Journalism & Newspapers

Messi donates money won in court case against newspaper – FOXSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

MADRID (AP) The company that manages Lionel Messi’s image rights says the player has donated more than 70,000 euros ($81,000) to the medical charity Doctors Without Borders after winning a court case against a Spanish newspaper. The money was awarded to Messi for an article the La Razon newspaper published implying that the player was doping. The company says Messi will continue to defend himself from accusations and insinuations against…

Beaming Jerry Hall, 61, showcases her age-defying frame as she slips into a slinky floor-length gown to attend … – Daily Mail

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Romance had blossomed following their meeting in Australia in 2015, with the duo tying the knot the following year.  And proving they are still in the throes of marital bliss, Jerry Hall, 61, and her husband Rupert Murdoch, 86, couldn’t have looked happier as they attended the WSJ Innovator Awards held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Wednesday night. The former model stunned as she slipped…

Poynter opens applications for the 2018 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Poynter Institute will once again offer a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train digital media’s best and brightest women in early spring 2018. The fourth annual Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, offered to 28 participants, will take place the week of March 18-23 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The interactive, five-day program will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s…

Cox Media Group To Sell Its Daily Newspapers In Texas And Florida – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Shutterstock Cox Media Group this morning announced plans to sell the Austin American-Statesman and related community newspapers in Texas. The company also will sell its daily newspapers in Florida, The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News. Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media, said in a statement that the company’s “strategic business focus is changing.” The company made the decision that it will focus on its newspapers in…

‘Hyphens are important!’ Newspaper implies something VERY dirty after a glaring grammatical error dramatically … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A newspaper’s editorial team learned the importance of proofreading the hard way when a simple grammatical error turned an innocent headline into a very naughty innuendo.  While printing a story about high schoolers visiting local businesses for job opportunities over the weekend, The Pratt Tribune, a tri-weekly newspaper out of Pratt, Kansas, used the cringe-worthy headline, ‘Students get first hand job experience.’ Firsthand should be written as one word or hyphenated,…

Alan Dershowitz: Why is a Jewish-American newspaper defending an anti-Semitic cartoon? – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When the official newspaper of the University of California, Berkeley published a color caricature of me as a spider-like creature with one leg stomping on a Palestinian child and another holding an Israel Defense Forces soldier spilling the blood of an unarmed Palestinian, there was universal condemnation of what was widely seen as a throwback to the anti-Semitic imagery of the Nazi era. The chancellor of the school condemned the…

Newspaper headlines: Westminster sex claims and Bake Off ‘gaffe’ – BBC News

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Image caption The focus of the Westminster sexual harassment scandal moved to Labour after it was claimed party officials “hushed up” the rape of a young activist, the Daily Telegraph reports. Bex Bailey, 25, said senior Labour figures told her not to report the attack because it could damage her political career. Image caption The Times also leads on the claims that Labour tried to cover up the rape of…

Cox to sell newspapers in Texas, Florida – Dayton Daily News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Guthrie, who met with Post and Daily News employees Tuesday, recently announced plans to converge CMG’s newspaper, TV and radio outlets in Atlanta, mirroring an operation already in place in Dayton.

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print nameplates won’t change – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Newspaper publisher finds bobcat in office bathroom – New York Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SAPULPA, Okla. — A small-town Oklahoma newspaper publisher found a startling front-page story practically in his newsroom: There was a hissing bobcat in the bathroom. Sapulpa Herald publisher Darren Sumner says the wild animal jumped at him one recent morning as he was heading into the restroom at his office in Sapulpa, a Tulsa suburb. Sumner shut the door and trapped the adult male cat inside until police and a…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Pestminster crackdown’ and US-Russia probe – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption “Pestminster crackdown” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which is one of several papers to focus on recent allegations of sexual harassment taking place in Parliament. The paper says “sex pest” ministers could be fired and MPs forced to answer for their behaviour under a new crackdown on sexual harassment in Westminster. Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her own…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Pestminster crackdown’ and US-Russia probe – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption “Pestminster crackdown” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which is one of several papers to focus on recent allegations of sexual harassment taking place in Parliament. The paper says “sex pest” ministers could be fired and MPs forced to answer for their behaviour under a new crackdown on sexual harassment in Westminster. Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her own…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Pestminster crackdown’ and US-Russia probe – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption “Pestminster crackdown” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which is one of several papers to focus on recent allegations of sexual harassment taking place in Parliament. The paper says “sex pest” ministers could be fired and MPs forced to answer for their behaviour under a new crackdown on sexual harassment in Westminster. Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her own…

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print mastheads won’t change – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Surprise campaign mailer made to look like a newspaper – AZCentral.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Surprise’s City Council and staff have made tweaks to its bond proposal and hope voters will support it in another bond election in 2017. Wochit A page from the Surprise Sentinel.(Photo: Perry Vandell/The Republic) A political group recently mailed out an eight-page paper on newsprint called the “Surprise Sentinel” that encourages voters to approve city bond requests on the November ballot.  The Sentinel includes a front-page article…

‘It’s new territory’: The NY Times eyes expansion of its service journalism – Digiday

Monday, October 30, 2017

Getting paying subscribers is the new obsession of publishing companies. The New York Times is famous for its Pulitzer-winning news coverage, but it’s the how-to pieces that are among the best performers when it comes to signing up new subscribers. The Times has had service journalism as part of its bundle since at least the ’70s, but it’s taking a more systematic approach to it today as part of an…

Newspaper headlines: #MeToo fallout continues in the papers … – BBC News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Image caption Some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote, the Sunday Times says The Sunday Times reports that some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote. Under the plans – which the paper says were circulated among ministers last week – prisoners with jail sentences of less than a year, who are let out on day release, would be able to take part in elections….

The Papers – BBC News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Image caption Some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote, the Sunday Times says The Sunday Times reports that some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote. Under the plans – which the paper says were circulated among ministers last week – prisoners with jail sentences of less than a year, who are let out on day release, would be able to take part in elections….