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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Andrus Center Conference on Women and Leadership Now Available on Podcast

Posted By on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 12:06 PM

(Left) Olympic swimmer Mike Bruner, Karen Crouse and coach Bill Rose holding the eighth-grade magazine project that launched Crouse's life of writing. (Right) Crouse, and her signature pants, in Boise. - DOUG MILLS, THE NEW YORK TIMES/HARRISON BERRY
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  • (Left) Olympic swimmer Mike Bruner, Karen Crouse and coach Bill Rose holding the eighth-grade magazine project that launched Crouse's life of writing. (Right) Crouse, and her signature pants, in Boise.

If you missed the Conference on Women and Leadership at Boise State University in September, the Andrus Center has your fix.

The Andrus Center has put key moments from the conference onto podcasts, which are available on the Andrus iTunes channel

From the audience singing along with Morgan Stanley Vice Chair and Managing Director Carla Harris to former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor roasting moderator David Adler, good times were had at the conference, but also insights into sexism in the workplace and the emerging culture of women in positions of power.

During the conference, Boise Weekly got a chance to sit down with New York Times sports reporter Karen Crouse, who discussed male-only sports clubs, how to write about sports that appeals to women, humanizing athletes and why she sometimes wears "crazy pants."

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New York Times Paywalls Getting Higher, Pricier

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The New York Times announced this morning that it is launching more digital news platforms—behind paywalls.

Dubbed NYT Now and Times Premier, both new services debut Wednesday, April 2.

NYT Now is being promoted as being cheaper than the current, standard New York Times digital subscription, costing about $2 per week (a regular digital subscription starts at $15 per month and goes up to $35 if you want to access content on both a smartphone and tablet). NYT Now will "currate" a selection of Times' content and will also include so-called "native advertising."

Times Premier will cost (are you sitting down?) $45 every four weeks and will include website, tablet and smartphone access to everything, including the ability to share with two family members, behind-the-scenes newsroom insight, and access to two free "TBooks," on single subjects.

The Times announced that more paid digital products are in the works.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Times App Maps Nation's Diversity, Income, Education

Posted By on Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, The New York Times created a tool that maps America's diversity.

Organized by census tract, small dots represent different ethnicities charted across American cities and counties to represent populations based on samples from 2005 to 2009.

Other maps available through the tool chart families' income levels, education, home value and more. One chart even shows the number of same-sex couples within that census tract.

The results are estimates, the Times stresses, but reveal the diversity found in the Treasure Valley at a glance. Mapping America: Every City, Every Block, can be found via the Times website.

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

This map shows the concentration of households earning over $200,000.
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  • This map shows the concentration of households earning over $200,000.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Idaho Efforts to Curb Unhealthy Dating in National Spotlight

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

A Gem State program, designed to curb teen dating violence, came into the national spotlight this week as The Sunday New York Times examined Start Strong Idaho: Building Healthy Teen Relationships, crafted by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The story, which appeared in the June 3 edition of The Times, was the fifth-most viewed story on the Times website as of June 5.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report one in four adolescents suffer verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse every year. Start Strong Idaho reported that the number of Gem State students reporting abuse by a dating partner dropped 22 percent drop from 2007 to 2009 and dropped another 17 percent from 2009 to 2011. But Start Strong was quick to remind that there is a continuing need to promote healthy teen relationships.

In its efforts to relate to middle school- and high school-aged teens, Start Strong regularly sponsors poetry slams, flash mobs, chalk art contests and lesson plans. Additionally, movie relationships are examined, using films such as The Hunger Games and the Twilight Saga as examples.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hosni Mubarak Suffers 'Health Crisis' Following Life Sentence

Posted By on Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Seated in a cage inside an Egyptian courtroom, former President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Ahmed Rafaat, The New York Times reports.

The 84-year-old lay reclining on a gurney as the verdict was read, while sons Alaa and Gamal, also in the courtroom, had tears in their eyes. Bribery charges against the two men were dismissed, though they still face stock manipulation charges.

The Times' David Kirkpatrick wrote:

Although the trial was widely criticized for failing to take stock of 30 years of political violence and corruption under Mr. Mubarak, the ruling is nonetheless Egypt’s most significant step yet toward establishing the principle that no leader is above the law. The country is still awaiting an elected president, a new Constitution and the exit of its current military rulers.

