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  • Our letters policy on same-sex marriage - an explanation and an apology: John L. Micek

    06/27/2015 3:40:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2015 | John L. Micek
    About 10 or 15 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made gay marriage legal across the country, including the 13 states that up until now had banned it, a colleague of mine walked into the PennLive newsroom. A smile lit up her face and there were tears in her eyes. Up until about 10 a.m. on Friday, my gay colleague sat on pins and needles, waiting to see if nine lawyers were about to throw the life and her and her partner into absolute upheaval. We embraced and I offered...
  • NY Times Shows It's Bias (Fired Seattle HS VP front page story, March for Life, back-page no-story)

    01/23/2014 12:14:43 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | January 23, 2014 | WIlliam Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on bias at the New York Times: There is no newspaper in the United States that is more extreme in its defense of abortion-on-demand and homosexual rights than the New York Times. It regards the defense of partial-birth abortion to be a “moderate” position, and its reporters have openly bragged about the record number of homosexuals who write feature stories. Today’s edition offers more support to the accusation that it is biased in its coverage on these issues. There is a front-page story about a homosexual vice principal in Seattle who was asked to step down when...
  • The Buffoon at the Chicago Tribune

    01/15/2014 10:31:45 AM PST · by Noremac · 9 replies
    Blasted ^ | January 15, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    If they can make Velveeta disappear - why can they not make pithy columnists and imperial presidents disappear? Hmmmmmm???? You'll forgive me if I just take a break from the ordinary format of buttressing my perspectives with documentation, quotes and data points and just vent. Perhaps I should do so more often and likely I will, because progressives don't know what to do with the truth when they see it and you rely on your native common sense to sort things out anyway.A buddy of mine who is part of my email band of gypsies, sent me a thing...
  • New York Times reports 2 years of declining print and digital ad revenues

    08/05/2013 8:47:44 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 26 replies
    ZD Net ^ | August 1, 2013 | Tom Foremski
    The New York Times Company [$NYT] reported second quarter 2013 earnings 48% below last year's quarter due to severance and other "special" items but digital paid subscriptions rose 40%. Despite rising numbers of readers and paid subscriptions, the company continues to struggle as advertising revenues continued to fall again 6% in this quarter. This is the eighth sequential quarter of declining print and digital advertising revenues. "Print and digital advertising revenues decreased
  • Editorial: Sensible gun control is still possible

    06/24/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 36 replies
    National Catholic Reporte ^ | Jun. 21, 2013 | National Catholic Reporter Editorial Staff
    In January, on the one-month anniversary of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and just ahead of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., we advocated on this page for weaving strong gun control legislation into the list of life issues demanding our attention. We specially called for strict legislation banning assault weapons and military-style magazines. "It is imperative that we not allow the deaths of 27 people in Newtown, Conn., to slip from memory before something is done. Action is long overdue," we wrote then. And we were not alone. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president...
  • Report documents eight decades of Capuchin province's poor handling of sex abuse

    06/18/2013 6:42:44 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Jun. 18, 2013 | Joshua J. McElwee
    For eight decades, leaders of a community of Catholic priests and brothers spanning 10 U.S. states acted inadequately in responding to sex abuse allegations and prioritized protecting accused abusers over their victims, concludes an audit released by the group Tuesday. The report, released by a province of Franciscan priests known as Capuchins, could raise questions of how communities of religious, which are not under direct control of bishops, are handling abuse allegations. It also addresses themes many critics of the U.S. church's response to sex abuse have raised since the issue made national headlines in 2002. The report says that...
  • Pope Francis and his Protestant views

    06/13/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 47 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | May 1, 2013 | Bill Tammeus
    I often tell people that if you lose your way in Reformed Tradition (read Presbyterian) theology, you can always go back to square one, which says, in essence, this: God is sovereign. Or -- in wording I prefer now because most of us have no experience living under a sovereign -- God is gloriously free.I thought about that the other day when I read something Pope Francis said in a book he co-authored in 2010 as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Speaking about how he would converse with an atheist, Bergoglio wrote: "I would not tell him that his life is...
  • National Schismatic Reporter starts to turn on the Pope Francis and the LCWR

    05/11/2013 10:07:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 9, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here is something that I never thought I would write.Fr. Z kudos to Jamie Manson of the National Schismatic Reporter.One of Fishwrap‘s headliners, a darling of LCWR, the openly-lesbian, Margaret Farley-mentored Jamie Manson has sobered up about Pope Francis.She has a piece in the Fishwrap today in which she tosses Francis under the bus. Be clear about this: she is wrong in her positions, but she is honest enough to state her case clearly and she sees accurately what is going on.Context: she starts with the high hopes which the liberal, dissenting LCWR-ers had for Pope Francis, how jazzed they...
  • Barack Obama for Re-Election [The New York Times.......]

