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  • Texas College Newspaper Will Be First to Publish on iPad

    01/29/2010 8:05:28 PM PST · by greatdefender · 4 replies · 263+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | January 28, 2010 | Jeff Greer
    I'm not entirely sure which topic got more buzz yesterday: the introduction of Apple's iPad or President Obama's State of the Union address. Either way, it was pretty clear which one's buzz will last longer: the iPad. Everyone's talking about the tablet computer designed to compete with the Kindle. Abilene Christian University's student newspaper, the Optimist, hoping to capitalize on the buzz, will be the first student publication to publish using the iPad, the Optimist reports. The gadget will be available in 60 days, and a team of faculty and student researchers is planning for the Optimist to be ready...
  • 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, newsday.com, 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 newsday.com? The answer: 35 people. As in...
  • Who Is Ellie Light: Plain Dealer Reporter Details Obama Operative and Astroturfer

    01/23/2010 11:44:38 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 239 replies · 8,658+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter Blogs ^ | January 23, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    An interesting phenomenon has been occuring in various newspaper "Letters to the Editor" pages. A woman with the same name has had letters published in no fewer than 9 newspapers praising Obama while using various city and location residences. Now it's one thing if the person(s) name was something like John Brown, Steve Smith, Amy Jones or any other number of common name combination. However the name being used is Ellie Light. This may seem like much about nothing except for one small thing. The only Ellie Light that FReepers were able to locate by Lexis-Nexis or internet searches were...
  • New Study Says New Media Not Very Original

    A new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism says that when it comes to reporting new news, old media wins hands down over new media. From Journalism.org Where does the news come from in today’s changing media? Who really reports the news that most people get about their communities? What role do new media, blogs and specialty news sites now play? How, in other words, does the modern news “ecosystem” of a large American city work? And if newspapers were to die—to the extent that we can infer from the current landscape—what would that imply...
  • Los Angeles Times to cut 80 jobs (Drink)

    01/08/2010 10:41:20 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 8 replies · 358+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 01/08/10 | Staff
    (Reuters) – Tribune Co's Los Angeles Times said it would close its printing operations in Orange County, California, resulting in about 80 layoffs, as part of cost-cutting measures.
  • Politico Tops HuffPo Revenue Numbers and Books a Profit

    The newspaper business has taken a severe beating in the last few years as they watched readers defect to the internet but Politico showed that a combining print and online news can be profitable. From PaidContent.org The juggernaut called Politico keeps on rolling, nevermind the recession, thank you. And some changes in company structure may hint at what could come next for it. The site and print paper, started in January 2007 by Allbritton Communications (ACC), has in two years grown to be a $20 million operation, according to paidContent figures, and finish calendar 2009 with operating profits of about...
  • Chicago Tribune bumps price to $1

    01/06/2010 5:48:41 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 25 replies · 673+ views
    Chicago Business ^ | 1/4/10 | Lorene Yue
    The news is about to get more expensive for readers of the Chicago Tribune in print, as the newsstand price goes to $1 later this month. The 25-cent increase, set to take effect on Jan. 18, will make the newspaper “priced according to its marketplace value,” according to a statement issued by Tony Hunter, publisher, president and CEO of the Chicago Tribune. The increase does not affect home delivery subscriptions or the Sunday edition. The price hike makes the Tribune one of the more expensive metro dailies in the country. The Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times —...
  • Proofreading is a dying art!

    12/16/2009 12:43:33 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 45 replies · 1,411+ views
    Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash,Expert Says No crap, really? Ya think? Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Now that's taking things a bit far!
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Award Winner Dies Of Swine Flue

    12/07/2009 3:12:42 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Liza Northrop Beale, the general manager of The Almanac, a weekly newspaper in Washington, Pa. died Saturday of complications related to the H1N1 virus. She was 49 and lived in Peters Township which is suburban Pittsburgh.
  • The New York Times Talks Tough

    12/08/2009 2:46:43 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 499+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 12-8-2009 | Market Watch
    The New York Times Talks Tough By MarketWatchDec. 8, 2009, 4:24 p.m. EST NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Stop kicking sand at the New York Times Co. already. It's hard to know what to make of the Times sometimes. The publisher boasts the best-known name in media, and yet has often had lots of trouble maximizing the glitter over the years. The Times' problem seems to be indecisiveness. The company understands that the momentum in the media world nowadays seems to be swinging toward charging individuals for content online. Advertising spending continues to be dicey, and media firms must find revenue...
  • WashTimes cutting staff up to 40 percent (Yikes!)

