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  • Black Journalist Warns NBC Brass: Keep Lester Holt or 'It's Going to Get Ugly'

    05/11/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies ^ | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    All of NBC’s bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations – including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama – might sound awfully tinny if they don’t keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair. In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, “a prominent black broadcast journalist who knows Holt” told them: “If Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, it’s going to get ugly. You can only imagine.” It would seem odd for them to exile Williams and then turn to Savannah Guthrie or someone else other than Holt,...
  • JournoList: Pinkerton Challenges WaPo To Answer Bozell Questions

    08/01/2010 5:37:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On this weekend's Fox News Watch, panelist Jim Pinkerton proposed a simple way to clear up much of the murk surrounding JournoList. Let the Washington Post respond to the 20 questions about the matter that MRC head Brent Bozell has posed to the Post's executive editor, Marcus Brauchli, in an open letter. JournoList was created by lefty blogger Ezra Klein in 2007, who continued to run it after becoming a Post staffer in 2009. Responding to Pinkerton's proposal, Newsday columnist Ellis Henican, a liberal member of the News Watch panel, swung and missed at Bozell . . . View video...
  • Stunner: Newsday (Long Island, NY) endorses Romney

    11/03/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 75 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11/3/12, 7:10 pm | Newsday
    Another Obama-supporting newspaper jumps ship...
  • O'Reilly: Mitt Romney will win the election -- here's why

    09/29/2012 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies ^ | 9/26/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    I don't know about you, but my head is spinning with all the theories out there about who will win this presidential election and why. I'm as guilty of promulgating them as anyone. Ask any political consultant for a prediction on a race -- on anything really -- and we'll take you on a trip around the world. We're worse than the commentators before an NFL game: "I'll tell you, Steve, no lefthanded president who has lost the Methodist vote in Wisconsin has ever been re-elected in a year that ends with the number two..." PHOTOS: Romney family through the...
  • After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site

    01/26/2010 4:19:14 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 8 replies · 538+ views
    New York Observer ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | John Koblin
    In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily that the Dolans bought for $650 million, put its web site,, behind a pay wall. The paper was one of the first non-business newspapers to take the plunge by putting up a pay wall, so in media circles it has been followed with interest. Could its fate be a sign of what others, including The New York Times, might expect? So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, or $260 a year, to get unfettered access to The answer: 35 people. As in...
  • After Tree Months, Only 35 Subscriptions For Newsday's Web Site

    01/26/2010 12:34:37 PM PST · by jdfromny · 48 replies · 1,318+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 1/26/10 | John Koblin
    In late October, Newsday, the Long Island daily that the Dolans bought for $650 million, put its web site,, behind a pay wall. The paper was one of the first non-business newspapers to take the plunge by putting up a pay wall, so in media circles it has been followed with interest. Could its fate be a sign of what others, including The New York Times, might expect?
  • Newsday publisher Tim Knight resigns

    09/23/2009 5:33:54 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 6 replies · 459+ views ^ | 9/23/09 | TOM INCANTALUPO
    Timothy Knight resigned Wednesday as Newsday publisher, saying in a note to staff, "Now is the right time to let others move our business forward." He'll be replaced by Terry Jimenez, publisher of amNewYork, a related publication distributed free in New York City, according to an announcement by Tad Smith, president of Cablevision Systems Corp.'s local media unit, which includes Newsday and News 12. Jimenez becomes Newsday's acting publisher. A call to Knight's office at Newsday's headquarters in Melville was returned by Newsday spokeswoman Deidra Parrish Williams, who said, "There isn't going to be any comment beyond the note that...
  • Worlds’ biggest AK 47 manufacturer is bankrupt

