Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday May 18 -- Got news or an update?

If you have news or an update, leave it in comments.


Anonymous said...

I wonder what MNI's position is? MNI hearts Huffington too?

NEW YORK AP — New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has admitted to using a paragraph virtually word-for-word from a prominent liberal blogger without attribution.

Dowd acknowledged the error in an e-mail to The Huffington Post on Sunday, the Web site reported. The Times corrected her column online to give proper credit for the material to Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall.

Even though Miss Dowd was kind enough to admit her plagriasm, the AP has seen fit to call this an....error.

Anonymous said...

Would you pay $637 a year for home delivery of the Boston Globe?

By Christine McConville (Globe)

On an insert tucked into yesterday’s editions, Boston Globe publisher Steven Ainsley asked subscribers to...

“lend us increased financial support to help ensure that we can continue to publish meaningful and original reporting every day.”

In Greater Boston, the new price of a seven-day subscription will be $12.25 per week, an increase of 50 cents per day Monday through Saturday. A Sunday-only subscription will stay at $3.50.

Anonymous said...

New York Times Admits It Spiked Obama/ACORN Corruption Story
The American Spectator

Acknowledging what the blogosphere has known for weeks, the New York Times finally went on record to admit that just before last Election Day it killed a politically sensitive news story involving corruption allegations that might have made the Obama campaign look bad.

Anonymous said...

What would Shark Girl do?

Anonymous said...

My mom is over 70 she reads all her news online now. I never tried to talk her into it she just up and told me one day all the newspapers she used to read cost too much and she realized everything she read in them, she'd read on the net at least 24 hours prior.

Anonymous said...

@ Romenesko
-Judge orders newspaper to name website users who commented on murder probe-
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Alton Telegraph sued to quash subpoenas for the names, contending the identities were protected by an Illinois shield law. A judge wrote that the law "does not address the applicability of the Act to online bloggers." He said that's up to the Legislature.
Posted at 11:14

Anonymous said...

I keep reading various postings here on MW regarding "...who will cover the news, especially the local news when we are gone, etc., etc., etc. You will be sorry then....".

Well....let me tell you, or rather we shall have the Sunday's SACBEE show you how it is done now. In the Sunday main section with 22 pages we had a total of 24 written articles. Here is who did the really "Hard Work" and who we will miss:

Associated Press - 12 articles
New York Times - 4 articles
Fresno Bee - 1 article
Special To The Bee (and who knows where that came from) - 1 article
Washington Post - 1 article
McClatchy Newspapers - 2 articles
SACBEE - a whopping 3 whole articles, or about 12% of total articles printed in the Sunday main section were written by local "talent", and we will surely miss them.

So, it's....cut and paste, cut and paste, cut an.....lift and clip, rip and tear.....snip and tape....ticky unique!! Old Ben Franklin would be proud.

And where have all the readers gone??????

Anonymous said...

If Warren Buffett wouldn't buy a newspaper at any price, even though he reads five a day, isn't the writing on the wall for almost all newspapers?