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  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather

    02/13/2014 8:49:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    CBS Blames Global Warming for Harsh Winter Weather By Kyle Drennen Created 02/13/2014 - 11:11am As a snow storm beared down on the east coast on Thursday, CBS This Morning sought to lay blame on global warming, with the headline on screen fretting: "Extreme Weather; Are These Kinds of Storms, Droughts Unprecedented?" Co-host Charlie Rose turned New York City College physics professor Michio Kaku and wondered: "What's causing all this?" [View video after the jump] Kaku proclaimed: "Well, the wacky weather could get even wackier. What we're seeing is that the jet stream and the polar vortex are becoming unstable....
  • Editor exodus continues at NYT

    11/14/2013 6:03:30 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | Keith Kelly
    The stampede for the exits continues at Jill Abramson’s beleaguered New York Times. On Tuesday, three high-profile names said they were departing the Gray Lady — media columnist Brian Stelter, Chief Political Correspondent Matt Bai and Sunday Magazine Editor-in-Chief Hugo Lindgren.
  • Ben Shapiro: TruthRevolt Will Make MSM 'Pay' for Lies, Change 'Nature of Media'

    10/07/2013 3:08:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/7/2013 | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro discussed the launch of a new website that will seek to "change the nature of media" by exposing the donors and advertisers that enable the mainstream media to distort the truth and push their agendas with no accountability, especially when it comes to their bottom lines.Shapiro will lead, which will launch on Monday to expose the mainstream media and “unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American public, and devastate their funding bases."Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 with Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host...
  • Richard Stengel leaving Time for State Department [Media Gatekeeper Goes "All In" for Obama Cult]

    09/12/2013 3:15:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/12/13 | JOE POMPEO and DYLAN BYERS
    Richard Stengel, the top editor of Time magazine for the past seven years, is planning to step down as managing editor for a new job at the U.S. Department of State, sources familiar with the situation tell POLITICO and Capital New York. If confirmed, Stengel will serve as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the role responsible for leading “America’s public diplomacy outreach, which includes communications with international audiences, cultural programming, academic grants, educational exchanges, international visitor programs, and U.S. Government efforts to confront ideological support for terrorism,” according to the State Department’s website.
  • How the Post Was Lost

    08/12/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8-11-13 | Ross Douthat
    MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos. And it has struggled, in part, because the paper’s leaders failed to step into an online-era role that should have been theirs for the taking. The nature of that role is...
  • Boston Globe, once bought for $1.1 billion, sells for $70 million

    08/03/2013 3:59:20 AM PDT · by John W · 76 replies
    AP via ^ | August 3, 2013 | AP
    BOSTON -- The New York Times Co. says it has agreed to sell The Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox for $70 million, a massive drop from the record $1.1 billion it paid for it. Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy confirms the sale of the Globe and other media properties to businessman John Henry. The Times bought the Globe in 1993. Newspapers have faced difficulties in recent years as advertisers have moved more ads online. The Times announced in February it was putting the Globe up for sale. The company's CEO said at the time selling...
  • Did ABC News Deceptively Edit Zimmerman Juror’s Controversial Interview?

    07/26/2013 3:57:58 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    ABC News is being accused of deceptively editing, or at least misrepresenting (intentionally or not), some of the comments made by Juror B29, the lone “nonwhite” juror in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Further, the media as a whole are being accused of manipulating some of her statements. These allegations come not from a conservative news source, but rather from The key phrase latched onto by most media outlets, due to its sensational nature, was “George Zimmerman got away with murder” — words that were, in fact, said by Juror B29. But the full unedited video of the comment,...
  • Mall maul nothing much, authorities report

    06/30/2013 5:00:28 AM PDT · by Anila · 69 replies
    WND ^ | 06/29/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    The black mob violence at Fort Lauderdale over the Memorial Day weekend was nothing much, said the chief of police, local media and business boosters. And the chief knows that because very few people were arrested, he said. But if nothing happened in Fort Lauderdale, then even less happened a few miles away earlier this week at the Lauderhill Mall where a mob of 200 to 300 black people were fighting, destroying property, rampaging past the stores, taunting police and creating chaos. The Miami Herald picked up the beat: “A small fight,” said the local paper of record. Which could...
  • Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

