On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

User: newstrust Topic: Media
Category: Media and Politics :: Fairness
Last updated: Nov 27 2020 21:48 IST RSS 2.0
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It’s True That Corporate Media Is Biased – But Not in the Ways Right-Wingers Say 27.11.2020 Truthout.com
It’s True That Corporate Media Is Biased – But Not in the Ways Right-Wingers Say
Opinion: We turned over our letters page to Trump readers for a day. Here's what they wrote 14.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

With lines of communication fraying between right and left, the L.A. Times hands over its letters page to conservatives, most of whom support Trump.

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Abdul-Jabbar: We may be a divided nation, but we're united in not trusting the news media 8.11.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Many journalists have become like poets at an open mic night, telling us the meaning of the sonnet they're about to read lest we misinterpret it.

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Record number of Australians sign ex-PM's call for Murdoch inquiry 5.11.2020 BBC: World
More than 500,000 support ex-PM Kevin Rudd's call for a probe into Rupert Murdoch's media dominance.
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As local news dies, a pay-for-play network rises in its place 19.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A fast-growing network of nearly 1,300 websites is aiming to fill a void left by vanishing local newspapers across the country. Yet the network, now in all 50 states, is built not on traditional journalism but on propaganda ordered up by dozens of conservative think tanks, political operatives, corporate executives and public relations professionals, a Times investigation found.
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Australians sign Kevin Rudd's call for inquiry into Murdoch influence 12.10.2020 BBC: World
More than 100,000 people support Kevin Rudd's call for a probe into Rupert Murdoch's media influence.
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The Times' reckoning on race and our commitment to meaningful change 27.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Los Angeles Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, in a letter to readers, says this news organization can succeed only to the degree it engages, examines and accurately reflects the city and the region.

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Sir Harold Evans death: Thalidomide campaigners pay tribute to journalist 25.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The renowned journalist, who has died aged 92, was best-known for his campaigns against injustice.
Obituary: Editor famed for campaigns against injustice 24.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
A newspaper editor who became famous for his campaigning journalism.
Trump and Russia echo each other in presidential race 5.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

U.S. officials tracking Russian disinformation operations say it clearly echoes the Trump campaign's efforts to undermine Biden.

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Belarus: Heavy security for anti-Lukashenko rally in Minsk 30.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
Riot police cordon off the main square in the centre of Minsk as columns of people march towards it.
WGN America to launch ‘News Nation’ on Tuesday, aiming to transform the house that Bozo built into the next CNN 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
WGN America is set to reinvent itself as a cable news network with the Tuesday launch of “News Nation,” a prime-time newscast that pledges to deliver unbiased reporting, and take a bite out of CNN.
Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris to join Biden in Delaware 12.8.2020 BBC: World
Joe Biden will formally introduce Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential pick in Delaware on Wednesday.
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Op-Ed: Trump has pulled out of the global battle for hearts and minds 4.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In stripping Voice of America and other broadcasts of their independence, the Trump administration is undermining a powerful tool of diplomacy.

Top 10 tips for diversifying your workplace 23.7.2020 BBC: Business
How can firms diversify workplaces? Race equality business champion Karen Blackett has some tips.
Trump Regulator Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Big Banks and Other Lenders 13.7.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Regulator Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Big Banks and Other Lenders
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Antiracism Must Be a Priority in Every Newsroom 6.7.2020 Truthout.com
Racism in the newsroom cannot be swept under the rug once racial injustice leaves the top mainstream ...
Wendy’s Chairman and Top Owner Is Trump Donor, Fundraiser and Friend 25.6.2020 Truthout.com
The Twitter campaign that scrutinized Wendy’s ties to Trump wasn’t wrong -- it just missed the other big Trump ...
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Letters to the Editor: If local newspapers want to survive, they need to examine their liberal bias 30.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It does the country no good to have conservatives rely on their own media for news. Papers like the L.A. Times need to win them back.

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Coronavirus: What attacks on Asians reveal about American identity 28.5.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Covid-inspired attacks on East Asian people in the US reveal uncomfortable truths about American identity.
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