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Murdoch iPad newspaper to launch in next two weeks

Reuters – 2011-01-25

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - News Corp's new digital newspaper The Daily, designed for Apple's iPad, should launch in the next two weeks after some delays and will cost $0.99 per week, executive James...

Rupert Murdoch's iPad digital newspaper raises many questions – but who has the answers?

Guardian – 2011-01-23

iPad and iPhone apps create mini-paywalls around mobile news – so is there a strategy involved?Welcome to the land of media mystification where no tablet is set in stone. On the one hand, Rupert...

Record sales for pope's book, says Vatican newspaper

The Independent – 2011-01-22

Pope Benedict XVI's new book "Light of the World" in which he talks candidly about issues including sexuality and child abuse has had record sales, the Vatican newspaper announced Wednesday.

Threats to Nicaraguan newspaper

Guardian – 2011-01-21

The Nicaraguan newspaper El Nuevo Diario claims its journalists were threatened after it published articles about alleged corruption in the government of the president, Daniel Ortega. In recent weeks...

News Corp, Apple delay iPad digital newspaper: report

Reuters – 2011-01-14

(Reuters) - News Corp and Apple Inc are delaying the launch of the media conglomerate's digital newspaper for the iPad, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Journalists to launch News Corp.'s iPad newspaper

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-01-13

Stop the presses -- completely. The world's first iPad newspaper, The Daily, is prepping for launch.

News Corp to launch digital newspaper January 19

Reuters – 2011-01-11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's will launch its long anticipated digital newspaper for tablet devices on January 19 at a joint news event attended by Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Apple Inc Chief...

Newspaper Hires Helen Thomas

The New York Times – 2011-01-06

Helen Thomas, who was a tenacious and irascible presence in the White House press corps for almost a half century before being forced out last summer over culturally insensitive comments about Jews,...

Uganda newspaper outing gays ordered to stop

CBC – 2011-01-04

The Ugandan High Court has ruled that one of the country's newspapers cannot identify people as homosexuals.

Gay newspaper boxes vandalized in Vancouver

CBC – 2011-01-01

Vancouver police are investigating a possible hate crime targeting more than a dozen newspaper boxes belonging to Xtra, a gay and lesbian newspaper.

Merged News Corp/BSkyB considered unlikely to tie TV and newspaper ad sales

Media Week – 2010-12-21

A merged News Corporation and BSkyB is unlikely to link up its TV and newspaper ad sales due to lack of "market power," according to the European Commission's competition experts.

Newspaper ABCes: passes 40m browsers in November

Media Week – 2010-12-21

Guardian News & Media's website became only the second UK newspaper site to surpass 40 million unique browsers last month, following a double-digit increase in daily visitors.

Zimbabwe's first lady sues newspaper over Wikileaks report

Editors Weblog – 2010-12-17

Grace Mugabe is suing Zimbabwean newspaper the Standard for US$15

Our Towns: Walk In, Grab a Muffin and Watch a Newspaper Reinvent Itself

The New York Times – 2010-12-16

At The Register-Citizen in Torrington, Conn., people can walk in off the street and visit the newsroom, as well as attend the afternoon story conference.

Swedish newspaper was bomber's target: website

CBC – 2010-12-14

An al-Qaeda affiliated website says the suicide bomber behind an attack in central Stockholm was targeting a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Media Decoder: Newspaper Helps Nab Fugitives

The New York Times – 2010-12-13

About once a month, The Washington Examiner readers help the United States Marshals Service apprehend a fugitive.

Outreach newspaper facing tough times

CBC – 2010-12-13

A newspaper begun in the 1990s to help the homeless in Toronto is scaling back because of tough competition from free newspapers in the city.

Murdoch's digital newspaper The Daily put back until next year

Media Week – 2010-12-10

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new US digital newspaper, will not be launched this month as expected, but will be available via tablet computers in the first quarter of 2011.

Good News/Bad News: Mag, Newspaper Apps Equal In Popularity

Folio Magazine – 2010-12-09

Readership of magazine and newspaper apps by adults are about equal, according to data from GfK MRI.

Media Cache: Norwegian Newspaper Taps Into Web’s Efficiencies

New York Times – 2010-08-02

Edda, a publisher in Norway, now makes employees at its newspapers work for both the paper and Web versions. It’s a strategy that has helped its bottom line.

Judge OKs sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown

AP – 2010-07-29

AP - A federal bankruptcy court on Thursday approved the $26 million sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown Publishing Co. to a group of company insiders led by current President and Chief...

