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  • Boston Herald declares bankruptcy, agrees to be sold

    12/08/2017 2:20:58 PM PST · by TomServo · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/8/2017 | AP
    BOSTON — The Boston Herald is declaring bankruptcy and has agreed to be sold to GateHouse Media. See more at link..
  • Pass the tote bag: Why young readers are now willing to pay for old-guard news

    10/31/2017 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 6 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 31, 2017 | Harry Bruinius - Staff Writer
    SHIFT IN THOUGHT   Millennials have been subscribing to online news outlets in numbers three times greater than any other group, a study found. Those interviewed say their decision to pay goes beyond civic philanthropy. NEW YORK—Nearly every day during the routine clatter and bustle of her subway commute earlier this year, Shand Thomas began to notice more of her fellow riders shouldering The New Yorker magazine’s beige and black-emblazoned tote. Then she began to see people walking around with the literary magazine’s shoulder bag – a promotion offered only to subscribers. And when a number of her friends began...
  • NY Daily News to be sold to tronc

    09/05/2017 8:08:34 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 30 replies
    Newsday ^ | 9/4/17 | Zachary R. Dowdy
    The New York Daily News, a tabloid that once boasted one of the highest daily circulations in the nation, has been sold to tronc, the Chicago-based former Tribune Publishing company, the companies said Monday night. The News, a nearly 100-year-old media company, is based in Manhattan and was owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman. “Adding an iconic media property like The Daily News not only expands our tremendous portfolio of newspaper brands, it also allows us to grow our digital platform and broaden our services for advertisers and marketers,” Dearborn said.
  • Losing: The Failing New York Times Set to Lay Off More Staff, Including Reporters

    06/24/2017 4:07:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Peddling fake news does not, in fact, equate to a long-term successful business strategy, reporters for The New York Times are learning the hard way. The Gray Lady, which many in the media class consider the pinnacle of the information business, is struggling so much financially that reporters are expected to be laid off from the publication, along with many editors, the New York Post reports. “Reporters at the New York Times could soon be ‘vulnerable’ to the ax,” the Post’s Keith Kelly wrote. “If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough...
  • New York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs

    06/23/2017 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    Reporters at the New York Times could soon be “vulnerable” to the ax. If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors. “Up until now, the company had not indicated that layoffs would happen if targeted numbers weren’t achieved,” Grant Glickson, president of the NewsGuild, told Media Ink. As part of the NYT’s ongoing restructuring of its editing ranks, 109 copy editors have had their jobs eliminated. There are estimated to be about 50...
  • Fishwrap: Newspaper circulation at 77-year low

    06/02/2017 5:44:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/2017 | Paul Bedard
    Circulation of daily newspapers has dropped to a 77-year low, signaling an end to print and a shift to all-digital delivery, according to a new industry review. The Pew Research Center said that circulation has reached a new low of 34.6 million, six million less than papers sold in 1940.
  • New York Times Warns of Looming Budget Cuts, Smaller Newsroom

    01/18/2017 6:09:32 AM PST · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 Jan 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The New York Times is warning its staff that budget cuts and staff reductions loom as the paper looks ahead to the future, according to a study by the outlet about how the newsroom will operate in the future. Dean Baquet, New York Times’ executive editor, and Joe Kahn, managing editor, said that the outlet’s transformation would require budget cuts and lead to a “smaller and more focused newsroom,” a move that will prompt buyouts and layoffs, which are expected this year. "We view this moment as a necessary re-positioning of The Times newsroom, not as a diminishment,” they said....
  • Fake News Plus Fascism: New York Times Urges Boycott of Breitbart

    01/08/2017 5:33:34 PM PST · by Rockitz · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    In two op-ed articles for the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, the Gray Lady attacks Breitbart News and its founder, Andrew Breitbart, and encourages an effort to “destroy” the company by appealing directly to advertisers not to support the website. One article, “How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News,” written by someone actually called “Pagan Kennedy” (was “Antichrist Roosevelt” not available?) celebrates the flagging effort of anonymous Twitter trolls who have tried to target and intimidate companies whose ads appear alongside Breitbart News articles, via third party platforms. These would-be censors of the totalitarian left have...
  • New York Times Will Vacate 8 Floors In Its HQ To Generate "Significant Rental Revenue"

    12/16/2016 12:41:07 PM PST · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 16 December 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Remember when The NYT reported that its ad hoc campaign to boost revenue by selling subscriptions in response to the vicious back and forth with Donald Trump, was said to be a smashing success? Perhaps it was subscriptions for the crossword puzzle because it appears the monetary success was not smashing enough, and according to a just released note from executives Arthur Sulzberger and Mark Thompson, the newspaper will vacate at least eight floors in its iconic building, allowing it to "generate significant rental income" because it is "frankly, too expensive to occupy this many floors when we don’t truly...
  • The New York Times to vacate and rent out eight floors in their midtown office building.

