June 30, 1989 |
The rulers of China have been called masters of doublespeak, but even they could take lessons from the Daily Racing Form. For the past week the Form has been alerting the Washington-Baltimore area to expect a new tabloid format, which would "improve service to readers" and would offer a "concentration of coverage" of tracks in the region. When the first edition of the new Form appeared for Thursday's races, local horseplayers learned what this "improvement" was: They would get much less information -- while still paying the same $2.50 per issue.
September 19, 1986 |
Gabriel Alarcon Chargoy, president and director of the influential daily newspaper El Heraldo de Mexico and founder of Mexico's largest theater chain, has died after a long illness. Alarcon died Tuesday at home here. He was 78. Known as one of the nation's top businessmen, he got his start as a teen-age vegetable vendor, later becoming an aide to a prominent businessman before setting out to build his own financial empire. Alarcon opened his first theater in the state of Puebla.
March 4, 1990
Even the "instant gratification" audiences of today are tired of tabloid (TV news). With the kind of commitment being shown by KCAL, with adequate equipment, with the existing credibility of the Disney image, the public surely has a shot at seeing the tabloid trend's disappearance in the interest of intelligent coverage. Given KCAL's plan for three-hour broadcasts, perhaps now we can see more in-depth attention to details. Perhaps those at the anchor table will cut the cute chitchat and relate instead to the viewer . The competitor who subtly ignores the fact that KCAL is new by taunting "they have no track record" must realize that viewers simply ask demandingly of a station: What have you done for me today ?
May 31, 1989 |
Jerry Nachman, a columnist for the New York Post, was appointed today as the newspaper's new editor. Nachman succeeds Jane Amsterdam, who was officially relieved today of her duties as editor by the tabloid's owner and publisher, Peter Kalikow. Amsterdam, former editor of the magazine Manhattan,inc., was the paper's editor for 50 weeks. It had been reported that there was friction between the editor and publisher over a decision to cut back the size of the tabloid's Sunday edition, which has lost millions since it was introduced in March.
January 25, 2008 |
Amy Winehouse, nominated for six awards at next month's Grammys, has entered a drug rehabilitation facility, her record company said Thursday. A picture of the 24-year-old singer inhaling fumes from a pipe was published this week by British tabloid the Sun. "Amy decided to enter the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors," Universal Music Group said in a statement. "She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction," the statement said.
April 13, 1989
Toronto Sun Won't Take On Herald: Toronto Sun Publishing Corp. has decided against joining forces with the Hearst Corp. to convert the Los Angeles Herald Examiner into a tabloid, said John McCabe, general manager and chief operating officer of the Herald Examiner. The Toronto Sun, which publishes several successful tabloids in Toronto and other Canadian cities, said it was too involved in other ventures to take on the money-losing Herald. McCabe said he didn't know whether Hearst was looking for another partner.
April 26, 1989 |
Britain's Princess Anne was mobbed by photographers and reporters as she arrived today for an Olympic sports meeting. Princess Anne, president of the International Equestrian Federation, normally does not attract media attention when attending sports meetings. But her appearance here came shortly after personal letters written to her by a Buckingham Palace staff member disappeared from her palace office and wound up in a British tabloid. The princess chatted with officials from other federations as she passed by swarming photographers and reporters but made no public comment.
March 24, 1990
We purposely rushed out Sunday morning to buy your paper to see the article on the UCSB Gauchos, only to become outraged at Mike Penner's trashy, sour-grapes article. Where is this guy from, anyway, and let's send him back. There's a group of former Santa Barbara Los Angeles Times subscribers more than willing to contribute to this worthy cause. His personalized attacks against our players' names and haircuts was not only totally uncalled for, but it has absolutely no place in your newspaper--it doesn't even belong in a tawdry tabloid.