    09/22/2009 6:17:22 PM PDT · by Flavius · 34 replies · 4,246+ views
    businesday ^ | 9/21/09 | bloombnerg
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  • Newsday plans to charge for online news (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/26/2009 3:59:11 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies · 694+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 26, 2009 | Yinka Adegoke
    Cablevision Systems Corp plans to charge online readers of its Newsday newspaper, a move that would make it one of the first large U.S. papers to reverse a trend toward free Web readership. Newsday, which covers the New York suburb of Long Island, was bought by Cablevision in a $650 million deal last May that was widely criticized on Wall Street as a puzzling move into a troubled newspaper market. Cablevision had to write down Newsday's value by $402 million on Thursday, pushing its fourth-quarter results to a loss, as U.S. print advertising sales and circulation have dropped with more...
  • Post-Convention, Palin A Popular Draw At Rallies (More Sarah Factor Alert)

    09/06/2008 12:41:44 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 54 replies · 609+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/06/2008 | Tom Brune
    If there was any doubt that John McCain's surprise pick of Sarah Palin has grabbed the attention of many Republicans, Barbara Falk, a retiree born and raised in this quaint small town, put it to rest yesterday: "I came out to see her." So did Falk's friend Pat Mantel, who said, "I do enjoy that vice president that McCain picked." And so did Mantel's sister Carol Eberhardt, a retired lab worker and single mother of three, who said, "She speaks my language." A day after McCain gave what many critics panned as a flat acceptance speech, Palin proved to be...
  • Probation, fines for 9 convicted in Newsday (circulation) scandal (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/03/2008 11:26:25 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 440+ views
    Newsday ^ | August 30, 2008 | ROBERT E. KESSLER, JAMES T. MADORE and EMI ENDO
    The nine people convicted in the Newsday circulation scandal were each sentenced Friday to 5 years' probation and up to $125,000 in fines, escaping potential restitution totaling $5.9 million and up to 20 years in prison. Those sentenced - in what federal prosecutors said was the end of their investigation - included Louis Sito, a former top Newsday executive who ran the newspaper's day-to-day business operations, and Robert Brennan, former vice president of circulation. Sito also served as vice president of Hispanic media at Tribune Co., which owned Newsday and the Spanish language Hoy, also implicated in the scandal. The...
  • News Corp. Pulls Newsday Bid (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/10/2008 10:31:55 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 279+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 10, 2008 | Matthew Karnitschnig
    News Corp. has revoked its bid for Tribune Co.'s Newsday, a company spokesman said, leaving Cablevision Systems Corp. the likely victor of the auction for the Long Island daily. News Corp., which publishes the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, had bid $580 million for Newsday and already had an informal agreement to acquire the paper, but was unwilling to match the $650 million subsequently offered by Cablevision, a cable systems operator. New York Daily News owner Mortimer Zuckerman also bid $580 million for the newspaper but it wasn't immediately clear whether he would submit a higher offer....
  • Tribune reportedly selling Newsday to News Corp.

    04/22/2008 12:41:12 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 161+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | April 22, 2008
    Excerpt - LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Tribune Co. has reached an agreement in principle to sell Newsday to News Corp for $580 million, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources. Under the terms of a deal, Newsday would be part of a joint venture with News Corp's New York Post and other News Corp assets, according to the reports. News Corp would own most of the company and Tribune would keep a stake of less than 5%, both reports added. ~ snip ~
  • Murdoch makes a play for (New York) Newsday (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/20/2008 2:34:48 PM PDT · by abb · 19 replies · 476+ views
    Crain's New York Business ^ | March 21, 2008 | Matthew Flamm
    Rupert Murdoch may not be done expanding his newspaper empire. The News Corp. chairman, who’s still digesting Dow Jones & Co., is now believed to have set his sights on Newsday. According to one newspaper industry insider, the company has made a bid for Tribune Co.’s Long Island paper. Newsday also owns amNew York, a daily tabloid handed out free in New York City. Talk of the bid has surfaced at the same time that Tribune’s new Chief Executive Sam Zell has said that an advertising downturn has forced him to consider selling off company assets. Additionally, Standard & Poor’s...
  • New York Newsday is cutting 120 jobs

