The New York Times on June 5, 2012 had a Capitol Hill piece about the refusal of House, Senate and State department heavyweights to grant increased authority and funding to the daring Special Operations Command, to bolster its ability to go after bad guys in lawless parts of the world.
British company offers training to journalists and others in how to protect themselves on the battlefield has packaged their protective training in downloadable books for $21.00 USD.
It is an outrage, a stain that will never go away – a kid with candy in his hand and a hoodie on his head, shot dead by an untrained Crime Watch volunteer, whose story keeps changing as to why he got out of his car to follow Trayvon Martin.
In my old neighborhood we would call that “looking for a fight.” Although in Sanford, Florida the weapons were uneven – Skittles and ice tea versus a loaded handgun.
Evidence-based journalism is vital, but it may not take us all the way. I’m relying on my gut here and speculating on whether there is more going on.
This event will feature two longtime friends of the National Press Foundation, Austin Kiplinger and Don Larrabbe.
From the Writer’s Center:
On Saturday, December 17th, The Writer’s Center is proud to honor Austin H. Kiplinger with a Life-time Achievement in Journalism Award.
Mr. Kiplinger, a distinguished author and publisher, will discuss his perspectives gained from more than five decades as a reporter, broadcast commentator, and editor focusing primarily on business and political affairs, as well as his active involvement in civic and cultural affairs. Much of which he details in his latest novel, Letter From Washington. The program will be moderated by the accomplished and respected journalist, Don Larrabee, past president of the National Press Club.
WASHINGTON: Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, has been selected to receive the 2011 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for distinguished accomplishments over many years.
David Newhouse, editor of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, will receive the Benjamin C. Bradlee Award as Editor of the Year for breaking and continuing to cover the Penn State University sex abuse scandal.
Gary Fields and John R. Emshwiller of the Wall Street Journal will receive the Feddie, given for work showing the impact of Washington rules and regulations outside the Beltway. In a series called, “Federal Offenses,” they showed how little-known laws can snare the unwary – such as the father and son who were arrested and fined for trying to find (but not finding) arrowheads on federal land.