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Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.91   time to read: +2 min
The meeting’s host, Adam Davidson, had already been among the writers talking to Mr. Remnick about setting up a health care plan for writers. (The contents of the writers’ group messages were shared with me on the condition I only quote people by name with their permission. Some of the material in this article is also drawn from reporting on this topic by my colleagues Noam Scheiber and Marc Tracy.) We don’t want so strong a union that mediocrity reigns and it’s impossible to get rid of poor performers. But they were also suspicious of the NewsGuild, and began a parallel set of meetings with its rival, the Writers Guild of America, East.
Persons: Adam Davidson, Noam Scheiber, Marc Tracy, , Davidson, Remnick, Peter van Agtmael, Jane Mayer, Lawrence Wright, Condé Nast Organizations: The, Yorker, Writers Guild of America Locations: New, Washington, Austin , Texas, East
Crisis-hit EU airlines seek 'more balanced' passenger rights
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Airlines for Europe (A4E), which represents the region's biggest carriers, said the so-called EU261 regulation had severely exacerbated the financial crisis for many airlines. "We're looking for a more balanced approach to consumer protection," Air France-KLM Chief Executive Ben Smith said, adding that the European Union's passenger rights law was "one of the most punitive" in the world. The European Commission indicated it was not ready to consider any weakening of passenger rights. "We have always tried to strike the right balance between consumer protection and the protection of the tourism and transport industry," an EU official said. "The continued and improved protection of passenger rights is crucial to ensuring the necessary consumer trust in the transport sector."
Persons: Christian, Ben Smith, Smith, Johan Lundgren Organizations: Air, Air France Airbus, Charles, REUTERS, Christian Hartmann, Airlines for, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, European Commission, EU, Thomson Locations: Air France, Gaulle, Roissy, Paris, France, Airlines for Europe
Anthony Weiner is considering memorabilia from the scandals that led to his political downfall. The items could include his 2011 sext posted to Twitter and the 2016 search warrant for his laptop. "Cashing in would be nice," Weiner told The New York Times of the idea. Eight years after his New York City mayoral campaign went off the rails, Anthony Weiner told The New York Times he's "seriously" considering selling some mementos and memorabilia from the notorious sexting scandals that caused his political downfall as non-fungible tokens. "If you do believe in this butterfly effect, I've got the butterfly's wings and its antennas," Weiner told The Times' Ben Smith.
Persons: Anthony Weiner, sext, Weiner, I've, Ben Smith, NFTs, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jon Stewart, Sam, Huma, Clinton, sexting, Sydney Leathers, James Comey's Organizations: Twitter, New York Times, New York, Times, Ethereum, Democratic, New York Post, New York City Locations: New York City, NFTs, Massachusetts, Bronx
Anthony Weiner’s Not Coming Back. But He Has Nowhere to Go.
  + stars: | 2021-06-06 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Weeks later, as Democrats tried to understand how Donald J. Trump had been elected president, Mr. Weiner came in for some of the blame. (“I wouldn’t call it a net positive,” a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, Nick Merrill, told me.) His compulsion destroyed his career and his marriage to Huma Abedin, a senior aide to Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Weiner has spent most of the last year running a Brooklyn company called IceStone, which makes environmentally sustainable countertops. Mr. Weiner is in a 12-step program for sex addiction, and one of its conditions is that he not talk about it.
Persons: , James Comey, Hillary Clinton’s, Weeks, Donald J, Trump, Weiner, hadn’t, Trump’s, Hillary, Clinton, Nick Merrill, Huma, He’s, Abedin, New York City’s, Organizations: New York Locations: Massachusetts, Bronx, Brooklyn, New, York City
"It's just treating someone with dignity and respect," said Oliver-Ash Kleine, founding member of the Trans Journalists Association. The Times union collectively decided to request the policy change as one of many proposals in its bargaining over a new contract. Doing so, Terheggen said, is "about dignity," echoing the sentiment expressed by Kleine of the Trans Journalists Association. Kleine said most trans journalists they know of are freelancers, which means they have likely written for a variety of publications — making a tricky task even more difficult. Oliver-Ash Kleine, founding member of the Trans Journalists AssociationFor newsrooms, Kleine said all news organizations should adopt a policy to correct deadnames and hire trans journalists.