    02/28/2008 5:46:27 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 158+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 2/28/08 | KEIKO MORRIS |
    Newsday publisher Tim Knight Thursday announced that the newspaper will be cutting about 120 jobs throughout the company, citing declining sales and the "soft advertising revenue environment." The reduction in Newsday's workforce -- about 5 percent -- comes as many news organizations nationwide have been cutting jobs to survive an already tough and competitive marketplace made more difficult by a slowing economy. Two weeks ago, several other news organizations owned by Newsday's parent company Tribune Co. -- Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant and the Chicago Tribune Media Group -- announced staff reductions affecting about 300 employees....
  • Newsday publisher's layoffs memo (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/28/2008 3:22:22 PM PST · by abb · 6 replies · 359+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | February 28, 2008 | T. P. Knight
    From: Knight, T. P. Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:15 PM To: Communications, Newsday Subject: Today's Actions Dear fellow Newsday employee, As I informed you a few weeks ago, we have been assessing our business in light of our company strategies and the current revenue environment. Today we initiated job reduction actions across the company. These actions included notifying employees that we are eliminating their positions and posting notices in the editorial, transportation and pressroom bargaining units to eliminate positions in accordance with the labor contracts. About 120 employees are affected. Some individuals will leave today, while others will stay...
  • NY Newsday Columnist Les Payne Uses Phony Bush Quotes (FR Mention)

    07/22/2007 7:43:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies · 339+ views ^ | July 22, 2007 | bmovies
    NY Newsday Columnist Les Payne Uses Phony Bush QuotesAccording to Les Payne, liberal columnist of the New York newspaper, Newsday ("While Bush rests, bin Laden plots", July 15, 2007): "It has been 2,130 days, however, since the president declared on Sept. 13, 2001, that "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our No. 1 priority and we will not rest until we find him." And then Les goes on to say: "Someone, the record will show, painted the face of Saddam Hussein on Bush's wanted poster and threw the marshal off the trail....
  • Newsday Journalists Criticize Tribune Over Cutbacks

    12/12/2006 8:37:12 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | 12/12/06 | James T. Madore
    Newsday journalists have sent a letter to parent Tribune Co., calling for an end to staff reductions and for more resources devoted to covering news on Long Island and abroad. The letter, signed by 112 employees of the 411 who work in the editorial department, criticized Tribune for cutting the newsroom staff by about one third since buying Newsday in 2000. It also said the ability to provide readers with a comprehensive news report and investigative stories had been undermined by cuts in the workforce and newsprint. “Tribune has damaged Newsday as an instrument of public information and accountability and,...
  • 'Newsday' Staffers Writing Protest Letter To Tribune Chairman (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/01/2006 9:27:27 AM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 723+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | December 1, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Several dozen Newsday employees are planning to send a protest letter to Tribune Company Chairman Dennis FitzSimons that blasts the corporate parent for what they see as "throttling Newsday's individuality" through bureau staff cuts, and seeking instead to "inflate the corporate profit margin." A draft of the letter, a copy of which was obtained by E&P, states in part, "In its pursuit of maximum profits, Tribune has cut Newsday's news staff by 33 percent and slashed our Washington bureau. Amid wars and crises abroad, it has ordered our foreign bureaus closed. It has halved our staffs covering national...
  • Official: Iraq may still seek WMDs

    03/09/2006 5:20:20 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 578+ views
    Newsday ^ | March 9, 2006 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    A former top CIA official said Thursday that despite the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is likely to be looking for weapons of mass destruction within the next five to 10 years. Paul Pillar, who until last year was in charge of intelligence assessments for the Middle East, said the CIA warned the Bush administration before the Iraq invasion in 2003 that a change of regimes would not necessarily solve any WMD problem. In a speech at the Middle East Institute here, Pillar said Iraqis live in "a dangerous neighborhood," with rival countries pursuing weapons of mass destruction. So the...
  • 'Newsday' Circ Falls in Latest Audit (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/16/2006 1:03:08 PM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 852+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | August 16, 2006 | Jennifer Saba
    Published: August 16, 2006 11:45 AM ET NEW YORK The Audit Bureau of Circulations today released its fourth and final audit on Newsday since the Melville, N.Y. paper has been under censure. For the six-month period ending September 2005, daily circulation at the paper dropped 5.9% to 431,975 copies and Sunday circ slipped 4.8% to 496,392 compared to the September 2004 period. For the past two years, Newsday has been hobbled since it was revealed in June 2004 the paper inflated circulation by hundreds of thousands of copies. The Tribune-owned paper has since tried to regain favor with advertisers --...
  • PORN EXEC SMACK 'NEWSDAY' PLEA (ex-newspaper honcho in child porn bust)

