Alexandra Olson, Associated Press Updated 1:56 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Local newspaper thriving in former 'news desert' Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're described as "news deserts ." But then, there's The Berkshire Eagle. (June 19) Now Playing: Local newspaper thriving in former 'news desert'AD: Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're described as "news deserts ." But then, there's The Berkshire Eagle. (June 19) Media: Associated Press PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that … [Read more...] about A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond
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By NORMAN PEARLSTINE, DAVID PIERSON, ROBYN DIXON, DAVID S. CLOUD, ALICE SU AND MAX HAO LU Standing on Huawei Technologies Co.’s sprawling new campus near Shenzhen, it’s hard to conceive that Ren Zhengfei, backed by five friends of friends, could have single-handedly turned his tiny start-up into a technology-driven colossus. Standing on Huawei Technologies Co.’s sprawling new campus near Shenzhen, it’s hard to conceive that Ren Zhengfei, backed by five friends of friends, could have single-handedly turned his tiny start-up into a technology-driven colossus. How could Ren, then in his 40s and possessing no intellectual property, have grown Huawei into the world’s biggest seller of telecommunications equipment and one of the largest makers of smartphones, with 188,000 employees in 170 countries? In fact, it’s entirely unbelievable, according to the U.S. government. Washington would have you believe Huawei’s official history is a sham — … [Read more...] about WHO’S BEHIND HUAWEI?
Cal State San Marcos was in its adolescence in 2004 when Karen Haynes took the mantle of the 7,000-student campus. Under her leadership, enrollment has more than doubled, 15 new buildings have been added and dozens of new academic programs have been launched, including a nursing program and an engineering program. Haynes also promoted countless community partnerships, launched a $50 million fundraising campaign and oversaw the school’s transition to NCAA Division II status. Haynes, who is the longest-seated president in the CSU system, will retire in June. She recently met with The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board. Here is the transcript of the interview.Q: We have some questions… I know that you want to talk about the university, but you’ve been there for many years and seem to be leaving it much better than you found it, which is a good way to go through life. What are you most proud of looking back?HAYNES: Well, certainly what I… certainly what I said … [Read more...] about Commentary: A conversation with Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 05:30 30 January 2019 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans speaks to chief football writer Stuart Watson. Picture: LAURA MACLEOD Archant Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has given his first face-to-face, on-the-record interview with an independent media organisation – 11 years after buying the club. Here’s what he had to say to the EADT and Ipswich Star’s chief football writer STUART WATSON. Marcus Evans' interview with chief football writer Stuart Watson is his first face-to-face intervuew with an independent media organisation. Picture: LAURA MACLEODQ: Why speak out more now? You’ve done more with the club website over the last year. Why are you doing this interview with us now?A: I used to put something in the programme at least once a season, maybe twice. Then we did the video in the summer. I tried for those club interviews to be slightly no holds barred anyway. I said ‘look, if … [Read more...] about Marcus Evans big interview: Ipswich Town owner’s first face-to-face interview with independent media
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women