That Bob Kroll. He doesn’t disappoint. He is what we in this business call good copy. I wish he was on this side of the river. I would have more opportunities to bang out pieces. It did not take long for the controversial head honcho of the Minneapolis Police Federation to publicly thumb his nose once again at elected authority after the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, ordered a ban on cops undergoing so-called “warrior style” training, whether on duty or off. Those who violate the ban could be subject to discipline, Frey added. “Chief Medaria Arradondo’s police department rests on trust, accountability and professional service,” Frey said during his state of the city address last week. “Whereas fear-based, warrior-style trainings like killology are in direct conflict with everything that our chief and I stand for in our police department. Fear-based trainings violate the values at the very heart of community policing. When you’re … [Read more...] about Rosario: Do we want today’s cops to be more warrior than guardian, vice versa, or both?
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Improving public perception around its news impartiality is one of the BBC’s four priorities for the year ahead, according to its latest annual plan. Director-general Lord Tony Hall (pictured) said new editorial guidelines, which are currently out for consultation, would offer the BBC a “good chance to focus on this challenge”.TimelineMarch 28, 2019BBC apologises and pays damages to Ukranian president over claim he paid to extend Trump talksMarch 27, 2019BBC radio staff warn against 'unworkable' plan to cut costs by merging World Tonight and Newshour teamsMarch 22, 2019John Inverdale predicts next 'battleground' for radio will be live sports rights as commercial stations boom “We regularly track people’s perceptions of BBC impartiality, so we know that – like other organisations – they have weakened in recent years,” he wrote in the plan, which was published today.“We need to see what we can do to strengthen them, and focus on … [Read more...] about BBC News wants to improve people’s perception of its impartiality by 2019
A new investigative news website has launched in an effort to “counteract fake news and produce revelatory public interest investigations”. The Investigative Journal will publish public interest long-form journalism written by a network of journalists around the world, including France, Venezuela, the UK, US and Canada. The website has said its editorial ethos is “to promote objective views, human rights and the fundamentals of democracy through strong, long-form investigative reporting and video content”.The London-based Investigative Journal is being led by editor-in-chief Jane Cahane, a journalist and sub-editor who has previously worked on travel website The Culture Trip and renewable energy news title Recharge.Cahane said: “In an era of fake news, when the values of truth, democracy and integrity are being assaulted daily on every front, The Investigative Journal (TIJ) is here to serve the public by delivering timely, critical ― and above all, … [Read more...] about New investigative long-form website launches in bid to ‘counteract fake news’
When John Bolton was a State Department official under President George W. Bush, he loved nothing more than sabotaging international agreements that he felt undermined America’s sovereignty and security. His “happiest moment” at the State Department, he recalled in a 2007 memoir, came when he personally extracted the U.S. from the International Criminal Court. “I felt like a kid on Christmas Day,” Bolton wrote. Story Continued Below Now that Bolton is President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Christmas has been coming early and often. Since his arrival in early April, Bolton has helped to trash, weaken, or undermine four international treaties, organizations and agreements. They range from the major, like the Iran nuclear deal, to the minor, like an obscure 144-year-old international postal treaty from which the Trump administration withdrew last week. This week, Bolton traveled to Moscow to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin in person … [Read more...] about Bolton achieving ‘life’s work’ by axing international deals
Jacob Shamsian, provided by Published 9:04 am CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Charles Sykes/Invision/AP NBC Chairman Andy Lack criticized Megyn Kelly following her comments on her show "Megyn Kelly Today" justifying blackface. Kelly apologized, but that didn't stop the fallout from her comments. She reportedly parted ways from her agency and failed to sign a deal with another one. Kelly also reportedly hired litigator Bryan Freedman on Wednesday. Kelly has reportedly told NBC executives that she wants to cover more news and politics, and may leave "Today" by the end of the year. Megyn Kelly's future at NBC is in doubt after NBC chairman Andy Lack criticized her in an internal town hall meeting, multiple outlets are reporting. "There is no other way to put this, but I condemn those remarks," Lack said, according to a transcript obtained by The Daily Beast. "There is no place on our air or in this workplace for them. Very unfortunate." The fallout follows comments … [Read more...] about NBC’s chairman slammed Megyn Kelly during a town hall meeting as people question how long she has left at ‘Today’