    12/02/2009 1:19:43 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 47 replies · 2,023+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/02/2009 | Michael Calderone
    Jonathan Slevin, acting publisher and president of the Washington Times, outlined a new plan for the beleaguered newspaper and spoke of "significant staff reductions" at a meeting this afternoon. Staff are receiving notices at the meeting, but it's unclear who will be laid off at this time. However, management is putting the number at around 40 percent, according to sources. A release went out after the meeting began that outlines some of the changes taking place in the first quarter of 2010. The news operation, according to the release, will focus on what it considers core strengths—“exclusive reporting and in-depth...
  • Obama Website for Robo-Letters-to-Editors can also be Used for Good

    11/17/2009 10:36:34 AM PST · by anymouse · 13 replies · 856+ views
    e-mail | November 17, 2009
    Barack Obama's "Organizing for America" has put the call out for people to Email their local papers and write a letter to the editor. They have created a VERY easy and fast way to write all your local papers with just a few key strokes. PLEASE take a minute to do this today and jump behind enemy lines to help kill the bill. Here's what we need to do : Go to : http://my.democrats.org/page/speakout/posthouseLTE 1. Put in your Zip code. You will be redirected to a page where you enter all your address information. 2. Check all the boxes for...
  • MORE EDITORIAL CARTOONS from cartoonists who are getting a clue.

    11/15/2009 6:49:19 AM PST · by nutsonthebus · 9 replies · 1,543+ views
    MORE editorial cartoons with a decidedly conservative message.
  • It’s Begun … Government Guarantees A Newspaper Loan

    11/12/2009 7:13:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies · 1,223+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 12, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Hard to believe, but as a number of banks, plus two auto companies have been bailed out,look for newspapers to BEG to be bailed out also. Even as I read this article, I sat here stunned. But as I calmed myself, I realized, I should not be surprised. Banks, investment houses, automobile companies, and now … newspapers. The state of New Hampshire last week agreed to guarantee 75 percent of a $250,000 loan from an Upper Valley bank to the new owner of the Eagle Times, an unusual deal because it involves a daily newspaper and the government it covers....
  • The Great Newspaper Bailout

    11/05/2009 9:52:50 AM PST · by FromLori · 7 replies · 411+ views
    President who gave us Government Motors now wants to give us Government Media Executive Summary A study from the Business & Media Institute The pattern repeats itself – an industry in chaos, companies going bankrupt, thousands of workers losing jobs. It’s time for government intervention. That’s been the Obama administration’s model for Wall Street, insurance giant AIG and the auto industry. Now it could be the same for the American media. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the FCC are all looking at ways to “help” journalism. On Sept. 20, President Obama threw his support to the concept by saying:...
  • Texas-size test (new jounalism)

    11/02/2009 10:52:17 AM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 530+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    Evan Smith, the longtime editor of Texas Monthly, was helping a wealthy friend put together a nonprofit news site and search for the right person to run it. As it turned out, Smith...quit his job and is launching the Texas Tribune, which is designed to fill the gap left by the shrinking number of newspaper reporters at the state capitol in Austin. "We'll be flooding the zone on this stuff," says Smith, who has hired 11 journalists, half of them lured from the state's top papers with salaries as high as $90,000. That reflects a reality that separates the Tribune...
  • I quit the Star-Ledger, and I liked it.

    10/31/2009 6:04:35 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 45 replies · 1,300+ views
    self | 10/31/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    A few months ago, needing to cut my monthly budget way down, I examined every place where I could cut. One of the things I noticed was how much money I was spending on a liberal newspaper that was continuing to jack its price while constantly shrinking in size and increasing in content from other news agencies (i.e., less NJ news, which is the reason I bought it in the first place). So I quit the Star-Ledger cold turkey. Other than the comics and the weekly food sections, I discovered that I don't miss it. On Sundays, an acquaintance is...
  • US newspaper circulation slide accelerates

    10/26/2009 10:17:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 832+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/09 | Chris Lefkow
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Daily circulation figures for US newspapers released on Monday provided more bad news for the embattled industry. Average daily circulation fell more than 10 percent in the April-September period compared with the same period last year, accelerating a slide that has led to bankruptcies, closures and cutbacks in newsrooms across the country. Average circulation for 562 Sunday newspapers was down 7.49 percent. The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures also confirmed a claim made earlier this month by The Wall Street Journal that it had become the largest US newspaper by weekday circulation, leapfrogging USA Today. Of...
  • Top 25 Newspaper Subscriptions Being Destroyed (Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)

