Tag: Newspapers

Hedge Fund’s Run at Tribune Publishing Ends, for Now, With a New Board Seat

Alden Global Capital seemed poised in recent days to take control of Tribune Publishing, the owner of The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Daily News and many other dailies. After a closed-door session on Wednesday, the New York investment firm ended up with a board seat for one of its founders, Randall […]

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Hedge Fund’s Run at Tribune Publishing Ends, for Now, With a New Board Seat

Alden Global Capital seemed poised in recent days to take control of Tribune Publishing, the owner of The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Daily News and many other dailies. After a closed-door session on Wednesday, the New York investment firm ended up with a board seat for one of its founders, Randall […]

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China Announces New Retaliation Against U.S. News Outlets

China demanded on Wednesday that four American news organizations provide the government with information about their staffs, finances and real estate holdings inside the country, in what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said was retaliation for the Trump administration’s recent actions against Chinese news outlets in the United States. The Chinese government stopped short, however, […]

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China Announces New Retaliation Against U.S. News Outlets

China demanded on Wednesday that four American news organizations provide the government with information about their staffs, finances and real estate holdings inside the country, in what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said was retaliation for the Trump administration’s recent actions against Chinese news outlets in the United States. The Chinese government stopped short, however, […]

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The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News

The New York Times said on Monday that it was exiting its partnership with Apple News, as news organizations struggle to compete with large tech companies for readers’ attention and dollars. Starting on Monday, Times stories were no longer appearing alongside other publications’ articles in the curated Apple News feed available on Apple devices. The […]

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

Almost anyone who works in the Washington Post newsroom can look inside its publishing system, Methode, to see what stories are coming. And at the height of the furor over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 2018, some who did saw a shocking article awaiting publication. In the article, Bob Woodward, the Post […]

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

Almost anyone who works in the Washington Post newsroom can look inside its publishing system, Methode, to see what stories are coming. And at the height of the furor over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 2018, some who did saw a shocking article awaiting publication. In the article, Bob Woodward, the Post […]

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How These Students Lost, and Recaptured, the Magic of Senior Year

No spring sports. No long-awaited trips abroad or senior spirit week. Proms delayed indefinitely, and graduations switched to Zoom. Seniors at New York City high schools have spent the past few months watching as the semester they had anticipated for four years evaporated in just a few weeks. Despite what they had lost, newspaper and […]

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Tennessee Newspaper Fires Advertising Manager After Anti-Muslim Ad

The Tennessean newspaper and Gannett, its parent company, fired an advertising manager on Monday, a day after the newspaper published a full-page ad from a biblical prophecy group claiming “Islam” would detonate a bomb in Nashville. The manager who was fired “agreed to proceed with the ad without fully reviewing the content” after it had […]

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Tennessee Newspaper Apologizes for ‘Utterly Indefensible’ Anti-Muslim Ad

The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville is investigating how it came to publish a full-page ad on Sunday by a biblical prophecy group claiming “Islam” would detonate a bomb in the city. The ad, which included a photo collage of President Trump, Pope Francis and burning American flags, urged readers to visit a website offering more […]

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Images of a Stolen Van Gogh Give Experts Hope It Can Be Recovered

AMSTERDAM — The photographs look like the sort of images that kidnappers distribute with a ransom demand to establish that their victim is alive. A newspaper’s front page is included and used as a time stamp to indicate that the images are recent. In this case, the subject isn’t a kidnapping victim, but rather a […]

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2 Sidelined Pittsburgh Journalists React: One Quits; the Other Sues

The two black journalists at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who told The New York Times that their bosses had unfairly kept them from covering protests against racism and police violence have taken steps to redress their complaints. Michael Santiago, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, left the paper. And Alexis Johnson, a reporter, sued it. “I didn’t see […]

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The A.P. Apologizes for ‘Thought for Today’ From Jefferson Davis

As part of a daily feature called Today in History, The Associated Press supplied newspapers across the country with a quotation from Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America. The quote — “Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty” — was included as the feature’s Thought for […]

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Bret Stephens: What The Times Got Wrong

