Neil Senturia is an entrepreneur and book author who writes a weekly column for the Union-Tribune on entrepreneurship, venture capital and leadership. It appears Mondays on the front of the business section. He’s also married to San Diego Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who intends to run for mayor next year.Senturia’s column last Monday was on women and leadership. The headline was “Why are so many men incompetent leaders?”The column’s subject and his marriage prompted a response on the U-T subscribers’ Facebook page from former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña. She posted a link to the story. “Interesting how the author of this commentary fails to mention that he is married to a woman running for mayor of San Diego,” wrote Saldaña, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2016 and for the county Board of Supervisors in 2018. Should Senturia’s column have a note tagged on at the end that says he’s married to Bry, a councilwoman and … [Read more...] about Transparency in column; opinionated tone in Israel story
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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?
A bombshell report in the Guardian on Tuesday claims Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, met directly with Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks, several times in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. If true, the ramifications are immense. It means the guy running Trump’s campaign met directly with the head of the organization that served as a tool of Russia’s intelligence services, distributing stolen Democratic emails in an effort to influence the U.S. presidential election. It could be the proverbial smoking gun that shows Trump’s campaign knew it was receiving help from Russian intelligence services and perhaps even aided the operation.Story Continued Below Luke Harding and Dan Collyns, the reporters behind the Guardian story, do not name their sources, although they claim to have multiple, and they write that they have seen an internal document from Ecuador’s intelligence service listing “Paul Manaford [sic]” as … [Read more...] about Did Someone Plant a Story Tying Paul Manafort to Julian Assange?
There’s no hiding this news: The latest National Climate Assessment, released the Friday after Thanksgiving–a day often reserved for news government officials would like to bury–was a wallop of a reality-check on what climate change has wrought for the U.S. already and where we are headed. The federal government is required to publish the assessment every four years. This one included the most detailed analysis yet of the financial costs expected by the end of the century, write Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis of The New York Times: $141 billion from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from rising seas and $32 billion in damage to infrastructure. Climate change will almost certainly become an increasingly disruptive factor in manufacturing and international trade. It will make vulnerable populations more vulnerable. And it will necessitate mass migrations as sea levels rise, something communities today are unprepared for. How did President Trump respond to the … [Read more...] about Burying the News, But Not the Reality of Climate Change
November 28, 2018This guest post is by Earle Holland, a member of our editorial team for the past four years. For almost 35 years, he was the senior science and medical communications officer at Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Earlier this week, HealthNewsReview publisher Gary Schwitzer wrote that the free news release review program he had offered was shutting down. You could almost hear the disappointment in his explanation that barely more than a half-dozen institutions took advantage of this offer in the past 20 months it was available. “What more we can do?” he asked. Reviewing news releases in addition to news stories was a possibility that Gary and I had discussed for some years and when funding became available in 2015, he jumped at adding the critiquing of these institutional offerings alongside the traditional journalistic stories. Since a large proportion of health and … [Read more...] about A veteran science communicator’s guidelines for PR news releases on medical research