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  • Washington Post’s Chief Falters Anew (Media Deathwatch)

    11/18/2012 9:30:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/18/2012 | DAVID CARR
    At 11:45 a.m. last Tuesday, the editorial staff of The Washington Post was summoned on short notice to an announcement on the fifth floor of its building to hear something they already knew — that Marcus Brauchli would be leaving after four years as executive editor. After Mr. Brauchli spoke, Katharine Weymouth, the newspaper’s publisher, told employees that he would be replaced by Marty Baron, the editor of The Boston Globe. As the meeting was concluding, Valerie Strauss, a longtime reporter, asked Ms. Weymouth why she was making the change. Ms. Weymouth, perhaps because of employment agreements that limited what...
  • Thompson met lowered expectations, barely(Boston Globe hit piece)

    10/09/2007 6:08:49 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 25 replies · 943+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 9, 2007 | Peter S. Canellos
    WASHINGTON -- Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson set low expectations for his first debate as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. And, in the first minutes of today's Michigan debate, he failed to reach them.
  • Big Dig's total cost may increase by $75 million

    12/26/2005 8:33:01 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies · 1,749+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 26 | (AP)
    Federal officials warn that the Big Dig's cost may rise by an estimated $75 million, forcing state taxpayers to cover any increase. The projected hike, outlined in a memo drafted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general, would be the first increase in the project's price tag since 2001. There are numerous reasons for the possible hike, federal officials told The Boston Globe: Officials may have miscalculated the cost of settling disputes with Big Dig contractors and underestimated how much money the state will recover from contractors that performed late or shoddy work. A spokesman for Transportation Inspector General...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • New York Times Lowers Guidance

    12/02/2004 7:47:20 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 1,079+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Anon
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. told investors Thursday that its fourth quarter and full-year earnings would come in below Wall Street estimates on weaker-than-expected advertising in the fourth quarter and higher costs for promotion, printing, distribution and newsprint. The company also said it would begin expensing the cost of stock options and its employee stock purchase plan. It also said that it would no longer provide estimates for full-year earnings, focusing instead on quarterly estimates, due to the greater uncertainty in the current environment for media companies. The company, which also publishes The Boston Globe and...
  • Our woman in Baghdad

    08/25/2004 7:00:36 PM PDT · by kddid · 5 replies · 393+ views
    Helsingin Sanomat ^ | 22.8.2004 | ANU NOUSIAINEN
    Marita Ertomaa Al-Yitayim has lived in Iraq for almost 45 years. She understands why nowadays the Iraqis sometimes long for the days of Saddam. By Anu Nousiainen Marita Ertomaa Al-Yitayim moved to Iraq in 1959. The country had undergone a revolution the previous summer: the Prime Minister and nearly the entire royal family had been shot, and the British-supported monarchy had been declared a republic. Ertomaa had met an Iraqi student in France while working as an au pair, and the couple had married. She was 30 years old, and the early days in her new home country were not...
  • Embedded reporter comes away from front lines torn

    04/23/2003 10:10:37 AM PDT · by LavaDog · 111 replies · 273+ views
    Boston Globe | 4/22/2003 | Scott Bernard Nelson
    BAGHDAD - A funny thing happened on the way home from Iraq this week: I found myself scoffing at the rear-echelon soldiers for how little they knew about war. About the real war, the one I had experienced, with enemy AK-47 rounds buzzing over your head and the smell of burning flesh and metal filling your nose. About enduring four weeks on the front lines, sleeping in open foxholes you'd dug to avoid shrapnel in the night. About looking terrible, smelling worse, and seeing people die. Where were the headquarters Johnnies then, I smugly asked myself this week as I...
  • US Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 24 March 2003 - SAVAGES

    03/24/2003 4:24:29 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 7 replies · 575+ views
    Sky News ^ | March 24, 2003
    Five American prisoners of war and at least eight dead GIs - three of whom had apparently been executed - were put on display for Iraqi TV cameras in sickening images broadcast around the world by an Arab news network, reports the New York Post. Iraqi forces ambushed US troops at a key Euphrates River crossing on the march toward Baghdad, killing an estimated 16 Americans and capturing at least five in two clashes that resulted in the largest number of US casualties of the four-day-old campaign to take down President Saddam Hussein's government.Iraqis took their first American prisoners, and...