E&Y sued over Lehman audit

first_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof NEW YORK prosecutors started a civil lawsuit against accountancy firm Ernst & Young yesterday over the company’s audits of Lehman Brothers ahead of the bank’s collapse. It is the first government-led legal action to be brought against those involved in Lehman’s bankruptcy in September 2008, which sparked the global credit crisis.New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo is seeking the return of more than $150m (£97m) in fees that Ernst & Young made auditing Lehman between 2001 and 2008, as well as other damages.Ernst & Young encouraged Lehman to engage in “massive accounting fraud”, according to the lawsuit. It alleges billions of dollars worth of Repo 105 transactions, using an accounting technique to temporarily remove liabilities from a balance sheet, without telling investors, were used according to the 32-page filing at the New York Supreme Court.Lehman justified the deals with written opinions from Linklaters, despite the law firm’s advice in 2001 to place limits on the use of Repo 105, said the filing. “This practice was a house-of-cards business model designed to hide billions in liabilities in the years before Lehman collapsed,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Just as troubling, a global accounting firm, tasked with auditing Lehman’s financial statements, helped hide this crucial information from the investing public.”Ernst & Young did not comment last night, but the firm is expected to fight the case. Lehman’s bankrupcty examiner Anton Valukas said earlier in the year criminal charges could still emerge. E&Y sued over Lehman audit KCS-content Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:40 pmcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Wheelchair Rugby takes over Cardiff Castle

“It’s a really exciting time for GBWR,” continues David Pond, “Not only is Team GB progressing well towards the Paralympic Games, but thanks to the funding support of UK Sport; the Lottery and Sport England; as well as corporate sponsorship from Coloplast and player sponsorship from the Get Kids Going charity, the sport is growing at all levels and we’re in a position to challenge for Paralympic gold.”To find out more about the sport, or for information on getting involved, visit the GBWR website: www.gbwr.org.uk Steve Brown (Captain); David Anthony and Aaron Phipps, playing Wheelchair Rugby in the grounds of Cardiff Castle in preparation for the 2011 GB Cup LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A terrifying fusion of ice hockey, handball and rugby, the game was founded in Canada in 1977 and is a combination of brute force and tactical strategy. Eight rolling substitutes make up squads of 12, with four players on court per team at any time. The aim is to thunder across your opponents’ goal line with two wheels in contact with the hardwood floor and the ball in your hands. Players in possession have to bounce the ball or pass with within 10 seconds of receiving it. Steve Brown (Captain); David Anthony and Aaron Phipps, playing Wheelchair Rugby in the grounds of Cardiff Castle in preparation for the 2011 GB CupCardiff Sees The Most Exciting Game of The London 2012 Games Host International Championship In The CityThe most exciting game of the 2012 London Paralympics, comes to Cardiff today with the start of the GB Cup 2011, which takes place in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff from the 6-8 September 2011, when the Great Britain 2012 Squad will take on Australia; Japan; Belgium and Sweden in the highest-level challenge the squad will face between now and London 2012.GBWR Chief Executive, David Pond, comments “Wheelchair rugby is the most exciting of the paralympic sports as physical contact between wheelchairs is permitted and forms a major part of the game. With so many of the world’s top players present, the 2011 GB Cup is going to be hugely exciting and a fantastic challenge for our team.” read more

Six Nations: How are the teams faring so far?

