April 21, 2009 |
As you may have heard, these are hard times for the journalism business. Newspapers are biting the dust left and right. My own paper's ownership has filed for bankruptcy. Ditto for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and other media groups. Even the New York Times is battening down the hatches. When I visited the Dodger Stadium press box the other day, a lofty perch once full to the brim with sportswriters, the joint looked like a bar on the day after St. Patrick's Day.
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.
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.
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 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.