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USA Newspapers - American newspaper index online Newspapers Online - Newspapers Organized By State USA Newspapers: OfficialUSA's USA Newspapers. The Boston Globe Business News ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council More than 40 years ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, in September 1973, state legislators, including then Illinois State Rep. Henry Hyde, conservative activist Paul Weyrich, and Lou Barnett, a veteran of then Gov.

Anime Expo 2011: Sunday (100+ photos) Sunday’s attendance seemed to drop when compared to the heights seen on Friday and Saturday. In addition to all the normal activities you’d find at a convention like Anime Expo, the official AX 2011 cosplay masquerade was scheduled to happen on that evening. Due to my incredible experience at WonderCon’s masquerade earlier in the year, I was extremely excited for the chance to see award-winning costumes getting a moment to shine on stage for the chance at winning thousands of dollars in prizes. Other than that, I still spent the majority of my day hopping around from place to place with my trusty camera in tow. By nightfall, my photo count for Sunday was nearing 140 pictures. Hit the jump when you’re ready to head into the breach once more. Conflict of interest The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety. Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest."[1] Primary interest refers to the principal goals of the profession or activity, such as the protection of clients, the health of patients, the integrity of research, and the duties of public office. Secondary interest includes not only financial gain but also such motives as the desire for professional advancement and the wish to do favours for family and friends, but conflict of interest rules usually focus on financial relationships because they are relatively more objective, fungible, and quantifiable.

China tells foreign journalists to respect rules after scuffles at non-protest Chinese officials have warned foreign journalists they need advance permission to report from parts of Beijing and must not do so from a particular spot in Shanghai, marking an apparent tightening of media restrictions. A foreign ministry official appeared to blame the move on overseas journalists who said they were harassed at the site of proposed protests that did not materialise. Bloomberg News said men who appeared to be plainclothes police kicked and beat its cameraman in front of uniformed officers on Sunday, and a BBC correspondent said he and a colleague were roughed up and thrown into a van.

The far right is losing its ability to speak freely online. Should the left defend it? Matthew Prince had the power to kill the white supremacist hate site the Daily Stormer for years, but he didn’t choose to pull the trigger until 16 August. That’s when the chief executive of website security company Cloudflare “woke up … in a bad mood and decided to kick them off the Internet”, as he told his employees in an internal email. Without Cloudflare’s protection, the Daily Stormer was forced to retreat to the darknet, where it is inaccessible to the majority of internet users. Reporter Shadowed by Officials During Sichuan Quake Reporting The week of June 7, Marianne Barriaux of Agence France Press encountered interference while reporting in the Sichuan earthquake zone. After registering with Dujiangyan officials, she was granted access. Barriaux was working on a story about mothers who had and tried to have babies after losing children in the earthquake. Parents and NGOs warned her officials might block her reporting. She recounts the story below:

Charlie Hebdo depicts drowning Harvey victims as neo-Nazis The cover of the latest edition of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo depicts Texans who drowned in the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey as Nazis, it was reported on Wednesday. ‘God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas,’ the controversial weekly magazine writes for its cover story. The cartoon on the front page shows a torrential downpour drowning a group of people carrying flags with the Nazi swastikas. Some of the victims on the cover are under water as they do the Nazi salute with their arms outstretched at a 45-degree angle. The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s latest edition includes a cover depicting Texans who drowned in the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey as Nazis.

Who says print is dead? Despite what you may have heard, reports of the "death of print" have been greatly exaggerated. A survey in April by Deloitte found that 88% of magazine readers in the UK still prefer to consume articles via print. While half of respondents to its state-of-the-media survey (2,276 UK consumers, aged 14 to 75) owned a smartphone, 35% subscribed to at least one printed magazine in 2011. Map of Press Freedom Of the 196 countries and territories assessed during calendar year 2009, 69 (35 percent) were rated Free, 64 (33 percent) were rated Partly Free, and 63 (32 percent) were rated Not Free. This represents a move toward the center compared with the survey covering 2008, which featured 70 Free, 61 Partly Free, and 64 Not Free countries and territories. The survey found that only 16 percent of the world’s inhabitants live in countries with a Free press, while 44 percent have a Partly Free press and 40 percent live in Not Free environments. The population figures are significantly affected by two countries—China, with a Not Free status, and India, with a Partly Free status—that together account for more than two billion of the world’s roughly six billion people.

The Media With the economic development that started in the 1980s and the arrival of the Internet in the 1990s, Chinese media have become more diversified as they extend their reach throughout China through multiple transmission, including satellites, wireless and wired systems. News Agencies Headquartered in Beijing, Xinhua News Agency is the nation's official news agency, and also one of the major international news agencies in the world, with over 100 branch offices in the Asian-Pacific region, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and other regions.

Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant - The New York Times Ms. Slaughter told Mr. Lynn that “the time has come for Open Markets and New America to part ways,” according to an email from Ms. Slaughter to Mr. Lynn. Ink Gushes in Japan’s Media Landscape Shiho Fukada for The New York Times Ken Takeuchi, founder of JanJan, at its empty office in Tokyo in May. JanJan was the last of four online newspapers offering reader-generated articles that were started with great fanfare here, but they have all closed or had to scale back their operations in the past two years. And it is not just the so-called citizen journalism sites that have failed here. No online journalism of any kind has yet posed a significant challenge to Japan’s monolithic but sclerotic news media.

Teaching materials: using newspapers in the classroom 1 By Lindsay Clandfield and Duncan Foord This article comes from the onestopenglish archive but ties in with this month's Guardian Weekly promotion. Advice and suggestions on using newspapers in the English classroom.

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