first_img Eddie Jones names his squad for the Six Nations on 20 January and he must be wondering which black cat he ran over as the injuries pile up. Jones won the Pat Marshall Memorial Award at the Rugby Union Writers’ Club annual dinner last Monday, for his contributions in 2016, but now he has to really earn his money.First up for his England team are France on 4 February at Twickenham, but who should the coach pick out of those men left standing? The Australian has always talked about England’s strength in depth and with an injury list as long as your arm he will find out all about it in the next couple of months.This time last year Jones said he was “make do and mending” – he is in the same spot now and had better hope his Midas touch hasn’t deserted him. This team could look a lot different when the next World Cup rolls around in 2019 but, as every coach tells us, the next game is the most important…Full-back – Mike BrownBrown is still Jones’s go-to man at full-back and that impression was reinforced when Alex Goode was left out of the Elite Player Squad.Anthony Watson is probably one for the future at No 15 and Jones fancies Elliot Daly back there as well, but for the time being he should stick with the snarling incumbent. Brown has also been one of the team’s vice-captains – alongside Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola – and is the man for France. But, at 31, he will be looking over his shoulder.Wings – Jack Nowell and Jonny MayWith Anthony Watson on the comeback trial after missing the autumn with a broken jaw, Nowell and May are the likeliest candidates for the wing spots.Flying: Jack Nowell is in brilliant form, scoring this superb try at Saracens last weekend (Pic: Getty)Nowell, who also missed the autumn, has been in top form for Exeter and showcased that with a stunning try against Saracens last weekend and a Man of the Match display against Bath on New Year’s Eve.May played three of the four autumn Tests and has been putting it about for Gloucester, although Watson may have something to say about this selection by the end of the tournament.Jones played Marland Yarde against South Africa and Australia before Christmas but also had a look at Daly on the wing before his red card against Argentina. Semesa Rokoduguni has been blistering in attack for Bath but Jones might not fancy him without the ball.Centres – Jonathan Joseph and Owen FarrellIf it ain’t broke don’t fix it and with so many parts of Jones’s first-choice XV broken, he should not be tampering with this combination.Hunting down: Jonathan Joseph’s defensive talents give him an edge over Elliot Daly at 12 (Pic: Getty)Joseph has been on fire since the autumn and there is a new respect for his defence since the Aussie tour. Farrell has just been Farrell – great defender and organiser, dead-eye kicker and running the Saracens back-line with aplomb, even though it has been from No 10.With the body count running so high, Farrell is one player Jones does not want to see in the casualty ward – he is too important and a world star in the making, if he is not there already.Fly-half – George FordFord’s goal-kicking radar was off beam when Bath played Newcastle in the latest round of the Premiership, but when you’ve got Farrell in the team that is not a problem. Jones has already stated he thinks Ford can be the best player in the world and is not likely to ditch him any time soon.When Daly got sent off against Argentina, it was Ben Youngs, Ford and Farrell who did the organising for playing with 14 men for most of the match and the fly-half is a big voice in the team.Scrum-half – Ben Youngs Decision time: Eddie Jones has changes to make after a succession of injuries (Pic: Getty Images) The England coach has injuries to contend with ahead of the championship but no worry – Adam Hathaway has selected the men he needs for the Twickenham opener The rest of the bench virtually picks itself, although Tommy Taylor is having a decent crack at breaking into the hooker ranks. It is easy to see Haskell starting later in the tournament but after such a long time off he will most likely be a bench bunny against the French. Jones could still pull a rabbit out of the hat, though – he has done that before.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Youngs is Jones’s preferred scrum-half – he has started 11 of the 13 games on Fast Eddie’s watch with Danny Care starting twice, both in the Six Nations.Dan Robson, tearing it up at Wasps, was in the 45-man EPS but tellingly not in the 33-man party which had a couple of days’ training in Brighton this month, whilst both Care and Youngs got a trip to the beach and a stick of rock. They will be doing the honours against France.Front row – Ellis Genge, Dylan Hartley (capt) and Dan ColeGenge was omitted from the EPS that Jones announced in December, but with Mako Vunipola and Joe Marler both crocked he should get a look-in. He put in a monstrous display for Leicester against Saracens, in Richard Cockerill’s last game in charge, and an even better one against Wasps a week later. Even though this is throwing him in at the deep end, he looks ready to rumble.With the two first-choice looseheads injured, Ellis Genge is ready to seize his chance (Pic: Getty)Jones has already said that if Hartley is fit and in the 23 he will be captain. That’s bad news for Jamie George but at least the skipper has been wrapped up in cotton wool whilst serving his latest ban. He has previous of coming back to Test rugby after a long lay-off, so his lack of action is not a problem.Cole, who had a wobble at World Cup time, is operating near his best now but is under pressure from Kyle Sinckler, who came off the bench four times in the autumn series.Second row – George Kruis and Joe LaunchburyThis pair have both had injuries recently – Kruis a fractured cheek and Launchbury a calf problem – but they are classy enough to deal with that.Kruis proved it when he played the last part of the autumn after seven weeks out of action and he runs the England lineout. Launchbury has grown into the captaincy at Wasps and with 37 caps under his belt is a no-brainer as we shift Maro Itoje out of the engine room.Courtney Lawes has been in hot form recently as well and was a cigarette paper behind Launchbury.Back row – Maro Itoje, Tom Wood and Nathan HughesWith Chris Robshaw out for the Six Nations, now is the time to try Itoje in the back row, where he has performed superbly for Saracens in the past.Wood can do the job that he did three times in the autumn as a defensive, ball-carrying option at No 7 and he has been in great nick for Northampton a year after seemingly being left on the shelf.No-brainer: With Chris Robshaw absent, Maro Itoje’s physicality must be deployed in the back rowHughes gets lucky here; Billy Vunipola is a huge loss for England and Jack Clifford has been earmarked as a potential No 8 by the boss.James Haskell, the star of the last Six Nations and the first two Tests in Australia, has only just come back from a toe injury and when he did arrive, for Wasps against Leicester on Sunday, he lasted 35 seconds before getting a bang on the head. He is aiming to be fit for Wasps’ final European game against Zebre.Bench – Jamie George, Matt Mullan, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, James Haskell, Jack Clifford, Danny Care, Elliot DalyBath’s Nathan Catt is probably unlucky here, Mullan just getting the nod as loosehead replacement, and on current form Genge has leapfrogged the pair of them. TAGS: Highlight last_img read more

