Sing Tao Daily
The Sing Tao Daily known as Sing Tao Jih Pao is Hong Kong's second largest Chinese language newspaper. It is owned by Sing Tao News Corporation Limited, its English language sister paper is The Standard. The Sing Tao maintains the news website singtao.com. The paper has 16 overseas editions, published by nine overseas news bureaus and circulated in 100 cities in China and abroad; the parent company of the Sing Tao Daily, since 2002 was Sing Tao News Corporation and is based in Hong Kong. The Sing Tao Daily was first published in the same year. After establishing its overseas base office in New York City in 1965, the Sing Tao set up International News Centres in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary and Sydney. In all, the company now has twenty-two offices globally. In 1998, members of the management team were found guilty of falsifying circulation numbers of sister newspaper The Standard; the Hong Kong government's decision not to charge the chairwoman Sally Aw for reasons of "public benefit" turned into a scandal for the Hong Kong legal system and was quoted as a reason for the million's march on 1 July 2003.
Shortly after, financial problems forced Aw to sell out her stock in Sing Tao Holdings in 1999. Sing Tao's Toronto edition is owned by Star Media Group, the publisher of the Toronto Star, a Torstar Corporation company; the Sing Tao has a long pro-government history. Before the reunification of Hong Kong with China, it supported the Kuomintang and British Hong Kong Government. Charles Ho, chairman of Sing Tao News Corp Ltd. and his predecessor Sally Aw, were both members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a select group of the Chinese Communist Party’s loyal friends and allies. According to a 2013 report by Center for International Media Assistance, "The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How the Communist Party’s Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets Around the World," a number of patterns emerged in recent decades that signalled Sing Tao was under influence or directly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party: management and owners began practicing “self-censorship”, “high-risk” contributors were being terminated, high turnover rates increased as journalists left due to an “unpalatable editorial policy.”Editorial coverage shifted noticeably since the 1990s, notes the report: Avoiding or limiting coverage of politically sensitive topics such as 1989 military crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters and Taiwanese independence.
Shifting critical opinions from front to back pages. Choosing “politically correct” rhetoric. Reducing investigative journalism in favor of soft news or a simple accounting of emerging events. A 2001 report on Chinese media censorship by the Jamestown Foundation cited Sing Tao as one of four major overseas Chinese newspapers directly or indirectly controlled by Beijing. “Four major Chinese newspapers are found in the U. S.—World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, Ming Pao Daily News, The China Press," reads the report, “Of these four, three are either directly or indirectly controlled by the government of Mainland China, while the fourth has begun bowing to pressure from the Beijing government.” In 2008, the Toronto edition of Sing Tao was caught changing quoted matter in a translated Toronto Star on Tibet, changing its original headline to a pro-Beijing headline. Sing Tao editor Wilson Chan was fired after a public outcry. Headline Daily Newspapers of Hong Kong Media in Hong Kong Newspaper Society of Hong Kong Hong Kong Audit Bureau of Circulations The Standard Sing Tao Daily Sing Tao Daily Official Website USA Canada East Canada West Australia Sing Tao News Corporation Limited
James Gordon Bennett Jr.
James Gordon Bennett Jr. was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr. who emigrated from Scotland. He was known as Gordon Bennett to distinguish him from his father. Among his many sports-related accomplishments he organized both the first polo match and the first tennis match in the United States, he won the first trans-oceanic yacht race, he sponsored explorers including Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone, the ill-fated USS Jeannette attempt on the North Pole. Bennett was born on May 10, 1841, in New York City to James Gordon Bennett Sr. the founder and publisher of the New York Herald. He was the only son in the family, he grew up in France, attended the Ecole Polytechnique. In 1861, he returned to the United States, enlisted in the Union Navy. In 1867, under his father's tutelage, he founded The Evening Telegram, an entertainment and gossip paper that became the New York World-Telegram. On January 1, 1867, the elder Bennett turned control of the Herald over to him.
Bennett raised the paper's profile on the world stage when he provided the financial backing for the 1869 expedition by Henry Morton Stanley into Africa to find David Livingstone in exchange for the Herald having the exclusive account of Stanley's progress. In 1872, he commissioned a Manhattan building design from Arthur D. Gilman, who popularized Second Empire and cast-iron facades; the building still exists, on Nassau Street. Though he sold it in 1889 and it was expanded over the following five years, it continues to be known as The Bennett Building, it was built on a site occupied by the Herald's offices and printing plant, the Herald moved back into it. In 1890, he commissioned a new Herald building at Sixth and Broadway, completed in 1895. In 1880, Bennett established international editions of his newspaper in London. In 1883, he partnered with John W. Mackay to found the Commercial Cable Company, it provided an additional large income to Bennett. Bennett, like many of his social class, indulged in the "good life": yachts, opulent private railroad cars, lavish mansions.
