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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 8, 1994 |
In a move that speaks volumes about the future of the newspaper business, Times Mirror Co. has forced itself to sink or swim in the unknown multimedia future in which computer networks will play a larger role than ink and paper. The stock market initially reacted sourly as investors and analysts focused on the present--in which Times Mirror will cut its dividend and transfer its profitable cable business to a venture with Atlanta's Cox Enterprises in return for cash and stock.
March 24, 2001 |
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell urged newspaper publishers Friday to tell the story of U.S. diplomats and the work they do so Americans will support a foreign policy that "has us engaged" in the world. Powell said that one of his major missions will be to fight for better salaries, more secure embassies and more recognition for the men and women who work for the State Department.