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Time Inc. Looks to Sell Essence

Time Inc. Looks to Sell Essence

CEO: New investor might expand events business; Jim Vance, inveterate smoker, died of lung cancer; Trump news saps attention from world disasters; Somali Americans, media in fraught relationship; Glen Nishimura dies, editor of USA Today columns (7/24/17)
Army's Toxic Smoke Billows Over Black Town

Army’s Toxic Smoke Billows Over Black Town

Every day, hazardous waste is burned in open air; Jim Vance, longtime D.C. anchor, dies at 75; O.J. ‘not looking to be involved with the media’; rights, media groups to help citizens record police; writer alarmed by A&E's live version of 'Cops'; artist shows that news is a matter of perspective; Spicer should have expected...
Journalists, Musicians 'Co-Signed' R. Kelly

Journalists, Musicians ‘Co-Signed’ R. Kelly

Reporter alleges more exploitation of black women; Raleigh paper drops columnist after 24-year run; sports columnist Kawakami to edit online startup; Chicago Sun-Times calls out institutional racism; reporting finds lead still contaminates urban soil; Ebony owner pledges payments by month’s end; pushback on Trump backers’ attacks on journalism; statue honors ‘willpower over white Power’; C-SPAN...
Russia's Luring of Trump Jr. Sounds Familiar

Russia’s Luring of Trump Jr. Sounds Familiar

Former Moscow reporter says he too was a target; paper sees ‘a sliver of hope’ that ex-cop will pay; education writers see role in furthering diversity; 5 to be inducted into NAHJ Hall of Fame; portrait of Dallas’ working poor; La Raza changes name; will that stop the hating?; Congo becomes top country sending refugees...