Persons: Theresa Tanenbaum, , newsrooms, you've, Oliver, Ash Kleine, aren't, Shane O'Neill, O'Neill, Danielle McLean, Ben Smith, McLean, wouldn't, Taylor, Francis, Sage —, Tanenbaum, Irvine Tanenbaum, Philippe Terheggen, Terheggen, Kleine, Janus Rose, I've, Rose, Michael McCarter, there's, McCarter, deadname, We're Organizations: University of California, The New York Times, Trans Journalists Association, CNN Business, The New York Times Guild, The Times, Times, New York Times, Society of Professional Journalists, Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, Gannett, Vox Media, Vice Media, CNN, Time, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, The University of California, Irvine, Association for Computing Machinery, ACM, Elsevier . Elsevier, Cell, Gannett's USA, USA Today Network . Gannett, Media, USA Today Network, Trans Journalists Locations: Irvine, The, Milford, New York City
The Internet’s Favorite Catalog of Weird Places Rewrites History
  + stars: | 2021-05-30 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
When the pandemic hit last spring, Atlas Obscura had just received a $20 million investment from a group of investors led by Airbnb. (The New York Times is also an investor in Atlas Obscura.) And like the rest of travel media, Atlas Obscura has spent a year mostly catering to the fantasies of homebound travelers. Now, the travel media and the travel industry are bracing — and hoping — for a surge of tourism. “Adding this kind of perspective to travel and travel writing makes it less boring.”
Persons: , Airbnb, they’re, Jacqueline Gifford, , Rafat Ali, “ It’s, , D.E.I, Adrienne Green, David Haskell, Patel, he’s, that’s Organizations: Obscura, Airbnb, New York Times, Atlas Obscura, Travel, New York Locations: Atlas, Philadelphia, Colonial Williamsburg, York, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Ms. Cooper sought to professionalize Gothamist away from its bloggy and irreverent roots, telling reporters to be less openly hostile to the New York Police Department in their reporting, two reporters said. Ms. Roussel suggested that Ms. Cooper was trying to rein in Gothamist’s habit of adding “an element of editorializing to its coverage that can be interpreted as bias.”And Ms. Cooper started pushing the radio journalists to pick up their pace and to file stories for the web. The editor realized it was Associated Press copy; Ms. Cooper promptly fired Mr. Ms. Cooper declined to speak to me about Mr. Mogul’s termination. And that was true when Ms. Cooper called a virtual meeting Feb. 5 over Zoom to inform the full newsroom of her decision to fire Mr.
Persons: Cooper, she’d, Brian Lehrer, , Brian, Jennifer Houlihan Roussel, , professionalize, Roussel, Fred Mogul, Rebeca Ibarra, Mogul’s, Cynthia Rollings, Audrey Cooper, Organizations: WNYC, Gothamist, New York Police Department, Press, New York Public Radio Locations: San Francisco
Air France uses cooking oil to fly to Canada as green fuel debate rages
  + stars: | 2021-05-18 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )Air France flight 342 took off from Charles de Gaulle airport with a 16% mix of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in its fuel tanks, produced in France by Total from used cooking oil. The flight signalled a “shared ambition to decarbonize air transportation and to develop a SAF supply chain in France”, the companies said in a joint statement with airport operator ADP. Jet fuel produced from biomass or synthetically from renewable power has the potential to slash carbon emissions, albeit at a heavy cost by comparison to the price of kerosene. But traditional network airlines have sought to exempt long-haul flights, arguing that a Europe-only SAF requirement could expose them to unfair foreign competition. Green fuel used for the Paris-Montreal flight was produced by Total at its Oudalle plant near Le Havre as well as La Mede, a refinery in southern France converted to biofuels in 2019.