    08/05/2006 5:32:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies · 1,472+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 5, 2006 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Former Newsday publisher Robert Johnson faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to collecting kiddie porn on his office computer and then trying to destroy the evidence......60-year-old married father of two grown children, admitted he downloaded at least two child-pornography movie files - including one called "Real Child Rape" - in the headquarters of a Manhattan financial publishing firm where he was CEO..... When ICE began to go after the estimated 200 U.S. clients of a Belarus-based porn-distribution firm, they found one was Johnson.......beginning around April 2002 Johnson used his office computer to access child-porn Web...
  • Tribune Co.: Dutch auction garners 15% of shares ( Dinos got fewer buyers than expected )

    07/02/2006 11:52:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 857+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Jun 27, 2006 | Angela Moore
    Dissident group says will continue efforts for sale or breakup of company... Tribune Co. shares gained ground Tuesday, rising as the media company that's been working to revamp operations amid shareholder unrest announced the results of a Dutch tender auction. Analysts said any gains could prove short lived, however. Chicago-based Tribune Co said that about 45 million, or 15%, of its common shares were tendered and that it expects to buy the shares at a price of $32.50 each. The number of shares tendered came in 8 million short of the maximum that the company had initially authorized in the...
  • Dems thwart GOP agenda (Newsday's RAH-RAH cheerleading of Dems obstruction tactics)

    12/23/2005 11:57:18 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Newsday ^ | December 22, 2005 | GLENN THRUSH
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats, their party's last line of defense against GOP hegemony in Washington, are coming off their best week since handing over control of their chamber to Republicans three years ago. Republicans outnumber Democrats in the upper house by a solid 55-to-45 margin, but seldom have those numbers seemed less meaningful than in the recent weeks, when Democrats have frustrated, derailed and detonated key elements of the GOP legislative agenda. "The Democrats are starting to draw blood and cause some pain for the Republicans," said Jennifer Duffy, who monitors the Senate for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "They...
  • Tribune Nov. revenue falls 3.9 percent

    12/02/2005 8:14:27 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 277+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12/2/05
    Tribune Co. on Friday said November revenue fell 3.9 percent as advertising sales declined and publishing revenue was hurt by the impact of Hurricane Wilma in Florida. The publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Newsday said total monthly revenue fell to $437 million from $455 million last year. Publishing revenue slid 2.7 percent to $330 million, with Hurricane Wilma contributing about $4 million of the decline. Ad revenue fell 2.4 percent to $263 million from $269 million a year earlier. Tribune said revenue from retail ads declined 3.3 percent and national ad revenue dropped 6 percent, while...
  • Even More Tribune Cuts: This Time at 'Newsday' and in Allentown

    12/02/2005 7:29:22 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 12/2/05 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Newsday in Melville, N.Y., yesterday dismissed 72 employees and announced that 40 additional vacant jobs will be eliminated. Meanwhile, another Tribune Co. paper, The Morning-Call in Allentown, Pa., said it will end publication of Chronicle Newspapers, its chain of 11 weekly community papers, as part of cost-cutting measures. The Allentown newspaper will permanently lay off about 5 % percent of its workers, spokeswoman Vicki Mayk said, or almost 50 of The Morning Call's work force of 950. At Newsday, no "news gathering personnel" were affected by yesterday's announcement, according to a memo to employees from publisher Timothy P....
  • More Tribune Job Cuts Coming, This Time at 'Newsday'

    11/21/2005 11:33:57 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 548+ views ^ | 11/21/05 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Next to feel the knife in the current round of Tribune Co. job cuts--which in recent days have already hit papers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Orlando and Hartford--will be 'Newsday," in Melville, N.Y. A memo written Friday by Publisher Timothy P. Knight and posted today at the Romenesko site at, saves the worst for last, revealing that "as we move through the process of re-organizing ourselves to meet our goals, we need to make very difficult decisions about how we allocate resources. This includes making staff reductions in union and non-union areas. We will be finalizing...
  • Day-laborer crackdown