Casey Laulala’s big hit on Owen Farrell – Barbarians vs England

first_imgSaturday Jun 2, 2012 Casey Laulala’s big hit on Owen Farrell – Barbarians vs England Today the Barbarians play again, this time against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Last weekend they played England, and got a bit of a hiding but not without leaving a few bruises, with this hit in particular standing out. All Black capped centre Casey Laulala will be leaving the Cardiff Blues and heading to Munster for next season. Earlier this week he told WalesOnline that the Welsh Rugby Union need to step up their game if they are to prevent more big players leaving the regions.“Hopefully they’ll do something sooner rather than later. There’s some great talent coming through and it’s just sad that the experience is not going to be passed down to those guys.“I’ve enjoyed it here, very much so. I guess at the end of the day it came down to the situation of where the regions are in Wales. It was tough. The Blues stuck to their guns and unfortunately some of us foreigners were stuck in the middle of the whole thing.“I am looking forward to a new challenge at Munster now, but I’m still sad to leave,” he added.Today he’ll be up against some former Blues teammates as the Barbarians face Wales in Cardiff. The majority of the focus will be on Shane Williams, playing what should be (you never know) his final game of top flight rugby, also against former colleagues.“Of course, Shane is with us for this game, which is great. He has to score a try and he will!”Laulala will be in the midfield with Mike Tindall, looking to make an impact once again though, and putting in a few more big hits like the one he made on Owen Farrell last weekend.View highlights of England vs Barbarians, or watch the full match. Credit: WalesOnlineADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ford gives every employee a PC

Ford gives every employee a PC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Will UK trade unions develop similar IT-related packages? UK Fundraising has already reported on the UNISON free ISP. Employee fundraisers will be quick to spot the possibility of accessing all the Ford employees via the Net, once this system has been created. Howard Lake | 7 February 2000 | News The skills development opportunities are immense, as are the possible savings and improvements on internal communications. The programme launches in the US in April and internationally within a year. Ford Motor Company has agreed with a trade union to give every employee, all 350,000 of them, a PC, colour printer and Internet access for $5 a month. read more

£4m fund to help community-led organisations create new income streams

first_img Howard Lake | 18 November 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Home Office has announced a £4 million Capital Programme fund, which will enable community-led organisations to develop asset bases and new income streams.Plans for the £4m Capital Programme Fund were unveiled during an event held at Manchester’s Chinese Arts Centre to celebrate the achievements of the Adventure Capital Fund (ACF) to date and its re-launch this year. The Capital Programme Fund will add to ACF’s range of products designed to help community-led organisations. ACF provides intensive and tailor made support and mentoring to organisations as a significant part of its ongoing investments. Advertisement £4m fund to help community-led organisations create new income streamscenter_img  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Atlantic boosts Fund for older people