    05/29/2013 10:37:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21, 2013 | MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER
    In the days following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, speculation online regarding the identity and motive of the unknown perpetrator or perpetrators was rampant. And once the Tsarnaev brothers were identified and the... --snip-- And that’s a problem. Because while believing George W. Bush helped plan the Sept. 11 attacks might make you feel in control, it doesn’t actually make you so. Earlier this year, Karen Douglas, a University of Kent psychologist, along with a student, published research in which they exposed people to conspiracy theories about climate change and the death of Princess Diana. Those who got information...
  • Eric Schmidt: television is 'already over'(The death of TV)

    05/03/2013 11:33:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/2/2013 | The Telegraph
    Speaking at a gathering of digital advertisers in New York City last night, Mr Schmidt refused to forecast when internet video would displace television, instead declaring: "That's already happened." "It's not a replacement for something that we know," he added. "It's a new thing that we have to think about, to program, to curate and build new platforms." YouTube recently surpassed the milestone of a billion unique users a month. Only the Google search engine and social network Facebook are frequented more often by those browsing the internet worldwide. However, the video site lags behind traditional television in the UK,...
  • Barry Diller: I Wish I Hadn’t Bought Newsweek

    04/29/2013 3:31:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 29 Apr 2013 02:38 PM | Lisa Barron
    Barry Diller, the chairman of Newsweek parent company IAC, stated Monday that he didn’t have “great expectations” for the future of the Daily Beast and Newsweek in their new digital-only format. … (Diller) is far from optimistic about the future of the fledgling operation. “I don’t have great expectations”, (he) revealed. “I wish I hadn’t bought Newsweek. It was a mistake.” …
  • Cleveland Newspaper to be Delivered 3 Days a Week

    04/04/2013 4:15:30 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 4/04/2013 | AP
    The Plain Dealer in Cleveland announced Thursday that it is cutting back home delivery of the newspaper to three days a week. The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily, will be delivered on Sunday and two other still unspecified days of the week beginning in late summer, publisher Terry Egger said in a news release. The newspaper will still be printed every day and be available for purchase at thousands of outlets in northeast Ohio.
  • The New York Times' latest cutbacks: Proof its digital strategy is failing?

    12/03/2012 2:23:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/3/2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    he New York Times on Monday announced that it would offer buyout packages to 30 newsroom employees, and that layoffs would ensue if the 30 spots were not voluntarily filled. Citing a difficult "economic environment" that has led in recent years to a 60 percent staff reduction on the paper's business side, Executive Editor Jill Abramson said, "There is no getting around the hard news that the size of the newsroom staff must be reduced." While the loss of 30 jobs pales in comparison to the ousting of roughly 100 newsroom staffers in 2008, it is the latest evidence that...
  • Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

    11/08/2012 11:50:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees. The cutback represents 5 percent of The Journal's workforce. The reductions come about two months after 11 employees accepted a voluntary separation offer. "Given a persistent softness in advertising revenue and the resultant impact on our earnings, it is necessary that we reduce our cost structure," said Howard G. Sutton, publisher, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "It is always...
  • Debt Ridden NYT Squeezing Writers, Golden Parachuting CEOs (Beginning of the End for the Slimes)

    11/05/2012 8:50:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Novmber 4, 2012 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Remember how the NYT lionized the Occupy Wall Street vigilantes? What a shock to learn about the barrels-full of money it has thrown at its own bigwigs. Is it time to say kaddish for the New York Times? Investors in the paper may already be doing so. The last time they received a dividend was in late 2008. The NYT, considered by many to be the global paper of record, has incurred more than $300 million in net losses since 2005, and its advertising revenues have been declining for five consecutive years. In fact, the paper’s own financial report...
  • Newsweek, Like The President, Is Finished At The End Of The Year