Iran jails publisher of reformist newspaper

Yahoo – 2010-07-28

Iran sentenced the publisher of a banned reformist daily to 11 months in jail on charges of propaganda against the Islamic regime and inciting unrest, Isna news agency reported yesterday.

Insiders bid $22.4M on Ohio-based newspaper chain

AP – 2010-07-22

AP - A group of company insiders has bid $22.4 million for most of the assets of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown Publishing Co. But the bidders will have to wait a week to learn if the sale will be...

Newspaper publisher Gannett to partner with Yahoo on local advertising sales

Yahoo – 2010-07-16

MCLEAN, Va. - Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, is partnering with Yahoo Inc. to sell local online advertising. It's a deal that could help Gannett boost revenue as its traditional...

Newspaper Publishing Association launches rival to British Press Awards

Yahoo – 2010-07-05

The Newspaper Publishing Association (NPA) has announced it will launch a rival to the British Press Awards, aiming to direct proceeds from the event back into the industry.

Hudson-Catskill Newspaper Corp. Acquires Two Papers

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

The Hudson-Catskill Newspaper Corp., a division of Johnson Newspaper Corp., has acquired The Ravena News-Herald in Albany, N.Y., and The Greene County Local Courier. Terms of the sale were not...

Louisiana Prison Can't Ban 'Final Call' Newspaper, U.S. Judge Rules

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-01

A Louisiana state prison cannot censor or restrict an inmate's access to copies of The Final Call newspaper published by the Nation of Islam, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

BBC bows to newspaper concerns, delays mobile apps

Reuters – 2010-03-29

LONDON (Reuters) - British state broadcaster BBC has delayed launching mobile applications delivering its news and sport free to devices like Apple's iPhone after newspapers expressed concern about...

Zimbabwe newspaper apologizes to Britain's Queen

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-28

An independent Zimbabwe Sunday newspaper apologizes to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for publishing a computer-doctored photograph showing the 83-year old monarch pregnant during news reports on a...

Washington Post CEO's 2009 pay plunges 49 percent as newspaper publisher copes with ad slump

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune – 2010-03-25

WASHINGTON - The Washington Post Co. cut its CEO's pay by 49 percent last year as the newspaper publisher trimmed its staff and reined in other costs amid a severe advertising slump.

2009 Newspaper Ad Revenue Fell to Level Not Seen Since 1985

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-25

Newspaper advertising in 2009 was just as bad as it appeared, according to the latest revenue figures from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA).

Citing Newspaper Reporting Void, Public Broadcasting Will Fund Seven Local Journalism Centers

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-25

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced that it is funding local journalism start-ups that promise to "increase original local reporting capacity" in seven regions throughout the...

Newspaper publisher shot dead in Colombia – 2010-03-20

Bogota - A newspaper publisher known for his attacks on corruption and nepotism in Colombia has been shot dead, news reports said Saturday....

K&M Newspaper Services Sells G60 Inserter, Upgrades

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-11

K&M Newspaper Services will provide the Times News, Kingsport, Tenn., with a 30-station, dual-delivery Titan G60 inserting system, Miracom inserter and downstream controls on another inserter, and a...

Newspaper publisher Journal Register names CFO

AP – 2010-03-04

AP - Journal Register Co., publisher of the New Haven Register in Connecticut and other newspapers, said Thursday it named the former chief financial officer of medical services company Synarc Inc....

Iran closes newspaper and magazine critical of government

Washington Post – 2010-03-02

TEHRAN -- Iran closed a leading newspaper and magazine critical of the government on Monday, further silencing dissenting voices in the Islamic republic after months of anti-government...

Newspaper Shares Rise on Q4 Profits

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-25

Shares of newspaper companies rose Wednesday, helped by a series of positive quarterly results.

Israeli Newspaper Jumps Embargo on Tyndale Hamas Memoir

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-25

On Tuesday, February 23, Haaretz, Israel's oldest newspaper, broke the story that Mosab Hassan...

Washington Post Co. Q4 Profit Soars on Education Business and Improving Newspaper Results

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-24

The Washington Post Co. Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $82.2 million, or $8.71 a share, a big jump from its year-ago net income of $18.8 million, or $2.01 a share. The Post Co.'s...

Tamil Newspaper in Toronto Vandalized After Reporting on Sri Lanka President Visit

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-22

The offices of a Tamil newspaper in Toronto were vandalized over the weekend after the paper received a phone call threatening it for its reporting on the visit of Sri Lanka's president.

