GOP convention’s first casualty: The journalist

Ignoring the First Amendment principles, Yahoo News has fired its Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian after he was caught on a hot-mic during an online video broadcast saying that Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, had no problem with African Americans suffering as a result of Hurricane Isaac. “They’re not…

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Journalism of truth telling: AP’s leading role

In his debut as Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan promised “America’s comeback team” won’t duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would “preserve” Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program…

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Nigerian Journalists’ Leadership Challenge

Pius Ede, out-going Vice-President of Zone ‘F’ of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), comprising of Rivers, Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, Delta Bayelsa and Edo states, has history beckoning on his hands. The tall, elegant, amiable Ede would have the opportunity to conduct, free, fair, credible. Going by the history of the…

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