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    • State of the News Media 2017: Word War III is upon us

      I seem to have to do this every year, now. This year, I write my annual State of the News Media with more urgency than ever. For the past nine years, I have discussed “The Shift” that has been ongoing in our business since about 2005, when I saw the senior staff at the San Francisco Chronicle – the very people who hired me at that venerable newspaper – ushered out the door in favor of low-paid, “Content creators.” I have discussed what a fine run the printing press has had since Gutenberg first set up shop, and how the digital age did not herald (Pun intended) the death of readership, but that the traditional print media was slow to adapt. Indeed, resistance has been futile.
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    Headlines

    • US missile strike in Syria: Europe reacts
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      RFI —  After Friday’s early morning missile strike, it’s hard to predict the next moves by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The UK, France and Germany have all come out in support of the US move, while Russia and Iran have condemned it. RFI’s Thomas Wheeldon takes a closer look. French […]

    • U.S. Immigration Agency Will Lose Millions Because It Can’t Process Visas Fast Enough

      by Marcelo Rochabrun Lost amid the uproar over the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants is a change coming to the legal immigration system that’s expected to be costly for both U.S. companies and the government itself. Each year at about this time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services receives a tidal wave of applications for […]

    • Nation’s largest French film festival was a huge success

        RICHMOND, VA —  The year 2017 marks the 25 th anniversary of the French Film Festival which will celebrate with flair the fact that this annually awaited internationally renowned French cultural event has brought sinceits beginning more than 700 films and over 850 actors, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and artist-technicians from France to Richmond. The […]

    • Trump Transgender Rollback: let’s re-think bathrooms, not people

      WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) —  President Donald Trump’s recent repeal of federal protection for transgender students Means it is time to stop thinking about the way we look at people, and start re-thinking the way we look at restrooms. There is no long-standing rule about male and female public restroom facilities.  In fact, the […]

    • The charm of Trudeau officially strikes American soil yet again

      WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was welcomed to the White House today by US President Donald Trump. When Trudeau met President Obama the chemistry was palpable sparking dozens of “Bromance” memes. Today ‘s meeting was no less meaningful as Trudeau presented President Trump with a photograph of his father the Right Honourable Pierre E. Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada with then-businessman Trump. The photograph was taken at the Family of Man award in New York City on Nov. 5, 1981. The elder President Trudeau was given the award for demonstrating an outstanding example of excellence in society.
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      It was a master stroke by the charming younger President Trudeau, who shares some different ideologies from President Trump, serving to remind Trump personally and professionally his deeper relationship with Canada and it’s people. Canada and United States are close and indispensable allies.
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    Sports

    • Federer dominates Nadal to claim Miami Open media

      By Paul Myers RFI — Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his dazzling start to the year. Since returning to action in January from a six month injury lay-off, the 35-year-old Swiss has won the Australian Open – his 18th Grand Slam triumph – as […]

    • Zidane prepares for fateful fortnight at Real Madrid media

      By Paul Myers RFI —  A frantic fortnight begins on Saturday for Spanish league leaders Real Madrid in their hunt to retain the Uefa Champions League trophy and clinch the Spanish title for the first time since 2012.   City rivals Atletico Madrid visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon looking to claim the local […]

    • TRUMP TOWERS OVER AND SNUBS M.L.B.

      President Donald Trump was apparently too busy with repealing and replacing his predecessor’s health care plan, tax reform and making questionable decisions on the environment to do what 17 of his predecessors did during their terms in office. Fret not, baseball fans. Trump has three more chances to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on […]