If you notice there are no Maryland media outlets speaking to any of the issues I speak to every day. Mind you, nothing I say is false-----it is all documented and widely accepted yet somehow Maryland media only looks to the politicians to tell us what the news in the state will be. The neo-liberal and neo-cons capture is breath-taking in Maryland media. This is why Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland is going to court in an effort to rebuild free and fair elections. I want to take a few days to look at some media outlets and what connections they have as far as funding and oversight to see why the citizens of Maryland are not informed about major democratic principles in transition. IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT A CORPORATE COUP AGAINST THE US CONSTITUTION AND AMERICAN PEOPLE'S RIGHTS AS CITIZENS is major news.
University of Maryland is the institution in Maryland that would be that cornerstone of democracy and free discussion on political issues of the day and as I showed in this primary election they are the ones most capturing the process. This is what is broken with our resources for information that holds power accountable. If your universities are not allowing information to flow----you have no public accountability. The University of Maryland has a School of Journalism that sends graduates out into the media field as journalists so if there is a capture -----it begins here. Granted, journalists have to conform with the corporate media that owns these private and public media----but it is the passion of free press and journalism as the hallmark of democracy that is formed in these schools of journalism.
Let's look at Phillip Merrill College of Journalism and see what the students are connected to----CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE. The first thing you note is that this CNS is a chain operation connecting itself to universities across the country.
Look below and CNS is my alma mater's university journalism platform as well! The public university for Virginia..... you will notice all of these Capital News Service operations cover all the political news for the university with which they are connected. See why you and I never hear of the global corporate takeover of the United States and our government with the goal of re-writing our US Constitution leaving WE THE PEOPLE out and WE THE GLOBAL CORPORATE TRIBUNAL in. This would be a hot topic for a university campus and student journalists-----BUT NOT A WORD!
Capital News Service is a flagship program of the VCU School of Mass Communications. Students participating in the program provide state government coverage for Virginia’s community newspapers and other media outlets, under the supervision of Associate Professor Jeff South.
CNS operates as a three-credit course (formally listed as MASC 475) during spring semesters, when the General Assembly is in session. Each CNS student is assigned to serve one or more clients. Students must devote substantial time outside class to CNS — at least 10 hours a week. The students in MASC 475 meet twice a week to discuss and plan stories and work on reporting and writing skills.
During the fall semesters, the CNS system is used to distribute stories students do for other courses, such as MASC 404 (Specialized/Projects Reporting). Throughout the year, CNS can help newspaper editors find VCU students who can do freelance stories, internships and other assignments.
Wilma Wirt, who has since retired from the mass comm faculty, established CNS in 1994 for two reasons:
- To give VCU’s journalism students an opportunity to actively cover and write about the Virginia General Assembly.
- To give the state’s weekly, twice-weekly and thrice-weekly newspapers better access to the legislature — something Wirt deemed important in the everyday lives of all Virginians.
In the article, Pam Lettie, then editor of the Loudoun Times-Mirror, praised CNS, saying: “It helps our editorial content because we don’t have staff in Richmond full time, so the students can be our eyes and ears, giving us localized stories specific to our area.”
Here is the Presstime article.
Oh, look! Capital News Service at yet another public university......IS THIS A COINCIDENCE???????
Capital News Service, Michigan State University School of Journalism.
About CNS CNS reporters cover state government — issues and personalities.
Covering stories of meaning to their member papers, they come in contact with the important newsmakers of the day, from the Supreme Court justices and the governor to members of the Legislature and the people who run the state government departments, to lobbyists and public-interest organizations.
Then they also talk with “real people” — the individual citizens and businesses in communities to get their reactions to what’s happening in Lansing.
In addition to weekly news stories, CNS students write in-depth articles on issues facing state government and their impact on taxpayers.