    10/18/2012 3:39:34 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Newsweek has announced it is ceasing publication at year's end, and the New York Times' David Carr writes an obit. Like the president it has --mostly-- fawned over, Newsweek no longer interests the majority of Americans. Even those who might pick it up in the doctor's office won't buy it. It has tried all sorts of stunts, and all sorts of absurd drama, but it cannot do its basic job against rising competition. It failed. It will go away. Like the president. The post-debate euphoria of the left will fade today as it begins to notice, as it did after...
  • The Candy Crowley Tipping Point

    10/18/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/18/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    She got it wrong. She interfered. She took a side. Candy Crowley may finally have done something else as well: so visibly tipping the scales of media bias that the end result makes Mitt Romney the next president. Taken all together, CNN's Candy Crowley, in her zeal to intrude on the presidential debate and save President Obama from himself, may just have provided the televised moment that finally sparks a revolt against the four years of fawning coverage of President Obama. Becoming to the liberal media what the Tet Offensive was to Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War. For four...
  • CNN, newspapers hammered as Americans turn to mobile news

    09/28/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/28/2012 | Paul Bedard
    Americans are fast turning to mobile devices to get their news, resulting in stunning viewership declines for CNN and existence-threatening readership drops for newspapers, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The winners: social network sites, online news and websites like the Drudge Report and Yahoo. In Pew's latest look at trends in news consumption, Americans said that they have turned away from CNN. In just four years, the percentage of those who say they watch CNN has dropped from 24 percent to 16 percent. Viewership of the competing cable giants, Fox and MSNBC, has remained fairly stable with...
  • Bozell, Conservative Leaders Send Letter to Media: 'You Are Rigging This Election'

    09/25/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/25/12 | Bozzell
    This election year, so much of the broadcast networks, their cable counterparts, and the major establishment print media are out of control with a deliberate and unmistakable leftist agenda.  To put it bluntly: you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to pre-determine the outcome.  In the quarter century since the Media Research Center was established to document liberal media bias, there has never been a more brazen and complete attempt by the liberal so-called “news” media to decide the outcome of an election. A free and balanced media are crucial to the health of this country. It...
  • (Vanity) Fixing this mess - Seeking Freeper input

    09/03/2012 9:01:44 AM PDT · by TheZMan · 29 replies
    Today | Me
    There has been a rather endless list over the years of "things we can do to fix this mess". Some of it is obvious, some not so obvious, but the common theme is that it will take many years and a fair amount of luck. I'd like to focus on one item in the list - our Activist Media. Whether to the right or the left it is a fact that the MSM is today largely damaging to the citizenry. The 24-hour news cycle, "opinion" news, and biased reporting (read: lying) is a daily problem that I believe is the...
  • Saving CNN

    08/13/2012 9:04:19 PM PDT · by Qbert · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2012 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Late night and reality shows in works at news channel Suffering its worst ratings in 20 years, CNN is going Hollywood. In the past few weeks, the No. 3 cable news channel has started seeking out reality-show ideas and big-name stars not afraid to talk politics. They have even begun working on a late-night talk show, The Post has learned. Convinced that its current programming badly needs updating, CNN execs have been making the rounds of Hollywood’s top talent agencies — something entertainment networks do several times a year but a first for the old-line news channel. In a series...
  • Disinformation: How It Works

    08/13/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT · by stefanbatory · 4 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | Thursday, 09 August 2012 | Brandon Smith
    There was a time, not too long ago (relatively speaking), that governments and the groups of elites that controlled them did not find it necessary to conscript themselves into wars of disinformation. Propaganda was relatively straightforward. The lies were much simpler. The control of information flow was easily directed. Rules were enforced with the threat of property confiscation and execution for anyone who strayed from the rigid socio-political structure. Those who had theological, metaphysical or scientific information outside of the conventional and scripted collective world view were tortured and slaughtered. The elites kept the information to themselves, and removed its...
  • Tea Party Unbound (Barry Soetoro Outbound)