    11/16/2005 9:45:30 AM PST · by SC33 · 26 replies · 790+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 15, 2005 | Bart Jones
    The two Ecuadorean day laborers were standing outside the East Hampton train station yesterday at 7:15 a.m. hoping for a daily job in construction, landscaping, painting or anything. But thanks to an aggressive campaign by the East Hampton Village Police Department aimed at cracking down on undocumented workers and the people who hire them, they were out of luck.
  • Daily Circ Plunges 8% at 'Newsday'

    10/08/2005 7:22:08 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 26 replies · 1,040+ views
    Editor Publisher ^ | October 8, 2005 | Editor Publisher
    The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) finally released today Newsday's six-month audit ending March 30, 2005. Total daily circulation for the paper is 439,708, down 8.8% from the same period last year. Sunday circulation is 506,177, down 6.6%. The paper is still undergoing censure from ABC for misstating circulation numbers in the recent past. Under that provision, Newsday is not included in the FAS-FAX report for one year; additionally the paper must undergo audits twice a year for two years. The March 2005 numbers show a dip from ABC's recent audit of the March 2004 numbers. Timothy Knight, publisher of...
  • While Bush fiddles, New Orleans dies

    09/04/2005 8:53:42 PM PDT · by gitmo · 190 replies · 4,895+ views
    Newsday ^ | September 4, 2005 | Jimmy Breslin
    This is a review of the performance of George W. Bush in tight times in this nation. It might explain the single solitary most catastrophic collapse of American government in all of our times. Mark ye well. This was the week when we turned a major American city into Haiti, and racism put its hand out and started to choke a nation, and it may not let go. With the water coming from the sky and the bottom of the sea, driving with such ferocity that a major American city, New Orleans, followed its face into the water, George W....
  • Newsday to cut 45 jobs

    09/02/2005 1:57:39 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 376+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 9/2/05 | HARRY BERKOWITZ AND LAUREN WEBER
    Newsday will shrink the staff of its New York City edition by more than half in the face of weak circulation as it cuts 45 newsroom jobs at the Long Island-based newspaper overall, it announced yesterday. Top editors said a scandal over inflated circulation that has been plaguing Newsday made it difficult for them to argue against drastically scaling back the New York edition, especially as large newspaper chains such as Newsday parent Tribune Co. struggle to improve profits. A city desk staff of 45 will be cut to 20 or fewer, including perhaps 12 reporters, Newsday top editor John...
  • Bush Salts His Summer with Eclectic Reading List (Laughable Authorial Dig at Bush)

    08/16/2005 10:27:58 AM PDT · by GretchenM · 26 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | August 16, 2005 | Warren Vieth
    Bush tackles historical sagas on vacation CRAWFORD, Texas — Gas prices are climbing, motorists are fuming, President Bush is vacationing with a book about the history of salt. There may be a connection. Bush is reading "Salt: A World History" by Kurlansky, chronicling the rise and fall of the world's [formerly] most strategic commodity. The other books are "Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar" by Radzinsky and "The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History" by Barry. The analogies between salt and oil are striking. For most of history, salt was synonymous with wealth. It established...
  • BIG-SHOT "PERV" (ex-Newsday publisher nabbed on child porn charges)

    06/29/2005 4:05:42 AM PDT · by Liz · 85 replies · 2,309+ views
    KINK STINK: Child-porn suspect and ex-Board of Regents member Robert Johnson...... Photo: Paul Martinka Robert Johnson was once the respected former publisher of Newsday and a member of the state Board of Regents — but his suave exterior belied his penchant for child pornography........ Johnson — a married father of two ......was yesterday slapped with federal child-porn charges that could get him up to 50 years in prison. The indictment alleges the 59-year-old prowled the Web from his office computer under the names "jobobo55" and "robjob714" — and downloaded sickening kiddie-porn films with names such as "real child rape."...
  • Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal

    06/16/2005 6:48:25 PM PDT · by baystaterebel · 13 replies · 1,949+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 16, 2005 | ROBERT E. KESSLER
    Federal agents made the first arrests Wednesday in Newsday's yearlong circulation scandal, charging that three former officials at Newsday and its sister publication Hoy were involved in schemes to inflate the publications' circulations, costing advertisers millions of dollars. Investigators detailed some of the methods used to inflate the number of copies reported sold, including dumping papers, arranging for phony sales by street hawkers to fool auditors and coaching distribution agents to lie to auditors.

