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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,, 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...
  • 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 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 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 : 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 ^ | 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...