Tag Archives: Editorial

How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools. Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock

New digital technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp have significantly shaped news production, distribution and consumption practices around the world. This has led to changes in the ways in which news is gathered by citizens and professional journalists as well as the ways in which it’s consumed.

This “new media” environment has also allowed journalists to gather new forms of information about their audiences. Newsrooms in…

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Editorial: African Americans can find the answer in revelation

The African-American exodus out of the bondage and the cultural life and the influences of the oppressor is not necessarily a movement across land.
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Editorial: Prime Minister Harris: Show us the money

Dr Denzil Douglas, the former prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, asked an interesting question recently. What, he asked, has happened to the Ritz-Carlton in the country? It appears that it, along with other top brands, have lost interest in developing projects in St Kitts and Nevis.

Could the answer lie in the prime minister’s support of another project, one that has the unequivocal backing of the incumbent administration of Dr Timothy Harris and his failure to ensure the rule of law that would facilitate the kind of projects the country needs?

Dr Harris, prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has thrown his not inconsiderable weight behind the Caribbean Galaxy Estate Corporation, for reasons that are unclear. Galaxy has been building the St Kitts Ramada for more than…

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Pride Of Mexico Comes To Pegasus – Horse Racing News

There actually are two colts who were foaled in 2015 and named Kukulkan. The Florida-bred by that named is a son of Corfu, and from 16 starts, he has finished second in 6 but has never won a race. The other Kukulkan was foaled on Jan. 30 in Mexico and has never lost a race. From 14 starts, he is perfect to date and has won a half-dozen Grade 1 stakes in Mexico: two as a juvenile (Classico Roberto A. Ruiz and Futurity Mexicano) and four as a 3-year-old in 2018 (Jockey Club Mexicano, Gran Premio Nacional, Derby Mexicano, and Clasico Criadores Mexicanos), including the Mexican Triple Crown.

The colt’s first 13 starts all came at Hippodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Then in late 2018, Kukulkan (Mex) roamed north to Gulfstream Park, where he won the…

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[Editorial] The new Casals – Caribbean Business

Editor’s note: The following originally appeared in the Jan. 17-23, 2019, issue of Caribbean Business.

Puerto Rico tourism got a much-needed shot in the arm this week when Lin-Manuel Miranda—he of “Hamilton,” “In the Heights” and “Mary Poppins” fame—lured Jimmy Fallon to the island to host his talk show for millions to see. During the broadcast, millions of viewers witnessed Miranda in a compelling interview on the set of “Hamilton,” which is running at Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré in Santurce through Jan. 27.

More than a heartfelt conversation about the otherworldly thespian’s motivation in bringing the phenomenal “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico—his goal is to raise $15 million to help grow the arts on the island—the…

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Editorial: Topekan Frank E. Petersen’s service honored by Navy – Opinion – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Back in October, the U.S. Navy honored Topeka High School graduate — and three-star general — Frank E. Petersen Jr. The late Topekan’s name now adorns a guided-missile destroyer weighing 9,500 tons and stretching 509.5 feet.

It’s a most appropriate tribute to Petersen, who was a trailblazer in the Marine Corps, serving as the branch’s first African-American aviator, first African-American general and first African-American base commander. His exemplary service included combat in Korea and Vietnam, as well as a bevy of leadership positions.

Petersen was, quite simply, an example of America’s very best.

“The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. will serve for decades as a reminder of Lt. Gen. Petersen’s service to our nation and Navy and Marine Corps team,” said the…

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