Monthly Archives: September 2011

What is Considered ‘Fit to Print’?

Will Bunch reports on the New York Times: 

 

 

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What do you think was running in the pro-government, pro-Mubarek newspapers in Egypt back in February, when crowds of unhappy and often un- or under-employed citizens began crowding into Tahrir Square?

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http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Big-media-s-shameful-news-by-Will-Bunch-110921-694.html

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‘CEO: Bad times for Gray Lady’

CLAIRE ATKINSON reports on the New York Times: 

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New York Times Co. hit a 52-week low yesterday after its chief executive warned that advertising revenue would be hit much harder than expected.

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David Boardman of The Seattle Times: “I’ve always rejected the platform-agnostic option.”

Michele McLellan reports on The Seattle Times: 

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The Seattle Times recently reorganized its newsroom and the new structure recognizes three key roles for the organization: Creation, Curation, Community

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http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org/leadership_blog/comments/20110905_the_seattle_times_newsroom_reorganization_reflects_new_priorities/

 

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‘Redesigned Facebook aims to become ‘your own personal newspaper’’

Jeff Sonderman reports on Facebook:

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Facebook says it is trying to “act more like your own personal newspaper” with recent feature launches and design changes.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/146753/new-redesigned-facebook-news-feed-personal-newspaper/

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Los Angeles Times Prefers “The White Affluent Subscribers”

Robert Kahn reports on the Los Angeles Times:

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The former publisher of the Los Angeles Times Magazine claims The Tribune Co. fired and defamed him for objecting to the newspaper’s decision to save money by stopping distribution of its Sunday magazine to low-income and minority neighborhoods, while charging them the same price as “the white affluent subscribers.”

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http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/09/16/39833.htm

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‘Every time you look, there are buyouts and layoffs at newspapers’

Richard Aregood examines the state of the U.S. newspaper industry: 

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myriad deejays, the hits just keep on coming.

We’re not talking about yet another playing of “Stairway to Heaven,” or even “Seasons in the Sun,” however annoying you might find that prospect. For people who work for newspapers, the last 15 years or so have been an unrelieved and seemingly unending chain of disasters.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20110919_Richard_Aregood__Every_time_you_look__there_are_buyouts_and_layoffs_at_newspapers.html

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‘Greenspun Media Group Announces Layoffs’

An update on Greenspun Media Group (The Las Vegas Sun newspaper):

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The Sun is not immune to the consequences of the recession.

The newspaper derives most of its revenue from the Review-Journal in accordance with a joint operating agreement between the two organizations.

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http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/sep/15/greenspun-media-group-announces-layoffs/

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