    10/27/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Barack Obama for Re-Election The economy is slowly recovering from the 2008 meltdown, and the country could suffer another recession if the wrong policies take hold. The United States is embroiled in unstable regions that could easily explode into full-blown disaster. An ideological assault from the right has started to undermine the vital health reform law passed in 2010. Those forces are eroding womens access to health care, and their right to control their lives. Nearly 50 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act, all Americans rights are cheapened by the right wings determination to deny marriage benefits to...
  • Haaretz Workers to Strike

    10/02/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/12
    Workers for Haaretz and The Marker are planning to go on strike Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. The strike, which will end Thursday morning, is expected to affect both the Thursday paper and the Haaretz web.... Workers are protesting over planned layoffs, which they say management is refusing to discuss. Representatives for the workers said the strike is aimed to remind management that you can't have a newspaper without journalists.
  • Faith and the Fishwrap of Record

    08/25/2011 2:35:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/25/11 | Michelle Malkin
    The editor of the New York Times just got religion: He thinks its time to ask GOP presidential candidates tougher questions about faith. Oh, brother, where wast thou in 2008? The Fishwrap of Record led the whitewashing of Barack Obamas wacky black liberation theology pals and freaky-deaky Chicago pastors. Now, the skews-paper is ready to start asking tougher questions about faith? Snortalicious, dear readers. Snortalicious. Just a reminder before I get to his latest doozy: NYT editor Bill Keller is the same one who claimed we are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into...
  • Hard-to-predict independents hold key to election outcome

    01/16/2010 8:27:34 PM PST · by Saije · 11 replies · 787+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/2010 | Brian C. Mooney
    Independent voters in Massachusetts are an unpredictable breed and downright ornery when times are bad. On Tuesday, they will determine who will be the states next US senator in a race too close to call, capturing the nations attention because the fate of a national health care overhaul hangs in the balance. Termed unenrolled voters because they are not affiliated with a party, independents constitute a majority of the registered voters in the state. Republicans, outnumbered by Democrats by more than 3 to 1, need to capture a huge majority of independents and a slice of moderate and conservative Democrats...
  • Hasan Was Mortified About Deployment to War (NY Slimes Begins the Whitewash)

    11/05/2009 6:59:15 PM PST · by WeatherGuy · 86 replies · 3,947+ views
    New York Times ^ | Nov 5, 2009 | James Dao
    WASHINGTON Born and reared in Virginia, the son of immigrant parents from a small town near Jerusalem, he joined the Army right out of high school, against his parents wishes. The Army, in turn, put him through college and then medical school, where he trained to be a psychiatrist. But Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the 39-year-old man accused of Thursdays mass shooting at Fort Hood, Tex., started having second thoughts about his military career a few years ago after other soldiers harassed him for being a Muslim, he told relatives in Virginia. The Associated Press, quoted federal law enforcement...
  • Without New Financing, Inquirer Will No Longer Be Published

    08/11/2009 10:26:27 AM PDT · by curth · 16 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Tuesday, August 11, 2009 | JOHN P. CONNOLLY
    Philadelphia Newspapers, the company that publishes the Philadelphia Inquirer, admitted in court filings last week that if it does not get a proposed loan, it would have to cease publication. "Absent the proposed DIP facility and the use of the cash collateral, the debtors likely will be unable to pay their ordinary business expenses, including employee wages," said the filing. "In that event, all operations will cease -- employees will be terminated, the Philadelphia Inquirer will no longer be published, and all assets on which the prepetition senior lenders assert a lien will be liquidated." The filing did not give...
  • Would Someone Who Blew Up The Times Building Be a Terrorist or a Militant?

