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The Donald Chronicles, #24 – Feb. 19, 2017

*”McCain: Dictators ‘get started by suppressing free press’

By Eugene Scott, CNN

Updated 5:31 PM ET, Sat February 18, 2017

(CNN)Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media this week by noting dictators “get started by suppressing free press.” 697 more words


Quote of the day

The lowest form of popular culture – lack of information, misinformation, disinformation and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people’s lives – has overrun real journalism. 97 more words


Why More Writers Need to Take A Page From Nora Ephron's Book

Nora Ephron: journalist, essayist, novelist, screenwriter. There’s no writing medium she didn’t conquer. And through it all was the Ephron aphorism “everything is copy,” meaning: if you suffer a trauma, use it. 525 more words

The Opiate

Vice journalist Simon Ostrovsky joins CNN's new investigative unit

Former Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has joined CNN’s new investigative unit, headed up by James Steele and Carl Bernstein.

In addition to his career as a filmmaker, he worked as a reporter for Vice, where he was captured in the Ukraine for three days, and… 89 more words


CNN adds new investigative reporting unit

CNN is adding a new investigative reporting unit as CNN executives pull together accomplished reporters into a single team and promise to hire at least a dozen more, … 212 more words