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  • The Denver Post Is in Full-On Rebellion Against Its Hedge Fund Master

    05/08/2018 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.08.18 5:09 AM ET | Carol McKinley Carol McKinley
    As employees from the paper protest against massive cuts to the newsroom and top editors resign, staffers tell The Daily Beast, ‘This is chaos.’ ==================================================================================== It seems odd that they’re fighting for the right to speak at a place called The Lipstick Building. Today, 150 journalists from the Denver Post, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Mercury News, and 49 other smaller papers who are accustomed to reporting the news will become the news, as they protest the owner of their papers in what some have called “a fight for their lives.” Alden Global Capital has been surprisingly silent...
  • Denver Post editorial page editor resigns amid staff cuts

    05/04/2018 6:08:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KOAA ^ | May 03, 2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    An editor at The Denver Post who oversaw an editorial critical of budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper's New York-based hedge fund owners has resigned. Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett ... The Post last month published Plunkett's initial editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved," calling on Alden to sell the newspaper. ... Plunkett said he was warned afterward "not to bite the hand that fed us" but couldn't stay silent.
  • Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership

    04/09/2018 1:54:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | APRIL 7, 2018 | SYDNEY EMBER
    The Denver Post is in open revolt against its owner. Angry and frustrated journalists at the 125-year-old newspaper took the extraordinary step this weekend of publicly blasting its New York-based hedge-fund owner and making the case for its own survival ... The bold tactic was born out of a dissatisfaction not uncommon in newsrooms across the country as newspapers grapple with the loss of revenue ... The lead editorial pulled no punches, describing executives at Alden Global Capital, the paper’s hedge-fund owner, as “vulture capitalists.” ... “The @denverpost is being murdered by its owners,” one Post reporter, John Wenzel, wrote...
  • The Boston Globe: 90% Off

    01/30/2018 9:35:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies
    $5 for 12 weeks of digital access! Leave the paywall behind! Was $6.93; now just 42 cents/week. Get access now!
  • Peter Thiel Planning Launch Of Conservative News Outlet With Mercers Family After Bannon Fiasco

    01/04/2018 9:53:45 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly considering launching a conservative news outlet backed by the powerful Mercer family, along with a “cast of Fox News celebrities,” according to Michael Wolff book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and a report from BuzzFeed news. According to Wolff, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Peter Thiel were set to discuss the idea of a conservative news outlet last May – however Ailes slipped and fell two days before the meeting, hitting his head and dying before the discussion could occur. Word of Thiel’s potential new venture with the Mercers is...
  • At Least Seven Layoffs at the Denver Post as Shrinkage Continues

    11/28/2017 7:48:34 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Westword ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    November 27, the Denver Post set into motion its latest round of layoffs just over a year after shrinking the newsroom staff by 26 employees through the combination of a buyout offer and supplementary dismissals. Seven positions included in the Post's contract with the Denver Newspaper Guild are affected, and another four employees working non-union gigs also appear to have been discharged. "The Post gave the required two-week notice of layoff in seven union covered positions," notes the DNG's Tony Mulligan, corresponding via email. "Four are in the newsroom and three are in advertising support." ... As for why the...
  • Jann Wenner really blew it with Rolling Stone [No Buyers]

    09/19/2017 7:15:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Keith J. Kelly
    Jann Wenner has landed between a rock and a hard place as he struggles to sell Rolling Stone. The 71-year-old publishing magnate will pay dearly for clinging to the rock-and-roll magazine he founded 50 years ago, sources told The Post, as prospective buyers have evaporated along with music fans’ habit of buying glossy print titles at newsstands. “Jann knows he made his mark on American culture already and he is a realist,” said author Joe Hagan, whose biography on Wenner, titled “Sticky Fingers,” is set to hit next month from Random House. “The landscape has changed and he was not...
  • Bezos, Slim, and Buffett Publicly Pleading Poverty, Ask Congress for Help With Their Newspapers

    07/10/2017 5:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 65 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | July 10, 2017 | Ira Stoll
    [snip]Brazen story... ordinarily trigger a front-page news story or an outraged editorial — a bunch of rich individuals asking Congress to write them a law that would give them better negotiating power against other rich individuals. [snip]Bezos, Slim, and Buffett need Congress to help them negotiate with Google.
  • THESE TERRORISTS ARE WANTED

    06/18/2017 10:51:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Yeni Soz ^ | 7 Haziran (17 June) 2017 | M. Tevfik Şahin | Sercan Barlık
    These Terrorists are wanted: TrumpMattisPopeGulenTillersonPompeoNewshamBowser Image Link: http://www.yenisoz.com.tr/resim/extra/Saglik/manfoto.png
  • Hillary Clinton Wants To Be Buried With All The Newspapers That Endorsed Her

    05/26/2017 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Contemplating life after devastating loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton said that she would like to be buried with copies of all the newspapers that endorsed her. “I want to be buried with my editorial endorsements,” Clinton said in an interview with New York Times Magazine. “I want an open casket and they can all be piled on top of me. You won’t even be able to see my body.”
  • Julian Assange: ‘When You Read a Newspaper Article, You Are Reading Weaponized Text’