Persons: Charles de Gaulle, Ben Smith, ” Smith, Andrew Murphy Organizations: PARIS, Air France, KLM, Air, SAF, France ”, Jet, European Union, Ryanair, Wizz, EU, Airlines, Reuters, Paris -, Total Locations: Paris, Montreal, Air France, France, Europe, Brussels, Paris - Montreal, Le Havre
WNYC Fires Bob Garfield, Co-Host of ‘On the Media’
  + stars: | 2021-05-17 | by ( Katie Robertson | Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Bob Garfield, a longtime co-host of WNYC’s popular program “On the Media,” has been fired after two separate investigations found he had violated an anti-bullying policy, New York Public Radio, which owns WNYC, said on Monday. Mr. Garfield’s employment was terminated “as a result of a pattern of behavior that violated N.Y.P.R.’s anti-bullying policy,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. “This decision was made following a recent investigation conducted by an outside investigator that found that he had violated the policy,” she said. He had been disciplined and warned after an investigation in 2020, “which also found that he had violated the policy,” she added. In an email on Monday, Mr. Garfield said he was not yet able to speak fully about the circumstances surrounding his firing but defended his behavior as yelling.
Persons: Bob Garfield, , Garfield Organizations: Media, New York Public Radio, WNYC
I’ll Take ‘White Supremacist Hand Gestures’ for $1,000
  + stars: | 2021-05-16 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
We do not interpret his hand signal to be indicative of any ideology. The signers of the letter I spoke to seemed convinced that Mr. Donohue had been flashing a white power sign of some sort. “He wouldn’t have known he was going to win three, so the logic falls apart a little bit there,” Mr. Chandler said. The contestants’ investigations of Mr. Donohue had all the signal traits of a normal social media hunt gone awry — largely, that you assume your conclusion and go looking for evidence. And they followed the deep partisan grooves of contemporary politics, in which liberals believed the absolute worst of a Trump supporter.
Persons: , Aaron Ahlquist, Donohue, Alex Trebek, Brett Chandler, Chandler, ” Mr, Frank Sinatra, Organizations: ADL Locations: Canada
To Understand Amazon, We Must Understand Jeff Bezos
  + stars: | 2021-05-13 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.79   time to read: +2 min
AMAZON UNBOUNDJeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global EmpireBy Brad StoneAfter I finished “Amazon Unbound,” I glanced at the sleek black Amazon Echo cylinder sitting on my kitchen counter, right next to a few cans of dog food that had just arrived from Amazon. Instead of the device, I imagined before me the equally sleek, smoothly bald and evenly tanned face of Jeff Bezos himself, eyes peering serenely back at me from below the glowing LED halo. That minor hallucination made a kind of sense because — as we learn from Brad Stone’s new portrait of Amazon and its founder — Alexa, the voice coming out of my Echo, more or less is Jeff Bezos. In that sense, it is a sequel of sorts to his 2013 best seller, “The Everything Store,” which introduced Bezos and explained his relentless and single-minded drive to take over online commerce. “Amazon Unbound” is particularly valuable in explaining how the company makes money, and the day-to-day decisions that end up having a big effect on consumers: Is it worth it, for example, to sell pallets of bottled water, with their low cost and expensive shipping?
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Brad Stone, Brad Stone’s, — Alexa, Bezos, , Stone, Alexa ” Organizations: Google Locations: Amazon, Atlanta, Gdansk, Alexandria
When Covid Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story
  + stars: | 2021-05-09 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +2 min
Journalists from countries as tiny as Guinea-Bissau had been invited to sign agreements with their Chinese counterparts. The Chinese government was distributing versions of its propaganda newspaper China Daily in English — and also Serbian. A Kenyan media group raised money from Chinese investors, then fired a columnist who wrote about China’s suppression of its Uyghur minority. But the study raised an obvious question: What is China planning to do with this new power? The group, which shared a copy with me, hired an author of the first report, Louisa Lim, to canvass journalists in 54 countries.
Persons: Louisa Lim, Ms, Lim Organizations: China Daily, Xinhua, Kenyan, Journalists, BBC, CNN, International Federation of Journalists, NPR, University of Melbourne Locations: China, Guinea, Bissau, Serbian, Philippines, Peru, Brussels, Beijing
Help, We Can’t Stop Writing About Andrew Yang
  + stars: | 2021-05-02 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Those post-mortems were endless: In 2016, the media covered an outsider, celebrity candidate by a different set of standards, and simultaneously allowed him to suck all the energy out of the race. In New York in 2021, even a depleted local press corps has covered Mr. Yang skeptically, each outlet in its own way. The New York Post roasted his eagerness to hire his rivals to actually run the city. “There’s a residual wariness among the media about being careful not to uncritically help elevate someone who’s more celebrity than proven public servant,” he said. The rise of Mr. Yang, like an optimistic helium balloon, has been disconcerting to the denizens of New York’s once-savage media-political scene.