Tensor Newspaper-Semicommerical Press in Mexico

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-22

Tensor Group has commissioned a two-tower, one-folder newspaper-semicommercial press at Goldenstar de Mexico, in Culiacan. The automated Tensor T-400BE press with H-50 folder for newspaper and...

Boston Newspaper Guild Chief Totten Returning to Job After Parent Union Reverses Expulsion

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-21

Boston Newspaper Guild President Daniel Totten will return to his position this week following a decision by the parent Communications Workers of America (CWA) to overturn his expulsion related to...

INM, Lebedev to miss talks deadline on newspaper sale

Reuters – 2010-02-13

LONDON (Reuters) - The Monday deadline for talks on Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev's proposed takeover of Independent News & Media's British national newspapers will be missed, the Financial...

Missouri's Only Gay Newspaper Comes Back From Dead, But as Magazine

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-08

When Vital Voice shut down in October, it left Missouri without any gay and lesbian-oriented newspaper except for a few entertainment publications that circulate in bars.

Jolie, Pitt sue British newspaper for libel

Reuters – 2010-02-08

LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are suing Britain's News of the World tabloid over allegations it published about their relationship, their London lawyers said on...

Next Chapter, Please: Newspaper Publishers in Bankruptcy, at a Glance

Editor And Publisher – 2009-12-22

A look at some of the newspaper publishers that have filed for Chapter 11 protection.

Time Spent Dips, at Newspaper Web Sites

Editor And Publisher – 2009-12-22

The average amount of time spent per person at the nation's top newspaper Web sites took a hit in November -- but there were some successes. Among them: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the...

Google Chief to Address Newspaper Execs at Annual Conference

Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-02

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is delivering the keynote speech at the Newspaper Association of America's annual conference for publishers and executives. This year, the meeting is taking place in San...

Chapter (11) and Verse: Details on Five Major Newspaper Companies That Have Declared Bankruptcy

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-31

The list grew by one today. Here is an accounting on five biggies. and their dozens of papers and (oh yes), debt. Now underway: reorganizing, seeking concessions from unions, and paying (some) of...

Canada's Newspaper Readership High, But Not on the Web

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-25

Almost 75% of Canadian adults read a print edition of a newspaper each week, according to the Newspaper Audience Databank (NADbank).

Newspaper Magazine Sued by Printer for $2M

Folio Mag – 2009-03-25

The owners of RiseUp—a weekly newspaper magazine that quietly launched last June with a four million circulation, only to fold two months later—are being countersued for $2.2 million by the

The Top City for Newspaper Readership: It's Not Where You Think

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-25

More people read newspapers -- both print and online -- in Rochester, N.Y., than any other city, according to Scarborough Research. Rochester has the highest integrated newspaper audience, with...

Tindle purchase saves newspaper series from administration

Media Week – 2009-03-18

LONDON - Newspaper proprietor Sir Ray Tindle has saved a newspaper series in the South West from administration and saved 25 jobs by buying five local newspapers.

Dallas Judge in Hot Water Over His Newspaper Column

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

The top judge in Dallas' municipal court system is receiving criticism for writing that "black folks have been cleaning up white folks' messes for hundreds of years" in his column in a weekly...

Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper goes Web-only

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-17

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has chronicled the news of the city since logs slid down its steep streets to the harbor and miners caroused in its bars before heading north to Alaska's gold...

Seattle newspaper drops the ‘paper’

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-17

The Post-Intelligencer planned to produce its last printed edition Tuesday and become an Internet-only news source, Hearst Corp. said, making it by far the largest American newspaper to take that...

Speaker Pelosi Urges 'Leeway' in Bay Area Newspaper Dealings

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

Pelosi released a two-page letter to Attorney General Eric Holder after meeting last week with San Francisco Chronicle Editor-at-Large Phil Bronstein and Hearst general counsel Eve Burton about the...

EXCLUSIVE: Newspaper Sites See Big Gains in Uniques

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

More than half of the top 30 newspaper Web sites gained double-digit percentages of visitors in February, according to new data from Nielsen Online. Among the top gainers: the Los Angeles Times, New...

Connecticut Newspaper Staffers Accept Hearst Buyouts

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

Hearst Corp. says that 48 of its Connecticut newspaper employees are accepting buyouts as part of a move to cut costs by 20 percent.

Details on Former 'Rocky' Staffers' Possible Online Newspaper

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-16

Former Rocky Mountain News staffers plan to start an online newspaper if they get 50,000 paying subscribers by April 23 -- what would have been the News' 100th anniversary.

