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Articles from April 10

5 Years Ago: Media Celebrated-Prematurely-Victory in Iraq
Five years ago today the U.S. media, and administration officials who directed the invasion of Iraq, celebrated the fall of Baghdad while expressing few fears about the future. "We're all neo-cons now!" crowed Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Joe Scarborough,...
California Editor Grapples with Another Local Death in Iraq -- This One #4000
Funerals and memorial services impose demands on any who speak at them. Will they find the right words? And it's important not to blunder through the emotions. So it was this past week when Cynthia Delgado, sister of 21-year-old George Delgado searched...
'Daytona Beach News-Journal' on the Block
The News-Journal Corp. is putting The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal up for sale. In a memo posted on Romenesko, News-Journal Corp. owners the Davidson family told employees the decision to put the paper on the block was made in light of a recent...
Gene Weingarten Reacts to the Reaction to His Pulitzer Prize Piece
When Dave Barry heard Gene Weingarten won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing this week, he humorously lamented that he could no longer lord his own Pulitzer over his pal. But Weingarten, in a phone interview with E&P, said Barry may still...
'Herald-Sun' Editor Admits Paper Erred on Duke Lacrosse Case
Executive Editor Bob Ashley of the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun, which has been criticized by some for its coverage of the Duke University lacrosse case, said the newspaper should have realized sooner the charges were false. Two reports on Ashley's...
In Harsh Year for U.S., Canadian Newspapers Held Revenues Steady
Total revenues for Canadian newspapers barely dipped in 2007, as accelerating online ad sales offset a dip in print, according to data released Thursday by the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA). Overall newspaper revenues were down 0.8% to $C3.576...
Local Paper Reveals: U.S. Colonel Died in Iraq in Green Zone -- Running on a Treadmill
For years, the deaths of U.S. military personnel in Iraq have often been reported to the press and public by the Pentagon on extremely sketchy ways, while remaining "under investigation." These are often cases, it turns out, involving death by illness...
MEI Debuts InWord for SoftCare K4
At Nexpo 2008, in Washington, D.C., Managing Editor Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., plans to show InWord, which connects Microsoft Word 2007 users with the SoftCare K4 Publishing System, allowing writers and editors who prefer Word to use the familiar software...
Moody's Downgrades Journal Register Deeper into Junk
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Journal Register Company's corporate debt rating two notches deeper into junk territory late Thursday on concerns the publisher of the New Haven (Conn.) Register is losing too much top-line revenue to cover its...
'Wall Street Journal' Launches High-End Mag at Boastful Breakfast
For most in the upscale magazine world, "Tina" refers to Tina Brown, the outspoken veteran of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and others. But another Tina appears ready to make her name known: one Tina Gaudoin, the new top editor at "WSJ," The Wall...
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