AP managers told us maybe later this year or next they’ll be ready to talk about new options. We’re not waiting.
And we’re not alone in this move. The Chicago Tribune left AP in January, as did six other Tribune newspapers. — More.
Perhaps it’s best to remove the finger from the dyke and run like hell.
You’ll be seeing more of this.
Will it happen at the KNS? I don’t know, but I sure hope it doesn’t. Some really good people work there. My guess is it won’t happen here. A lot of people look to the opinions page for various local perspectives. And then there’s an East TN treasure, Charlie Daniel, who is fantastic despite his misguided college basketball loyality.
In a note to readers in today’s Calendar section, the Los Angeles Times announced that the last remnants of the Calendar section’s TV listings grid will soon be history. Starting next Tuesday, Feb. 26, the grids will be no more — only available online. — More.
The suburban New York newspaper’s decision to take down its controversial gun map“is not a concession to critics that no value was served by the posting of the map in the first place,” Publisher Janet Hasson writes in a letter to readers.
“On the contrary, we’ve heard from too many grateful community members to consider our decision to post information contained in the public record to have been a mistake. Nor is our decision made because we were intimidated by those who threatened the safety of our staffers. We know our business is a controversial one, and we do not cower.”
Color me skeptical. The heat was pretty high in the kitchen. And maybe two of the residences getting broken into by burglars targeting guns had something to do with it.
According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester. — More.
Community anger over its decision to publish the names and addresses of gun owners in two New York counties did not deter The Journal News from plans to publish the same information for a third county. But that third county now says it will not provide the Gannett paper with the data, which has been considered public information. — More.
Maybe they need to publish the names of those taking prescription drugs, too. “More Americans die each year of prescription drug overdoses than gun homicides.”
A review conducted by The Daily Caller of campus publications indicates that at least 53 newspapers that endorsed Obama in 2008 have yet to endorse his candidacy again as Election Day approaches. TheDC arrived at this number by looking at 89 known papers that supported Obama four years ago. — More.
Welcome to the fact-free, anger-choked world of newspaper comment threads
WaPo ombudsman: The Post should first be about news without slant. If The Post wants to wrap its news in commentary, fine, but shouldn’t some of those voices then be conservative?
Any other rhetorical questions?