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Owner: Philly Newspapers Will Be Vital Legacy – ABC News

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest has given away most of his $1.2 billion fortune, but he believes his earlier gifts will “pale in comparison” to his work to enrich Philadelphia’s largest newspapers. Lenfest, 84, became the sole owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News this week, ending a turbulent year marked by a bitter feud among investors, a court-ordered buyout, and the plane crash death of co-owner Lewis Katz….

The End! Spanish press react to shock early elimination from the World Cup – Daily Mail

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spain endured an embarrassing tournament, losing to Holland by a thumping 5-1 scoreline before being outclassed by Croatia Elimination from World Cup spells the end of their international football domination By Graeme Yorke Published: 18:31 EST, 18 June 2014 | Updated: 21:43 EST, 18 June 2014 Spain’s stunning early exit from the World Cup sent shock waves through the football world, and leading Spanish newspaper Marca have labelled it ‘The…

Read the internet like a newspaper with PaperLater – The Verge

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What if you could publish your own newspaper? For as long as I can remember, I’ve had too much to read, and too little time to do so. With the rise of the internet, I’m now at a point where fantastic content is being published on a daily basis, and I’m fighting to not miss a thing. That’s why Pocket, Instapaper, and every other “read-it-later” service exists; to let…

C. David Burgin dies at 75; editor tried to revive dying newspapers – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

C. David Burgin, a longtime editor who gained a reputation as a troubleshooter for fading newspapers, died Monday at his home in Houston after a lengthy illness. He was 75. Burgin died of the effects of four serious strokes he had suffered since 1997, said his wife, Judy Burgin. Burgin had served as editor-in-chief of seven U.S. daily newspapers, starting with New Jersey’s Paterson News in 1977. Photos His first…

Britain is an old, declining empire, says official Chinese newspaper – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Britain is an “old, declining empire” which resorts to “eccentric acts” to hide its embarrassment over its declining power, an official Chinese newspaper has claimed on the second day of a visit by the country’s premier, Li Keqiang, to London. As China was given the chance to take a decisive stake in the next stage of Britain’s energy and transport infrastructure on the first day of the premier’s visit, the…

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Hong Kong Newspaper Says HSBC, Standard Chartered Pulled Ads – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HONG KONG—HSBC Holdings PLC and Standard Chartered PLC have pulled millions of dollars worth of advertising from Apple Daily, a popular Hong Kong newspaper known for its tendency to criticize China, because of pressure from Beijing, an executive at the media company said. Mark Simon, a commercial director at Next Media Ltd., publisher of the Apple Daily, said the two banks stopped advertising in the newspaper in late 2013 after…

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Newspaper Editor C. David Burgin Dies at 75 – ABC News

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

C. David Burgin, a longtime editor who gained a reputation as a troubleshooter for fading newspapers, died Monday at his home in Houston after a lengthy illness. He was 75. Burgin died of the effects of four serious strokes he had suffered since 1997, said his wife, Judy Burgin. Burgin had served as editor-in-chief of seven U.S. daily newspapers, starting with New Jersey’s Paterson News in 1977. His first top…

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Jury to hear lawsuit against Paxton newspaper – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PAXTON — A Ford County jury will hear a civil lawsuit filed by the headmaster of a Catholic boarding school in Georgetown against the Paxton newspaper. Rev. Michael McMahon of the Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy sued The Paxton Record and its publisher, The News-Gazette Inc., claiming the weekly newspaper defamed him when it published a letter to the editor in April 2011 in support of gay rights…

Press Herald wins national features journalism awards – Press Herald

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram won several first-place awards in a national contest sponsored by the Society for Features Journalism. The paper claimed top honors in its class for best section, best series, best integrated storytelling and best niche product. In addition, staff writers Matt Byrne and Eric Russell won individual writing awards. The newspaper won first place among newspapers with a circulation under 90,000 for best series or…

Suit seeks to block Utah newspaper deal, argues it dooms The Tribune – Salt Lake Tribune

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Salt Lake Valley is best served by two daily newspapers but a recent deal threatens to close The Salt Lake Tribune, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. Former Tribune employees are asking a federal judge to immediately halt financial dealings between the paper and…

Times wins 9 awards in Society for Features Journalism contest – Tampabay.com

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times won a top award and nine overall this year from the Society for Features Journalism. Related News/Archive Times wins 7 firsts, 18 awards overall in Green Eyeshade 1 Month Ago Times’ website, journalists win top national awards 2 Months Ago Your tb-two* high school bulletin board for March 27 3 Months Ago In the national organization’s 26th annual Excellence in Features Journalism competition, John Woodrow Cox…

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot – New York Times

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Spanish newspapers bemoan World Cup ‘cataclysm’ – Reuters UK

Sunday, June 15, 2014

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain mourned the national football team’s stunning loss to Netherlands in their World Cup opener on Friday with words such as “humiliation” and “nightmare” splashed across the front pages of newspapers on Saturday. Spain, one of the favourites to win the World Cup and defend their 2010 title, succumbed to a rampant Netherlands team in their heaviest World Cup defeat in over 60 years with a 5-1…