At the same time that federal gun-control legislation is having trouble finding enough votes, the Washington Post reports, Connecticut legislators agreed on bill limiting gun magazines to 10 rounds, requiring registration and a host of other measures, according to the New York Times.
Maybe it takes a massacre to focus the attention.
As newsrooms have downsized, as more work has been piled on more reporters covering more beats, as more journalism education organizations have levied fees for their training, we’ve changed with the times but continued our policy of never charging a dime.
Joseph L. Allbritton, the media magnate and banker who died December 12 at age 87, was an early and anonymous supporter of the National Press Foundation. He may well have kept NPF afloat. Read NPF President, Bob Meyers’ recollection of Joe’s contribution.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy journalists will want to come to terms with this massive force of weather, which has left 44 million without power and many homeless across the Northeast.
NPF conducted three unique programs for journalists at the National Weather Center for a four-day called “Understanding Violent Weather” program in past years. Resources from the programs are available on our website and in this blog post.
With a sense of genius exceeded only by the decision of Gen. George Armstrong Custer to conduct a raid on some sleepy Indian villages – and then discover that he had dropped in on the largest gathering of Native American warriors in recorded history – did the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia decide all by itself to sack the incumbent president.
How’d that work out for you, Gen. Custer? Members of the Board of Visitors?