On Friday, March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m. a major earthquake hit Japan causing all businesses and public services to shut down. Many hours later at 6 p.m. Tokyo time, train service was still not operational, stranding thousands of commuters attempting to leave their offices for home. The lack of transportation forced thousands of office workers to attempt to walk home--a trek that in some cases represented a five-hour walk to the other side of Tokyo as temperatures dipped and traffic crawled at a snail's pace. According to various sources, raging fires and flooding brought on by tsunamis challenged the nation's ability to recover from the disaster. This video offers a sample of what those in Japan are currently experiencing.
The McClatchy Company, a chain of more than 30 U.S. newspapers, is expected to close its foreign bureaus by the end of the year. The media giant’s chief executive denies the rumors, but it kind of sounds like the closures are likely anyway.
Jon Hendren, @fart, was mistakenly summoned onto Headline News instead of journalist John Hendren, to talk about whistleblower Ed Snowden. He talked about Edward Scissorhands instead. The clueless, scripted anchor didn’t seem to notice the difference.
The National Geographic magazine has been a nonprofit publication since inception in 1888, but that ends today. The long-running American publication becomes very much for-profit under a $725 million dollar deal announced today with 21st Century Fox, the entertainment company controlled by the family of Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is a notorious climate change denier, and […]
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