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Posted by   /  February 27, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

With generous endowments, including a $25,000 grant from the Arizona Community Foundation, AZCIR is poised to keep reporting for another year. Not all journalistic start-ups in the Valley have been so successful. Written by Lauren Loftus | Phoenix Magazine Investigative news is all over the news these days. See: Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech imploring […]

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Court: Maricopa County worker’s talk with reporter was not protected speech

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Joseph Guzman | Cronkite News A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office did not violate the First Amendment rights or employee contract of a former worker it terminated following comments she made to the Arizona Republic. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a […]

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Extensive infrastructure needed for Casa Grande amusement park project

Posted by   /  February 23, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central The 1,500-acre destination resort developers wish to build near Casa Grande will require a number of infrastructure and utility needs. Some of them were identified in the development plan Block Sports Company submitted to the city last month. They include the construction of a roadway network that incorporates existing […]

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Developer proposes Disney-like theme park for Casa Grande

Posted by   /  February 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport By Carissa Planalp | KTVK-TV3 A Florida-based developer has applied for zoning changes in Casa Grande to make way for a theme park comparable to Disney World. The recreation and amusement park elements would be part of a larger, 1,500-acre project where Interstate 10 meets with Interstate […]

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Disneyland in the desert; Rose Law Group Founder and CEO Jordan Rose discusses what’s next

Posted by   /  February 22, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By William Pitts | KPNX 12 The team behind a development that’s been billed as a Disney World-like destination resort in Casa Grande is saying it never intended to raise expectations that high. Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the developers of Dreamport Village. Alan Segall said Wednesday his company, The Block Sports, was referencing Disney […]

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‘This Just In…’ starring Dana Carvey

Posted by   /  February 17, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Michael Flynn has absolutely nothing to fear from the Logan Act

Posted by   /  February 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

No one has ever been convicted under the law in the 218 years it’s been on the books. By Jeremy Duda | For The Washington Post When news broke this month that Michael Flynn, President Trump’s now-former national security adviser, had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador before Trump was sworn in, […]

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How Ben Thompson built Stratechery into a one-man publishing empire

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

“The internet enables niche in a massively powerful way.” By Dan Frommer | recode  Ben Thompson has established himself as one of the smartest analysts and clearest thinkers on the media and technology industries. And he has built an interesting, rather unusual business, self-publishing his Stratechery blog and subscription-based email newsletter from Taiwan, where he lives. […]

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How tech ate the media and our minds

Posted by   /  February 10, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Rebecca Zisser | Axios Let’s face it: most of us are more distracted and more frazzled than ever. We are prisoners to our phones: tweeting our every thought, or snapping our every emotion, or Facebooking our every fantasy, feeling or family moment. We scroll, click and swipe our days away, better connected than at […]

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Bill protecting student journalists from censorship advances

Posted by   /  February 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A Senate panel voted Thursday to give student newspapers new freedom from censorship by school administrators. SB 1384 specifically declares that student editors — and not administrators — “are responsible for determining the content of school-sponsored media.” More to the point, the legislation would […]

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