    12/16/2016 7:48:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/16/16 | Alex WePrin
    The New York Times to vacate and rent out eight floors in their midtown office building. Will consolidate staff on redesigned floors.https://twitter.com/alexweprin/status/809784548317925376  
  • Cheney To CNN's Barbara Starr: Trump Took Us To Point Where We Don't Need You Guys Anymore

    12/04/2016 7:51:47 AM PST · by jennychase · 166 replies
    RCP ^ | 4/12/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn't have to rely upon, uh, rely upon -- this is the modern era, modern technology. He's at the point where we don't need you guys anymore.
  • ESPN Loses Over a Half Million Subscribers (last two months, ESPN lost 1,176,000 subscribers)

    11/30/2016 6:57:28 AM PST · by xzins · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 16 | Dylan Gwinn
    The Nielsen estimates revealed that ESPN lost 555,000 subscribers during the last month. In other words, ESPN essentially lost the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This, coming on the heels of last month, the worst month in ESPN history, where the network lost 621,000 subscribers. In the last two months, ESPN has lost 1,176,000 subscribers, a subscriber loss nearly the size of the city of Dallas, Texas. ...explanation for the network’s cratering subscriber base. ESPN Ombudsman Jim Brady, admitted that the network lurched way too far to the left in recent years, alienating many viewers.
  • Detroit News and Detroit Free Press facing news staff cuts Cuts threaten watchdog role

    11/16/2016 6:33:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    WXYZ (ABC Detroit) ^ | 11-15/11-16-16 | Curtis Jackson
    Two pillars of local journalism are facing cuts. Sources confirm a Crain's Detroit business report that indicates the entire editorial staff at the Detroit News has been offered buyouts -- regardless of seniority. They have a week to decide before layoffs are announced. Sources tell 7 Action News staffers at the Detroit Free Press will be made a similar offer as early as Wednesday. Tim Kiska is a former staffer for both papers. "This is not good, I don't think, for public discourse at all. This is a disaster," Kiska said.
  • NY Times Admits Biased Coverage on Trump

    11/12/2016 6:23:25 PM PST · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    In the letter to subscribers, signed by both Sulzberger and Executive Editor Dean Baquet, the pair said they promise to "rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you. . . . "Because it demonized Trump from start to finish, it failed to realize he was onto something," Goodwin writes. "And because the paper decided that Trump's supporters were a rabble of racist rednecks and homophobes, it...
  • For Some Newspapers, Endorsing Clinton Means Losing Subscribers

    09/30/2016 2:03:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Sydney Ember
    The subscription cancellations were coming every 10 minutes. Angry readers have been calling in droves. One caller issued a death threat. “We’re feeling the weight of our history,” Phil Boas, the editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic, said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. Until it endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, the newspaper, founded in 1890, had never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. The Cincinnati Enquirer, which endorsed Mrs. Clinton last week, put it particularly bluntly: “Trump is a clear and present danger to our country.” For some readers, however, the endorsements proved a step too...
  • New York Times reports another loss as ad sales decline

    07/28/2016 8:03:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2016
    July 28 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co reported its second quarterly loss in a row as print and digital advertising sales declined. Print ad revenue fell 14.1 percent, the eighth straight quarterly decline. Digital ad revenue, which accounts for about a third of total ad revenue, dropped 6.8 percent, the second straight quarterly decline. The Times posted a net loss of $211,000 attributable to shareholders for the second quarter ended June 26, compared with a profit of $16.4 million the year-earlier quarter. On an adjusted basis, the company earned 11 cents per share from continuing operations, matching the...
  • WSJ’s Stephens: Trump Must Be ‘Decisively Rebuked’ So Republican Voters ‘Learn Their Lesson’

    05/30/2016 11:40:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 179 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/29/16 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens argued against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s candidacy and said he must be “decisively rebuked” to the point that it will teach Republican voters a “lesson.” “I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump,” Stephens said. “I will vote for the least left-wing opponent to Donald Trump and I want to make a vote to make sure that he has — that he is the biggest loser in presidential history since, I don’t know, Alf Landon or
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • New York Times Insider: Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall Causing Drastic Cuts

    12/23/2014 6:22:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 12/23/2014 | Ken Kurson
    Yesterday, New York Times readers were treated to a beautifully nuanced and balanced and richly detailed feature about a topic very much in the mix. Its author, Ariel Kaminer, came by her story and its scoop—the first interview with the accused (possibly falsely) rapist of the woman at Columbia who is carrying a mattress around campus to make a statement about campus sexual violence—by developing deep roots in a narrow beat, higher education. And now, Ms. Kaminer will join a hundred or so of her colleagues on the unemployment line as the Times once again cuts costs by cutting journalists....
  • Layoffs begin today at The New York Times

    12/16/2014 9:14:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Capital New York ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nicole Levy
    Job cuts at the New York Times will exceed the stated goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated, the Newspaper Guild of New York said yesterday in a memo to union members. According to the guild, the Times said yesterday it will lay off 21 union-represented employees starting as early as today, after 57 guild members and roughly 30 non-guild members accepted buyout applications. That amounts to more than the 100 newsroom positions the newspaper said it needed to eliminate as a cost-cutting measure on Oct. 1.