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New liaison for Newspaper in Education picked – Toledo Blade

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SmallmanTHE BLADE Enlarge | Buy This Photo A former University of Toledo educator is the new coordinator of The Blade’s Newspaper in Education program, which provides educational services to teachers, parents, and students throughout northwest Ohio…

Student newspaper adviser, editor, sue Northern Michigan U. alleging retaliation – Washington Post

Monday, May 11, 2015

She called it good reporting. Northern Michigan University called it sensationalism. Now, Cheryl Reed is suing school officials and members of an oversight board after being ousted as faculty adviser to the North Wind, NMU’s student-run newspaper. Reed, 48, and the newspaper’s managing editor, Michael Williams, 23, filed a lawsuit last month alleging that school officials retaliated against them because the North Wind has been investigating NMU’s administration. They argue…

Yes, rightwing newspaper coverage did cause Ed Miliband’s downfall – The Guardian

Monday, May 11, 2015

As the Labour party tears itself apart trying to come to terms with its general election performance, it should understand this reality: the right-wing press was overwhelmingly responsible for its defeat. I agree with my colleague, Jane Martinson, that the fact that the bulk of UK newspapers backed the eventual winner is noteworthy. It should not be overlooked because I haven’t a shadow of doubt that Ed Miliband lost because…

Can Newspapers Survive? Here’s a Plan – Huffington Post

Monday, May 11, 2015

This terrifying graphic came from a Nieman Report on the state of the news business, released last week. As you can see above, newspapers are now circling the drain. And all the theoretical discussions about “digital revenue” are not going to save them. At the end of the day, there is no digital revenue to speak of. And there isn’t going to be. Newspapers, at least as we know them…

Can Newspapers Survive? Here’s a Plan – Huffington Post

Monday, May 11, 2015

This terrifying graphic came from a Nieman Report on the state of the news business, released last week. As you can see above, newspapers are now circling the drain. And all the theoretical discussions about “digital revenue” are not going to save them. At the end of the day, there is no digital revenue to speak of. And there isn’t going to be. Newspapers, at least as we know them…

Bay Area News Group nets national, statewide journalism awards – San Jose Mercury News

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bay Area News Group newspapers won numerous national and statewide awards for outstanding journalism over the weekend and in recent weeks. The San Jose Mercury News won three National Headliner awards, six Best of the West awards and 10 awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. The Contra Costa Times won five CNPA awards, and the Oakland Tribune won two. A first-place National Headliner award for news series in the…

Can Newspapers Survive? Here’s A Plan… – Huffington Post

Monday, May 11, 2015

This terrifying graphic came from a Nieman Report on the state of the news business, released last week. As you can see above, newspapers are now circling the drain. And all the theoretical discussions about ‘digital revenue’ are not going to save them. At the end of the day, there is no digital revenue to speak of. And there isn’t going to be. Newspapers, at least as we know them…

Can Newspapers Survive? Here’s A Plan… – Huffington Post

Sunday, May 10, 2015

This terrifying graphic came from a Nieman Report on the state of the news business, released last week. As you can see above, newspapers are now circling the drain. And all the theoretical discussions about ‘digital revenue’ are not going to save them. At the end of the day, there is no digital revenue to speak of. And there isn’t going to be. Newspapers, at least as we know them…

The Slow Movement advances into reading and journalism – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The BBC has been slow to pick up on the trend, but its Slow TV experiment on BBC 4 last weekend was welcome. Viewers could choose from a two-hour canal boat wend its way down the Kennet and Avon Canal, an hour of birdsong or 30 minutes of a man making a glass jug. This appeal of slow viewing is not just a British or Italian thing. In 2009 Norwegian…

As federal workforce shrinks, FOIA backlog grows – Baltimore Sun

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A new report shows a dramatic increase in the federal government’s backlog of unanswered Freedom of Information Act requests — and blames it in part on a shrinking federal workforce. Amid record demand last year for information from federal agencies, the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy found, the backlog grew by 67 percent. At the same time, the number of workers processing those requests declined by 8.9 percent, to…

Whittier Daily News wins a top statewide journalism awards – The Whittier Daily News

Sunday, May 10, 2015

SAN DIEGO >> The Whittier Daily News was the recipient Saturday of a top journalism award — first place for best sports page — given by the state’s preeminent newspaper trade group. The California Newspaper Publishers Association awarded the Daily News one of the 38 prizes handed out to its parent company, the Los Angeles News Group, at its annual awards luncheon in San Diego….

Remebering Rutherford: Newspaper evolved through multiple mergers – The Daily News Journal

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The ground floor of the Home Journal Building at 218 West Main in Murfreesboro once housed the offices and printing plant for the Home Journal newspaper (1921-31) and the Daily News Journal (1931-50). The building remains today much as it looked in this 1922 photograph.(Photo: Submitted) MURFREESBORO – The first edition of the Daily News Journal designated on the front page as “Vol. 1—No. 1”, was printed and distributed in…

Rupert Murdoch backs another election victor, but was it the Sun wot won it? – The Guardian

Saturday, May 09, 2015

In the1992 general election it was the Sun “wot won it” for John Major’s Conservatives. In 2015 such hubristic declarations seemed to hark from a different era, dating back to a time before the advent of social media and rolling news curbed the influence of the rightwing press. Yet that was not how a cluster of titles acted. Whether by urging readers to vote tactically to “stop Red Ed” or…

Ohio Mayor Resigning; Blames Newspaper, Councilman Feud – ABC News

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The longtime mayor of Akron, one of the state’s biggest cities, announced that he’ll retire on May 31, citing disputes with a City Council member and a local newspaper in a resignation letter released Friday. Democrat Don Plusquellic, 65, has been mayor since 1987. He said in an email statement that Council President Garry Moneypenny would succeed him. Plusquellic’s resignation letter said the Akron Beacon Journal had declined interview offers…

Newspapers place bets on a regional strategy – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Los Angeles Times and U-T San Diego will soon share an owner, in a bet that they can usher in a new era of newspapering in Southern California built on geographic strength in numbers. Combining newspapers in adjacent regions has become the struggling industry’s business model du jour as print publications join forces to share stories, wield advertising clout and cut costs — rather than going it alone. Largely…

British newspapers on election aftermath – USA TODAY

Friday, May 08, 2015

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San Diego’s local newspaper has been sold – CNNMoney

Friday, May 08, 2015

Tribune Publishing has agreed to purchase San Diego’s largest newspaper for $85 million, giving the company a stranglehold over the publishing business in California’s two largest cities. Tribune (TPUB) already owns the Los Angeles Times, in addition to the Chicago Tribune and a collection of other daily newspapers. The cash and stock deal for the San Diego Union-Tribune, which has in recent years gone by the name San Diego U-T,…

Tribune Publishing agrees to purchase UT San Diego newspaper for $85 million – Fox News

Friday, May 08, 2015

SAN DIEGO –  The publisher of the Los Angeles Times is buying U-T San Diego for $85 million, strengthening its presence in Southern California and putting the top newspapers in the state’s two largest cities under common ownership. Tribune Publishing Co., owner of the Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other publications, said Thursday that the 145-year-old U-T would remain a separate newspaper. Executives were examining how operations might be…