first_imgAtlantic boosts Fund for older people A small grants programme for older people in Northern Ireland has been enhanced by a contribution from Atlantic Pilanthropies. The Turkington Fund, previously administered by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, will now be run by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The Turkington Fund was established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of older people to society. It offers funding for locally based community projects that are run by, and for, older people.Grants will generally range between £200 – £3000 maximum. The Fund will allocate some £60,000 each year in a range of small grants. While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications that address: Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis –The promotion of interaction between older people and other sections of the community— Activities to address shared concerns amongst groups of older people— Activities that focus on the positive contribution of older people within the community— Projects that enhance the active participation of older people in decision-making and policy influence— Encouragement of older people to engage with a range of social, educational, health and cultural activitiesPriority will be given to those applications that show a clear involvement of older people in the design and delivery of a project. The project does not need to be new or particularly innovative in nature, but its programme must be realistic and clearly thought through. An emphasis will be placed on locally-based self-help groups that are working in disadvantaged areas.For further information and an application for the Turkington Fund you can go to their website or contact:Sharon KillenCommunity Foundation for Northern IrelandCommunity House6a City Link Business ParkBelfastBT12 4HQTel: +44 (0) 28 90 245927Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 249438Email: [email protected]center_img Tagged with: Ireland  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Conducting a Successful Annual Giving Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 23 May 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Conducting a Successful Annual Giving Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resourcelast_img read more

Boom brings renewed push for water projects

first_img Facebook By admin – February 25, 2018 Twitter Boom brings renewed push for water projects WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Senator Charles Perry, Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs, speaks during the Water in Energy Conference Feb. 22, 2018, at Horseshoe Pavillion. Volumes of water pumped into Permian Basin oil wells surge with rising oil production, and oil companies in this arid region face renewed pressure to shore up supplies and curb their reliance on fresh water.Leaders in the oilfield water industry last week at the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena touted advances in treatment of brackish water and other alternatives to fresh water that help decrease competition with water used for drinking and irrigation. This included recycling and reusing the dirty “produced water” that emerges from an oil well.But even with recent advances, the longer horizontal wells that oil companies drill and frack with increasing intensity require more water and overall usage continues to rise. And most produced water is still injected in underground disposal wells instead of recycled amid concerns over a link between underground disposal and earthquakes.More than 400 people attended the conference hosted by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, illustrating the level of interest among oil companies in developing better ways to manage fresh water supplies. The audience included representatives of private equity firms and water management companies hoping to break into a Permian Basin market for water supply and logistics.“Hotel rooms aren’t the only commodity that’s in short supply in Midland these days,” said Josh Adler, the CEO of Sourcewater, an online water exchange. “Water is the commodity that is really in short supply, and it’s going to get a lot worse.”Water consumption by Permian Basin oil wells doubled in 2017 to more than 60 billion gallons last year, according to data released last year the energy research firm IHS Markit that Adler cited. An average well consumes more than 20 million gallons of water.Adler estimated the actual increase in water usage was greater and advocates a water marketplace to help oil companies secure the water volume and qualities they need.Some of the Permian Basin’s biggest players touted lofty goals to use greater amounts of produced water, which is water that seeps up to the surface through the life of a well, to reduce their reliance on fresh water supplies.Apache Corp. set a target of produced water accounting for more than 50 percent of its overall water usage this year.Tyler Hussey, a water resource engineer with Apache, said water demand is approaching what the company is producing, so reusing it becomes a matter of business sustainability. The ultimate goal is reusing all of it, but doing so depends on more than just technology with challenges such as transportation and concentrated usage that companies could help solve if they collaborate.A September study from the UT Bureau of Economic Geology found there may be enough produced water to cover demand for fracking new wells, which require an average volume of water 10 times greater than they did a decade ago. But oil companies could be deterred from greater reuse of produced water by challenges such as cost, transportation and water ownership. “Water reuse and recycling has grown a bit,” said Trace Hight, CEO of On Point Oilfield Holdings, a saltwater disposal well company in the region opening deeper wells with greater capacity. “I think there’s great market opportunity for all three of these solutions, but I agree that the majority of all this water is going to have to be disposed of in the future.”Executives of water logistics companies argued that third parties building water infrastructure for multiple oil companies would ultimately save money and lessen risk.“If you look over the life of a field, there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty as to what it’s actually going to cost to develop water infrastructure in that field,” H20 Midstream CEO Jim Summers said, touting a system that could deliver water and gather it for treatment or disposal from multiple oil companies. “It’s a way we can change the economics and the scale of reuse, using common delivery infrastructure.”When oil prices crashed in late 2014, it led some oil companies to push back implementing new recycling technology or other programs aimed at water sustainability.Pioneer Natural Resources, for example, responded by cutting investments in water supply and infrastructure to a fifth of the planned $500 million in 2015.The company negotiated a deferment of a deal to buy treated waste water from the City of Odessa, before starting to take the water the following year. The deal is expected to net the city about $120 million over 11 years.Now Pioneer, which is one of the largest oil producers in the Permian, is spending $135 million to build water-related infrastructure in 2018 with plans to increase usage of produced water to about 20 percent of their overall volumes, up from about 5 percent in 2017.Pioneer is developing a field-wide water distribution system managed from a central control room. The company also reached an agreement with Midland upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment plant in return for a long-term water supply that will amount to twice as much a day what the company pumps from Odessa.“Water is critical and as we all grow we need more of it,” said Alan Van Reet, operations manager for Pioneer Water Management, a subsidiary of the oil company. Company officials have also said the water system will cut costs per well by about $500,000 and they may eventually expand water sales to other companies. But for now, the company’s water system is meant to meet their own needs.“It’s not like we have a ton of secrets in water that each other don’t have,” Van Reet said. “That said, it’s a lot of capital and that capital only gets support for what we can commit to our volumes on it. . . We did not oversize it to preplan for a bunch of other folks water in and out of it.”More informationcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleArea athletes shoot, score at Special Olympics Texas basketball eventNext articleCOLLEGE BASEBALL: UTPB rallies to earn split against Newman admin Local NewsBusiness Twitter  Here is a link to the UT study this article references: Click here Here is a link to the site for the conference: Click here Here is a link to previous coverage: Click herelast_img read more