    04/01/2009 10:18:25 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 26 replies · 715+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2009 | Don Feder
    What do you call someone who uses bombs to turn civilians into body parts? If youre not afflicted by moral relativism, you call them terrorists. If youre The New York Times, you call them militants, extremists, or insurgents. An article in todays paper reports that as the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Iraq, jihadi and Baath militants are rejoining the fight. It noted that among the spate of explosions which have left 123 dead in recent weeks, three were suicide bombings, signatures of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, a homegrown Sunni extremist group. The same article observed that some former insurgents...
  • Senate Bill Would Allow Tax-Exempt Status for Newspapers

    03/24/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 142 replies · 6,309+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 24, 2009 1:08 PM ET | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO Newspapers perform a public service for democracy and should be allowed to operate as tax-exempt non-profits, U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D.-Md., proposed Tuesday. Cardin introduced a bill that would explicitly include newspapers among organizations eligible for 501(c)(3) status. The non-profit status is the same that public radio and television have now. The legislation would give a national green light for newspapers to adopt the so-called Low Profit Limited Liability Company business model, often shortened to L3C. The L3C model, which the Newspaper Guild supports as an alternative newspaper ownership model, is the subject of a feature story in the...
  • Idea of non-profit newspapers floated

    03/01/2009 7:24:10 PM PST · by Loyalist · 42 replies · 900+ views
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | March 1, 2009 | John Christofferson/Associated Press
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. As sharp revenue reductions put the future of many U.S. newspapers in doubt, one idea gaining attention is the conversion of newspapers into tax-exempt non-profits supported by large endowments. Although viewed by many as a long shot at best, such a radical change could be a saviour for the industry and its vital role in a democracy. That's why the endowment model is drawing renewed attention as newspapers impose massive layoffs, scale back home delivery and make other drastic cuts to counter plunging advertising revenue amid a recession that has compounded struggles from the migration of...
  • Watch Where You Walk, Mr. Obama

    11/15/2008 5:59:21 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 15 replies · 1,361+ views
    WASHINGTON "WE ENDORSED OBAMA" POST ^ | 11-15-08 | Colbert I. King
    It's too late for President-elect Barack Obama and his family to stay away, but at least they are bringing the Secret Service with them. Other D.C. residents aren't so lucky. Take, for example, people living in the vicinity of Waterside Mall in Southwest, only a few minutes' drive from the White House. This week, P.J. Youngblood, facilities manager of Harbour Square near Waterside Mall, warned residents via e-mail to "please be careful." Youngblood said a Harbour Square woman was brutally assaulted on Wednesday. "The crime was committed by three teenagers . . . around 5:00 p.m. on 6th Street between...
  • NYT - Spinning Iraq - Mission Not Accomplished

    05/03/2008 11:10:20 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 18 replies · 117+ views
    NYT ^ | May 3rd, 2008 | Editorial
    President Bush will never live down Mission Accomplished and should not. When the White Houses spinners spun that claim five years ago (remember the aircraft carrier?), it seemed cocky and premature. As Mr. Bush continues his $526 billion war-without-end in Iraq, it seems stunningly deceitful. The only mission that needs to be accomplished is an orderly exit from Iraq, and Mr. Bush is no closer to acknowledging that reality. Neither is Senator John McCain. All Congress seems capable of is hand-wringing. So it is up to Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton to revive the national debate on...
  • A.H. Belo's (Dallas Morning News) First Quarter Result is Loss (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    04/28/2008 4:37:32 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 219+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | April 28, 2008 | Staff
    A.H. Belo Corp., the newspaper pure play spun off from Dallas-based Belo Corp., reported its first quarterly result was a loss of $8.7 million, or 43 cents a share, on revenues that tumbled 8.8% to $160.2 million. Advertising revenue, including print and Internet revenue, fell 12% in the quarter compared to a year ago. The chain was particularly hard hit at its major California property, where ad revenue for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside plummeted 26%. A.H. Belo said its newspaper margin -- measured by EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) -- fell by 5 percentage points to 9%....
  • The New York Times Map of Jerusalem

    03/07/2008 5:18:05 AM PST · by ml/nj · 17 replies · 300+ views
    New York Times ^ | Mar 7, 2008
  • New York Times Ad Decline Spurs S&P Warning

