supreme Court Halts Alabama Execution of Nathaniel Woods so It Can Review His Appeal

(ATMORE, Ala.) — Alabama was set to put to death an inmate Thursday evening for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected drug house. The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution plan at least temporarily to review his appeal. Nathaniel Woods, 43, was scheduled to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Atmore, Alabama, unless the governor or courts ultimately intervene. In Washington, the Supreme Court announced it was staying the execution, w...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Uncategorized, Alabama, Courts, Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr, Jones, Woods, Marshall, State, Spencer, U S Supreme Court, Bennett, Owen

Democratic Donors are Rallying Behind Joe Biden. And Bernie Sanders Is Weaponizing That.

After months of internal hand wringing, the Democratic Party’s biggest financial backers have flocked to former Vice President Joe Biden. And Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Senator running as the scourge of the elite, is trying to turn it against him. “The political establishment of this country is frantically trying to stop us,” the Sanders campaign wrote in a fundraising e-mail Thursday morning, one of several circulated since Biden’s big wins on Super Tuesday. “They’re now fully behind thei...
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hawaii, PAC, Amy Klobuchar, Philadelphia, Biden, Vermont, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders, Michael, Joe

‘Doomed from the Start.’ Experts Say the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Response Was Never Going to Work

The Trump Administration’s strategy to combat COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, began with a relatively simple focus: keep it out of the United States. In service of that goal, the White House issued drastic travel restrictions, imposed mandatory quarantines, and repeatedly told the public that these steps were working. “We have contained this. I won’t say airtight but pretty close to airtight,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a television interview on Feb. 25, echoing ...
Tags: Asia, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, United States, Italy, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, State Department

Students Protest Mormon Church’s ‘Explicitly Homophobic’ Ruling on Brigham Young University’s Honor Code

Weeks after removing a section from its Honor Code that banned displays of “homosexual behavior” among students, Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, released a letter this week “clarifying” that same-sex romantic behavior is still “not compatible” with the rules of the school. In a Q&A sent to the school community along with Wednesday’s letter, Kevin Utt, director of BYU’s Honor Code Office, said that “any same-sex romantic behavior is a violation of the principles of the Honor C...
Tags: Utah, News, Church, Religion, Uncategorized, Jesus, Lgbtq, Johnson, BYU, Foster, Brigham Young University, Church of Jesus Christ, Jenkins, Lopez, Provo Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune

Elizabeth Warren and Her Supporters Now Have Tremendous Power to Shape the Rest of the Primary

On a chilly Thursday afternoon, a well-prepared woman in a purple quilted jacket stood next to her husband, exhaled, and announced she was suspending her presidential campaign. Senator Elizabeth Warren declined to endorse either Senator Bernie Sanders or former Vice President Joe Biden, saying instead that she wanted to take time to think before making a decision about how to spend her considerable political capital. “Let’s take a deep breath and spend a little time on that,” she told repor...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Warren, Biden, San Antonio, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Sean Mcelwee

Italian Grandparents Are Out in Force as Schools Close Amid Coronavirus Outbreak. Is That Safe?

(ROME) — Italian grandparents — “nonni” as they are called — were pulled in two contradictory directions on Thursday — and as usual the grandchildren won out. In a decree that took effect Thursday, the Italian government urged the elderly and infirm to stay at home and restricted visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to contain the spread of coronavirus among those most vulnerable to it. But Italian grandparents were out in force at the nation’s playgrounds and parks, stepp...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, Uncategorized, Rome, Italy, Lombardy, Roberto, Testaccio, Locatelli, Onetime, Giuseppe Conte, COVID-19, Mauro Benedetti, Santa Maria Liberatrice, Franco Locatelli

Ben Affleck Channels the Bitter Sharpness of Shame in The Way Back

Middle age is kind to no one. Even if you’re in good physical shape, there’s bound to be something—uncertainty about the future, regret about roads not taken, the crow’s feet or thickened waist that weren’t there yesterday—threatening to drag you down. In The Way Back, Ben Affleck is the spirit of middle age in physical form, a bear lumbering forward with a sluggish gait, skepticism in his eyes and a beehive’s worth of pain in his heart. His character, Jack Cunningham, is a former high-scho...
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Uncategorized, New York Times, Catholic, Batman, Jack, Reeves, Affleck, gavin O’Connor, Hollywoodland, Brad Ingelsby, Janina Gavankar, Jack Cunningham, The Way Back

‘I Didn’t Commit Any Crimes.’ Videos Showing Controversial NYC Arrest Spark Outrage

The New York City Police Department has launched an internal review after disturbing videos circulated online showing multiple officers arresting a man and aggressively bringing him down to the ground as he pleaded for them to “get off of me” and “help me.” Twitter user Velvet, who took an initial video that has racked up at least 5.7 million views, tells TIME that she was walking home from the subway in Canarsie, Brooklyn, when she noticed two men who looked like they were in an “aggressiv...
Tags: Twitter, New York, News, New York City, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Nypd, New York City Police Department, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough, Velvet, Carl Takei, Canarsie Brooklyn, Takei, Onetime, Eric Gonzalez

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