Below you see Florida's Capital News Service reporting on business-friendly Florida State University. Here is the example of a public university patent being sold ----this time to a Chinese corporation -----all of that research paid for by Federal, state, and local taxpayer money sent to a public university and the students' tuition which we all know are soaring these few decades this corporate structure has been in place. So, this Chinese corporation spends no money on what will be a patent product and students at this Florida university got to work for free developing this patent. Where will the jobs be????? Florida has the highest unemployment and poverty in the nation.
This is what Capital News Service is-----a global corporate media structure attached to our public universities that look at global corporate power as a good thing. This is why you hear nothing in Maryland about how bad this is for America. If you watch the video-----all of the tax money lost to fund these patenting projects is lost to the citizens of Florida-----GLOBAL CORPORATIONS----BUSINESS-FRIENDLY STATES!
NEO-LIBERALS AND NEO-CONS.
Capital News Service: Business Friendly Florida
In: News Published Date Click the link below to watch a news story from the Capital News Service.
Business Friendly Florida Video
Bing Energy International has an exclusive commercialization agreement to use Florida State University professor Dr. Jim P. Zheng’s patented breakthrough nanotechnology to create a more commercially viable fuel cell. Building on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Ben Wang, inventor of buckypaper, Zheng has pioneered a fuel cell that incorporates a thin membrane composed of carbon nanotubes, reducing the need for expensive platinum that, until now, have made fuel cells too expensive to be widely marketed.
As you see below Capital News Service is totally associated with right wing neo-conservatives like Johns Hopkins University here in Maryland. Now, we do not want to deny someone the right to donate to a public university, but when the school becomes an extension of a private media outlet that has strong connections with global corporate neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism-----and allows that to be reflected on campus----that is a problem. Capital News Service is simply a corporate media outlet that has been moved to public university campuses to control what is done in journalism on these campuses. Needless to say------NO POLITICAL PROTEST/HOLDING POWER ACCOUNTABLE GOING ON HERE!
Again, we someone closely connected to Johns Hopkins and even worse----the SAIS surveillance and NSA programs donating and having a say in our public university press. Remember, the University of Maryland has branches all over Maryland and this College of Journalism at College Park feeds courses on journalism throughout the state. Think about the young people graduating from these journalism schools that never allow dissent or education in the press about the effects of neo-liberalism on the nation.
THIS IS WHY MARYLAND IS SILENT AS GLOBAL CORPORATIONS DISMANTLE OUR DEMOCRACY AND END OUR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS.
I want to remind Republicans out there-----neo-conservatives are killing small and regional businesses and handing all to global corporations so business-friendly only means for large and global corporations. You think your Constitutional rights to privacy are being taken away-----these are the people doing it!
capital news service | Right Wing Watch
Philip Merrill Born April 28, 1934
Baltimore, Maryland Died June 10, 2006 (aged 72)
Chesapeake Bay Occupation Publisher, diplomat Known for Philanthropy Philip Merrill (April 28, 1934—10 June 2006) was an American diplomat, publisher, banker, and philanthropist
Career Born Philip Merrill Levine, he was a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School. At Cornell, he was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun and a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He was president and CEO of Capital-Gazette Communications, Inc., which publishes Washingtonian magazine, the Annapolis Capital, and five other Maryland newspapers. His wife, Eleanor, succeeded him as chairman of the company which they sold after his death to Landmark Communications; their daughter Catherine Merrill Williams took over as president and publisher of the Washingtonian.
Merrill served as counselor to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from 1981 to 1983; as a member of the Defense Policy Board from 1983 to 1990 and again from 2001 to 2003; and as Assistant Secretary General for Defence Support at NATO Headquarters in Brussels from 1990 to 1992 under President George H. W. Bush. He was appointed to chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States by George W. Bush, serving from 2002 to 2005. He represented the United States in negotiations on the Law of the Sea Conference, the International Telecommunications Union and various disarmament and exchange agreements with the former Soviet Union. For many years he chaired the White House Fellow Commissions regional panels. Merrill also served on President George H.W. Bush's Gulf War Air Power Survey and President Reagan's Commission on Cost Control in the Federal Government.
