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Good morning, it’s Sunday, 14 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift .
Welcome to 2018.
Incoming: Hawaii (and the West Coast) was rattled by an emergency alert that said “Ballistic Missile Inbound to Hawaii. Seek Immediate Shelter. This is not a drill.” The alert popped up on Hawaiian television and radio as well as on cell phone causing understandable panic across the state. Approximately 40 minutes later, another message went out saying the emergency alert was a false alarm. The government is investigating; initial reports said that the warning was a result of an employee “pushing the wrong button during a shift change”. It’s the constant tension with North Korea that makes such a warning so very, very real to the residents of Hawaii and other western states. Any chance this could have been hacking?
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Sportscaster Keith Jackson, the longtime voice of college football, has died. He was 89 and college football will never be the same without him. More on Jackson in a separate post.
The Daily Grope: The New York Times, in a front page story, reports that famous and powerful fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino are alleged to have engaged in sexual harassment of male models. The Times article includes reporting from 15 different male models and details the often inappropriate behavior that infests the fashion industry.
The NFL playoffs continue today, with the Jaguars facing the Steelers and, later, the Saints playing the Vikings. Yesterday, The Philadelphia Eagles, with backup quarterback Nick Foles running the offense, beat last year’s Superbowl finalist Atlanta Falcons 15 to 10 and, in the evening game, the New England Patriots lead by Tom Brady destroyed an overmatched Tennessee Titans team 35-14. Today will be another good day to watch some NFL playoff football. or the SONY open, from Hawaii, if you’re up for warm weather and golf.
Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage.
Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine.
Today is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (we’d recommend on rye). But..if you’re not into hot pastrami sandwiches, it’s also National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Take your choice.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. Video of Hawaii Missile Alert courtesy of our friends at the Washington Post and YouTube. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1560 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.