    06/16/2005 3:19:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,385+ views
    Today, June 14, 2005, the date of Marie Cocco's article on "the Kerry smear," is the 38th anniversary of the day my husband, Kevin McManus, of Babylon, Long Island, was shot down over Hanoi and then imprisoned for six years. During those six years, then-Lt. John Kerry, USN, served his near-four-month combat tour in South Vietnam with other Swiftees, nearly all of whom served for at least a year (many for longer than that); and returned to the United States where in early 1970 still-Lt. Kerry (now USNR), having run unsuccessfully for Congress in the Massachusetts Fourth District, decided he'd...
  • Feds Arrest Former 'Newsday' Employees

    06/15/2005 12:47:22 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 638+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | June 15, 2005 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Federal agents arrested three former Newsday circulation managers Wednesday. Edward Smith and Robert Garcia were apprehended in New York, and Richard Czark was arrested in South Carolina. All three were charged with criminal fraud in connection to the circulation scandals at Newsday and Hoy. Smith was circulation manager at Newsday until 2002, when he retired. From 2002 to 2004 he served as a consultant to both Newsday and Hoy as an Audit Bureau of Circulations liaison. Garcia and Czark were fired from Newsday in September 2004. Garcia was the circulation manager for New York City and distribution manager...
  • Shareholders file class-action lawsuit against Tribune Co.

    05/03/2005 9:35:25 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 336+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | May 3, 2005 | AP
    May 3, 2005 — Shareholders have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Tribune Co. and some of its officers, alleging circulation fraud that affected the Chicago-based media company's financial results, attorneys announced Tuesday. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, contends Tribune violated the Securities and Exchange Act by intentionally overstating circulation at "numerous" newspapers, including Newsday and Tribune's Spanish-language newspaper Hoy, which meant the papers could charge more for advertising. Also named as defendants were Tribune chairman Dennis J. FitzSimons, senior vice president for finance Donald C. Grenesko and retired president of Tribune Publishing Jack Fuller, according...
  • The Agency Rides Again - Angleton on Chalabi (Back to the Ouija Board)

    05/24/2004 1:05:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 839+ views
    Nattional Review Online ^ | May 24 , 2004 | Michael Ledeen
    The Agency Rides Again - Angleton on Chalabi Michael Ledeen/NRO Like everyone else, I've been reading the stories about my friend Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress, and the accusations that he's an Iranian spy. I don't believe it, but before launching a tirade against the misnamed Central Intelligence Agency I thought I'd better check with the greatest unliving expert on intelligence, the late James Jesus Angleton. He was the longtime chief of CIA counterintelligence, and knew everything there was to know about spying, so I dusted off the ouija board and got him on the second try. JJA:...
  • Pugilist Pete (MSM Arrogance Alert)

    01/12/2005 4:22:48 PM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 4 replies · 472+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 11, 2005 | uncredited
    So Peter King is a boxer. We've always known that the Republican congressman from Seaford is combative. Now an entertaining story by Newsday's J. Jioni Palmer reveals that King is throwing literal as well as rhetorical punches. We hope the cardiovascular benefit outweighs the ill effect of too many jolts to the head. In any case, when he disagrees with us in the future, we can simply ascribe his scrambled thinking to pugilistic dementia.
  • Newsday Trimming Work Force by About 100 (more old media swan song)

