The Arizona Daily Star sued a local punk rock band for copyright infringement because it used a slain police officer's photo to illustrate its album. The band, Awful Truth, used the photo to promote its album, "Kill a Cop for God."
Morale in both shops has been devastated as staffers complain about a blurred identity, lack of direction, management snafus and outsourcing to big-name writers that has left them wondering if reporters still have much of a role.
An ex-federal prosecutor was hammered by a federal judge for his allegedly unethical conduct in the terrorism case and investigated by the Justice Dept. for his misconduct. He is now moving against a Detroit Free Press reporter who has refused to dis
The New York Times is considering potential asset sales and is in discussions with lenders as it prepares for one of the “most challenging years” in its history. Advertising revenue fell sharply at the paper in November.
Blagojevich told a deputy governor that they should target some of the paper's editorial page editors by telling Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell to "get rid of those people. . . . Fire those [expletives]." This was no idle threat.
Standard & Poor’s recently lowered its credit rating on the Times Company below investment grade, and Moody’s Investors Service has said it was considering a similar move. Times Company stock, which has lost more than half its value this year...
Examples of Photoshopped fake photos are appearing more frequently in the MSM. How can readers recognize such shenanigans? Fun fauxtography tricks you can try at home. First in the series: forced perspective.
Consider numbers we can all understand: In 2002, The Times’ stock price hit nearly $53. On Monday, the last line of a Forbes.com story relayed this telling stat: “Shares in the Times company fell 59 cents, or 6.3 percent, to $8.73 in mid-afternoon tr
In 2009, the Monitor will become the first nationally circulated newspaper to replace its daily print edition with its website; the 100 year-old news organization will also offer subscribers weekly print and daily e-mail editions.
After a century of continuous publication, The Christian Science Monitor will abandon its weekday print edition and appear online only. The cost-cutting measure makes The Monitor the first national newspaper to largely give up on print.
For those holding out for some improvement in print circulation, this morning brings disappointment. The Audit Bureau of Circulations released the latest figures showing major drops in circulation in the past 6 months at the big metros.
The New York Times Co. reported a steep drop in third-quarter profits on Thursday, the latest gloomy earnings report in an industry battered by online competition and falling print advertising revenue.
Phoenix Newspapers Inc. today announced 37 involuntary layoffs spread across several departments as the company, which publishes The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, continues to grapple with a tough economy.
CNN’s senior vice president and Washington bureau chief David Bohrman added: “This is an election like no other and CNN continually looks for new ways to connect with its audience here in the United States and across the world.
CHICAGO Tribune Co. faces a "real possibility" of defaulting on its $13.4 billion of debt, Fitch Ratings said Friday in a report that cut its credit rating deep into junk territory -- while warning a further downgrade is possible.
E-paper cover a "stupid gimmick"? No way, Brian. Esquire's animated 75th anniversary cover is the flashing, squawking future of magazines.
It's pretty easy to see the far future. Cheap, disposable e-paper magazines on subway news
This year’s presidential campaign has drawn more voter interest than any other race in generations. For mainstream news media, however, capitalizing on that interest has been hit or miss, though not for lack of trying.
The social networking that takes place via instant messaging, microblogging, or e-mail further steals from newspapers the mindshare they once owned. Radio, which once served a similar social role with its menu of music, news, and talk, is plummeting.
Last increase came a year ago. The NYT recently announced a 4.5% increase in home delivery prices for the paper that takes effect this month, the second bump in a year. The increases helped overall circulation revenue rise 2.5 percent in the latest q
The depressed newspaper industry is old news of course but Alan Mutter, who blogs at Reflections of a Newsosaur, noticed a depressing pattern in the last report of "short" market activity: there were some pretty big bets that newspaper stoc
Anyone who is still wondering why the so-called "mainstream media" was so hostile toward Congressman Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination will find an answer in the June 2 issue of Time magazine. Therein the Ti
The Associated Press, having already announced its intention to harass bloggers who publish snippets as short as 39 words from AP stories, has now published a web form through which intimidated parties can give the AP money in return for “permission”
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