He was the youngest Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. In 1861, Bennett volunteered his newly built schooner yacht, for the U. S. Revenue Marine Service during the Civil War. At the same time, Bennett was commissioned as a third lieutenant in the Revenue Marine Service and assigned to the U. S. Marine Revenue schooner Henrietta beginning in June 1861, she patrolled Long Island until February 1862 when she was sent to South Carolina. On March 3, 1862, Bennett commanded the Henrietta as part of the fleet which captured Fernandina, Florida. Bennett and the Henrietta returned to civilian life in New York in May 1862. In 1866, on a bet, he won the first trans-oceanic yacht race; the race was between the Vesta, the Fleetwing and the Henrietta. Each yachtsman put up $30,000 in the winner-take-all wager, they started off of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on 11 December 1866 amid high westerly winds and raced to The Needles, the furthest westerly point on the Isle of Wight, famous for its lighthouse. Bennett's Henrietta won with a time of 21 hours, 55 minutes.
He entertained guests aboard his steam-yacht "Namouna." American expatriate artist Julius LeBlanc Stewart painted several works set on the yacht. However, he scandalized society with his flamboyant and sometimes erratic behavior. In 1877, he left New York for Europe after an incident that ended his engagement to socialite Caroline May. According to various accounts, he arrived late and drunk to a party at the May family mansion urinated into a fireplace in full view of his hosts. Bennett's controversial reputation has been thought to have inspired, in the United Kingdom, the phrase "Gordon Bennett" as an expression of incredulity. Settling in Paris, he launched the Paris edition of the New York Herald, named The Paris Herald, the forerunner of the International Herald Tribune, he backed George W. De Long's voyage to the North Pole on the USS Jeannette via the Bering Strait; the ill-fated expedition led to the deaths from starvation of DeLong and 19 of his crew, a tragedy that only increased the paper's circulation.
He was a co-founder of the Commercial Cable Company, a venture to break the Transatlantic cable monopoly held by Jay Gould. Bennett returned to the United States and organized the first polo match in the United States at Dickel's Riding Academy at 39th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, he would help found the Westchester Polo Club in the first polo club in America. He established the Gordon Bennett Cup for international yachting and the Gordon Bennett Cup for automobile races. In 1906, he funded the Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning. In 1909, Bennett offered a trophy for the fastest speed on a closed circuit for airplanes; the 1909 race in Rheims, France was won by Glenn Curtiss for two circuits of a 10 km rectangular course at an average speed of 46.5 miles per hour. From 1896 to 1914, the champion of Paris, USFSA football, received a trophy offered by Gordon Bennett, he did not marry until he was 73. His wife was Maud Potter, widow of George de Reuter, son of Julius Paul Reuter, founder of Reuters news agency.
He died on May 14, 1918, in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington, D. C. with a particular emphasis on national politics and the federal government. It has the largest circulation in the Washington metropolitan area, its slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" began appearing on its masthead in 2017. Daily broadsheet editions are printed for the District of Columbia and Virginia; the newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes. This includes six separate Pulitzers awarded in 2008, second only to The New York Times' seven awards in 2002 for the highest number awarded to a single newspaper in one year. Post journalists have received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House News Photographers Association awards. In the early 1970s, in the best-known episode in the newspaper's history, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the American press' investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal, their reporting in The Washington Post contributed to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
In years since, the Post's investigations have led to increased review of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In October 2013, the paper's longtime controlling family, the Graham family, sold the newspaper to Nash Holdings, a holding company established by Jeff Bezos, for $250 million in cash; the Washington Post is regarded as one of the leading daily American newspapers, along with The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal. The Post has distinguished itself through its political reporting on the workings of the White House and other aspects of the U. S. government. Unlike The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post does not print an edition for distribution away from the East Coast. In 2009, the newspaper ceased publication of its National Weekly Edition, which combined stories from the week's print editions, due to shrinking circulation; the majority of its newsprint readership is in the District of Columbia and its suburbs in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
The newspaper is one of a few U. S. newspapers with foreign bureaus, located in Beirut, Beijing, Bogotá, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Mexico City, Nairobi, New Delhi and Tokyo. In November 2009, it announced the closure of its U. S. regional bureaus—Chicago, Los Angeles and New York—as part of an increased focus on "political stories and local news coverage in Washington." The newspaper has local bureaus in Virginia. As of May 2013, its average weekday circulation was 474,767, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, making it the seventh largest newspaper in the country by circulation, behind USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News, the New York Post. While its circulation has been slipping, it has one of the highest market-penetration rates of any metropolitan news daily. For many decades, the Post had its main office at 1150 15th Street NW; this real estate remained with Graham Holdings when the newspaper was sold to Jeff Bezos' Nash Holdings in 2013.
