Things continue to look bleak for newspapers -- the Times-Picayune in New Orleans announcing recently that it's cutting down to three days a week seems like an ominous harbinger of things to come. In general, it's been taken as granted, however, that very small newspapers -- and in particular, the ... More >>
Two of the missing NYT journalistsOn Friday, the New York Times was told that four of its reporters being held by government forces in Libya would be freed. Meanwhile, bombing commenced from allied forces and Gaddafi's troops struck back against their own people in the embattled African natio ... More >>
On Thursday, the Newspaper Guild made a public plea to all unpaid writers for the Huffington Post to withdraw their services as a part of a strike against using unpaid labor in the wake of HuffPo's $315 million sale to AOL. "Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical ... More >>
Features editor Orla Hearly -- who a source just called to tell us was "one of the most evil editors to ever work at the New York Daily News" and a "window into facism around the world" who was part of a "gangster regime that took root" and a "sadist" -- has been fired from the New York Daily ... More >>
Old news becomes new again
America isn't the only place print publications are in trouble, and online news organizations aren't the only one threatening them. To find evidence of this abroad, one must look no further than Facebook...in the Middle East.
Politico reported Friday that Washington Times publisher and president Jonathan Slevin would be no more come his contract's end on April 30. Now, they have Slevin's farewell letter, despite the insistence by the Board of Directors (whom Slevin calls "aloof or out of touch," and more) that he ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Your Career in Journalism Author: M.L. Stein Date: 1965 Publ ... More >>
Eat a dick, Hudson News.
As most in the world of media reporting are aware, one of the Voice's sister papers, SF Weekly, was sued by a competitor, SF Bay Guardian, and almost two years ago the Guardian won a $15 million verdict. SF Weekly is appealing that decision, and that appeal should be heard this year. Just re ... More >>
You might have heard the Voice's sister paper in the Bay Area, SF Weekly, is mixed up in a legal kerfuffle with a rival Bay Area weekly newspaper, the Bay Guardian, and that the case recently took an odd turn when the Guardian seized SF Weekly's two minivans. And you might also have heard th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 19, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 31 The Newsmen: Where Do They Go from Here? By Stan Fischler M. David Levin, his blue windbreaker stained by a brief drizzle, leaned against the delivery ramp of the Journal-American and refused to curse th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 28 Mr. Hearst's Flagship Sank Like the Maine By Stan Fischler The Journal-American died with its boots on last Sunday morning at the age of 71. When the boots were removed there was a stench. "Nat Hento ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 30, 1965, Vol. X, No. 50 New York's Newspapers: Case of a Cloudy Future By Susan Brownmiller In a ground floor meeting hall of a small building on West 44th Street, striking elevator operators, stenographers, adding machine ... More >>
In this week's cover story about the state of local daily newspapers, we mentioned New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman's idea to allow sports gambling on his newspaper's website. In an interview with Forbes business magazine earlier this year, Mort said, "There is something that can be ... More >>
Print is undeadand NYC is the only city where you can still read all about it
For many years, there's been a feeling that SportsBusiness Journal is a publication only for insiders. Well, the web has changed the definition of "insiders," expanding it to heretofore unthought of numbers, and I can't think of any sportswriter, editor or fan who doesn't need to see and absorb B ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 2, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 11Postscript to '30'By Donald PanethA newspaper is a lively, amicable place of employment, and the city room with its atmospheres of excitement, legitimate urgency, and yet easygoing traditions, the center of its eff ... More >>
paul goyette @ Flickr Governor Paterson's proposal to widen wine sales throughout the state has gained yet another endorsement, this time from Newsday. A number of local newspapers have championed the idea, which would allow grocery stores in New York State to sell wine, a right that stores in 35 st ... More >>
Jimmy Breslin just told a woman who offered him a lap dance to "jump out the window -- I want to see her guts flattened." And he meant it. He wasn't happy that he'd been interrupted during a long recitation from his next book, a work-in-progress about Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers exec who hi ... More >>
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