Persons: Yang skeptically, Brian Rosenthal, Katie Glueck, Yang, Donald Trump, , Jere Hester, Michael Bloomberg’s, Bill de Blasio Organizations: Daily News, New York Post, Politico, The New York Times, New, The Locations: New York, , York’s
President of the College Republicans at LSU Ben Smith attends an art history class taught by Ludovico Geymonat (L) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., April 13, 2021. While Trump remains popular among Republicans of all ages, he lost support in the last year’s election from white, college-educated voters. CLIMATE ACTIONSeveral college Republicans said they wanted the party to focus on core values, including limited government and deregulation, and to overcome its reluctance on embracing climate change. At Florida State University, college Republicans have urged state lawmakers to create an environmental resiliency office and a task force on sea level rise, according to the club’s vice chair, Steven Richards. And while Republicans overall largely supported Trump, Biden fared a little better among those who had higher levels of education, including young Republicans with college degrees.
Persons: Donald Trump, LSU Ben Smith, Ludovico Geymonat, Kathleen Flynn, Joe Biden, Weston Barker, Barker, Trump “, , Joseph Pitts, Trump, Ben Smith, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Smith, “ We’re, Steven Richards, Benjamin Backer, ” Backer, Matthew Dallek, Biden, “ Young, ” Dallek, Allie Carroll, ” Carroll, Elizabeth, Tom Heuschkel Organizations: Reuters, Cornell University’s Republican, College Republicans, LSU, Louisiana State University, REUTERS, Trump, Republican, Arizona State University, Republicans, White House, Senate, Republicans ’, Florida State University, Young Republicans, American Conservation Coalition, Conservative, Republican Party, George Washington University, Voters, Biden, Republican National Committee, , RNC, University of Connecticut Locations: Baton Rouge , Louisiana, U.S, Florida, Louisiana, China
President of the College Republicans at LSU Ben Smith attends an art history class taught by Ludovico Geymonat (L) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., April 13, 2021. While Trump remains popular among Republicans of all ages, he lost support in the last year's election from white, college-educated voters. CLIMATE ACTIONSeveral college Republicans said they wanted the party to focus on core values, including limited government and deregulation, and to overcome its reluctance on embracing climate change. At Florida State University, college Republicans have urged state lawmakers to create an environmental resiliency office and a task force on sea level rise, according to the club's vice chair, Steven Richards. And while Republicans overall largely supported Trump, Biden fared a little better among those who had higher levels of education, including young Republicans with college degrees.
Persons: LSU Ben Smith, Ludovico Geymonat, Kathleen Flynn, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Weston Barker, Barker, Trump, Joseph Pitts, Ben Smith, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Smith, Steven Richards, Benjamin Backer, " Backer, Matthew Dallek, Biden, Dallek, Allie Carroll, Carroll, Elizabeth, , Tom Heuschkel Organizations: College Republicans, LSU, Louisiana State University, REUTERS, Cornell University’s Republican, Trump, Republican, Arizona State University, Republicans, White House, Senate, Reuters, Florida State University, Young Republicans, American Conservation Coalition, Conservative, Republican Party, George Washington University, Voters, Biden, Republican National Committee, RNC, University of Connecticut, Thomson Locations: Baton Rouge , Louisiana, U.S, Florida, Louisiana, China
Is an Activist’s Pricey House News? Facebook Alone Decides.
  + stars: | 2021-04-25 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
But they do act as publishers — just very bad ones.”Of course, it takes one to know one. The piece on the Black Lives Matter activist that Facebook blocked was pretty weak, too. When Lachlan Murdoch, the co-chairman of The Post’s parent company, bought the most expensive house in Los Angeles, for instance, it received wide and occasionally sneering coverage. Maybe Mr. Murdoch didn’t know he could get the stories deleted by Facebook. Facebook doesn’t keep a central register of news articles it expunges on these grounds, though the service did block a Daily Mail article about the Black Lives Matter activist’s real estate as well.
