“I’ve been in newspapers for 30 years, and the public indignation and moral umbrage [over the story] surprised many of us veterans. …Symbolic outrage rooted in a vitamin-rich vegetable came from left field.” — More.
In my experience, journalists don’t eat asparagus so, naturally, there’s a bias. Thankfully, my daughter loves asparagus.
(Hey. Maybe if it came with bacon. OMG. Don’t tell me asparagus is the new bacon!)
“If the lease deal closes for the Nordstrom space, it would set up a potentially awkward landlord-tenant relationship involving the city and the state’s largest newspaper.” — More. (Via Romenesko)
Boy, talk about a sign of the times. How ironic if it were wedged between a store selling tablets and a store selling smart phones.
Fauquier (VA) Times-Democrat drops Democrat from its name. “Having a word in our banner that is so associated with a political party is no longer a very astute business decision,” says its editorial. (fauquier.com) – (Via Romenesko)
I mean, really, he’s in his second term.
“From today’s Newport News (Va.) Daily Press — a weird reference to Afghanistan’s Wardak province was inserted into a local weather story by the Tribune/LA Times copy desk in Chicago.” — More.
The Cherokee Scout in Murphy N.C. apologized Friday for asking the local sheriff for the names gun-permit holders and permit applicants. The paper calls its records request “a tremendous error in judgment” and apologizes to the sheriff for submitting it. — More.
We are disappointed with the reaction to our request, which we felt was with the best intentions to help study issues affecting Maine through an analysis of publicly available data. We will continue our reporting, but will use other sources of information to do so. — More.
Two plagiarism cases that occurred at the Toronto Star in the past week “demand serious action,” Public Editor Kathy English writes. Star reporter Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew lifted from a Globe and Mail report, and now-former Toronto school board director Chris Spence plagiarized in an op-ed. Spence resigned after readers and reporters found his other published work, including his doctoral thesis, were filled with plagiarized material. — More.
“I have never before seen something this outrageous from a news organization in all of my time in politics. Not even FOX News has ever done anything like this before. This expenditure makes the newspaper the third largest contributor to McKenna’s campaign effort.” — More.
I am writing you because I care about our product and I care about being the best reporter – sorry – content provider – I can be until I no longer have a job. But our product is suffering. Big time. — More.
It’s painful following what’s happening in New Orleans.
Well, newspapers have to do something these days to attrack attention.