August 6, 2013 |
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood. In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan, what he would like to have been. Kane answers: "Everything you hate. " Jeff Bezos' dealings with the moneymen of Wall Street have always been rather friendlier than those between Kane and Thatcher. But what he may share with Kane is the feeling that these unappreciated - indeed, financially despised - enterprises known as newspapers have some value that other investors have been overlooking.
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.
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.
October 29, 2011 |
Cash registers should be whirring happily this holiday season with sales of Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other computer tablets. If the wave of buyers behave anything like those who went before, they'll be spending a lot of time on their new gadgets following the news. But how best to capture, and profit from, the latest digital phenomenon? Most news companies have placed their bets on building customized tablet applications. Remold your content, produce catchy tablet-specific features and a new generation of readers and advertisers will follow.
August 7, 1995 |
Palestinian police Sunday for the second time this year shut two newspapers linked to Islamic groups opposed to the PLO-Israel peace deal, officials at the newspapers said. Imad Falouji--publisher of Al Watan, which backs Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement--said he believed police closed his paper because of articles critical of Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat.
March 15, 2011 |
More people said they got their news from the Web than a physical newspaper last year ? the first time in history this has happened, according to an annual report on the news media. The Internet now trails only television among U.S. adults as a destination for news, and the trend line shows the gap closing, the study released Monday by the Pew Research Center said. The report predicted that 2010 might also be the year when online ad revenue surpassed print newspaper ad revenue for the first time.
February 22, 2004 |
Independent Algerian newspapers hit back at a government-sponsored barrage of sermons by clerics who accused the papers of betraying Islam and urged a boycott of the press. "Hateful preachings were made yesterday against the independent press, and particularly against our daily, Liberte," one national paper said.
November 7, 2007 |
Tribune Co. and MediaNews Group Inc. are in talks with other newspaper publishers to form a network to jointly sell national advertising, MediaNews President Joseph Lodovic said. The goal is to let advertisers buy space in newspapers and on their websites nationally rather than negotiate separate deals with individual publishers, Lodovic said. It wouldn't replace Yahoo Inc.'s year-old newspaper consortium. A spokesman for Tribune Co.
August 11, 2007 |
Sooner rather than later, the newspaper you're holding in your hands will be very different than it is today. A couple of fascinating new studies out this week suggest just how profound -- and potentially troubling -- some of those differences may be.
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December 13, 2002 |
Mayor Tom Bates has been charged with stealing copies of the UC Berkeley newspaper a day before he was elected, prosecutors said. A former assemblyman, Bates is expected to appear in court Jan. 8 and plead guilty, said Malcolm Burnstein, who is representing him. UC Berkeley police said witnesses had seen Bates remove the papers and throw them into a trash can on Nov. 4. The paper was running an endorsement of Bates' opponent that day.