    02/21/2017 5:08:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | LUCAS NOLAN
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange recently discussed the topic of “fake news” and how WikiLeaks’ pure data-driven approach has prevented them from becoming “weaponized text.” CNET reports that Assange appeared via video-link in a discussion with Australian comedian Chas Licciardello in Sydney, Australia this week. During the interview, Assange discussed the idea of “fake news” and how WikiLeaks’ refusal to editorialize their content and rather provide pure data to the public has allowed them to publish facts without bias. “What is special about WikiLeaks is that it’s not just another damn story,” said Assange, “it’s not just another damn journalist putting...
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ends 24-year print edition run (Dead Tree Media Obit)

    11/30/2016 11:50:39 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 7 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | uncredited
    he Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper printed its last edition and has laid off 106 workers as it transitions into an online-only publication. Wednesday's edition ends a 24-year run that began when the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife established the paper to compete with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which remains the only printed daily newspaper in the city. Trib Total Media will continue publishing two daily print editions for the suburbs, the Greensburg-based Westmoreland edition of the Tribune-Review and the Tarentum-based Valley News Dispatch edition, as well as 11 of the other 14 weeklies owned by Trib Total Media. The company announced...
  • Fla paper makes unprecidented apology to readers.... (shortened for length)

    10/30/2016 10:12:04 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 69 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | oct 30 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    A central Florida newspaper has apologized to its readers for the decidedly anti-Donald Trump coverage that has been published during the election. The Daily Commercial published an editorial titled “The media, the election and bias” on Oct. 23 that explained the paper is reliant on wire services for much of its election coverage and those reports are weighted heavily against Trump. “The Daily Commercial hasn’t done enough to mitigate the anti-Trump wave in the pages of this paper,” it wrote. “You deserve a more balanced approach to the coverage of elections and other weighty issues.” Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/10/30/fla-paper-makes-unprecidented-apology-readers-anti-trump-coverage-deserve-balance-406267#ixzz4OdXSJUkV
  • Trump picks up first major newspaper endorsement of November election (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

    10/23/2016 2:42:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/23/16 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump picked up his first major newspaper endorsement of the November election over the weekend when the Las Vegas Review-Journal became one of the few to back the Republican nominee. “These are turbulent times,” the newspaper, which is owned by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, said in an editorial. “More and more Americans express frustration and disillusionment today with the political institutions that govern the nation. They clamor for an alternative to the incestuous and pernicious atmosphere dominating the capital. They see a vast array of lobbyists, elected officials and entrenched interests manipulating the levers of power for their own...
  • For Some Newspapers, Endorsing Clinton Means Losing Subscribers

    09/30/2016 2:03:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Sydney Ember
    The subscription cancellations were coming every 10 minutes. Angry readers have been calling in droves. One caller issued a death threat. “We’re feeling the weight of our history,” Phil Boas, the editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic, said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. Until it endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, the newspaper, founded in 1890, had never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. The Cincinnati Enquirer, which endorsed Mrs. Clinton last week, put it particularly bluntly: “Trump is a clear and present danger to our country.” For some readers, however, the endorsements proved a step too...
  • Texas newspaper endorses first Democrat for president in 75 years

    09/07/2016 7:28:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday endorsed Hillary Clinton, backing a Democratic presidential hopeful for the first time since FDR. “There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November: We recommend Hillary Clinton,” the paper’s editorial board declared. “We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for this nation’s highest since before World War II – if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections.” The newspaper touted Clinton’s government experience and said she’s demonstrated an ability to work with Republicans. “Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this...
  • Twin Falls Newspaper Financed by Globalist Warren Buffett Attacks Breitbart

    08/25/2016 4:39:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The daily paper, which operates as, in effect, a local monopoly in the small southern Idaho city at the center of a sexual assault of a 5 -year-old American-born girl involving three Muslim refugee boys, is owned by Lee Enterprises, which received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by globalist billionaire Warren Buffett, an ardent supporter who endorsed Hillary Clinton in December. ... The Twin Falls Times-News op-ed generated a number of comments from local readers, some backing the paper’s reporting as “objective,” but...
  • Memphis newspaper apologizes for accurate, yet 'racist' headline

    07/16/2016 2:33:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    A newspaper in Memphis quickly apologize after protestors complained about its choice of headline in the wake of the deadly police shooting in Dallas. “Gunman targeted whites,” read the lead story headline in the Commercial Appeal, a member of the USA Today network. The headline was accurate, as Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson explicitly talked about wanted to kill white police officers before he was eliminated via robot bomb.
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Student Newspaper Defends Using Aborted Baby Parts in Research: “America is Not a Christian Nation”

    06/07/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    When all else fails, abortion activists often resort to the old “pro-lifers are forcing their religion on us” argument to push their agenda. That is what a group of Indiana University student editors used to attack a new state law that protects the dignity of unborn babies by requiring that aborted babies’ bodies be buried or cremated. The new law will help stop the kind of sale of aborted babies’ body parts that Planned Parenthood facilities in other states have been caught arranging. Although Roe v. Wade prohibits states from completely banning abortions, pro-life advocates in Indiana believe the aborted...