Each year, The Dallas Morning News honors the winners of its high school journalism competition. We receive entries of work from student newspapers, yearbooks and digital news organizations from high schools across North Texas. This year, we received over 300 of entries from over 25 schools. They were judged by the following Dallas Morning News reporters and editors: Marcia Allert, Beth Frerking, Paul O’Donnell, Cary Aspinwall, Holly Hacker, Alan James Vestal, Lorena Flores, Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Sarah Blaskovich, Elizabeth Souder, Brian Elledge, Leona Allen, Rudy Bush, Tom Fox, Ashley Landis, Michael Hogue, Laurie Joseph, Ariana Giorgi, Meredyth Grange, Tristan Hallman, Charles Scudder, Cassandra Jaramillo, Dave Tarrant, Dana Branham, Jennifer Emily, Jesus Jimenez, Michael Apuan, Denise Beeber, Kevin Sherrington and Ben Baby. Editor Mike Wilson selected the “best of the best” sweepstakes award winners.The winners were honored at a reception Thursday at The News. Also … [Read more...] about High school reporters win honors in Dallas Morning News journalism contest
A 9-year-old girl in Harrisburg is capturing hearts around the world this week after ABC World News featured a moving video of her experience at a grocery store check-out. Lilly, who has special needs, joined her mother at the local Giant Food store recently to get some grocery shopping done. Lilly rarely interacts with strangers while she's out, but something about the kindness of cashier Isaac Whitte struck a chord with the little girl. While Lilly and her mother were checking out, Whitte noticed that Lilly couldn't keep her eyes off the way he was bagging items. Whitte asked Lilly if she wanted to help. She enthusiastically took the job and carefully bagged each item one by one.The most touching part of the video comes when Lilly blurts out to Whitte, "I just love you." Lilly and her mother were so touched by the experience that they returned to the store to give Whitte thank-you note and a hug. It may have a been a small gesture, but it clearly went a long way for Lilly. … [Read more...] about Inspiring video of little girl at Harrisburg market reaches ABC World News
The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?
Adam Graham The Detroit News Published 2:40 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 A popular Detroit mascot loses his head in an ad for an upcoming horror movie. A poster for "Slice" was unveiled on Monday, featuring what looks an awful lot like a decapitated version of Little Caesars' "Pizza! Pizza!" guy. "Dead. In 30 minutes or less," the poster's tagline reads. "Slice" stars Chance the Rapper and is described as a comic-horror film about a pizza delivery guy who is murdered on the job. Zazie Beetz ("Deadpool 2") and comedian Paul Scheer also star. No release date has been announced for the film, but Chance posted the poster image on his Instagram on Monday with the message, "it's coming." The film will be released by A24, the independent distribution house behind "Lady Bird," "Moonlight" and "Room." A representative for Little Caesars did not respond to requests for comment on Monday. [email protected] (313) 222-2284 @grahamorama … [Read more...] about Movie poster features headless Little Caesars mascot
PUBLISHED: 18:52 06 August 2018 Nathalie Raffray A 1017 artists view of the Peel Project which achieved planning permission as part of the South Kilburn Regeneration Masterplan Archant The £160m redevelopment of South Kilburn’s Peel Precinct is a step closer with the council’s naming of two partners. Countryside, home builders specialising in placemaking and regeneration, has been chosen to deliver the next phase of the South Kilburn Estate regeneration programme along with Home Group, a national housing association. The Peel development currently has approval for 226 homes but the developers wish to build 308. To build the extra homes planning permission must be approved.Forty-two of the homes will be for social rent, whether there are 226 or 308, while 79 are earmarked for shared ownership.The project also includes a health & wellbeing hub featuring a health centre and gym, shops and a new market square will transform the now … [Read more...] about New partners for South Kilburn’s Peel Precinct redevelopment but not good news for everyone