Journalism & Newspapers

Messi donates money won in court case against newspaper – FOXSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

MADRID (AP) The company that manages Lionel Messi’s image rights says the player has donated more than 70,000 euros ($81,000) to the medical charity Doctors Without Borders after winning a court case against a Spanish newspaper. The money was awarded to Messi for an article the La Razon newspaper published implying that the player was doping. The company says Messi will continue to defend himself from accusations and insinuations against…

Beaming Jerry Hall, 61, showcases her age-defying frame as she slips into a slinky floor-length gown to attend … – Daily Mail

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Romance had blossomed following their meeting in Australia in 2015, with the duo tying the knot the following year.  And proving they are still in the throes of marital bliss, Jerry Hall, 61, and her husband Rupert Murdoch, 86, couldn’t have looked happier as they attended the WSJ Innovator Awards held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Wednesday night. The former model stunned as she slipped…

Poynter opens applications for the 2018 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Poynter Institute will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women in early spring 2018. The fourth annual Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 participants, will take place the week of March 18-23 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The interactive, five-day program will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s…

Cox Media Group To Sell Its Daily Newspapers In Texas And Florida – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Shutterstock Cox Media Group this morning announced plans to sell the Austin American-Statesman and related community newspapers in Texas. The company also will sell its daily newspapers in Florida, The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News. Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media, said in a statement that the company’s “strategic business focus is changing.” The company made the decision that it will focus on its newspapers in…

‘Hyphens are important!’ Newspaper implies something VERY dirty after a glaring grammatical error dramatically … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A newspaper’s editorial team learned the importance of proofreading the hard way when a simple grammatical error turned an innocent headline into a very naughty innuendo.  While printing a story about high schoolers visiting local businesses for job opportunities over the weekend, The Pratt Tribune, a tri-weekly newspaper out of Pratt, Kansas, used the cringe-worthy headline, ‘Students get first hand job experience.’ Firsthand should be written as one word or hyphenated,…

New England Newspapers CFO Frank McKenna dies; he was 65 – Brattleboro Reformer

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Francis J. “Frank” McKenna, who served for 14 years as the chief financial officer of New England Newspapers Inc., was remembered Monday as a devoted numbers guy with a dry wit and a talent for the drums. McKenna, a Dalton resident, died Saturday at Berkshire Medical Center following a short illness. He was 65. A native of Newark, N.J., McKenna spent the majority of his professional life…

Alan Dershowitz: Why is a Jewish-American newspaper defending an anti-Semitic cartoon? – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When the official newspaper of the University of California, Berkeley published a color caricature of me as a spider-like creature with one leg stomping on a Palestinian child and another holding an Israel Defense Forces soldier spilling the blood of an unarmed Palestinian, there was universal condemnation of what was widely seen as a throwback to the anti-Semitic imagery of the Nazi era. The chancellor of the school condemned the…

Jim Henderson honored with Distinguished Sports Journalism award – FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

(WVUE) - James Harmon Henderson has been talking sports in New Orleans, in his own way, for nearly 40-years now. Since he arrived on the scene in 1978, the sports landscape has changed, but how he eloquently spoke about it hasn’t. For all of the English teachers out there that cringed when they heard the ‘other’ sportscaster’s struggle with the English language, Jim’s arrival in Southeast Louisiana was music to…

Austin American-Statesman put up for sale by Cox Media Group – Austin American-Statesman

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s not the first time Cox Enterprises, the privately held parent company of Cox Media Group, has put the Statesman up for sale. The company also did so in August 2008, then took the newspaper off the market in August 2009, saying it would remain part of the converged newspaper, TV, radio media company Cox was creating. 

Newspaper publisher finds bobcat in office bathroom – New York Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SAPULPA, Okla. — A small-town Oklahoma newspaper publisher found a startling front-page story practically in his newsroom: There was a hissing bobcat in the bathroom. Sapulpa Herald publisher Darren Sumner says the wild animal jumped at him one recent morning as he was heading into the restroom at his office in Sapulpa, a Tulsa suburb. Sumner shut the door and trapped the adult male cat inside until police and a…

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a … – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Pestminster crackdown’ and US-Russia … – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption “Pestminster crackdown” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which is one of several papers to focus on recent allegations of sexual harassment taking place in Parliament. The paper says “sex pest” ministers could be fired and MPs forced to answer for their behaviour under a new crackdown on sexual harassment in Westminster. Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her own…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Pestminster crackdown’ and US-Russia … – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption “Pestminster crackdown” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which is one of several papers to focus on recent allegations of sexual harassment taking place in Parliament. The paper says “sex pest” ministers could be fired and MPs forced to answer for their behaviour under a new crackdown on sexual harassment in Westminster. Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her own…

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print mastheads won’t change – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Surprise campaign mailer made to look like a newspaper – AZCentral.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Surprise’s City Council and staff have made tweaks to its bond proposal and hope voters will support it in another bond election in 2017. Wochit A page from the Surprise Sentinel.(Photo: Perry Vandell/The Republic) A political group recently mailed out an eight-page paper on newsprint called the “Surprise Sentinel” that encourages voters to approve city bond requests on the November ballot.  The Sentinel includes a front-page article…

‘It’s new territory': The NY Times eyes expansion of its service journalism – Digiday

Monday, October 30, 2017

Getting paying subscribers is the new obsession of publishing companies. The New York Times is famous for its Pulitzer-winning news coverage, but it’s the how-to pieces that are among the best performers when it comes to signing up new subscribers. The Times has had service journalism as part of its bundle since at least the ’70s, but it’s taking a more systematic approach to it today as part of an…

Newspaper headlines: #MeToo fallout continues in the papers … – BBC News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Image caption Some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote, the Sunday Times says The Sunday Times reports that some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote. Under the plans – which the paper says were circulated among ministers last week – prisoners with jail sentences of less than a year, who are let out on day release, would be able to take part in elections….

Story in the Works, FOIA Funding Needed – Oakland County 115 News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Story in the Works, FOIA Funding Needed Story in the Works, FOIA Funding Needed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 29, 2017) Hi Readers! As you know, The Oakland County Times is a reader and advertising sponsor supported publication.  We do a good job of keeping our expenses down, operating at less than $20,000 a year. But sometimes things come up and we need to ask for your support. This week is…

Newspaper headlines: Prisoners ‘gain vote’ and hospitals ‘safety … – BBC News

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Image caption The Sunday Telegraph reports on a warning from NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh that hospitals are failing to tackle “significant safety problems” that can cause death or disability. Image caption The Sunday Times says some prisoners sentenced to less than a year could be allowed to go home in order to vote, under new government plans. The paper also reports that a group of female BBC…