todaysdocument:

What did the President know and when did he know it?  Find out for yourself by listening to the “smoking gun” conversation!

 On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon met with Chief of Staff H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, following the June 17 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building.  In this conversation segment, President Nixon and Haldeman discuss the progress of the FBI’s investigation.  They especially focus on the tracing of the source of money found on the burglars.  They propose having the CIA ask the FBI to halt their investigation of the Watergate break-in by claiming that the break-in was a national security operation.

On July 24, 1974, after a yearlong legal battle, the Supreme Court announced its 8-0 ruling that President Nixon must turn over the 64 tapes subpoenaed by the Special Prosecutor.  On August 5, 1974, White House aides distributed to reporters transcripts of the June 23, 1972 audiotape, accompanied by President Nixon’s own two-page statement.  In his comments, President Nixon wrote, “portions of the tapes of these June 23 conversations are at variance with certain of my previous statements.”

Conversation 714-002, Audiotape 744 (NARA Identifier #6852462), Oval Office Recordings, White House Tapes, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives and Records Administration.

More Watergate-Related Conversations via the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

newspaperbaton:

Despite what we see in the movies, newsrooms aren’t always the most glamorous places. However, take a closer look at a reporter’s desk and you’ll see what means a lot to them. These are four items on my desk now: The Henry R. Luce quote keeps me going when times get tough. The shark was a gift from the food writer at the first newsroom I worked in after college. The book was a gift from my dad and is one of the best books out there on craft. The military coin was given to me by a veteran thanking me for an in-depth article I wrote about mental health issues facing our local veterans. That coin means more to me than any journalistic award I’ve received. Photo by @marycaitlinbyrd / Times-News. http://ift.tt/1pymI1i

Meet some of the items on my desk.

newspaperbaton:

Despite what we see in the movies, newsrooms aren’t always the most glamorous places. However, take a closer look at a reporter’s desk and you’ll see what means a lot to them. These are four items on my desk now: The Henry R. Luce quote keeps me going when times get tough. The shark was a gift from the food writer at the first newsroom I worked in after college. The book was a gift from my dad and is one of the best books out there on craft. The military coin was given to me by a veteran thanking me for an in-depth article I wrote about mental health issues facing our local veterans. That coin means more to me than any journalistic award I’ve received. Photo by @marycaitlinbyrd / Times-News. http://ift.tt/1pymI1i

Meet some of the items on my desk.

'The flames were leaping from the building:' Gravity pulled the contents of an overturned water heater out onto the ashes drop by drop, but by Friday afternoon the liquid fell helplessly near what was left of Ivy Terrace condominiums: a blackened door frame with no door, a second story with no floorboards and wall frames with nothing left to support.

An early-morning blaze warped metal, shattered glass and made the six residential units at 708 W. Allen St. — a place that 10 people called home — uninhabitable.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said, looking at the wooden structure as crews turned off fire hydrant valves and put yellow hoses back onto fire trucks after almost 10 hours of work.

Story by Caitlin Byrd: http://bit.ly/1k9mCrz

mediareporter:

outofprintclothing:

R.I.P. Gabriel García Márquez

Especially during the tough times, the difficult deadlines and the sorrowful stories we must sometimes tell, this is great advice for journalists. 

mediareporter:

outofprintclothing:

R.I.P. Gabriel García Márquez

Especially during the tough times, the difficult deadlines and the sorrowful stories we must sometimes tell, this is great advice for journalists. 

thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.
Photo: AFP/Getty

thepoliticalnotebook:

Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa and photojournalist Ricardo Garcia Vilanova returned home today after six months held captive by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Above, Espinosa greets his son Yerai on the Torrejon military airport in Madrid.

Photo: AFP/Getty