New England Newspaper Association Honors 10 for Outstanding Reporting

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-13

Ten newspapers were honored Friday for outstanding reporting done in the spirit of courage and independence of Publick Occurrences, the nation's first newspaper, by the New England Newspaper...

Newspaper Vets Accentuate the Positive

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-13

Randy Siegel, Donna Barrett, Brian Tierney (left), and Jay Smith got sick of all the negative publicity surrounding newspapers, and decided to hit back with the Newspaper Project, an informal group...

Singapore's main newspaper publisher to cut wages

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-12

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., which publishes most of the city-state's newspapers and magazines, said Thursday it will cut the salaries of 3,000 workers as it attempts to stay profitable amid a...

Singapore's Primary Newspaper Publisher to Cut Wages

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-12

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., which publishes most of the city-state's newspapers and magazines, said Thursday it will cut the salaries of 3,000 workers as it attempts to stay profitable amid a...

International Newspaper Group to Meet Next in 2010

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-11

The International Newspaper Group's board voted yesterday to cancel the group's annual conference, scheduled for Sept. 22-24. "Given the realities of our economic challenges, and being realistic...

U.S. newspaper publisher McClatchy makes dramatic cuts

National Post – 2009-03-11

McClatchy Co will slash 1,600 jobs, or about 15% of its workforce, and dock the pay of its top executives, in one of the more dramatic cuts by a U.S. newspaper publisher as it struggles with...

Fort Collins Daily Sees Layoffs as Denver Newspaper Agency Takes Over Printing, Delivery

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-11

The Fort Collins Coloradoan says its newspaper will be printed and delivered by the Denver Newspaper Agency starting May 12, resulting in 48 layoffs at the Coloradoan.

Janesville Gazette to switch to morning newspaper

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-03-11

The Janesville Gazette will publish in the mornings starting in April. The daily newspaper has published in the afternoon for 164 years.

Newspaper publisher McClatchy cutting 1,600 jobs

AP – 2009-03-10

AP - McClatchy Co. is shearing another 1,600 jobs in a cost-cutting spree that has clipped nearly one-third of the newspaper publisher's work force in less than a year.

Four Newspaper Chains Makes Moody's 'Bottom Rung' of Risky Debtors

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-10

Moody's Investors Service, the big credit rating agency, on Tuesday launched a new database and quarterly report of companies in the most serious danger of default -- and four newspaper companies...

Neighborhood Newspaper Group President/COO Departs Company

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-10

Terry Smith, the president and chief operating officer of the Marietta Daily Journal and Neighborhood Newspaper group, is leaving the company after 27 years.

New publisher named at Post-Tribune newspaper

FOX 19 Cincinnati – 2009-03-04

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Lisa Tatina has been promoted from vice president of advertising to publisher of the Post-Tribune newspaper in Merrillville.

Are Newspaper Sales Prices Bottoming Out?

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-03

The prices buyers are willing to pay for newspapers remain "depressed but seem to have bottomed out," broker Larry Grimes reports in his newsletter Tuesday.

Media group accuses Kazakh court over newspaper

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2009-03-03

An international media rights group has accused a Kazakh court of trying to destroy an independent weekly by pegging a fine for defamation so high that it would be impossible to pay.

Mike Luckovich Creates Cartoons for Newspaper Project -- New Ads are Released

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-03

Editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich has created two new industry-related cartoons on behalf of the Newspaper Project. In addition, the project is releasing this week a round of new ads. The cartoons...

Newspaper Carrier Jobs Draw New Interest During Downturn

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

Unlike almost every other business across the country, circulation service has been booming since November across the inland Northwest.

In Denver, Residents Lament the Closing of a Newspaper

New York Times – 2009-03-02

After 150 years, the Rocky Mountain News was closed for good, leaving residents with one remaining large newspaper and not many takers.

Newspaper Publisher Wilbert Tatum Dead At 76

NY1 News – 2009-02-26

Former Amsterdam News publisher Wilbert Tatum has died. Tatum, 76, was vacationing with his wife in Croatia when he became ill and passed away yesterday.

Hearst threatens to close San Francisco newspaper

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-25

Hearst Corporation has said that it will close or sell The San Francisco Chronicle unless it can wring concessions from its unions, raising the prospect of San Francisco's becoming the largest city...

Newspaper Guild: Journal to cut 100 jobs

Providence Business News – 2009-02-24

PROVIDENCE – Some 100 jobs will eliminated at the Providence Journal Co., including 18 news and 34 advertising positions, the president of the Providence Journal Unit of the Providence Newspaper...

