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Baker of 'Wash Post' Says Wife's Ouster Sparked Jump to 'NY Times'
Peter Baker, who left The Washington Post for The New York Times on Monday, said he did so because the Post's treatment of his wife, Susan Glasser, made it "untenable" for him to stay. "This is the inevitable decision," he told E&P by cell phone...
Early Reactions to Cablevision/'Newsday' Deal
We will be monitoring reactions today to Tribune's just-announced sale of venerable Newsday of Melville, N.Y., to Cablevision, after News Corp. dropped out. Here is an early sampling.*James Madore in Newsday: A purchase of Newsday by Cablevision...
INMA Drops the 'Newspaper' from Its Name
The International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) is changing its name to "reflect the evolution of its member newspapers and lead the newspaper industry toward its multi-media future," according to a statement. The Dallas-based organization...
Irish Writer/Reporter O'Faolain Dies at 68
Nuala O'Faolain -- a journalist and feminist who gained international fame with her outspoken 1996 memoir Are You Somebody? -- died Monday of lung cancer, weeks after revealing her illness on the radio. She was 68. At the time of her cancer diagnosis,...
It's Official: Cablevision Buys 'Newsday'
Tribune Co. confirmed Monday that Cablevision Systems Corp. is acquiring Newsday, its reliable money-maker in Long Island, N.Y., for $650 million, including $18 million in prepaid rent on property leases. The deal gives cable television operator Cablevision...
It's Official: Cablevision Wins Newsday in $650 Million Deal
Tribune Co. confirmed Monday that Cablevision Systems Corp. is acquiring Newsday, its reliable money-maker in Long Island, N.Y., for $650 million, including $18 million in prepaid rent on property leases. The deal gives cable television operator...
Joe Galloway Was Not on the Pentagon 'Propaganda' Bus -- as These Emails Show
In light of the current uproar over the Pentagon's "propaganda" program involving retired military officers deployed on the media, it is worth recalling that famed military reporter Joe Galloway took issue with the official line long before he retired...
'Newsday' Sale Not Enough to Plug Tribune Debt
Tribune Co.'s $650 million sale of Newsday Monday gives the Chicago media giant some breathing room on its $12.8 billion in debt -- but not much more. Thanks largely to the $8.2 billion in debt it took on to go private in the deal engineered by...
'Newsday' Union Leader: Glad to Leave Tribune!
Newsday's top newsroom union leader is glad the paper is now out of Tribune's hands, but remained unsure how Cablevision would treat the daily that has seen cutbacks and belt-tightening for years. Zachary Dowdy, vice president of the Newsday editorial...
'Non Sequitur' Comics Draw Strong Reaction
Today's "Non Sequitur" comic satirizing what cartoonist Wiley Miller calls the "media-driven non-issue" of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's remarks got strong reader reaction. Meanwhile, the Friday "Non Sequitur" episode spoofed the dilemma of newspapers...
Obama and Bowling: When the Media Promoted 'Gutter Politics'
Now that Barack Obama seems to have his party's nomination for president locked up, he may no longer feel so bad about the media's recent obsession about his bowling skills. It's revealing, however, that ever since he famously rolled a couple of gutter...
Ousted 'San Diego U-T' Web Chief Calls Departure 'Amicable'
Chris Jennewein, the former Internet chief at the San Diego Union-Tribune who lost his job last week, told E&P his departure was "amicable." He offered no ill will toward his former employers. Jennewein did, however, blast reports on a local...
'Washington Times' Plans Sweeping Redesigns
The Washington Times, a daily that turned 25 last fall, plans to unveil a string of sweeping redesigns that will include a weekly national security section, a new electronic edition, and a Sunday paper that leads with a magazine-style opening section....
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