May 30, 2012 |
“What's black and white and read all over?” That is the setup for what used to be the first joke learned by most every American kid. These days, delivering the punch line would leave the kids bewildered. They might just say, “What's a newspaper?” In our new media age, that is not a question with an obvious answer. Ask the people in New Orleans who just found out their venerable Times-Picayune will no longer be available in print every day. Based in a city and state with a perennially high level of corruption and dysfunction, the Times-Picayune has been a powerful and admired community watchdog.
September 27, 2013 |
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is examining its operations in an effort that is likely to result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers. The company acknowledged a cost-cutting review is underway after Chicago business blogger Robert Feder wrote late Thursday that Tribune may slash as much as $100 million in expenses from its eight daily newspapers. A Tribune spokesman called Feder's report "grossly inaccurate" and said the company has not set an expense reduction target.
November 24, 2005 |
Many years ago, a veteran editor at what was then the Chandler-owned Los Angeles Times made the following observation about that family and its dividends from this newspaper: "They're either rolling in it, or they're really rolling in it. And when they're only rolling in it, they start to panic." The era when insufficiently huge newspaper profits would give the shivers only to the members of a wealthy family seems quaintly distant today.
August 29, 2007 |
Saudi Arabia has indefinitely banned the distribution of a leading Arab newspaper, days after the paper disclosed that a Saudi extremist had played a key role in a violent Iraqi Al Qaeda front group. It was unclear whether the Iraqi article was the main impetus for the ban, or merely the culmination of several weeks of disputes, mostly on other issues, between Al Hayat newspaper and the kingdom's information minister.
March 23, 2005 |
Three major newspaper companies are investing in Topix.net, a start-up technology company that collects and sorts news stories from various sources on the Internet. Tribune Co., Gannett Co. and Knight Ridder Inc. are each taking a 25% stake, the Palo Alto-based company disclosed Tuesday. Topix's founders will retain the remaining share. Financial terms were not disclosed under the deal, which will be formally announced today. Topix launched its site a little more than a year ago and had 1.
August 5, 1999 |
The liberal newspaper Salam, a staunch backer of Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, has been banned for five years, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. It said the Special Court for Clergy also suspended the publisher, Mohammed Moussavi Khoeini, from working as a managing director of a newspaper for three years. He was convicted last week of defamation and spreading false information.
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February 16, 1999
Dennis Anderson has been named editor of the Antelope Valley Press, publisher William C. Markham has announced. Anderson, 45, has been acting editor at the Valley Press, which has a daily circulation of more than 148,000, since early January, when Larry Grooms resigned to become president of the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance. Anderson previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Enterprise in Simi Valley, United Press International in Washington, D. C.
November 2, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Times has the fifth-highest circulation among U.S. newspapers, based on new numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations. In the six months ended Sept. 30, the Times' average daily print and digital circulation was 572,998, down about 5% from 605,243 in the previous six-month period. The paper slipped from fourth place in the previous report by the nonprofit audit bureau. In the just-released report, the Times' Sunday circulation of 905,920 copies was the third-highest, though down more than 4% from 948,889.
March 21, 2013 |
In a very classy move, Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad in several newspapers Wednesday to thank Green Bay Packer fans. Jennings, who played for the Packers in his first seven NFL seasons, signed a five-year, $47.5-million contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week. The ad, which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among other papers, was entitled "A Bittersweet Farewell. " "It has been 7 years since I was first blessed with the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful organization and community," Jennings wrote.
October 29, 2013 |
Russian hosts of the Group of 20 summit near St. Petersburg in September sent world leaders home with gifts designed to keep on giving: memory sticks and recharging cables programmed to spy on their communications, two Italian newspapers reported Tuesday. A Kremlin spokesman denied the allegations reported by Il Corriere della Sera and La Stampa, both of which attributed their stories to findings of technical investigations ordered by the president of the European Council and carried out by German intelligence.