“They own. you know, the banks in this country, the newspapers
When Iceland installed Johanna Sigurdardottir as Prime Minister last February, newspapers around the globe printed variations of the same headline: ICELAND APPOINTS WORLD’S FIRST GAY LEADER. Everywhere, that is, except Iceland.
Through their enterprise and style, they set a journalistic standard When TIME last chose the ten best U.S. dailies, in 1974, it seemed a buoyant era for newspapers: by publishing the Pentagon papers and exposing the Watergate scandal, they had recaptured the role as journalism's leader, which TV had assumed during the Viet Nam War.
The high-pitched, nasal call of the neighborhood scrap collector is a familiar weekend sound in most Indian neighborhoods.
Europe had a new royal house last week. In Dublin newspapers appeared a personal pronouncement: “I, Prince Michael Neale, landowner, will assume the title of Prince of the Saltees at the conclusion of the war.
Recently the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its second annual County Health Rankings, a within-state comparison of county health covering each county in every state the United States. Newspapers and TV news programs jumped all over the results particularly local outlets serving counties that were ranked comparatively lower than their neighbors.
Once there was a house-organ named System. The Shaw-Walker Furniture Co.
On the streets of Guangzhou and nearby Shenzhen, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo is turning heads.
Ads for “Bernie Madoff Auction” sales have been popping up around the country in recent weeks, getting the word out in such places as Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C., by placing big stickers on the front page of local newspapers. The ads begin: “Due to losses caused by Bernie Madoff” and then detail such treasures as original art by Peter Max, Salvador Dali and Norman Rockwell as well as Rolex watches and “other flashy items” that are to be sold to “recover losses from Ponzi scheme.” Trouble is, it’s hard to tell whether any of the merchandise at these auctions was owned by Madoff or those he ruined or if the ads are just a dubious way to drum up traffic for run-of-the-mill estate sales.
Did President Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?