    10/26/2009 7:45:16 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 30 replies · 2,013+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 26, 2009 | E&P Staff
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- 2,024,269 -- 0.61% USA TODAY -- 1,900,116 -- (-17.15%) THE NEW YORK TIMES -- 927,851 -- (-7.28%) LOS ANGELES TIMES -- 657,467 -- (-11.05%) THE WASHINGTON POST -- 582,844 -- (-6.40%) DAILY NEWS (NEW YORK) -- 544,167 -- (-13.98%) NEW YORK POST -- 508,042 -- (-18.77%) CHICAGO TRIBUNE -- 465,892 -- (-9.72%) HOUSTON CHRONICLE -- 384,419 -- (-14.24%) THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER -- 361,480 -- N/A NEWSDAY -- 357,124 -- (-5.40%) THE DENVER POST -- 340,949 -- N/A THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC -- 316,874 -- (-12.30%) STAR TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS -- 304,543 -- (-5.53%) CHICAGO SUN-TIMES -- 275,641...
  • More than 100 protesters gather outside St. Petersburg Times

    10/17/2009 8:00:04 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 16 replies · 1,617+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 10/18/09 | William R. Levesque
    ST. PETERSBURG — More than 100 protesters marched outside the entrance to the main office of the St. Petersburg Times Saturday morning, accusing the newspaper and the media in general of biased reporting on conservative positions on issues such as health care reform and government spending. Protesters carried signs that read "State Run Media," or "Take the Left From Your Slant" and "Journalism Malpractice — Just Report the Facts." Protesters generally complained about media bias on national issues, accusing the "liberal media" of supporting the Obama administration on a variety of issues and then inaccurately portraying the political right as...
  • Wall Street Journal passes USA Today as No. 1 paper (Gannett-owned publication struggling)

    10/15/2009 1:01:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 766+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/2009 | Andrew Vanacore
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) - The Wall Street Journal has surpassed USA Today as the top-selling daily newspaper in the United States.</p> <p>The Audit Bureau of Circulations won't be releasing its latest figures until Oct. 26, but the Journal said Wednesday that it gained about 12,000 subscribers in the April-September period, compared with a year earlier. That puts its average Monday-Friday circulation at 2.02 million.</p>
  • Post Mortem for a newspaper

    10/02/2009 1:40:28 PM PDT · by pvoce · 11 replies · 682+ views
    John Temple, the former editor, president and publisher of the now shuttered Rocky Mountain News, has been running a great blog about issues from the newspaper industry over the past few months. He consistently has been saying stuff that made me wonder why the Rocky Mountain News didn't seem to do the sorts of things he seemed to constantly talk about... and now he's explained why. He recently gave a talk at Google about lessons from the collapse of the Rocky Mountain News in both text and video form. It's long, but well worth watching/reading:
  • Revisiting An Old-Fashioned Newspaper: We’re Not Missing Much

    09/26/2009 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies · 721+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | September 26, 2009 | Kurt Schlichter
    There are still these things called newspapers out there. Yeah, I was surprised too – I gave up hardcopy papers way back when dissent was still patriotic. But out for a Sunday lunch at one of our favorite places in lovely Manhattan Beach, I noticed the front section of the Los Angeles Times lying forlornly on a counter between the napkins and the hot sauce. Someone had left it behind. The price being right, I decided to see what I’ve been missing. The first thing I found was a long story on how the conservative movement is struggling to prove...
  • Cancel your newspaper subscription tomorrow (9/13)..