Persons: , you’ve, Lachlan Murdoch, Murdoch didn’t, Tucker Carlson, Facebook’s, “ doxxing, Tucker Bounds, Organizations: vax, Facebook, Mail, Fox News, The Post, New York Times Locations: America, Los Angeles
The New York Times is readying a newsletter push as Substack comes after top journalists. The Times told staffers in a Friday memo that outside paid newsletters aren't likely to be approved. That wouldn't work, he was told, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. For Times staffers, the episode has underscored how the paper sees Substack: as a rival. Other Times writers have used Substack for their own personal writings or book promotion.
Persons: Substack, Liz Bruenig, Charlie Warzel, Sam Dolnick, Sulzberger, Adam Pasick, Choire Sicha, Styles, Ben Smith, Taylor Lorenz, Substack's, Bruenig, Lorenz, David Leonhardt's, Shira Ovide's, we're, Warzel, Matt Yglesias, Paul Krugman's, Smith, Bari Weiss Organizations: New York Times, Times, New York, The Times, Former, Trump, BuzzFeed Locations: mull, Substack
Airlines look past slow recovery to post-pandemic travel
  + stars: | 2021-04-22 | by ( Laurence Frost | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Even as new setbacks cloud their path to recovery, airline bosses are focusing on the lasting impact of COVID-19 on premium travel, technology and other pillars of their business. The addition of France, Britain and 114 other states to the U.S. "Do Not Travel" list has also cast a pall. High on the list is a structural slump in business travel as many future meetings - if not airline conferences - stay online. "If you drop (fares) by 15% or 20% they will come to business," Clark said. read moreBut Clark, who has put off his retirement to pilot Emirates through the crisis, remained upbeat about the recovery opportunities awaiting his eventual successor.
Persons: Ben Smith, Smith, Tim Clark, John Strickland, Clark, Shai Weiss, Johan Lundgren, Emiliano Sorrenti Organizations: Aviation, World Aviation, Air France, KLM, Emirates, Gulf, Virgin Atlantic, Airlines, Aeroporti, Roma, Global, Thomson Locations: France, Britain, COVID, China
Air France-KLM may raise more capital in 2021
  + stars: | 2021-04-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM may raise more capital to bolster its balance sheet as travel begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming months, its CEO said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Logo of Air France KLM Group is pictured on the first Air France airliner's Airbus A350 during a ceremony at the aircraft builder's headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. “We do have heavy debt that is holding back our balance sheet, so this may have to get looked at again later in the year,” he said, adding Air France-KLM was encouraged by European progress on vaccinations and digital health passes. The new share issue will dilute the Dutch government’s equity stake to 9.3%. Air France-KLM currently plans at least to match the 50% of pre-crisis summer flight capacity it managed last year and is optimistic about a sharper rebound, Smith said.
Persons: Regis, Ben Smith, , John Strickland, Smith Organizations: PARIS, Air France, KLM, Air France KLM Group, Airbus, REUTERS, European, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines Locations: Colomiers, Toulouse, France, Paris, Netherlands
UPDATE 1-Air France-KLM eyes further recapitalisation in 2021
  + stars: | 2021-04-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
The capital hike sees the French government more than double its stake in the airline group to almost 30% as part of a total recapitalisation package worth about 4 billion euros announced earlier this month. The stock issue at 4.84 euros per share will raise between 900 million and 1.04 billion euros, depending on the exercise of an increase option. It follows last year’s 10.4 billion-euro debt bailout for the airline group, backed by the French and Dutch governments. As part of the latest package, France is transforming 3 billion euros of government loans into hybrid bond instruments, while the Netherlands seeks EU approval for the similar conversion of another 1 billion. The new share issue dilutes the Dutch government’s equity stake to about 9.3%.
