Alan Rusbridger has said the Guardian is an example of a “rather successful model” for public interest journalism in response to a claim the paper was reduced to an “economic basket case” under his editorship. Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre attacked the Guardian and Rusbridger during his keynote speech at the Society Of Editor’s conference on Sunday. He said: “…the once-profitable Guardian had been reduced to an economic basket case, by vanity, hubris and eye-watering financial misjudgement”.It was revealed by current Guardian editor Kath Viner the following day that the title had received donations from more than 1m readers since March 2016 and remained on track to break even financially by April next year.Speaking at the Impress’ inaugural Trust in Journalism conference in London this morning, Rusbridger (pictured) rejected Dacre’s claims. “The Guardian has £1bn in the bank – no we didn’t … [Read more...] about Alan Rusbridger says Guardian in a ‘fantastic situation’ as he hits back at ex-Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s ‘economic basket case’ claim
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Watch Live: Americans take to the polls on Election Day Follow along as voters take to the polls in the 2018 midterm elections across the United States. This live feed is provided by the Associated Press and will show polling stations and candidate watch parties around the country. By Up Next × SHARE Follow along as voters take to the polls in the 2018 midterm elections across the United States. This live feed is provided by the Associated Press and will show polling stations and candidate watch parties around the country. By National Politics Voters head to the polls with 1 man mostly in mind: Trump The Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story November 06, 2018 10:47 AM It's Election Day in America, and voters will deliver their first verdict of President Donald Trump's tumultuous tenure in a midterm that's expected to draw historic numbers to the polls. Immigration, … [Read more...] about Voters head to the polls with 1 man mostly in mind: Trump
The Democratic Party has not nominated a white man for the presidency since John Kerry in 2004, and its nonwhite, non-male candidates have done pretty well for themselves—maybe even outperforming their white male predecessors. Barack Obama won two terms with more than 50 percent of the vote, the first Democrat to do so since Franklin D. Roosevelt. And Hillary Clinton, even though she fell short in the Electoral College, received 3 million more votes than her white male opponent. Yet Michael Avenatti, who is exploring a presidential run of his own, told Time magazine in a recent interview that only a white man could beat President Donald Trump in 2020, “because of where the electorate lines up and where Trump’s strengths lie,” though he also stressed that “it shouldn’t be that way” in an ideal world. While noting that nonwhite males can and have won elections against people not named Trump, Avenatti went on to say that, in general, “I … [Read more...] about Do Democrats Need a White Man to Beat Trump in 2020?
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks sank on Monday as fears of faster rate hikes in the United States and uncertainty around the Sino-U.S. trade war deterred investment in riskier assets, while sterling jumped to a two-week high on hopes of an orderly Brexit. File Picture: A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Markets are expected to be skittish ahead of U.S. congressional midterm elections on Tuesday. Opinion polls show a strong chance that the Democratic Party could win control of the House of Representatives after two years of wielding no practical political power in Washington, with President Donald Trump’s Republican Party likely to hold the Senate. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS lost 1.5 percent on Monday, slipping back towards last week’s 1-1/2 year trough of 505.61 points. Japan's Nikkei .N225 stumbled 1.3 percent while South … [Read more...] about Asian shares sink as risk sentiment sours, pound hits 2-week top
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares skidded to 20-month lows, S&P futures fell sharply and China’s yuan weakened at the end of a turbulent week for financial markets on Friday, as anxiety over corporate profits added to lingering fears about global trade and economic growth. A man stands in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon The gloom enveloping Asia was at odds with a bounce on Wall Street overnight, highlighting fragile investor confidence, as shares of tech titans Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc fell sharply after the closing bell on disappointing earnings. In Friday’s Asian session, S&P E-mini futures slumped 0.88 percent, setting up a potentially rough session for U.S. markets which had crumbled on Wednesday on concerns about earnings and sent global equities into a tailspin. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped … [Read more...] about Asian stocks hit 20-month lows, S&P futures slide as investors flee…