    09/12/2009 7:34:34 PM PDT · by joizygurl · 76 replies · 2,145+ views
    self | 9/12/2009 | joizygurl
    First Free Republic post after experiencing 9/12 euphoria.. How about we keep the momentum going? I'm prepared to cancel my subscription to the "Washington Compost" tomorrow if they choose to distort the truth. Wouldn't it be powerful to have "tens of thousands" of us send the same message to our local newspapers. Money talks.
  • Reid backpedals: Just kidding about wanting newspaper to go under

    09/10/2009 8:28:16 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | September 10, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Looks like Harry is trying to dig himself out of a hole he dug with his own mouth. Last week, just before a speech to the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Reid told an advertising executive at the conservative Las Vegas Review-Journal, "I hope you go out of business." Well, that didn't go over well back at the newsroom. The editors went ballistic and are gunning for Reid. Apparently the blowback is hurting Dingy Harry and everybody on the left now (desperately) wants to laugh the whole thing off as a joke. Ol' Harry, he's such a card.
  • Orange County Register Owner in Bankruptcy

    09/09/2009 5:42:36 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 15 replies · 820+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 9/1/2009 | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO — The company that owns The Orange County Register in California and dozens of other newspapers on Tuesday became the latest publisher to seek bankruptcy protection, driven into financial despair by a staggering drop in advertising revenue.
  • (Indianapolis) Star Workers Swallow 10 Percent Pay Cut In New Contract

    08/26/2009 9:17:38 AM PDT · by Abathar · 13 replies · 426+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | August 26, 2009 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The union representing newsroom and other employees at The Indianapolis Star has ratified a two-year contract that includes a 10 percent pay cut. The Newspaper Guild Local 34070 said its members voted 56-45 on Tuesday in favor of the contract, which runs through August 2011 and suspends all merit pay increases. The contract covers 170 editorial and building services employees. Company officials have said the pay cut is necessary because of the recession. Guild members in June voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer from the Gannett Co.-owned Star that called for 12 percent pay cuts. The Star...
  • Top Sweden newspaper says IDF kills Palestinians for their organs

    08/18/2009 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,791+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 8/18/09 | Morten Berthelsen and Barak Ravid
    A leading Swedish newspaper reported this week that Israeli soldiers are abducting Palestinians in order to steal their organs, a claim that prompted furious condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitic blood libel from a rival publication. "They plunder the organs of our sons," read the headline in Sweden's largest daily newspaper, the left-leaning Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article.
  • FReep this Poll--Just for Fun

    07/22/2009 6:15:36 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 14 replies · 755+ views
    The La Crosse Tribune ^ | July 22, 2009 | La Crosse Trib
    Freep this poll on the home page of the Trib website. The question is: which media person or politician do you trust the most. Palin, Rush, Biden, Obama and many others are on there. Have fun. The poll is on the right side of the page "below the fold."
  • The Vatican Newspaper Provides Obama's 2012 Campaign Message

    05/28/2009 10:02:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 412+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | May 28, 2009 | Deal Hudson
        The 2012 Obama campaign message to Catholics has already been written. Here it is, conveniently laid out by the official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, and its editor, Giovanni Maria Vian:   "[President Obama] is not a pro-abortion president." -- Giovanni Maria Vian, in an interview with a Vatican analyst from the Italian daily Il Riformista   "The president invited Americans of every faith and ideological conviction to 'work in common effort' to reduce the number of abortions." -- L'Osservatore Romano, on President Obama's May 13, 2009, speech at the University of Notre Dame   For President Obama's...
  • Google drops idea to buy newspaper(not before massive set of MSM bankruptcies)

    05/21/2009 9:02:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 303+ views
    FT ^ | 05/20/09 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Chrystia Freeland
    Google drops idea to buy newspaper By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York and Chrystia Freeland in London Published: May 20 2009 22:00 | Last updated: May 20 2009 23:30 Google has considered buying a newspaper or using its charitable arm to support news businesses seeking non-profit status, but is now unlikely to pursue either option, Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive, told the Financial Times. His comments, in an interview with FT.com, will cool speculation that the deep-pocketed search engine operator might save franchises such as the New York Times that are struggling with debts and declining advertising revenue. Google...
  • Funny Newspaper Headlines

    05/04/2009 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 1 replies · 642+ views
    That's just low. Here's the winner of a local dog look-alike contest... Now that you mention it...
  • Globe Gets Reprieve

    05/01/2009 11:39:41 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 569+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/02/09 | Jessica Heslam and Christine McConville
    The Boston Globe’s largest union emerged from marathon talks early this morning declaring that it had made concessions to avert a shutdown of the newspaper and was working toward a new deadline Sunday in talks with the New York Times Co. “We have met their needs. The Globe is not shutting down,” said Boston Newspaper Guild President Dan Totten after ending talks for the night around 1 a.m. The Times had set midnight as the deadline for all of its unions to meet a goal of $20 million in cuts or face closure of the 137-year-old newspaper. Totten said the...
  • Denver Post to suspend weekday sales throughout much of Colorado