    08/05/2012 6:10:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Auhgust 5, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    For several years now it seems to me that voters throughout the country in a perfectly peaceable way have demonstrated their revulsion at the ruling class's political , academic and media elites, and the media's disparagement or utter refusal to cover this civil revolution has not succeeded in killing it. Instead, as more people join in and see how the media distorts or refuses to report what they see with their own eyes, the sooner all of the major media will be joining Newsweek and CNN and the NYT and the Washington Post in their death throes. (This week it...
  • CNN Sinks To 21-Year Primetime Ratings Low.

    Coming off its least-watched month in primetime in 20 years in May, CNN has taken another big ratings blow: The cable news network has its lowest-rated quarter in primetime since 1991. For this year’s second quarter, CNN hit a low among total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic, with all primetime programs posting steep declines. The network averaged 446,000 total viewers and 129,000 in the 25-54 demo in primetime. Compared to last year’s second quarter, that’s down 35% and 41%, respectively. Rival Fox New Channel, meanwhile, with 1.79 million primetime total viewers on average, was down 1% from its...
  • Bad News for NBC News Is Great News to Keith Olbermann (For America, Americans)

    06/23/2012 12:51:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | June 22, 2012 | John Hudson
    NBC News is getting hammered in two of the country's biggest newspapers and Keith Olbermann, who had an acrimonious breakup with MSNBC last year, couldn't be happier. The sweet taste of schadenfreude comes in lengthy features in today's New York Slimes NBC News Faces Shift in Television Dominance AND the Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal: 'Today' Is Just Part of Slip In the Stature of NBC News on the network-wide ratings decline at the Peacock's flagship news programs. On Twitter, the liberal anchor, made sure no one missed out on the news. The two reports, by Bill Carter and...
  • Don't kid yourself, daily newspaper journalism cannot be replaced(BARF)

    06/23/2012 2:25:23 AM PDT · by radioone · 33 replies
    Island ^ | 6-22-12 | LEONARD PITTS JR.
    All of which lends a certain pungency to something Sarah Palin said recently at a conference of conservative activists in Las Vegas. "Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be," she said. According to Politico, she was quoting Matt Drudge. Ordinarily, you would dismiss it as just another silly thing Sarah Palin said. There is no shortage of those.
  • Joe Soucheray: We lost more than spelling when we lost the classifieds

    06/18/2012 6:37:22 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/8/12 | Joe Soucheray
    It is entirely self-serving of me to point out that the classified ads in the Pioneer Press seem to be making a comeback, but I think we are past the point of pretending to hide my affection for newsprint. I am not claiming that the classifieds are as busy as a small-town telephone book, or even a small-town church bulletin. I am merely suggesting that I am noticing a revival of sorts, particularly in my fields of misadventure. In Classic Antique Autos for Thursday, June 7, for example, the category immediately following Volvo and just before 4WD Trucks, there was...
  • McClatchy Newspapers Plan Paywalls (Dinosaur Media)

    05/29/2012 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Mediapost ^ | May 23, 2012 | Erik Sass,
    McClatchy Co., one of the nation’s largest newspaper publishers, is planning to introduce online paywalls at its newspaper Web sites, according to an internal memo first obtained by Jim Romenesko. The news comes as other big publishers implement online paywalls at newspapers nationwide. McClatchy has 30 daily newspapers, including The Miami Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Charlotte Observer, Kansas City Star and Sacramento Bee. In the memo to employees, McClatchy Vice President for News Anders Gyllenhaal wrote that “after more than a year of experiments and analysis on pay models, McClatchy newspapers will begin a robust test of a pay plan...
  • Big Three Evening Newscasts At or Near All-Time 25-54 Demographic Lows

    05/23/2012 7:17:36 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    At Media Bistro earlier today, the news about the combined average total audience for the Big Three TV networks' evening news was grim enough, coming in at a combined 20.15 million (NBC, 7.52 million; ABC, 7.14 million; CBS, 5.49 million). But the news about the audience in the key 25-54 demographic was, from what I can tell, either an all-time low or darned close to it. I couldn't find an example of one that was lower in searches through previous overall audience low points covered in prior posts at NewsBusters and or my home blog. Last week and other...
  • Poll: Obama 49 - Romney 46, But..

