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League has no comment on Richard Sherman’s press conference skit

I’m still not quite sure what to make of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s Tuesday stunt at his weekly press availability, which included a life-size cutout of receiver Doug Baldwin coupled with the real thing lurking under the podium to chime in from time to time. The league apparently doesn’t know what to make of it…

Northwestern University black student group’s Ferguson discussion closed to the press

For Members Only (FMO), which calls itself the “political voice of Northwestern University’s Black undergraduate student body,” held a “Ferguson Recap” discussion last night – an event that wasn’t covered by campus media today, only because they refused to play by FMO’s rules. From North by Northwestern’s editorial, with my boldface: Earlier today [Tuesday], the … Read More

New research shows sportswomen still second best to the press!

DESPITE a sequence of stellar performances by Britain's female athletes and team game players, coverage of women's sport in the Press still occupies a fraction of the space given to men, according to University of Huddersfield lecturer Deirdre O'Neill, who has analysed thousands of articles in newspapers that she describes as a "football-saturated boyzone". read more

Justice Ginsburg in hospital recovering from heart surgery

49 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Oh, no. According to a press release from the Supreme Court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a coronary catheterization procedure this morning at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to place a stent in her right coronary artery. Show More Summary

Arsenal Transfer News: Isco Offer to Tempt Real Madrid, Lukas Podolski Latest

Arsenal are said to be considering a £36.6 million move for Real Madrid star Isco, according to Spanish press. The Gunners were previously linked with a £40 million swoop for the former Malaga star by Anthony Chapman of the Express,Show More Summary

Are You a Jerk at Work?

Columbia Press Release, Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come Across to Counterparts and Colleagues: When Jill Abramson was ousted from her position as the executive editor of The New York Times, it was reported that...

BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's oldest member and its senior-most liberal, "underwent a coronary catheterization procedure" on Wednesday morning "to place a stent in her right coronary artery," according to a press release from the Supreme Court. The post BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How the media gets the price of Thanksgiving dinner wrong

It's Thanksgiving, which means it's time for the American Farm Bureau Federation's report on the cost of the average Thanksgiving dinner, an annual tradition celebrated by press release rewriters (and media critics) across the land. This year the "news" is that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner will be essentially flat, rising just 0.8 percent. Which means it should be extra...

Texas Court Dismisses Lawsuit from Conservative Group Seeking Capitol Press Pass

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Austin Division, has dismissed a lawsuit by AgendaWise, Inc., a conservative media outlet that sued several Texas government officials when their capitol press pass application was denied, Breitbart Texas has learned. Show More Summary

UVA Officials Reacted to Rape Culture Only Once the World Started Watching

After a damning article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity erupted in a firestorm of negative press, school officials leapt into action. But the timing of their response suggests it is more a public relations strategy...Show More Summary

NY Times Blasts St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCulloch

Most people who watched the press conference given by St. Louis country prosecutor Bob McCulloch likely came away wondering what, exactly, had just happened. As The New York Times editorial board explains, it was a disaster from start...Show More Summary

Michael Brown Protests Go Coast To Coast, Officer Wilson Speaks To Press

Americans marched to support justice for Michael Brown and proclaim "Black Lives Matter" from coast to coast yesterday. The nationwide protests occurring in approximately 37 states came in response to Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch...Show More Summary

Suspects formally charged with murdering Beverly Carter

Two people have been formally charged with murdering Beverly Carter, the Realtor who was found dead after showing a vacant home to a stranger, the Associated Press reports. Arron Lewis has been formally charged with capital murder, kidnapping and felon in possession...

Hey, Isn’t that…

CNN’s John King was spotted at the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks game last night. King, a fellow Wiz fan, is one of many recognizable faces from the DC press that are regulars to the Verizon Center, including FOX News’ Brett Baier...Show More Summary

Richard Sherman Rips NFL In Masterful Press Conference Puppet Show

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman criticized the NFL on topics ranging from player safety to the league's media policy on Tuesday — and he did it with a comedy routine.  Sherman brought out a cardboard cut out of teammate Doug Baldwin and held a one-way conversation with it for two minutes. Show More Summary

8 Fantastic Facts About Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero

2 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Sergio Aguero commanded the headlines after scoring a stunning hat-trick for Manchester City against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Here, Press Association Sport shares eight interesting facts about a player rated among the best in the world. 1. Aguero is known … Continue reading ? 8 Fantastic Facts About Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is a post from World Soccer Talk.

One Direction Jets From LA To Sydney

Racking up some serious frequent flyer miles, the members of One Direction hopped a plane at LAX International Airport and flew to Sydney, Australia earlier this week. Following their extensive North American press tour for their new...Show More Summary

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer: Democrats Made a Mistake Putting Health Care Reform Before the Economy

2 hours agoNews : Reason

At a speech at the National Press Club yesterday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) argued that Democrats were wrong to take on health care reform so soon after he 2008 election. "Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people...Show More Summary

Bayern’s Pep Guardiola after Man City loss “If we play s, we play s but we didn’t deserve to lose” [Video]

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola spoke to the press after his side fell apart late on to lose 3-2 to Manchester City. His Bayern Munich side, with only 10 men for most of the game, dominated Manchester City but individual mistakes and a clinical Sergio Aguero made them pay. An emotional Pep Guardiola strongly defended […]

UK Papers Are Going After Facebook As Lee Rigby's Family Accuse It Of Having 'Blood On Its Hands'

Britain's press corps have rounded on Facebook after allegations that the social network failed to report a key conversation on the platform in which one of Lee Rigby's killers, Michael Adebowale, threatened to "murder a soldier". The...Show More Summary

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