Facts, and Opinions, this week

Below is F&O’s Fresh Sheet. We’ll have more stories later this week — see our Contents page for our newest original and curated works. Notebook: Current affairs are a raging flood, from breaking news about the Canada-Europe free trade dea. (Reuters) to a pipeline protest in North Dakota that activist Bill McKibben calls

Laws and Lawsuits Highlight Global Risks for Airbnb

By Heather Somerville and Tina Bellon  October, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) – Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. In eight years of torrid growth, the company has often clashed with local public officials

Rare win for journalism as PR firms overwhelm news

By John Jewell, Cardiff University October, 2016 Recent articles about the public relations firm Bell Pottinger are a stark reminder of the power and pervasiveness of PR in today’s fragmented media landscape. The Sunday Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that

F&O this week

F&O’s Fresh Sheet this week features: Focus on Bob Dylan, who this week won the Nobel Prize for Literature: His Bob-ness joins Yeats, Beckett, and Eliot, by Rod Mickleburgh In the winter of 1990, I waited with a handful of reporters and

Facts and Opinions this week

  F&O’s Fresh Sheet includes: Most US Muslims comfortably integrated, by Tom Regan   Column The raging Islamophobia of America’s presidential election present a very negative view of American Muslims. It is also completely false. Nature needs a seat at the UN, by Anthony Burke and Stefanie