Washington Post’s Marty Baron says he’s retiring next month

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessUS News Washington Post’s Marty Baron says he’s retiring next month Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleCraig A. Hodges, Ph.D., Awarded Sensory Sentinel™ Grant by Turner ScientificNext articleNational Survey Shows Veterans are Optimistic About Homebuying in 2021 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest TAGS  NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who has led the resurgent newspaper as it nearly doubled its staff in eight years, said Tuesday that he will retire at the end of February. One of the nation’s top journalism executives, Baron led the Post through a digital transformation and drove it through intense competition with The New York Times, another news organization that thrived through the Trump era. Baron was the top editor at the Boston Globe and Miami Herald before taking over at the Post. Many outside journalism know him through actor Liev Schreiber’s portrayal in the 2015 movie “Spotlight” about the Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church. It was one of many “epic” news stories during his 45 years in journalism that Baron recalled working on in a note sent to Post staff members on Tuesday. “The experience has been deeply meaningful, enriched by colleagues who made me a better professional and a better person,” he wrote. “At age 66, I feel ready to move on.” His retirement wasn’t entirely a surprise, after he committed to colleagues two years ago to take the newspaper through another presidential inauguration. The Post’s staff increased from 580 journalists to more than 1,000 during his tenure. Aggressive coverage of the Trump administration often led the former president to attack it and owner Jeff Bezos. Baron would respond that “we’re not at war with the administration. We’re at work.” “You leave behind a newsroom that is bigger and stronger and more thoughtful than ever,” Bezos posted on Instagram. “You led with integrity, always — even when it was exhausting (which it often was).” Many who worked with him vouched for the accuracy of Schreiber’s depiction of a quiet, demanding and occasionally brittle boss. Post correspondent Philip Rucker tweeted that it was “crushing news. Marty made us all smarter journalists and pushed us collectively to exciting new heights.” He led the paper as it sought answers for the 2018 murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The Post had some growing pains, with Black journalists pushing for greater representation. During his tenure, the paper has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes. The Post’s publisher and CEO, Fred Ryan, said Baron had “significantly expanded our coverage areas, inspired great reporting, managed an awesome digital transformation and grown the number of readers and subscribers to unprecedented levels.” He promised a “broad and inclusive” search for Baron’s successor, considering both internal and external candidates.last_img read more