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?
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE NBC News alleged in an internal report Monday that the writer Ronan Farrow had taken a source's comments out of context in his reporting on sexual harassment claims against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein while he was working for the network and had misrepresented the source's willingness to identify Weinstein by name. The allegation was included in a 10-page report sent to employees four days after The New York Times quoted Farrow's former NBC producer as having said "the very highest levels of NBC" ordered Farrow to stop his work on the investigation. The producer, Rich McHugh, left NBC News last month. NBC News said it allowed Farrow to take his reporting to The New Yorker because he didn't have any individuals willing to go on the record. Responding to the Times' report last week, it said, "The assertion that NBC News tried to kill the Weinstein story while … [Read more...] about NBC News says Ronan Farrow’s draft story on Harvey Weinstein for the network contained misstatements
NEW YORK -- The chairman of NBC News sent an exhaustive defense of the network's handling of Ronan Farrow's investigation of Harvey Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network's rejection of the story was baseless. But after reading the letter that NBC News boss Andy Lack's letter emailed to staff members on Monday, Farrow's former producer, Rich McHugh, said it pointed to the need for an independent investigation into the network's handling of the story. NBC's decision not to air Farrow's story, and to let him take it to the New Yorker magazine, became an embarrassment when he later shared a Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times for stories outlining Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct. In an attempt to counter any idea that pressure by Weinstein played any role in NBC's decision, Lack outlined all the times that the mogul and his lawyers reached out to the network's executives. In each case, they were … [Read more...] about NBC News chief: We handled Ronan Farrow’s story on Harvey Weinstein properly
David Bauder, Ap Media Writer Updated 9:49 pm CDT, Monday, September 3, 2018 FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. NBC's news chairman has sent an exhaustive defense of the network's handling of Ronan Farrow's investigation of Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network's rejection of the story was baseless. NBC's decision not to air a story became an embarrassment, and returned to the news last week when Farrow's former producer publicly criticized the network. less FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. NBC's news chairman has sent an exhaustive defense of the network's handling of Ronan Farrow's investigation of Weinstein ... more Photo: Seth Wenig, AP FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Ronan Farrow attends Variety's Power of … [Read more...] about NBC’s news chairman defends handling of Weinstein story