    03/01/2008 12:25:52 AM PST · by cowtowney · 11 replies · 103+ views
    Forbes ^ | 2/29/08 | Louis Hau
    The New York Times Co.'s continued struggles with declining advertising revenue prompted Standard & Poor's to caution Friday that it is inching closer to cutting the company's debt ratings. S&P said it placed all of the Times' ratings, including its key long-term corporate credit rating, on CreditWatch with negative implications. In plain English, that means the rating agency is leaning heavily toward a downgrade unless current financial trends at the company improve. S&P currently assigns the Times a long-term corporate credit rating of BBB. A one-notch downgrade would bring the rating down to BBB-. But in a research note Friday,...
  • The Antigay Obsession (Puke ALert)

    12/29/2006 12:36:44 PM PST · by Blind Drunk Willie · 22 replies · 1,043+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/18/06 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    ALL IN THE same week, Governor Mitt Romney, the US Catholic bishops, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Presbyterian Church USA drove themselves nuts over homosexuality....
  • If daily newspapers are dying, blame Craigslist (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    11/27/2006 12:27:08 PM PST · by abb · 22 replies · 1,286+ views ^ | November 23, 2006 | Robert X. Cringely
    Which is a better real estate investment, luxury apartment buildings or self-storage locations filled with unused exercise bikes and old copies of National Geographic? I can make a strong argument that self-storage is better -- far better. Those storage places charge about the same rent per square foot as very nice apartments in the same city, yet they typically aren't located in very nice parts of the city. Storage units are smaller so there can be more of them, reducing the financial impact of tenant flux, if there were any, but there generally isn't because we all hang onto our...
  • Tribune Co. Revenues Down 1.6% In August (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    09/14/2006 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Milhous · 6 replies · 263+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | September 14, 2006 | E&P Staff
    CHICAGO Tribune Company reported Thursday that its period 8, or August, revenues were $419 million, down 1.6% from the same period in 2005. August publishing revenues were down 2.1% to $292 million from $298 million. Total advertising revenues decreased 2.3% to $229 million, hammered by double-digit declines in national and some classified categories. Newsday also dragged down results. Excluding the New York daily, Tribune said, ad revenues would have been down 1%. Retail advertising revenues increased 1.3%, Tribune said, with the hardware and home improvements, and specialty merchandise partially offset by weakness in the department store category. Preprint revenues, most...
  • Shreveport Paper Considers Dropping Coulter

    07/03/2006 7:51:47 AM PDT · by abb · 122 replies · 2,153+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 3, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK Craig Durrett, editorial page editor of the Shreveport (La.) Times, revealed in a column in his paper that he is considering dropping Ann Coulter as a columnist, and in fact, has "come close" before. It's a matter of style, not ideology, he explained, and if she got the boot he would replace her with another conservative columnist. "My opinion: She is more about entertainment and self-promotion, understanding that shock and outrage translate into publicity that feeds into her quest for media airtime and column space," he wrote. "Her comments about several women who were made widows on Sept....
  • NYT Defends: Terrorists Should Have Known About Money Tracking

    06/28/2006 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 33 replies · 1,197+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 29 July 2006 | Susan Jones - Amid the uproar over the New York Times publishing reports about a secret -- but legal -- anti-terrorism program intended to track the global movement of terrorist funds, the newspaper's editorial board on Wednesday defended the newpaper's decision to publish the story. In a nutshell, the editorial argued: -- that the New York Times is accustomed to being criticized for doing its job. (As the editorial put it, "Over the last year, The New York Times has twice published reports about secret antiterrorism programs being run by the Bush administration. Both times, critics have claimed that the paper...
  • WSJ: BellSouth seeks retraction from USA Today

    05/18/2006 1:54:59 PM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 996+ views ^ | May 18, 2006 | John Shinal
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- BellSouth Corp. (BLS) has sent a letter to USA Today and the newspaper's parent company, Gannett Co. (GCI) , demanding the retraction of a story which said the phone company shared its customers calling records with a federal spy agency, according to a Thursday report in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. The letter demanded that the newspaper retract the "faults and unsubstantiated statements" in the May 11 article, which said BellSouth and some of its rivals shared bulk calling data with the National Security Agency, the Journal said. The story ignited a firestorm...
  • Newspaper Circulation Declines 2.6 Percent

    05/08/2006 7:51:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies · 1,360+ views
    AP...BREITBART ^ | May 08 | SETH SUTEL
    Newspaper circulation fell 2.6 percent in the six-month period ending in March, according to data released Monday, as the industry continued to struggle with competition from other media outlets and the Internet. The decline in average paid weekday circulation was about the same as the previous time newspapers reported six-month circulation figures for the period ending last September, according to the Newspaper Association of America, a trade group. The NAA reported that average paid circulation at Sunday newspapers fell 3.1 percent versus the same period a year ago, also a comparable decline with the last time circulation figures were reported....
  • Billionaire Burkle To Rescue McClatchy Papers? (KRI Losers!)

