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[OP-ED]: Growing disgust with the ethos of college campuses does not mean a rejection of higher education

 07/18/2017 - 15:00
According to the National Student Clearinghouse, which tracks college enrollments, the number of students in colleges and universities has now dropped for five straight years, and this year 81,000 fewer high school graduates nationwide are heading to higher-education institutions. 

A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.” 

The reality is more complex.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:16pm

Latinos in Hollywood: Edward James Olmos to receive Platino honor award

 06/29/2017 - 04:15
American actor Edward James Olmos, during an interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Mar. 10, 2017. EFE/PABLO RAMON

The 70-year-old Olmos, a son of Mexican immigrants who was born in Los Angeles, broke ground for Hispanics in Hollywood and won two Golden Globe awards, one for "The Burning Season" and another for his role as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in "Miami Vice."

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:00am
Plain Text Author: 
EFE

[OP-ED]: Cleaning The ‘Heroin Hell’ Will Not Create Heaven In Surrounding Communities

 06/26/2017 - 10:41
'Bedroom' for a man in Philadelphia's West Kensington community where festering structural impoverishment sparks social ills like rampant drug sales. LBW Photo

The recent announcement that City Hall and Conrail cut a deal to cleanup the notorious heroin corridor along a section of railroad track running through Philadelphia’s Fairhill and West Kensington communities is welcomed removal of a dangerous blight that’s festered for nearly two decades.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:30am

[OP-ED]: It’s getting harder to tell the journalists from the performers

 06/26/2017 - 08:29
En abril de 2015, mientras trabajaba como corresponsal político en jefe para Politico, Thrush envió una serie inapropiada de emails al presidente de la campaña de Hillary Clinton, John Poodesta. En uno de ellos, Thrush dijo a Podesta que estaba trabajando en una historia de recaudación de fondos y preguntó:”¿Puedo mandarte un par de párrafos, extraoficialmente, para asegurarme de que no meto la pata en nada?”. nytimes.com

Americans sense that Big Media is a big mess, but they can’t put their finger on why that is. 

Memory takes me back to August 1997, when I arrived in Phoenix to start my first full-time newspaper job as a general assignment reporter. I was greeted by the managing editor, an old-school journalist who spelled out the rules of the profession and made clear what he expected from me.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00am

[OP-ED]: Cada vez es más difícil distinguir a los periodistas de los actores

 06/26/2017 - 08:13
En abril de 2015, mientras trabajaba como corresponsal político en jefe para Politico, Thrush envió una serie inapropiada de emails al presidente de la campaña de Hillary Clinton, John Poodesta. En uno de ellos, Thrush dijo a Podesta que estaba trabajando en una historia de recaudación de fondos y preguntó:”¿Puedo mandarte un par de párrafos, extraoficialmente, para asegurarme de que no meto la pata en nada?”. nytimes.com

Los estadounidenses sienten que los Grandes Medios están en crisis, pero no pueden determinar por qué sucede eso. 

El recuerdo me lleva a agosto de 1997, cuando llegué a Phoenix para comenzar mi primer trabajo a tiempo completo en un diario, como reportero generalista. Fui recibido por el redactor en jefe, un periodista de la guardia vieja, que establecía las reglas de la profesión y dejaba claro lo que se esperaba de mí.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00am

A Latino Justin Bieber?

 06/26/2017 - 05:53
Spanish teen pop star Abraham Mateo has growth spurt with reggaeton, beard, big muscles. Photo: EFE/Pablo Ramon

In "Loco Enamorado," Abraham Mateo is accompanied by urban icon Farruko from Puerto Rico in shaping a song the Spaniard defines as "reggaepop," a fusion of the pop that has been his signature music for all his young lifetime, and a reggaeton that is gaining world popularity thanks to the "Despacito" phenom.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:45am
Plain Text Author: 
EFE

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