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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: Remarks from my “refirement” party   5 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail Thank you ALL for coming. I really appreciate your being here to help me celebrate my “refirement” as I’m calling it. And I truly mean that. It has been a GREAT 15-year run, but I’m excited about this transition to a new stage of my life. A lot of you have asked me what I [...]

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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: Dear Giant Alibaba: Let My People TAO!   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailNote: this has been cross-posted at our new TAO of Journalism blog, see taoofjournalism.org/blog . Forget David vs. Goliath. Try John vs. Godzilla. Seriously. I’m stuck in an ongoing, multi-year, quasi-legal battle with Alibaba, http://news.alibaba.com/specials/aboutalibaba/aligroup/index.html the Chinese e-commerce company that is now the world’s largest online retail giant. They just reported a 66% jump in revenues to $3.06 billion, [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council to Close on May 31   6 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Washington News Council’s Board of Directors has announced that the organization will close its doors on May 31, 2014, after 15 years of holding this state’s news media publicly accountable for accuracy, fairness and ethics. The WNC, founded in 1998, is the only news council left in the United States that reviews citizen complaints against [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council Becomes World News Council   7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2014 The Washington News Council, after 15 years of extraordinary success in holding the news media in this state publicly accountable for accuracy and ethics, is now going global. On April 1, the WNC will become the World News Council (WNC), with oversight of all newspapers, magazines, television, radio, newsletters, websites, [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: If YOU Ran the News Council, What Would YOU Do?   7 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Washington News Council is at a critical turning point. After 15 years of widely praised but sometimes controversial work, the WNC is seeking new leadership to “reboot” the organization for the new digital media age. John Hamer, founding Executive Director and now President of the WNC Board, is retiring on April 15, 2014 (his 68th [...]

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    thegrtoz became a registered member   9 months ago · View

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    Seattle Times – By Dominic Gates – Feb. 03 (Investigative Report) – Boeing is struggling to complete 787 fuselage sections in South Carolina since a production rate increase, and sections are arriving in Everett more unfinished and problematic than before.NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average – 3 Reviews » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    meishelleh became a registered member   9 months ago · View

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: CHALLENGING JOURNALISM JOB OPPORTUNITY!   9 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    GOT GUTS? SEEKING ENERGETIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL MEDIA-SAVVY INDIVIDUAL TO HEAD ONLY NEWS COUNCIL IN THE UNITED STATES. Applications are now being accepted for the position of Executive Director of the Washington News Council in Seattle, Washington. Deadline: March 15, 2014. Email cover letter (not to exceed 750 words) and resume to info@wanewscouncil.org or mail to WNC, P.O. Box 3672, Seattle [...]

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    sdstrader joined the group Military/National Security Coverage   10 months ago · View

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Gridiron West Dinner Was “Best One Ever”   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    The WNC’s 15th Annual Gridiron West Dinner on Nov. 8 at The Westin Seattle to “roast and toast” David Horsey and Patti Payne was “the best Gridiron ever,” according to many who were there. More than 500 people packed the Grand Ballroom at the Westin, after a VIP reception that included special “Payne Royale” champagne [...]

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    rosewinquist became a registered member   11 months, 4 weeks ago · View

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    ThumbnailTEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israeli President Shimon Peres, who just turned 90, had a powerful message for members of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe ( http://aipce.net) gathered here for their 15 th annual meeting this month: “Continue to fight. I know it’s not easy, but you have a mission, not just a profession.” As head of the [...]

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    The Washington News Council, an independent forum for media ethics, has been invited to the Alliance of Independent Press Councils conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, from Sept. 9-12, 2013. John Hamer, President and Executive Director of the WNC, will be on a panel titled “Ethical Dilemmas in the Age of Transparency,” on Sept. 10 at [...]

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    pedroalcosta became a registered member   1 year, 4 months ago · View

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: WNC Awards Annual Dick Larsen & Herb Robinson Scholarships   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Washington News Council has awarded two $2,000 scholarships to Washington State students planning careers in communications. The WNC scholarships are named after two former editors of The Seattle Times . The Dick Larsen Scholarship goes to a past graduate of a Washington high school currently enrolled in a public or private college/university in this state. The 2013 winner: Devon [...]

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    amysnowlanda became a registered member   1 year, 4 months ago · View

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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: On the Organization of News Ombudsmen 2013 Annual Meeting   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    “You hold journalists accountable in much the same way that the media holds the public accountable.” That’s what Marc Duvoisin, Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Times, told about 40 ombudsmen gathered in L.A. for the annual meeting of the Organization of News Ombudsmen last week. However, he warned: “It’s conceivable that ombudsmen can be captured by [...]

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