    11/30/2004 1:49:01 PM PST · by schaketo · 8 replies · 489+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | Nov 11, 2004 | AP Staff Writer
    Newsday is cutting as many as 100 jobs through voluntary and non-voluntary buyouts, the Long Island newspaper's publisher said Thursday. "We have been engaged in a thorough review of everything we do, establishing priorities for next year based on our strategic objectives," Publisher Timothy Knight wrote in an e-mail to employees. A story about the cuts was also posted on the newspaper's Web site. "It is clear that we will face continued revenue challenges next year and, as a result, we need to make significant changes in the business in order to have a healthier newspaper for the future," Knight...
  • Breslin: I'm outta here (Jimmy Breslin retires)

    11/03/2004 3:54:53 AM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 12 replies · 286+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/3/2004 | Richard Johnson
    Jimmy Breslin, the brash newspaperman who became so famous he starred in TV commercials for Piel's beer and Olivetti typewriters, has written his last regular column for Newsday.We report this because otherwise no one in town would have noticed.Breslin, who "will write from time to time," Newsday said, signed off in typical blowhard style, writing yesterday how he'd called the election for John Kerry "early and often."
  • Papers Post Mixed Circulation Data: LA Times Reports Six-Month Drop of 5.6%; USA Today Fares Better

    11/02/2004 6:08:35 AM PST · by OESY · 9 replies · 488+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2004 | JAMES BANDLER and AMY MERRICK
    The release of the six-month circulation figures for U.S. daily newspapers showed big declines at Tribune Co.'s Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The newspaper industry's twice-yearly circulation report showed modest circulation declines at many dailies, continuing a two-decade-long trend. The latest report, released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, is being studied especially closely by advertisers and Wall Street. It marks the first industry circulation data since several major newspapers reported overstatements this year, beginning with scandals in June at Tribune's Newsday and Spanish-language Hoy. Subsequently, Hollinger International Inc.'s Chicago Sun-Times and Belo Corp.'s Dallas Morning News also admitted...
  • Some Marines in iraq question how and why war is being waged [Newsday/Wash Post warning]

    10/13/2004 6:23:56 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies · 950+ views
    Newsday ^ | 10 Oct 2004 | Steve Fainaru
    ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq -- Scrawled on the helmet of Lance Cpl. Carlos Perez are the letters FDNY. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York, the Pentagon and western Pennsylvania, Perez quit school, left his job as a firefighter in Long Island, N.Y., and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. "To be honest, I just wanted to take revenge," said Perez, 20. Now, two months into a seven-month combat tour in Iraq, Perez said he sees little connection between the events of Sept. 11 and the war he is fighting. Instead, he said, he is increasingly disillusioned by a conflict whose...
  • Partial List of "Journalists" Who Have Made DIRECT Contributions to the Kerry Campaign

    09/04/2004 11:29:35 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 33 replies · 2,445+ views
    BEHRENS, DAVID S        Newsday        $1,000HALL, RITA                      Newsday        $1,000STEWART, ELIZABETH    NY Times    $1,000ANGELL, ROGER            New Yorker     $500FLIPPEN, ALAN            NY Times        $250MUHLKE, CHRISTINE    NY Times        $500JAVERBAUM, DAVID    Daily Show    $750ROBERTS, MATTHEW    Daily News    $404BRAMBLETT, REID        Newsweek    $500ENSLOW, ANNE        Newsweek        $1000KEIFFER, JANE        Newsweek        $200ERMAN, MICHAEL    Reuters        $200CUCCIA, NICK        LA Times    $500OWENS, MARGARET    ABC News    $250KRESAL, DONALD    Washington Post    $250WALLACE, JOAN E        Washington Post    $2,000SHRIVER, JERRY DEAN        USA Today    $1,000BARDACH, MARTHA        Time        $250BURGHEIM, RICHARD    Time        $2,000HALAKI, HELGA        Time  $500MINTZ, STEVEN            Time        $202SNIERSON, DANIEL    TimeWarner (senior writer)  $2,000WINDHEIM, BENNETT    Time    $500
  • In Boston, Jailhouse Blues ***ALERT Jimmy Breslin Two Bottles of Scotch ALERT***

