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Editorial: The value of community journalism | News …

When Investigation Discovery (ID) television network wanted to do a documentary-style program about the 2008 murder of Pleasanton couple Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, they contacted the local newspaper.

The Pleasanton Weekly journalists covered the case from the discovery of the bodies through the sentencing of their murderer — their son Ernest Scherer III — three years later.

Because of the existence of the paper and the constancy of leadership, we were able to provide credible information and historical context to the “Gambling With Death” episode on ID’s “Married With Secrets” series.

A lot has changed since 2008, in Pleasanton, in the newspaper industry and at the Pleasanton Weekly.

In 2008, our division had two newspapers, four websites, twice as much office space and three times the staff. Technology, though, has disrupted the business models for media and its main source of revenue: local businesses.

Read more at: https://pleasantonweekly.com/news/2017/12/28/editorial-the-value-of-community-journalism

Editorial: The value of community journalism

When Investigation Discovery (ID) television network wanted to do a documentary-style program about the 2008 murder of Pleasanton couple Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, they contacted the local newspaper.

The Pleasanton Weekly journalists covered the case from the discovery of the bodies through the sentencing of their murderer — their son Ernest Scherer III — three years later.

Because of the existence of the paper and the constancy of leadership, we were able to provide credible information and historical context to the “Gambling With Death” episode on ID’s “Married With Secrets” series.

A lot has changed since 2008, in Pleasanton, in the newspaper industry and at the Pleasanton Weekly.

In 2008, our division had two newspapers, four websites, twice as much office space and three times the staff. Technology, though, has disrupted the business models for media and its main source of revenue: local businesses.

Read more at: https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=18349

Avishai’s prophetic ‘Tragedy of Zionism’ was denied by Jewish community 32 years ago

The Tragedy of Zionism
Bernard Avishai
(1985, 359 pp)

Bernard Avishai is a keen observer of the Zionist venture. I know him from his fine writing in the New Yorker, The Nation, the New York Review of Books, and other periodicals. I thought it was high time to take a look at his book length writings.

I start with the Tragedy of Zionism. Avishai has said that when the book was published in 1985, it cost him a tenured position at MIT. Perhaps he anticipated what was coming: he looks out from the back jacket of the book, arms defiantly crossed, looking very Abby Hoffmanesque. But the hysterical response was reactionary. See, e.g. Kirkus (the book is “desperately seeking controversy”). In fact, the book is a wonderfully readable and objective account of Zionism from its origins in the late 19th century, up to the

Read more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/07/avishais-prophetic-community/

Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Tantallon Community Players

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Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Tantallon Community Players …

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‘NOVA’ chronicles Holocaust tunnel discovery – Community Voices – Pittsburgh Post

Cartographer Philip Reeder, dean and professor of the Bayer School of Natural Environmental Sciences at Duquesne University, was part of that June 2016 expedition that discovered the long-rumored tunnel. But finding it hadn’t been part of the initial plan.

“We were focusing on the uncovering of the Great Synagogue in Vilnius,” said producer/director Kirk Wolfinger. “We knew we were going to go to the killing fields of Ponar. We knew that the tunnel was rumored to have been there. As the film depicts, it was almost by accident, just doing a couple of tests, transects of the technology, that we found it.”

The tunnel, measuring 100 feet long, took prisoners 76 days to dig — by hand.

Richard Freund, professor of Jewish history at the University of Hartford and leader of the expedition, said testimonies about the tunnel are plentiful but many of the eyewitnesses are aging and won’t be alive much longer.

“One

Read more at: http://communityvoices.post-gazette.com/arts-entertainment-living/tuned-in/item/40747-nova-chronicles-holocaust-tunnel-discovery