    04/30/2009 8:58:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 789+ views
    INDenverTimes ^ | April 30, 2009
    The Denver Post announced Thursday that it will stop delivering print copies to the Western Slope, including Grand Junction and farther reaches of Colorado ... Print subscribers will be switched to online subscriptions
  • The Baltimore Sun lays off 61 employees

    04/30/2009 8:24:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 676+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2009 | Ben Nuckols,
    The Baltimore Sun has laid off 61 people in its newsroom, about a quarter of its editorial staff, including veteran editors and managers, columnists, photographers and designers. Maryland's largest newspaper laid off managerial employees at the end of the day Tuesday, and notified union-represented employees Wednesday afternoon... Tribune is operating under bankruptcy protection. Real estate mogul Sam Zell took on a $13 billion debt load when he purchased the company in 2007
  • U.S. newspaper circulation declines worsen

    04/27/2009 5:26:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 550+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/09 | Robert MacMillan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – If there's one thing that the U.S. public is not giving newspapers, it's their support. Paid weekday newspaper circulation in the six-month period that ended March 31 fell 7 percent to 34.4 million, compared with the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). That decline, which tracked 395 daily newspapers that had five-day-a-week circulation in both periods, accelerated from last year's decline of 3.6 percent. Sunday circulation at 557 papers fell more than 5 percent to 42.1 million. Last year, circulation fell 4.6 percent. The declines may...
  • Top 25 Newspaper Circulation Changes 2008 vs. 2009 (Ruh roh Raggy)

    04/27/2009 6:01:09 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 14 replies · 1,479+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | April 27, 2009 | E&P Staff
    USA TODAY -- 2,113,725 – (-7.46%) WALL STREET JOURNAL -- 2,082,189 -- 0.61% NEW YORK TIMES -- 1,039,031 -- (-3.55%) L.A. TIMES -- 723,181 -- (-6.55%) WASHINGTON POST -- 665,383 -- (-1.16%) NEW YOK DAILY NEWS -- 602,857 -- (-14.26%) NEW YORK POST -- 558,140 -- (-20.55%) CHICAGO TRIBUNE -- 501,202 -- (-7.47%) HOUSTON CHRONICLE -- 425,138 -- (-13.96%) ARIZONA REPUBLIC -- 389,701 -- (-5.72%) DENVER POST (02/28/2009 to 03/31/2009) -- 371,728 -- N/A NEWSDAY -- 368,194 -- (-3.01%) DALLAS MORNING NEWS -- 331,907 -- (-9.88%) MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE -- 320,076 -- (-0.71%) CHICAGO SUN-TIMES -- 312,141 -- (-0.04%) SAN FRANCISCO...
  • NYT: $1.3 B in Debt, $34 M in Bank

    04/22/2009 6:31:58 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 35 replies · 1,076+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 22, 2009 | HOLLY SANDERS WARE
    As The New York Times Co. tries to bask in the glory of having bagged five Pulitzers, the company is facing a cash crunch that could put it on the path toward insolvency. According to its first-quarter earnings report, the Times said it had cash and cash equivalents totaling $294 million. However, $260 million of that is earmarked to pay off debt that matures in March 2010, effectively leaving the company with $34 million.
  • Gannett 1Q profit tumbles as ad declines deepen

    04/16/2009 8:24:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 705+ views
    AP ^ | April 16, 2009
    Gannett Co., the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S., reported a 60 percent decline in first-quarter profit Thursday and said the decline in its advertising revenue is accelerating. Gannett, which publishes USA Today ... ad revenue shrunk by 33.5 percent. USA Today's total number of paid ad pages in the quarter fell to 527, from 826 a year ago.
  • ‘Need’ the (Boston) Globe? Don’t make me laugh (Howie Carr Alert)

    04/10/2009 5:40:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 923+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2009 | Howie Carr
    Now the bow-tied bumkissers are telling us we “need” the Globe. Maybe, but only for comic relief. The Globe is the “SNL” of newspapers, a yuk on every page. Let’s go straight to the list, a very partial list, of Globe blunders. - March 2003: Since-indicted Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner holds a news conference at City Hall, complete with a blowup of a still he claims shows an American soldier raping an Iraqi woman. The video capture turns out to be from a Hungarian porn movie. Alone among the media, the ever-gullible Globe runs the XXX-rated photo over three...
  • The Rapid City Weekly News folds