    05/22/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Celebrate good times, liberals -- President Obama has again vaulted ahead of Mitt Romney in a national poll:   After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The parity on economic issues foreshadows what probably will continue to be a tough and negative campaign. Overall, voters would be split 49 percent for Obama and 46 percent for Romney if the November election were held now. On handling...
  • The Washington Post Is In Even Worse Shape Than You Think

    05/07/2012 9:31:24 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/07/2012 | Jeff Bercovici
    The Washington Post Co. reported its first-quarter earnings on Friday, and the news coming out of the newspaper division was mostly grim. The unit lost $22.6 million in the quarter, with revenue down 8% and revenue from print advertising specifically falling 17%. Meanwhile, the Post just reported one of the biggest circulation drops of any major newspaper with the lucrative Sunday edition selling 5.2% fewer copies and the daily edition skidding almost 10%. Oh, and newsroom leaders are so distressed about the way the business decline is affecting them, they held a secret meeting with the paper’s president, Steve Hills...
  • The Post Fails a Young Blogger(Amazingly Laughable Article on How the MSM Just Doesn't Get It)

    04/22/2012 4:06:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2012 | Patrick Pexton
    The Post just had a rough few days. It was shut out of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday. On the same day, journalists here had to accept or reject The Post’s fifth buyout offer in nine years. The union representing newsroom workers says that at least 32 accepted, and probably more. And the prior Friday, a Post blogger, Elizabeth Flock, resigned. I think that the most noteworthy event was the resignation of Flock, a woman in her mid-20s whose job was filling The Post’s breaking news blog, called blogPost. It was designed to be about the national...
  • Announcement of sale of newspapers, website expected Monday (PhillyInc)

    04/01/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by brityank · 9 replies ^ | Sunday April 1, 2012 | Mike Armstrong
    Announcement of sale of newspapers, website expected MondayBy Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Staff WriterThe sale of The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and will likely be announced Monday, according to several sources. A local investor group has spent much of the last two months negotiating to acquire PMN from its hedge-fund owners in a transaction valued at $55 million to $60 million, according to multiple reports. With paperwork still to be signed, delays are always possible at the 11th hour. The buyers of Philadelphia Media Network Inc. are a group of local investors, led by George E. Norcross III, executive...
  • Storm as experienced TV weatherman sues CBS for sex discrimination

    03/19/2012 12:54:07 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 106 replies · 3+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2012 | staff
    An experienced TV weatherman has sued CBS broadcasting for sex and age discrimination claiming his job applications were ignored purely because he isn't a 20-somthing and female. Hunter, who has been a weatherman for Fox5 in San Diego, sued the broadcasting giant in Los Angeles last week. However CBS claims Kyle Hunter's complaint is frivolous and based on gross misstatements of fact and say they will vigorously defend themselves in court. Hunter argues that his gender and age kept him from getting on-air weather jobs at CBS stations KCBS and KCAL despite his meteorology degree and years of experience. According...
  • Naked ambition: Bild drops Page One Girl in bid for women readers

    03/10/2012 2:14:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | March 9, 2012 | Kate Connolly
    It was, declared Germany's biggest-selling tabloid, "a small step for women … a big step for all German men". After 28 years and 5,000 semi-clad and sometimes completely naked women, Bild announced that it was dropping its Page One Girl. The development dominated the tabloid's front page, pushing stories on Greek debt and the farewell ceremony for Germany's disgraced president to the sidelines.
  • Yes, you finally have to pay to access the wonders of JSOnline

