Media Mashup: August 26, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 4.47.46 PMCaroline Kennedy in Charge? reports on the abysmal record of Caroline Kennedy as the U.S. ambassador to Japan. Moreover, it has been reported that she, like bud Hillary Clinton, has used private email for public business, possibly creating a serious breach of classified materials.

Almost two years into Kennedy’s ambassadorship, the U.S. embassy in Japan is a mess.

For details, see

The White House in Charge?

Only a few months after his arrest for scaling a wall of the White House, a man was shot and killed near Philadelphia after slashing a sheriff’s deputy. To hear and read more, got to

You in Charge on Vacation?

Your vacation affects your life in many ways, but not exactly what you may think. American workers in 2013 forfeited 169 million days of paid time off, worth $52.4 billion. What was the career benefit? Negative, according to a study.

Those who left between 11 and 15 days unused were 6.5 percent less likely to receive a raise or bonus than those who used all their vacation days. See

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to


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