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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015

Charlie Hebdo

A cartoonist and an expert on Islam offer insights on Charlie Hebdo more than three weeks after a murderous attack on the weekly newspaper shocked the world.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015

Charlie to publish again

The Charlie staff is determined to keep publishing. The weekly normally prints 30,000 copes. With support from other French newspapers and a Google-funded entity, plans are for 1 million copies next week.

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Front pages around the globe

Today's front page of the Spokesman-Review devoted special attention to Wednesday's shootings at the Paris newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. Check out the link from the Poynter Institute on front pages from around the globe.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2014

Favorite books of S-R staffers 

Perusing the variety of lists of favorite books this time of year is a great way to whet your appetite for reading. I asked my newsroom colleagues to list a favorite book or two that they read in 2014. Not all of their choices were...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2014

S-R front page of 40 years ago

Sept. 8, 1974 was a dramatic day for news in the U.S. Richard Nixon was pardoned by Gerald Ford. Nixon, of course, was the first president ever to resign from office. Oddly enough, it was the same day that Evel Knievel attempted his much anticipated...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014

Photographers, correspondents put their lives on the line

Readers may be interested in my Sunday column on photographers and reporters who work overseas, covering conflict and its ramifications. Former Spokesman-Review colleague Holly Pickett shares her views on why their work is so vital to keeping the world informed on what's happening. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/07/journalist-takes-risks-to-witness-and-inform/

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TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014

HBO readers respond to comment policy

Colleague Dave Oliveria asked his Huckleberries followers how they feel about our new online comment policy that we launched on Monday. Granted, while the poll he posted is not a scientific one and should be considered as such, the results are interesting. See DFO's item...

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MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014

Our new commenting system 11 

I have read 301 comments posted in response to my Sunday column about our new commenting system. And the number keeps rising, which I consider a good sign. Reader engagement remains a key ingredient for any newspaper and its website. Many of the comments are...

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Editors concerned about online comments 

Associated Press Media Editors recently conducted a survey of newspaper and online editors to ask them how they manage public comments on newspaper websites. I am an APME board member and in that role I wrote a story summarizing the survey results for APME. The...

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THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

Huge story in 1976: The U.S. Bicentennial

Thirty-eight years ago, the United States experienced a wave of patriotism as it celebrated the nation's bicentennial. There were countless events and special observances throughout the year of 1976, focusing on our history, momentous events and the iconic individuals involved. Today, in looking at the...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

  The Spokane Daily Chronicle's front page treatment of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and wife Sophie on June 28, 1914.

A historic front page of the Spokane Daily Chronicle 

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Serb nationalist on June 28, 1914. The Chronicle's front page illustrates the attention paid to the events which prompted World War I. Today, Associated Press filed the following story of how the momentous event...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

City Editor Addy Hatch in India

Addy Hatch has had a lifetime interest in all things India, where she now is and will be for the next two weeks. Addy's traveling with one of her sisters and plans to post on Facebook. I told her I would share her travelogue-in-brief on...

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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

Readers criticize our veterans coverage 

Many of us in the Spokesman-Review newsroom receive daily telephone calls and emails from readers about a variety of issues, ranging from late or missed delivery of the morning edition and complaints about specific stories, columns or overall coverage to suggestions for stories and requests...

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TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

   Ball State journalists close down the year with a faculty-hosted party.

BSU journalists close out the year

My heart is in Muncie, Indiana, tonight, where my colleagues from the BSU at the Games team that covered the Sochi Olympics are gathered for a farewell party. I miss the gang but I want to send a special shout-out to the seniors who will...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Bruce Reed: a rare breed in Idaho 

Idaho native Bruce Reed, a former aide to two U.S. presidents and a vice-president, was the keynote speaker Monday night for the 17th annual awards banquet sponsored by the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Rights. Reed recalled being in a planning meeting with President...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

   Marathon runner Ruth Beberman provided this photo of a scarf made by Lorna Doone Brewer (Courtesy photo)

Maker of scarf for runner comes forward

An unusual appeal by a Boston marathon runner worked. Runner Ruth Beberman sent me an email the day before Monday's race and asked if the newspaper could help her find a woman from Spokane named Katie, who she believed created the handmade scarf that Beberman...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

NPR reporter named dean of Montana J-School

The University of Montana has chosen an NPR reporter as the new dean of journalism. Larry Abramson will replace former Spokesman-Review newsroom exec Peggy Kuhr, who was promoted earlier to a vice president's role at the school. http://jimromenesko.com/2014/04/23/nprs-larry-abramson-is-named-dean-of-university-of-montanas-school-of-journalism/

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Marathon runner looking for scarf maker 

Ruth Beberman sports her yellow scarf made by a Spokane woman named Katie. Photo courtesy of Old South Boston Facebook page. Ruth Beberman, 57, is a runner who finished the Boston Marathon on Monday in 4 hours, 36 minutes. She sent me an email on...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

NPR correspondent's personal look at Ukraine

NPR's Ari Shapiro shares some interesting insights from his reporting in Ukraine. The anecdotes he describes are a good reminder of how complicated it has become in Ukraine. One of the few humorous passages is about one of the happiest women he's ever met.

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