Law Firms Charging Up to $995 an Hour for Newspaper Publisher Bankruptcies – 2009-02-24

On Sunday, two more newspaper publishing companies joined the Tribune Co. and others in the news business in filing for bankruptcy. Philadelphia Newspapers has signed up Proskauer Rose and Dilworth...

Zumbox Signs Newspaper Publisher – 2009-02-24

Westlake Village-based Zumbox, a startup looking to help companies distribute their content digitially using postal addresses, said today that it has inked a distribution partnership with local...

Eagle publisher to lead Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation

The Sauk Prairie Eagle – 2009-02-24

George Althoff, publisher of the Sauk Prairie Eagle and Capital Newspapers Portage Division, is the new president of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation.The foundation, which started in

Slain California newspaper editor has posthumous impact

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-24

Fellow journalists uncovered a jailhouse videotape that suggested a wider conspiracy in Chauncey Bailey's killing and helped force the resignation of the Oakland police chief.

Former Duluth newspaper publisher dies at 52

Pioneer Press – 2009-02-23

Former Duluth News Tribune publisher Mary Jacobus died Friday in Tampa, Fla., from a sudden cerebral hemorrhage. She was 52.

Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises restructures debt repayments

CNews – 2009-02-20

SAN FRANCISCO - Lee Enterprises Inc., publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and 48 other daily newspapers, said Thursday it has arranged to push out hundreds of millions of dollars in debt...

Publisher dismisses editor at E. Idaho newspaper

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-20

Dean Miller, a 14-year veteran at the Post Register, has been dismissed as the newspaper's executive editor. Publisher Roger Plothow announced the decision this week, and the newspaper published a...

Top 30 Newspaper Web Sites See a Rise in Uniques

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-18

Newspapers are having an abysmal start to 2009 with advertising revenue plunging in double digits. But on the readership side -- online, anyway -- it's a different story. For the month of January,...

Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union Joins Teamsters

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-18

The independent Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union (NMDU) -- which represents some 1,500 employees at papers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- has voted to join the International...

Newspaper Guild to Discuss Possible Employee Buyout of Seattle 'P-I'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-18

The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild has scheduled a meeting next Tuesday to discuss whether Seattle Post-Intelligencer workers are interested in investigating a possible employee buyout of the...

'Sun-Times': Scoops Show Worth of For-Profit Newspaper Ownership Model

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-17

Two big scoops in the controversy surrounding U.S. Sen. Roland Burris demonstrate again that for-profit, competing daily newspapers are vital to a city's health, the Chicago Sun-Times says in an...

DMGT sees newspaper advertising tumble

Times Online – 2009-02-11

Newspaper advertising collapsed in January at the Daily Mail and other titles owned by the tabloid's parent company, Daily Mail and General Trust.

Larger-screen digital newspaper reader closer to market

International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-10

The screen of the Plastic Logic Reader is big enough to more closely approximate the look of a printed newspaper or magazine page.

Newspaper industry experts set to appear at Publishing Expo

PrintWeek – 2009-02-10

Leading figures from the newspaper industry will be speaking at this year's Publishing Expo to explain how technology is transforming the sector.

'USA Today,' 'FT' Sign on as Plastic Logic's First Newspaper Content Providers

Editor & Publisher – 2009-02-10

CHICAGO USA Today and the Financial Times have signed on to be the first newspapers providing content when Plastic Logic's eReader debuts next year, the company said Monday.

Cablevision expects charges for Newsday newspaper

Reuters – 2009-02-09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cablevision Systems Corp said it will take a charge of up to $450 million related to its acquisition of New York newspaper Newsday last May, blaming the dramatic deterioration...

Iowa Council Bluffs newspaper to stop Monday paper

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-09

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil has announced that it will stop publishing a Monday edition to offset the rising costs of supplies.

Mexican Newspaper Encourages Voodoo Hex on U.S. Team

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-09

A Mexican newspaper began encouraging soccer fans to cast a voodoo hex on the United States ahead of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio.

'Aiken Standard' Puts Some 'Faith' in Newspaper Boxes

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-06

The Aiken Standard is offering folks a chance to advertise their faith on their newspaper boxes.

The Sun newspaper climbs above three million circulation in ABC report

Media Week – 2009-02-06

LONDON - The Sun climbed above the three-million circulation barrier last month, as all weekday newspapers bar the FT and Daily Sport increased circulation month on month.

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