Graham Holdings sold 1150 15th Street for US$159 million in November 2013. The Washington Post continued to lease space at 1150 L Street NW. In May 2014, The Washington Post leased the west tower of One Franklin Square, a high-rise building at 1301 K Street NW in Washington, D. C; the newspaper moved into their new offices December 14, 2015. The Post has its own exclusive zip code, 20071. Arc Publishing is a department of the Post, which provides the publishing system, software for news organizations such as the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times; the newspaper was founded in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins and in 1880 added a Sunday edition, becoming the city's first newspaper to publish seven days a week. In 1889, Hutchins sold the newspaper to Frank Hatton, a former Postmaster General, Beriah Wilkins, a former Democratic congressman from Ohio. To promote the newspaper, the new owners requested the leader of the United States Marine Band, John Philip Sousa, to compose a march for the newspaper's essay contest awards ceremony.
Sousa composed "The Washington Post". It became the standard music to accompany the two-step, a late 19th-century dance craze, remains one of Sousa's best-known works. In 1893, the newspaper moved to a building at 14th and E streets NW, where it would remain until 1950; this building combined all functions of the newspaper into one headquarters – newsroom, advertising and printing – that ran 24 hours per day. In 1898, during the Spanish–American War, the Post printed Clifford K. Berryman's classic illustration Remember the Maine, which became the battle-cry for American sailors during the War. In 1902, Berryman published another famous cartoon in the Post—Drawing the Line in Mississippi; this cartoon depicts President Theodore Roosevelt showing compassion for a small bear cub and inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create the teddy bear. Wilkins acquired Hatton's share of the newspaper in 1894 at Hatton's death. After Wilkins' death in 1903, his sons John and Robert ran the Post for two years before selling it in 1905 to John Roll McLean, owner of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
During the Wilson presidency, the Post was credited with the "most famous newspaper typo" in D. C. history according to Reason magazine. When John McLean died in 1916, he put the newspap
New York Herald
The New York Herald was a large-distribution newspaper based in New York City that existed between 1835 and 1924, when it merged with the New-York Tribune to form the New York Herald Tribune. The first issue of the paper was published by James Gordon Bennett, Sr. on May 6, 1835. By 1845, it was the most profitable daily newspaper in the United States. In 1861, it circulated 84,000 copies and called itself "the most circulated journal in the world." Bennett stated that the function of a newspaper "is not to instruct but to startle and amuse." His politics tended to be anti-Catholic and he had tended to favor the Know-Nothing faction, though he was not anti-immigrant as the Know-Nothing party were. During the American Civil War, his policy as expressed by the newspaper was to staunchly support the Democratic Party. Frederic Hudson served as managing editor of the paper from 1846–1866. Bennett turned over control of the paper to his son James Gordon Bennett, Jr. in 1866. Under Gordon Bennett Jr. the paper financed Henry Morton Stanley's expeditions into Africa to find David Livingstone, where they met on November 10, 1871.
The paper supported Stanley's trans-Africa exploration, in 1879 supported the ill-fated expedition of George W. DeLong to the arctic region. In 1874, the Herald ran the infamous New York Zoo hoax, where the front page of the newspaper was devoted to a fabricated story of wild animals getting loose at the Central Park Zoo and attacking numerous people. On October 4, 1887, Bennett Jr. sent Julius Chambers to France to launch a European edition. Bennett himself moved to Paris, but the New York Herald suffered from his attempt to manage its operation in New York by telegram. In 1916 a Saturday issue of the paper reported that a major financier was found dead poisoned, added that in 1901 he was "mysteriously poisoned and narrowly escaped death."In 1924, after Bennett Jr.'s death, the New York Herald was acquired by its smaller rival the New York Tribune, to form the New York Herald Tribune. In 1959, the New York Herald Tribune and its European edition were sold to John Hay Whitney the U. S. ambassador to Britain.
In 1966, the New York paper ceased publication. The Washington Post and The New York Times acquired joint control of the European edition, renaming it the International Herald Tribune. Today, the IHT, renamed The New York Times International Edition, is owned by The New York Times and remains an English language paper, printed at 35 sites around the world and for sale in more than 180 countries; when the Herald was still under the authority of its original publisher Bennett, it was considered to be the most invasive and sensationalist of the leading New York papers. Its ability to entertain the public with timely daily news made it the leading circulation paper of its time; the New York Evening Telegram was founded in 1867 by the junior Bennett, was considered by many to be an evening edition of the Herald. Frank Munsey acquired the Telegram in 1920. New York's Herald Square is named after the New York Herald newspaper; the statue of Minerva, the Bellringers, Owls by Antonin Carles graced the New York Herald building and rang every hour until it was moved to Herald Square.
The chorus of Give My Regards to Broadway includes the phrase, "emember me to Herald Square." North of Herald Square is Times Square, named after rival The New York Times. Porter Cornelius Bliss New York Herald Tribune The New York Herald 1842-1920 Many Editions Digitized Online at The Library of Congress Three months with the New York Herald: or, Old news on board of a homeward... by John Henry Potter Photographs and architectural sketches of the New York Herald Building A winter evening in a crowded Herald Square at the New York Herald Building, oil on board painting