    03/24/2006 11:25:07 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 31 replies · 772+ views ^ | 24 March, 2006 | Greg Levine
    Faces In The News: Billionaire Burkle To Rescue McClatchy Papers? Greg Levine, 03.24.06, 12:17 PM ET New York - "Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety." That line from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I probably parallels the emotions running through Tony Ridder over this fortnight. On March 13, we reported that the chief executive of Knight Ridder was putting his newspaper company on the block, after shareholder pressure. No sooner did the news break that the firm would be bought by McClatchy, than a new and sobering development was made public. The publisher's half-eponymous CEO--and scion of...
  • If your mutual funds own newspaper stock, you may have a problem

    03/18/2006 8:33:10 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 56 replies · 873+ views
    self, | 18 March 2006 | Grampa Dave
    To Jim Robinson, admin moderator, please excuse this vanity. This is the only way of warning Freepers that their mutual funds may be invested in stocks of our enemies and real potential losers, the stocks of the lying, spinning and probable dinosaur fishwraps or newspapers. Since, GW was re elected, the stock values of many of the major lying/spinning fishwraps have been falling like a rock dropped in a ocean. This past week has been a very bad week for many newspaper stocks with the reports of less subscribers and the NYT and TRB may have their bond rating lowered...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Cozying up to hate radio

    08/09/2005 5:06:09 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 75 replies · 2,653+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Aug 09, 2005 | By PAUL WALDMAN
    YOUR TYPICAL practitioner of right-wing hate radio, whose daily rants feature not just a radical ideology but healthy doses of sexism, racism and homophobia, doesn't ordinarily get to interview someone like the vice president.But there was Dick Cheney just last month cozying up to Rush Limbaugh - and not for the first time. But wait - Rush Limbaugh, the most popular radio host in America, a purveyor of "right-wing hate radio?" Absolutely.
  • Minnesota Red Star Defends Birdbrain Durbin On Gitmo Bay! (MSM Editorial Howler Alert)

    06/21/2005 3:31:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 63 replies · 1,359+ views
    Minnesota Star ("Red Star") Trinbune ^ | 06/21/05 | Minnesota Star Tribune Editorial
    Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., set off a firestorm last week when he compared U.S. treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo to practices employed by Nazis, Soviets, Pol Pot and their ilk. His remarks were condemned by the White House, the Pentagon, the Christian Coalition, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Newt Gingrich (who called for his censure by the Senate) and by the entire right side of the talk radio/television/blog world. The heat got so bad that, late in the week, Durbin apologized if his remarks had been "misunderstood." They weren't, and Durbin should not have apologized. Instead, the senator should have...
  • Writer Fabricated Boston Globe Story on Seal Hunt

    04/17/2005 9:30:18 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 104 replies · 2,116+ views and Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 15, 2005 | Greg Frost
    Writer Fabricated Boston Globe Story on Seal Hunt Fri Apr 15, 6:54 PM ET By Greg Frost BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston Globe freelance writer fabricated large chunks of a story published this week, the newspaper said on Friday in the latest incident to embarrass the U.S. media. The Globe, which is owned by The New York Times Co., said it stopped using writer Barbara Stewart because of a story that ran on Wednesday about a seal hunt off Newfoundland -- a hunt, it turns out, that had not taken place. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-datelined article described in graphic detail...
  • GM to Stop Los Angeles Times Advertising

    04/08/2005 9:35:01 AM PDT · by Fierce Allegiance · 36 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP Business ^ | 4/8/05
    LOS ANGELES - General Motors Corp. says it will stop advertising in the Los Angeles Times, at least temporarily, because of dealer concerns over "factual errors and misrepresentations" in the newspaper's articles and editorials. The newspaper, which is owned by Tribune Co., will review coverage that prompted the complaints from the world's largest automaker, said Times spokesman David Garcia. GM spokesman Brian Akre would not identify which stories or editorials the company objected to, but said it had been a series of reports over the past several months. "We made our objections known to the Times and we prefer to...
  • Book Reveals: New York Times Buried Holocaust News

    03/17/2005 10:58:10 PM PST · by deepFR · 43 replies · 8,484+ views ^ | Mar 14, '05 |
    The New York Times consistently buried Holocaust news in its back pages and downplayed the victims' Jewish identity. So states the first scholarly study of how the Times covered the Nazi genocide. Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper," by Prof. Laurel Leff, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. Among the book's key findings, according to The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, are the following: * Holocaust news was consistently relegated to the Times' back pages. Of the 1,186 articles that the Times published during 1939-1945 about Europe's Jews, only 26 (about...
  • Can Papers End the Free Ride Online?

