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Turbulence rocks two of world’s top journalism institutions
May 15th, 2014 by Warren Swil

Editors’ exits reflect

existential struggles at

Le Monde, The Times

Natalie Nougayrede, managing editor of Le Monde, left after an apparent power struggle with the staff.

THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE on both sides of the Atlantic was roiled this week with simultaneous changes in top editors at two pillars of global journalism.
The most senior editor of the French newspaper Le Monde and also that of The New York Times – both the first women to hold those jobs ­– left amidst acrimony.
The changes signal rough sailing for these bastions of traditional media as they both struggle to make the transition to the digital era.
In an almost eerie similarity, both women were said to be leaving because of poor relationships with their colleagues.


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Vast right wing conspiracy exposed: NYT delivers indispensable journalism

THE MOST POWERFUL MEN YOU NEVER HEARD OF – TILL NOW
If you want to know exactly whom to blame for the federal government shutdown – and the twin crises still heading our way – look no further than the front page of the Sunday editions of The New York Times.
The country is being hijacked by a small cabal of rich ultra-conservatives. It is our country, in which for more than 230 years the majority rules.
The tail is wagging the dog.
Pick your own metaphor.
Rather, grab a megaphone or a microphone and go yell into it on the highest hillside you can find.
We want our country back. Today, please!


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