Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


New York Times

KOSOVO - While NATO expands its force Russians still occupy the Pristina airport in an embarrassing impasse for NATO's peacekeeping effort. Two Serbs in a small yellow car opened fire on a group of just-arrived German peacekeepers. The peacekeepers fired back, killing both men in a tense and unsettled second day of NATO's arrival in Kosovo. The paper also reports that an enormous column of Serbian civilians followed their army and police out of western Kosovo on Sunday past a column of Italian troops and armor moving the other way.

CONGRESS - Congress has gone on an all-out fund-raising binge driven by the battle for control of the House, competition for money with the Presidential campaigns and an early push by incumbents to scare off challengers.

VIRUSES -Computer researchers are detecting a toward programs that mimic viruses and pestilence in the physical world. The latest concern is a program known as a worm that was apparently conceived in Israel last week and spread to Europe and the United States.

ISRAEL - Israeli analysts have been surprised that residents of the Golan Heights voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister-elect Ehud Barak, even though he had stated his to make peace with Syria. Most analysts say at least partial withdrawal from the Golan Heights is a precondition for peace with Syria.

DRUG TESTING - Six private New Orleans area schools are testing hair to detect illicit drug use.

MISC - NBA Finals, the popularity of male au pairs and phone company takeover maneuverings complete the front page.

The New York Times can be accessed at:

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Resignation Of Metiria Turei: Were Journalists 'just Doing Their Job'?

In our research we examined the role of journalism in animating the Turei controversy and the different perceptions of professional journalists and online commentators sympathetic to Turei’s left politics. ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Extradition Of Julian Assange

It isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice... More>>


Gordon Campbell: Islamic State Meets The Searchers

The histories of the European children forcibly recruited into Native American tribal life during the 19th century do remind us of just how difficult the social re-integration of the children of ISIS is likely to be. More>>

Joseph Cederwall: CJR Analysis Of Post-Christchurch Media Coverage

After the Christchurch massacre, Columbia Journalism Review analysed news sources to see how outlets complied with guidelines from groups that seek to limit the amplification of terrorist acts through media. More>>

News Deserts: The Death March Of Local Journalism

Joseph Cederwall: The corporate media sector seems unable to do anything to halt the raging dumpster fire of consolidation, layoffs and centralisation of content production. All this means we are increasingly seeing ‘news deserts’ appearing in local communities. Illustration by Paul Sahre. More>>