    03/14/2005 6:04:15 AM PST · by Drango · 57 replies · 1,855+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2005 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    March 14, 2005 Can Papers End the Free Ride Online? By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE onsumers are willing to spend millions of dollars on the Web when it comes to music services like iTunes and gaming sites like Xbox Live. But when it comes to online news, they are happy to read it but loath to pay for it. Newspaper Web sites have been so popular that at some newspapers, including The New York Times, the number of people who read the paper online now surpasses the number who buy the print edition. This migration of readers is beginning to transform...
  • 'L.A. Times' Invites 'Whacking' by Critics

    02/15/2005 2:23:00 PM PST · by Drango · 18 replies · 868+ views
    NPR ^ | 2/13/05 | David Folkenflik, February 13, 2005 Do you like the Whack-a-Mole game from the old arcades? Would you really want to be the Mole? Michael Kinsley apparently would. He's the relatively new editorial and opinion page editor for the Los Angeles Times. And over the past several Sundays he's invited a series of critics of the Times to beat the paper up -- in the paper's own editorial pages. The first guest Kinsley landed for the guest column? Blogger Mickey Kaus, who writes a feature called "Kausfiles" for the online magazine Slate -- a skeptic so severely disposed against the L.A....
  • Los Angeles Times to stop national print edition

    12/03/2004 7:57:53 PM PST · by LouAvul · 55 replies · 3,067+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-3-04
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Times will stop publishing its East Coast print edition, and will instead try to reach influential readers in Washington, D.C., and New York with electronic versions of the newspaper. The Times, owned by Chicago-based Tribune Co., prints a pared-down version of its paper in Baltimore and distributes copies, many of which are complimentary, to subscribers in the other two cities. The paper is also available on a limited basis on newsstands. The paper would not disclose how many copies it prints or whether the venture is profitable. No staff cuts are expected as...

    11/28/2004 5:40:28 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 18 replies · 1,797+ views
    Sunday Mirror ^ | November 28, 2004 | Paul Gilfeather
    FALTERING Tory leader Michael Howard has been thrown a political life-line - from the mastermind behind George Bush's victory in the US election. The shock signing of Karl Rove is all the more amazing as President Bush's right-hand man banned Mr Howard from the White House just three months ago. The highly-rated strategist discussed the Opposition leader's fading General Election hopes in a trans- atlantic phone call this week. And during his talks with party chairman Liam Fox he agreed to bury differences over the Iraq war and draw up Mr Howard's masterplan for the May poll. The development will...
  • Iran Jails More Journalists and Blocks Web Sites

    11/08/2004 4:09:55 PM PST · by leadpencil1 · 2 replies · 205+ views
    NYT via Excite News ^ | Published: November 8, 2004 | NAZILA FATHI
    TEHRAN, Nov. 7 - Iran has continued its crackdown on journalists, with two arrests in the past week, and has moved against pro-democracy Web sites, blocking hundreds of sites in recent months and making several arrests. Mahboubeh Abbas-Gholizadeh, the editor of the magazine Farzaneh and an advocate of expanded rights for women, was arrested Nov. 1 after she returned from London, where she had attended the European Social Forum. Fereshteh Ghazi, a journalist for the daily newspaper Etemad, who also writes about women's issues, was arrested four days earlier after she was summoned to court to answer questions, said her...
  • Sorry (Liberal) Local NewspapersThread

    10/06/2004 3:39:30 PM PDT · by thelastvirgil · 9 replies · 231+ views
    My little brain | October 6, 2004 | telastvirgil
    I am starting a thread on worthless, liberal local newspapers. Jump in with your favorite -- or least-favorite.
  • Crawford wants newspaper to eat its words [circulation 425 and dropping]