    04/03/2009 7:37:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 614+ views
    Associated Press - ^ | April 3, 2009
    The recession has prompted another newspaper to fold. Thursday's edition of The Rapid City Weekly News was the last to hit the newsstands.
  • This newspaper editor supports the Second Amendment and concealed carry

    04/02/2009 4:52:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 555+ views
    The Telegram News.com ^ | 1 April, 2009 | Steven P. Keller
    As a gun owner and a strong supporter of private gun ownership and gun rights, I have found it interesting that recent Telegram articles have reported citizens finding unwelcomed visitors in their homes and have greeted them with guns and have fired a few shots in their direction. This, I think, is part of what the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States speaks to when it protects the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. There are, of course, other reasons this right is important, but it seems to me that having firearms in the home...
  • Newspaper that railed against AIG bonuses paid bonuses just before declaring bankruptcy

    03/30/2009 3:18:28 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 7 replies · 412+ views
    Hot Air.com ^ | 03/30/09 | Ed Morrisey
    While the national media stoked populist outrage over retention bonuses paid by AIG to executives, at least one of the newspapers involved had a bonus scandal of its own. Philadelphia Media Holdings, which publishes the Inquirer and the Daily News, paid $650,000 in executive bonuses less than two months before declaring bankruptcy (via Romanesko): Though the company teetered on the verge of bankruptcy at the time, this past December Philadelphia Media Holdings awarded bonuses to CEO Brian P. Tierney, vice president of finance Richard Thayer and Daily News publisher Mark Frisby. …PMH filed for bankruptcy in February. Toll, of the...
  • 2 new columnists bring balance to Herald's lineup (added 2 conservative columnists)

    03/29/2009 6:44:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 964+ views
    The Miami Herald finally has added not one, but two, conservative columnists, and in the second month of the change I judge it a resounding success. This doesn't mean that I agree with Jackie Bueno Sousa and Glenn Garvin, but that they have brought interesting, lively points of view that represent the sensibilities of large parts of South Florida's readership -- and challenge the rest. ''A true conservative is not afraid of the reaction to the truth,'' wrote reader Jaime Basagoitia in welcoming them. But no opinion would be appropriate without an opposing one. Reader Scott J. Siegel wrote, in...
  • U.S. Bill seeks to rescue faltering newspapers [Newspaper bailout?! What a JOKE!]

    03/25/2009 6:21:05 AM PDT · by Serpent1 · 10 replies · 777+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2009 | Thomas Ferraro
    U.S. Bill seeks to rescue faltering newspapers
  • Do news organizations deserve bailouts? (Pelosi wants to bailout leftist SF Chronicle)

    03/17/2009 1:10:34 PM PDT · by slomark · 28 replies · 681+ views
    There goes Nancy Pelosi again. First she wanted bail-out money to save some mice in the San Francisco wetlands. Now she wants bail-out money to save some rats in the San Francisco media. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Duh) asked Attorney General Eric Holder “to weigh the public benefit of saving The Chronicle and other papers from closure against the agency’s anti-trust mission to guard against anti-competitive behavior.” She neglected to mention anti-competitive behavior by the government. .......
  • Seattle paper moves online only

    03/16/2009 2:10:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 526+ views
    news.bbc ^ | 16 March 2009
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the 146-year-old US newspaper, will print its final edition on Tuesday before becoming a strictly online operation. Owner Hearst Corporation has failed in its attempts to find a buyer for the paper, put on sale in January. America's newspaper industry has been badly hit by the downturn, and a number of titles face closure. The decision to go solely online is the first such venture for a large US paper. However, the website will be run solely as a source of local news and opinion, rather than an internet incarnation of the former newspaper. There will be...
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper goes Web-only (AP) Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/16/2009 12:11:37 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 14 replies · 669+ views
    Yahoo Tech ^ | March 16,2009 | Staff
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has chronicled the news of the city since logs slid down its steep streets to the harbor and miners caroused in its bars before heading north to Alaska's gold fields, will print its final edition Tuesday.
  • As Cities Go From Two Papers to One, Talk of Zero (Dinosaur Media Extinction Watch)

    03/11/2009 11:40:04 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 919+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/12/09 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
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    03/11/2009 2:39:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Miami Hurled ^ | 3/11/09 | JOHN DORSCHNER
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