Persons: Ben Smith, Smith, , John Strickland Organizations: Air France, KLM, France Locations: PARIS, France, Netherlands
Air France-KLM eyes further recapitalisation in 2021 - CEO
  + stars: | 2021-04-19 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.85   time to read: 1 min
PARIS, April 19 (Reuters) - Air France-KLM may seek to raise more capital to reduce debt and bolster its balance sheet as travel demand recovers from the pandemic later this year, Chief Executive Ben Smith said on Monday. Smith, addressing an online industry event as a 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) share issue by the airline group nears completion, signalled that it could move relatively quickly to raise more capital. “We do have heavy debt that is holding back our balance sheet, so this may have to get looked at again later in the year,” he said, adding that Air France-KLM currently plans to run at 50% capacity for the summer but still hopes to add more.
Persons: Ben Smith, Smith, Organizations: Air France, KLM, France Locations:
In the Roaring Twenties, Ads Make a Comeback
  + stars: | 2021-04-18 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
(The Times lagged those other publishers in digital ad sales growth in 2020, even as its print advertising business dropped sharply during the pandemic. “Advertisers followed consumers online” during the crisis, said Sarah Iooss, the head of sales for the Americas at the gaming platform Twitch. The GroupM report projects that digital advertising will grow 22 percent in 2021. Facebook alone brought in more than $84 billion in advertising revenue last year. The most successful new entrant to the digital advertising market is Amazon, which now devours more than 10 percent of the country’s digital advertising business by charging merchants to promote their own products on its marketplace.
Persons: , Sarah Iooss, , Bryan Goldberg Organizations: Bloomberg Media, Times, Americas, Gawker, Google, Facebook, Interactive, Apple
Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack
  + stars: | 2021-04-11 | by ( Ben Smith | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Feuds among and about Substack writers were a major category of media drama during the pandemic winter — a lot of drama for a company that mostly just makes it easy to email large groups for free. For those who want to charge subscribers on their email list, Substack takes a 10 percent fee. “The mindshare Substack has in media right now is insane,” said Casey Newton, who left The Verge to start a newsletter on Substack called Platformer. Though Substack paid advances to a few dozen writers, most are simply making money from readers. And Silicon Valley investors, eager to disrupt and angry at their portrayal in big media, have been gleefully backing it.
Persons: Substack, Dr . Lavery, heatedly, , Casey Newton, ” Substack, Andrew Sullivan —, Sullivan, Heather Cox Richardson, Glenn Greenwald, It’s Organizations: Hollywood, The New York Times Locations: New York
Ron DeSantis and ‘Resistance Journalism’
  + stars: | 2021-04-07 | by ( James Freeman | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
“Resistance journalism” is now industry standard, judging by a story on Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by the formerly prestigious television newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”Resistance journalism is the term coined by media maven Ben Smith, who was also one of the genre’s most successful practitioners. The Trump administration began with news organizations flogging false collusion claims from anonymous sources. Now we have a traditional pillar of U.S. broadcast journalism applying the model to the next Republican in line for national attention. But “60 Minutes” seems to have taken the spirit of resistance journalism one step beyond simply advancing the hidden agendas of people unwilling to go on the record.
Persons: Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, maven Ben Smith, Trump, DeSantis, Aaron Blake Organizations: , Republican Gov, Republican, Gov, Washington Post
Capital hike brings Air France under government's wing
  + stars: | 2021-04-06 | by ( Laurence Frost | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
FILE PHOTO: The first Air France airliner's Airbus A350 prepares to take off after a ceremony at the aircraft builder's headquarters in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. Under the approved terms, Air France will also give up 18 Paris-Orly take-off and landing slots to competitors, amounting to 4% of its current portfolio at the airport. That will shield a planned expansion of Air France’s own budget carrier Transavia from unfair competition, Air France-KLM Chief Executive Ben Smith told reporters on Tuesday. Other measures include the extension of state guarantees on 4 billion euros in bank lending to Air France-KLM. Delta Air Lines, an 8.8% shareholder in Air France-KLM, is barred from investing under U.S. federal aid rules and will be diluted.
Persons: Regis Duvignau, Bruno Le Maire, Ben Smith, Le Maire, , Wopke Hoekstra Organizations: PARIS, Air France, KLM, Airbus, REUTERS, Air France’s, , Air, Orly, Ryanair, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Lufthansa, Dutch Finance, Brussels, Delta Air Lines Locations: France, Air, Colomiers, Toulouse, COVID, Air France, Paris, Orly, Brussels, Germany, Netherlands, China
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