    09/30/2004 6:59:07 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 106 replies · 4,239+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Sep 30, 2004 | Rebeca Rodriguez
    CRAWFORD Photos of President Bush hugging diners and mugging for the camera adorn the walls of the Crawford Coffee Station, a popular cafe in this small Central Texas town Bush calls home. Just a few miles from the Bush ranch, the spot is a popular place for locals to gather in the morning for coffee, breakfast and a glance at the day's news. But the rack that once held the Lone Star Iconoclast Crawford's weekly newspaper now is empty, thanks to a blistering indictment in Tuesday's paper of Bush's presidential record and a call to elect...
  • "The Boston Globe" Admits Defeat

    09/19/2004 4:50:52 AM PDT · by pabianice · 32 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Globe | 9/19/04
    This is too good not to share. This morning I received a free copy of The Boston Globe. The Globe -- hemhorraging readers -- has taken to sending free copies to people. Today's Sunday Globe arrived in its own trash bag, sort of "pre-garbage." I much appreciate this type of vertical marketing as it makes tossing the rag, unread, a little easier. At last. A Boston Globe embracing truth in advertising.
  • Code Breakers: "The Da Vinci Code" and its discontents.

    04/23/2004 1:38:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 46 replies · 603+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 23, 2004 | John Miller
    The best thrillers are unputdownable--a word that many readers surely attach to Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code." It's difficult to ride a subway or walk through an airport these days and not see somebody engrossed in its page-turning tale of murder and conspiracy. In 13 months since publication, the book has sold more than seven million copies.
  • Public's cynicism about media has become a pressing concern

    04/14/2004 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 101 replies · 539+ views
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 04/14/04 | Mark Jurkowitz,
    Public's cynicism about media has become a pressing concern By Mark Jurkowitz, Globe Staff, 4/14/2004 At a time when public distrust of the news media appears to be at a dangerously high level, there is evidence of a deep and fundamental disagreement between those who produce news and those who consume it. Although most journalists believe quality and values are vital elements of their work and see themselves as providing an important civic function, the reading and viewing public seems to think of journalism as a bottom-line-driven enterprise populated by the ethically challenged. Last month, the Washington-based Project for Excellence...
  • Blow For Bush

    03/27/2004 2:30:54 PM PST · by The Raven · 70 replies · 316+ views
    MSnbc/Newsweek ^ | Mar 27, 2004 | Brian Braiker
    Public confidence in the presidents handling of homeland security has been damaged by the testimony of former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke to the 9/11 panel this week, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. Richard Clarkes charge that George W. Bush largely ignored the Al Qaeda threat before the September 11 attacks has dealt a sharp blow to the presidents ratings on a crucial issue. According to the latest NEWSWEEK poll, the percentage of voters who say they approve of the way the president has handled terrorism and homeland security has slid to 57 percent, down from a high of 70...
  • 'NY Times' Freelance Contract Angers Photographers

    03/15/2004 6:34:46 PM PST · by Criminal Number 18F · 21 replies · 291+ views
    Editor and Publisher [Newspaper Industry Trade Pub] ^ | March 12, 2004 11:30 AM EST | Jay DeFoore
    NEW YORK The New York Times angered hundreds of freelance photographers last week when it distributed a contract some are calling "outrageous," "insulting" and just plain "sad." The contract asks freelance photographers to assign joint copyright ownership to the Times (Click for QuikCap), giving the newspaper the absolute right to exploit the photographs for the life of the copyright and collect all licensing fees, without payment to the photographer. The Times had no previous written agreement with freelancers. Photographers, copyright lawyers and industry trade groups have objected to the new contract, saying it puts the freelancer at a distinct disadvantage....
  • 10 Years Later in Rwanda, the Dead Are Ever Present [Bill Clinton mention--sit down for this one]

    02/26/2004 5:38:02 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 435+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 26, 2004 | MARC LACEY
    Guillaume Bonn/Think, for The New York Times A church in Ntarama, Rwanda is filled with the remains of some victims of the 1994 massacre. Guillaume Bonn/Think, for The New York Times A survivor, Emmanuel Murangira is now the caretaker of a victims' memorial at a technical school. MURAMBI, Rwanda If, for whatever reason, one has the desire to relive the horror of the Rwandan massacre of 10 years ago, Emmanuel Murangira is the man to see. Mr. Murangira, 48, is a survivor of a schoolyard blood bath that killed tens of thousands of people seeking refuge on the...