    07/27/2004 8:04:44 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 3 replies · 618+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 27, 2004 | Jimmy "The Glenlivet" Breslin
    FLEETCENTER BUILDING RIKERS ISLAND NORTH INMATE INTAKE JULY 26, 2004 (Form ARC 239M) Copies to all law enforcement people assigned to arrest at FleetCenter building: Boston police, state police, CIA, FBI, Army intelligence, Naval intelligence, Army military police, police aviation. INMATE'S NAME: Breslin, Jimmy DESCRIPTION OF CLOTHING: Rumpled. REASON FOR ARREST: Newspaper Reporter. SPECIFIC REASON: He complained and caused trouble making his way through wrong space in entrance. It was reserved for law enforcement gate. He was unable to make his way through security gates and therefore was too agitated to work properly.
  • CREDIBILITY GAP: Newsday Reports Half The Truth.

    07/23/2004 12:46:51 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 1 replies · 505+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | 07/23/04 | Christopher Twarowski
    In more than 64 years, Newsday has published a lot of great stories. But when it comes to its own story—the one about faking its circulation numbers—it seems the newspaper can't quite bring itself to tell the whole truth. On July 19, the paper published a 3,655-word article purporting to be a thorough investigation of the paper's circulation scandal. It wasn't. And it comes five months after the Long Island Press broke the story wide open. Based in large part on interviews with anonymous sources from within Newsday, the story also relied heavily on sources and allegations in the amended...
  • Tribune company announces exec shakeup at scandal-tainted newspapers

    07/19/2004 7:43:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 394+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 7/19/04 | AFP - Chicago
    CHICAGO (AFP) - The Tribune Company announced a shake-up in the leadership ranks of its Newsday and Hoy newspapers in the wake of a circulation scandal. The media titan, the second-largest US media group, said it is replacing the publishers of its Long Island paper Newsday and its Spanish-language counterpart as it moves to restore credibility in the titles. Newsday COO Timothy Knight will take over as chief executive officer (CEO) and publisher of the newspaper effective August 15. He suceeds Raymond Jansen, who has served as Newsday publisher since 1994, and who moved up his retirement date in light...
  • Newsday, Hoy publishers retire amid circulation scandal

    07/19/2004 2:56:35 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 821+ views
    Newsday ^ | 07/19/04 |
    New publishers for Newsday, Hoy Timothy Knight to replace Raymond Jansen at Newsday July 19, 2004, 4:17 PM EDT In the midst of a deepening circulation scandal, the publishers of Newsday and Hoy in New York will be replaced, the Tribune Co. announced Monday. At Newsday, Timothy P. Knight, who recently was appointed Newsday president and chief operating officer, was named publisher and chief executive officer, replacing Raymond Jansen, the newspaper's parent, Chicago-based Tribune Co., announced. At Hoy, the Spanish-language publication, Digby Solomon Diez, vice president/general manager of Hoy, Chicago, has been named interim publisher, replacing Louis Sito, Hoy...
  • Newsday's numbers: Pressure fed the problems

    07/19/2004 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Newsday ^ | 07/19/04 | STEVE WICK
    Newsday's numbers: Pressure fed the problems A relentless drive to hit circulation goals and a sell-at-any-cost attitude has led to a crisis at Newsday and calls for industrywide reforms BY STEVE WICK, JAMES T. MADORE, TOM McGINTY and MARK HARRINGTON STAFF WRITERS July 19, 2004 Something didn't add up. In the late 1990s, consultant Doug Wesley was hired to help Newsday revamp a stressed-out customer service operation in its circulation department. "We found a huge amount of anger on the part of customers," he said. "We never found that at a newspaper before. We were curious as to why." The...
  • Newsday, Hoy audit finds more circulation errors

    07/16/2004 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Newsday ^ | 07/16/04 | JAMES T. MADORE
    July 16, 2004 The circulations of Newsday and Hoy were inflated to a greater extent than has been disclosed, parent Tribune Co. said Thursday in announcing it was setting aside $35 million to pay settlements to aggrieved advertisers. Tribune's auditors have discovered that the circulation irregularities for both newspapers stretch back as far as 2001, and their magnitude is larger for portions of 2002, 2003 and this year than was previously disclosed last month by the company. But Tribune executives would not detail changes to their estimates. The new revelations came three days after the newspaper industry's circulation watchdog took...