He served as a long time trustee of the Aspen Institute (and long time executive board member), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Johns Hopkins University, and Cornell University. He was Chairman of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) and a U.S. Director of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). He also served on the Department of Defense Business Board, the University of Maryland Board of Visitors, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) board and the Advanced Physics Laboratories board.
In 1988, he received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, the highest civilian honor given by the United States Department of Defense.
Needless to say the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism and its Capital News Service completely ignored Cindy Walsh for Governor of Maryland. You see below their coverage of the elections made sure to never mention me or my platform issues and the voter's guide below is clearly illegal-----they cannot as a 501c3 organization handle elections this way. The fact that a public university journal would so openly break election law and choose to be silent on the issues in my platform show the capture and this should have everyone concerned.
GRADUATING JOURNALISTS THAT ONLY KNOW HOW TO MOVE THE NEO-LIBERAL/NEO-CONS GLOBAL CORPORATE POLICIES ALONG IS THE GOAL OF THESE PROGRAMS AND IT IS YOUR GOVERNOR WHO APPOINTS THE PEOPLE AT THESE UNIVERSITIES ALLOWING THIS.
So, O'Malley has spent 8 years appointing people to head these public universities who then allow these departments operate in ways that has nothing to do with democracy and especially about Democratic Party issues.
NEO-LIBERALS ARE NOT DEMOCRATS
NEO-CONS ARE NOT REPUBLICANS
Maryland Gubernatorial Candidates on the Issues
Capital News Service asked Maryland's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates their views on seven key issues in the 2014 election. This interactive provides a summary of their responses. The comparison visualizations are based on a Capital News Service analysis of their positions. Read the candidates' full responses (PDF).
Our Mission Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.
Knight Chair in Public Affairs ... Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism University of Maryland | College Park, Md. | Posted: 10.16.2013
The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism seeks a distinguished journalist to become the third Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism, at the tenured, full-professor level, to fill the position previously held by the late Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, and journalist Hodding Carter III, who served as the first Knight Chair..
The new Knight Chair will have a background in reporting on national security and cybersecurity issues related to transparency, privacy and the First Amendment, as they affect both domestic and global affairs. The college is particularly interested in journalists with expertise in investigative reporting and data-driven journalism, as well as experience in multi-platform digital media.
We believe the Knight Chair will be a signature player in helping the profession and journalism education define the future of national security journalism. As the field moves beyond traditional event journalism, the Knight Chair can play a role in establishing more systemic and analytical coverage of national security policy, decision-making and decision makers. The Knight Chair can lead the profession and journalism students in detailed and interactive examinations of the roles of all three branches of government, including contractor activity and off-the-books projects, and in penetrating investigations of the multinational corporate and technology sectors.
Based at a Big 10 research university located inside the Washington Beltway, the Knight Chair will be strategically well placed to lead journalists who report as well as scholars who teach about the empirical frontiers of big data — and about the political and ethical tensions between privacy and the perceived threats to security at those new frontiers.
The Knight Chair will be expected to build on the reputation and the initiatives of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The successful candidate will teach courses for undergraduate and graduate students in his/her areas of expertise, commit to service for the college and university, and play a leading role in national security reporting and education for the college, the region and profession.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic adviser and mentor, working with undergraduate and graduate students at Merrill College, preparing them for leading roles in public affairs journalism, especially on issues related to national security, terrorism and civil liberties in today’s digital media environment.
The new Knight Chair will be expected to continue an active engagement with the journalism profession. The chair will also be expected to be collegial, entrepreneurial, and eager to collaborate with other units at the university and with organizations in the Washington, D.C., region.
Distinguished contributions in public affairs journalism and demonstrable potential to additionally make distinguished contributions in journalism education, research and teaching related to national and/or cyber security issues.
Cover Letter: The cover letter should address why a career as Knight Chair of Public Affairs Reporting devoted to national and global security issues appeals to you, and how teaching at Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the graduate and undergraduate level would enhance your own work in this field. Please also share with us ideas you might have for building a national security journalism program at Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
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