2007's Top Newspaper Industry Stories -- the Weird Version
Fitzgerald, Mark, Editor & Publisher
My colleague Joe Strupp last week did his usual able job compiling for this site his annual list of the newspaper industry's top ten stories of the year, each item a worthy contender for recollection. But it seems to me a year that was as unsettling and downright bizarre for the industry as 2007 deserves another listing of events as well. Call it the Top Six Weird Newspaper Stories of the Year.
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TV's favorite paternity detector, Maury Povich, launched a weekly newspaper in Montana. ""The caring residents of the Flathead have opened their hearts to the Povich and Chung family," Povich said, in explaining his decision to publish the Flathead Beacon. "Since Connie and I have spent our entire careers in the media, we wanted to give back to the people of the Flathead Valley our appreciation ...[with] a publication filled with meaningful news about those events that will indeed affect the lives of everyone living here."
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Publication information: Article title: 2007's Top Newspaper Industry Stories -- the Weird Version. Contributors: Fitzgerald, Mark - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Publication date: December 26, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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