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THE TRUE SUE

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I no longer work at News 4 New York, but I enjoyed serving stories for anchorwoman Sue Simmons when I was a field producer there.

Simmons was one of the jovial members of the team, constantly poking fun at herself and everyone else on the set. She liked to laugh. So it's no surprise that many viewers may remember a Groundhog Day impersonation (which can be viewed here).  

SPEAKING ⬆️ UP 🆙

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Today’s New York Times word of the day is SPEAK according to my chief executive officer who likes word games crossword puzzles.

With that in mind allow Neto to tell a story about one of the many professional experiences I had back in the late 80s - I watch the tube and sometimes it brings back memories about always speaking up for our freedoms and leading by example.

After working for NBC for about a decade, there was a labor dispute with management that caused a major strike.

WILL COMCAST BURY CESAR?

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A leadership vacuum at #NBC - Hiring and firing the former #RNC chair, the organization managed to alienate nearly every constituency that matters. Insiders blame a byzantine structure and a lack of news chops at the top. “I want to personally apologize to our team members who felt we let them down,” Mr. Conde said in a staff memo this week. “While this was a collective recommendation by some members of our leadership team, I approved it and take full responsibility.” Cesar Conde

NEWS DESERT

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Local news, public affairs and information content are essential to the future of our American democratic system and way of life.

In the run-up to this year’s general election, POTUS Joe Biden is warning that American democracy is at stake. But when it comes to the democratic process of an entire nation, could the solution be local and grass roots involvement?

NEWS vs VIEWS

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US news and information consumers can't see to differentiate between the two. Americans struggle to distinguish factual claims from opinions amid partisan bias.

How well do Americans distinguish statements of fact from statements of opinion? The answer: Not very well at all, according to new research co-written by a team of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign scholars.

SUNSHINE WEEK

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Today marks the beginning of #SunshineWeek - The Society of Professional Journalists is sponsoring several events.

Be on the lookout for an open government proclamation by the SPJ Freedom of Information Committee.

#OpenGovernment

Each year in March, thousands of Americans celebrate Sunshine Week—an initiative to promote open government and access to public information.

POTUS GRAND SLAM

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EXTRA - Read all about the reaction to POTUS Joe Biden's SOTU 2024 State of The Union Address last Night

FREE THE PRESS
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Which nation’s repressive totalitarian government was the biggest jailer of journalists up to i]and including last year?

China continues to be the world's biggest jailer of journalists – with 121 currently detained.Dec 31, 2023. But the People’s Republic of China is not the only creep country.

A Record Number of Journalists Were Detained Worldwide Prior to Evan Gershkovich’s Arrest

‘It’s gotten worse everywhere,’ the Committee to Protect Journalists says about press freedom

GOP NIHILISM COSTS

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The American people are mad as hell and they won't take it anymore. Republicans are criminals who're shootibg themselves in the foot.

MEDIA PINK SLIPS

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Nationally, media maestros are dreading a slew of companies and tech firms started sweeping job cuts as the industry face uncertainty.

According to Axios a rough winter with cuts at entertainment giants like Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney, digital media brands like Morning Brew and Vice Media and newspapers like Gannett, more media companies started the year with news of layoffs.