Views of the News: Assange Denied; Kill List Reac; Times-Picayune Cuts; Kennedy's Conflict

May 30, 2012

UK Supremes Deny Assange Appeal

Owen Bowcott, The Guardian: "Julian Assange loses appeal against extradition"

Raphael Satter, AP: "Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal, Moves Closer to Prosecution in Sweden"

Mike Giglio, The Daily Beast: "British Supreme Court Orders Extradition of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange"

David Landes, AFP: "Accusers 'relieved' by Assange verdict: lawyer"

"Barack H. Cheney" -- Kill List Reaction

Jo Becker and Scott Shane, The New York Times: "Secret 'Kill List' Proves a Test of Obama's Principles and Will"

Watch ABC's Jake Tapper and White House spokesman Jay Carney debate "kill list" policy beginning at 13:06 in the video linked here.

Glenn Greenwald, Salon: "Obama the Warrior"

Times-Picayune Cuts/Future of Papers

Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: "An Important City without a Daily Paper"

David Carr, The New York Times: "A Doomed Romance With a New Orleans Newspaper

John Pope, New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Times-Picayune changes bring strong reactions among subscribers and those farther away"

Kevin Allman, Gambit: "Times-Picayune employees to learn their fates news week"

Winston-Salem Journal: "Warren Buffett's letter to editors, publishers"

Clay Shirky: "Warren Buffett's Newspaper Purchase"

Matthew Ingram, GigaOm: "Why Clay Shirky is right and Warren Buffett is wrong"

Dan Kennedy, Nieman Journalism Lab: "How news executives can fend off the Wolff at their door"

Henry Blodget, Business Insider: "And Now's the Perfect Time for a Megalomaniac to Make a Big Offer for The New York Times"

Peter Osnos, The Atlantic: "Is Philanthropy Print Journalism's Last Hope?"

Kennedy's Conflict of Interest

George Kennedy, Columbia Missourian: "What if the two sides worked together on EEZ?"

George Kennedy, Columbia Missourian: "Council, mayor are listening to EEZ concerns" (see comments and Kennedy apology at bottom of article)

Mike Martin, Columbia Heart Beat: "OH NO -- NOT HIM! Missourian's Kennedy commits serious journalism infraction"

Mike Martin, Columbia Heart Beat: "Columbia's Top Ten: Most influential public opinion leaders"