IMPORTANT UPDATE: Democrat Debate Broadcast Viewer Count Correction


In a previous post, we stated that the Democratic debate broadcast brought in 8 viewers. The number was actually 8.5 million. Though an understandable misperception, one that many readers may not have even noticed, it’s our obligation to correct this slight numerical irregularity, as our readers rely on us for accurate reporting. Because we honor that trust, we make every effort to maintain the highest journalistic standards. We sincerely apologize for the error.

Source: pundit from another planet

Journalists Prevented from Covering PEN Event on Press Freedom


 reports: As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, the international press freedom organization scheduled an event this afternoon titled, “Finding Security in Unsafe Passages: United Nations Event about Protecting Journalists’ Safety and Rights.” The panel, according to PEN’s website, will “delve into the wide range of risks journalists face every day. Experts will offer safety tips, share advice for protecting sources and copyrights in all types of media and address cybersecurity risks.”

“The press is no longer able to attend this event. There has been an issue with press authorizations through U.N. security.”

— Festival spokeswoman Kyla McMillan, by email

But on the morning of the event, a spokeswoman for the festival, Kyla McMillan, notified the Observer that we had been denied entry. “The press is no longer able to attend this event,” said Ms. McMillan by email. “There has been an issue with press authorizations through U.N. security.” Read the rest of this entry »

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