FREE BURMA!

Files under Free Burma!, blogs | Sep 30th

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Next Thursday, thousands of blogs throughout the world will not have any posts except this image.

You can join the protest here.



FOSSET AND BIN LADEN

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Search teams on foot, horseback and all-terrain vehicles are looking in western Nevada for millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, missing since taking off alone in a small plane on September 3.

The ground search is focused now on a patch of rugged terrain identified by U.S. Air Force radar analysis as an area where Fossett’s aircraft was likely to have gone down.

If they can not find Steve Fossett in California how are we going to find Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan?



NEWS FROM INSIDE BURMA

Files under BBC, Burma, news from inside Burma, pictures, videos | Sep 30th

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People inside Burma have been e-mailing the BBC News Web site and talking to the BBC Burmese Service about the growing unrest.

Read these first-person accounts here and see their pictures and videos.

The BBC, again, doing a great job.

Well done!



SADDAM HUSSEIN’S AUCTION

Files under Rolex, Saddam Hussein, Sunday Daily Mail | Sep 30th

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In December 2006, one of Saddam Hussein’s military uniforms was sold for $16,000, and now the auction continues.

London’s Mail on Sunday has this amazing story today:

Haitham Wihaib, Saddam’s former right-hand man is selling gifts he claims the tyrant gave him in a bid to raise £350,000 for Iraqi schools.

Wihaib, who worked for the dictator for nearly 20 years, has set up a Web site inviting bids for Saddam’s treasured watches, jewelry, pens and clothes.

Among other gifts, you can bid for these three:

A gold watch, a pair of sun glasses, and a silver ring.

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A custom-made gold £100,000 Rolex

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Dior sunglasses offered at £6,000

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A silver ring for £1,500



HOLDING HIS CAMERA…

Files under Burma, Roy Greenslade, THE GUARDIAN, photojournalism | Sep 30th

Roy Greenslade is right in his blog from The Guardian:

Kenji Nagai, the photographer killed in Burma holds his camera willing to continue taking pictures… of his killer.

What a dramatic lesson for any journalist!

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JOURNALISM AND THE INTERNET

Files under Javier Moreno, el-pais, internet | Sep 30th

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During a recent roundtable about the future of newspapers:

“The internet will save Journalism.”

-Javier Moreno, editor, El Pais, Madrid, Spain.

Amen.



THE shrinking OF COVER STORIES ON NEW FRONT PAGES

Files under Brazil, FRONT PAGES | Sep 30th

It is one thing to use the front page to promote the stories of the day.

It is another thing to limit the space for our cover stories.

In Brazil this shrinking trend is very clear today.

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NEWSPAPER MEMORABILIA (1)

Files under General | Sep 29th

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A picture taken in New York (USA) the day after the Titanic sank in 1912.

The first of a new series about newspaper pictures and pictures of newspaper memorabilia.

Please send me old images from your country at giner@innovation-mediaconsulting.com

Thanks!



NEWSPAPER BOYS (20 )

Files under Newspaper Boys | Sep 29th

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Newspaper delivery boys in St. Louis, Miossouri (USA) at Skeeter’s Branch, Jefferson near Franklin (11:00 A. M. Monday, May 9th, 1910)



NEWSPAPER BOYS (19)

Files under Newspaper Boys | Sep 29th

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Two young newspaper boys about to enter a bar in Hartford (USA), 1909.

Photograph by Lewis Hine.

The full archival record for the photograph says:

9:30 P.M. A common case of “team work.”

Smaller boy (Joseph Bishop) goes into [one of the?] saloons and sells his last papers.

Then comes out and his brother gives him more.

Joseph said, “Drunks are me best customers.”

“I sell more’n me brudder does.”

“Dey buy me out so I kin go home.”

He sells every afternoon and night.

Extra late Saturda[y. At] it again at 6 A.M. Sunday.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut.

March, 1909.