Acting editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury wrote about the decision to publish our writers’ responses to the Tom Cotton Op-Ed in Friday’s edition of our Opinion Today newsletter. In addition to this piece, we encourage you to read perspectives from Michelle Goldberg, Ross Douthat and Kara Swisher. Last week’s decision by this newspaper to disavow […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staff Revolts Over Sidelining of 2 Black Colleagues

Tensions between newsroom employees and their bosses are nothing new at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which is owned by a family-run company, Block Communications. This is the newspaper that published an unsigned editorial, on Martin Luther King’s Birthday in 2018, that led with the line “Calling someone a racist is the new McCarthyism.” Detractors of the […]

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What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse Now

KENT, Wash. — After months of being embattled over its response to the coronavirus, Amazon is working to convince the public that its workplaces — specifically, the warehouses where it stores everything from toys to hand sanitizer — are safe during the pandemic. The giant internet retailer has started running television ads that show that […]

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When Dickens Died, America Mourned. Our Archives Tell the Story.

When Charles Dickens died of an apparent stroke on June 9, 1870, the news was not cabled to the United States until later that night. Many New Yorkers did not learn about the British novelist’s death until the morning of June 11, when it was splashed across the front page of The Times. Image No […]

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Tom Cotton’s Fascist Op-Ed

Before Donald Trump became president, most newspaper op-ed pages sought to present a spectrum of politically significant opinion and argument, which they could largely do while walling off extremist propaganda and incitement. The Trump presidency has undermined that model, because there’s generally no way to defend the administration without being either bigoted or dishonest. Opinion […]

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Times Opinion Editor Defends Publishing Tom Cotton’s ‘Send In the Troops’ Op-Ed

ImageSenator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, called for “an overwhelming show of force” to “restore order to our streets” in an Op-Ed published by The New York Times on Wednesday.  Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times “Country Braces for a 9th Straight Night of Unrest,” went the headline at the top of the New York Times home […]

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China reaching to vote in favor of new national security laws for Hong Kong during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday.Credit…Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press HONG KONG — I am the chairman and majority owner of Apple Daily, one of Hong Kong’s largest newspapers, and since the city’s return to China […]

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China reaching to vote in favor of new national security laws for Hong Kong during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday.Credit…Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press HONG KONG — I am the chairman and majority owner of Apple Daily, one of Hong Kong’s largest newspapers, and since the city’s return to China […]

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Canada’s Largest Newspaper Changes Hands Amid Vow to Keep Liberal Voice

OTTAWA — The new owners of The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper by circulation, pledged on Wednesday to maintain its tradition of championing liberal causes in a news market dominated by conservative views. Less clear, however, are the new owners’ plans for reversing the newspaper’s financial decline at a time when Canadian publishing is in […]

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Big Tech Has Crushed the News Business. That’s About to Change.

It reads like a coroner’s report on the news business, 623 pages filled with charts and graphs detailing the devastating decline in local news and public policy reporting of the past decade. It landed on the Australian prime minister’s desk last summer, unnoticed by most news consumers in America and around the world. But the […]

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News Outlets Want More Advertisers to Act Like Burger King

Most companies regularly take steps to make sure their ads don’t run near headlines that could upset potential customers. So news organizations weren’t surprised when advertisers canceled campaigns in recent weeks or demanded that their ads be placed far from coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, costing publishers significant revenue. Burger King was an exception. Instead […]

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The New York Times Tops 6 Million Subscribers as Ad Revenue Plummets

In the first three months of the year, The New York Times Company added more digital subscribers than it had gained during any quarter since it started charging readers for online content in 2011. But that increase was driven by widespread interest in news of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the United States economy […]

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Newspaper’s Top Editor Is Now a ‘Homeless’ Blogger

He was laid off on April 24. A week later he was living in a Motel 6. Rich Jackson, a 54-year-old journalist who worked as the top editor of The Herald-Times, a Gannett-owned newspaper in Bloomington, Ind., received the bad news in the parking lot next to the paper’s headquarters. He was also told he […]

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