You think Colin Kaepernick is being disrespectful? Really?

You might want to read what USA Today’s Nancy Armour thinks about silent protests, hostile reactions to athletes and showing respect. I understand people have passionate feelings about the flag and the anthem, particularly those who served in the military. But, with all due respect, patriotism and honoring this country is simply a convenient cover … More You think Colin Kaepernick is being disrespectful? Really?

No doubt about it: Russian missile shot aircraft out of the sky

The Moscow Times has the story. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) said in an interim report on Wednesday that the fatal crash of the passenger plane in July 2014 was caused by a Russian-made surface-to-air Buk missile fired from territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine. The JIT pinpointed the launch site as a field … More No doubt about it: Russian missile shot aircraft out of the sky

When state leaders try to kill off higher education…

…circumstances such as the one happening at Chicago State University are inevitable. The Chicago Tribune has the latest details. While enrollment has been declining for years, the past year has been particularly troubling. Overall enrollment is down 25 percent, and undergraduate enrollment is down 32 percent in one year, the largest decline of any public … More When state leaders try to kill off higher education…

FLASH: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to go online-only (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 2:02 p.m. EDT:┬áHere’s how the Trib reported its decision. ORIGINAL POST:┬áThe Pittsburgh Business Times has the details. The decision comes with an announcement that Trib Total Media will lay off 106 full-time and part-time staff, job cuts that follow the company’s July announcement that it had offered buyouts to 400 of its 585 … More FLASH: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to go online-only (UPDATED)

Uh, oh. Number of digital journalists might have plateaued

The Columbia Journalism Review has the details. IT PROBABLY COMES AS NO SURPRISE that jobs for journalists at newspapers continue to disappear. But in a disturbing development, digital news jobs that had been replacing some of the legacy positions appear to have hit a plateau. … According to OES data, the number of journalists at … More Uh, oh. Number of digital journalists might have plateaued