However Egyptian state media reported that Mubarak suffered a "health crisis" following the verdict. Nile News originally reported that Mubarak had suffered a heart attack; he was airlifted to a Cairo prison hospital.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

9/11 Detainees Arraigned in Cuba

Posted By on Sun, May 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

A military commission judge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday, May 5, arraigned five detainees as accused conspirators of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

However, the hours-long trial was disrupted numerous times by the defendants. Ramzi bin al Shibh spoke out to the judge about Guantanamo prison conditions, and began praying in the courtroom.

The New York Times wrote:

Later, he shouted at the judge that he should address their complaints about prison conditions because “maybe you are not going to see me again.”

“Maybe they are going to kill us and say that we have committed suicide,” he added.

Another detainee, Walid bin Attash, was restrained in a chair for the trial, wheeled in by guards. It marked the first time any of the five defendants had been seen in public since 2008, when the administration of former President George W. Bush began to prosecute the men.

After taking office, President Barack Obama pushed to have the trial moved to a federal court in New York City, but that plan dissolved after backlash from Congress.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

All The News That's Fit to Pay For Online

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Media analysts are keeping a close eye on The New York Times' latest move to scale back the number of free articles it offers online to 10.

The Times announced this morning that beginning next month, the paper, which currently allows nonsubscribers to view 20 free articles per month, is cutting that number in half. The Times reported that it currently has 454,000 paid subscribers for its various digital subscription packages or e-readers.

"We know that our readers place a high value on our journalism," said Times CEO and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

New York Times: Neighbor Against Neighbor on Gas Drilling

Posted By on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 9:59 AM

A raucous debate, which at times has become personal, has erupted over natural gas exploration in a rural community. It's not in Southwest Idaho, where Bridge Resources has met some community resistance while drilling for gas in Payette County. Rather, it's central New York, where opponents to gas exploration are being compared to Nazis and being told that are "being watched."

Today's New York Times examines the debate near Cooperstown, N.Y., best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

"The dispute has pitted neighbor against neighbor," said the Times. "And has often set people who live in suburbs or villages against the farmers and landowners who live outside them."

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Basque Separatists ETA Officially End Campaign of Violence

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

The New York Times is reporting that the militant Basque separatist group ETA has released an official statement ending its decades-long campaign of violence, saying it wished to seize a “historical opportunity to reach a just and democratic resolution.”

From the article:

“ETA has decided the definitive cessation of its military activity. ETA calls on the governments of Spain and France to open a process of direct dialogue whose objective is the resolution of the consequences of the conflict and thus the end of the armed confrontation.

“Finally, ETA calls on Basque society to involve itself in the process of solutions to construct a situation of peace and liberty,” the statement said.

The statement, a written document and an accompanying video of masked ETA members reading the statement aloud, was released to the New York Times and the BBC and will be released to two Basque-language newspapers that ETA sees as sympathetic, Garra and Berria.

The announcement appeared to heavily follow the advice of informal peace negotiators like Kofi Annan, the former secretary general of the United Nations, and Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist group, who said they were working to end the last armed confrontation in Europe. Language in key passages was reportedly nearly identical to the wording suggested by negotiators.

However, not all critics were satisfied. The statement didn't state outright that violence would never resume.

The ETA statement, far from renouncing the group’s goal of independence, reasserted it emphatically, with the commanders joining at the video’s end with traditional ETA rallying cries reaffirming their demands for freedom.

“The fight for independence for the Basque homeland goes on!” they cried.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

NY Times Poll: Opinion of Congress Worst On Record

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Members of Congress, now on recess, won't be returning to too many welcome home parties. A new New York Times/CBS News Poll indicates disapproval of Congress is now at its highest level on record.

A staggering 82 percent of Americans polled disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. That's the highest number since The Times began asking the same question back in the mid 1970s. The poll found Congressional Republicans shouldered more of the blame for the debt-ceiling debacle than Democrats or President Barack Obama.

The public was evenly divided about how Obama handled debt ceiling negotiations: 47 percent disapproved and 46 percent approved.

You can read the full results here.

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