    01/04/2012 3:03:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    AV Club ^ | 1-3-12 | Matt Wild
    The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel? Yes, Milwaukee’s scrappy newspaper of record is taking a cue from the big boys and entering the seedy world of paid online subscriptions. Beginning tomorrow, JSOnline readers looking to enjoy the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning material (and/or the latest musin’-and-thinkin’ column from Jim Stingl) will have to shell out some cash for the privilege. Non-subscribers will be able to view only 20 articles a month, after which they’ll be publicly scolded for contributing to the downfall of print media and for keeping food off of Eugene Kane’s table. In a...
  • UK: Guardian to axe supplements and shrink newspaper

    12/17/2011 8:21:25 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/17/2011 | Katherine Rushton
    Guardian News & Media is to shrink the Guardian, axe its Film & Music supplement, and reduce its sport supplement to a two-days-a-week publication as it battles to stem pre-tax losses of more than Ł40m a year. It will also reduce the number of pages in the Guardian’s flagship supplement G2, under wide-ranging changes to be introduced in January. The media group, which also publishes the Observer newspaper, is briefing staff about the changes today and early next week. “As part of our digital first strategy, we have been looking in detail at how we produce our newspapers and website,...
  • msnbc: Lawrence O’Donnell Booted To 10 p.m.; Ed Schultz Moves Up To 8:00

    In a move that some might see as a sign of desperation, MSNBC has shaken things up to see if they can spark their flagging ratings. Beginning Monday, October 24th, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell will move back to its original time slot of 10 p.m., with Ed Schultz‘s The Ed Show moving up to 8:00. Schultz will become the second anchor to try and maintain the ratings left after Keith Olbermann‘s defection to Current TV.
  • R.I.P., America’s liberal-media elite (self-inflicted wounds kill their 'message'/agenda)

    10/19/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/19/11 | Jon Friedman - MarketWatch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Someday, cultural historians will look back on the early 21st century and speculate about what killed the credibility of America’s so-called liberal-media elite. They will ask, Were the wounds self-inflicted or the product of a methodical plot? Make no mistake about it. We did this to ourselves. As a card-carrying member of the leftist media near-elite — alas, I’m not nearly rich or famous enough to be regarded as a 100% elitist — it pains me to see my brethren sinking like the sun in the west. But we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We’ve...
  • The Statesman Co. lays off 53 as part of restructuring process

    10/17/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT · by Cracker Jack · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
    As part of a restructuring plan, the Statesman Co. on Tuesday laid off 53 employees, company officials said. The Statesman Co., a subsidiary of Cox Media Group, publishes the Austin American-Statesman and several smaller Central Texas newspapers, including the Bastrop Advertiser, the Westlake Picayune, the Round Rock Leader and the Pflugerville Pflag.
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Legacy Media's Selective Bachmann Outrage

    06/26/2011 12:10:44 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 26, 2011 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Legacy Media's Selective Bachmann Outrage Carol Platt Liebau Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 6/26/2011 The editors of the LA Times clearly thought they had caught Michele Bachmann in some sort of hypocrisy, given her support for a smaller, less expensive federal government. Today's paper features a big story running on the front page that breathlessly reports that Rep. Bachmann and her husband have -- gasp! -- benefited from "federal aid." That's because the counseling clinic run by Mr. Bachmann has received money over the past six years "that in part came from the federal government," because a farm in which...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • Pakistan Seen Readying to Cross Nuclear Threshold

    06/02/2011 9:04:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 2 2011
    Pakistan Seen Readying to Cross Nuclear Threshold Pakistan's test launch last month of a new short-range ballistic missile, when added to its quickly growing arsenal of lower-power nuclear weapons, indicates the South Asian country is seriously readying to use its nuclear deterrent should war break out again with India, the Times of India reported on Sunday. Federation of American Scientists Nuclear Information Project Director Hans Kristensen said the nuclear-capable Hatf 9 missile appears to be designed to attack an invading force of Indian soldiers. "While that wouldn't threaten Indian survival in itself, it would of course mean crossing the nuclear...