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Several Big Newsrooms Are Closing
Several Big
Are Closing

Several Big Newsrooms Are Closing

Tribune Publishing shuts them down amid current remote work environment

(Newser) - Could COVID-19 kill the traditional newsroom? Amid the remote work environment sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, Tribune Publishing is closing the offices of five of its newspapers, NBC News reports. They include the Daily News in New York City, the Orlando Sentinel in Florida, and two Maryland newspapers, including the...

This NYDN Reporter Got Laid Off, and She's Far From Alone
New York Daily News
Staff Is Gutted

New York Daily News Staff Is Gutted

Tronc announces editorial staff will be cut by roughly 50%

(Newser) - The New York Daily News will this week become half of what it once was, at least in terms of staff. Parent company Tronc, which acquired the paper in September for $1, on Monday announced in a memo that it would be cutting its editorial staff by roughly 50% to...

DNA Match Solves High-Profile 1994 Rape Case
DNA Match Solves
High-Profile 1994 Rape Case

DNA Match Solves High-Profile 1994 Rape Case

Columnist insisted NYC rape was a hoax

(Newser) - Some 23 years after a New York City rape victim was denounced as a hoaxer by a prominent newspaper columnist, police say they have solved the case with modern DNA-testing methods. After the woman was raped in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in 1994 while carrying groceries home, New York Daily ...

Tronc Snaps Up New York Daily News
Tronc Snaps Up
New York Daily News

Tronc Snaps Up New York Daily News

Zuckerman sells tabloid after 24 years

(Newser) - Newspaper publisher Tronc has acquired the New York Daily News, the storied tabloid that won a Pulitzer Prize this year but has been buffeted by the changing media environment. Chicago-based Tronc Inc., the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, announced the deal Monday night, and the...

Jimmy Breslin, Chronicler and Wise Guy, Dies
Jimmy Breslin,
Chronicler and
Wise Guy, Dies

Jimmy Breslin, Chronicler and Wise Guy, Dies

Famed 'NYDN' columnist was 'best person ever to have a column in this business'

(Newser) - Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday at 88 of complications of pneumonia, reports the AP . Breslin was a fixture for decades in New York journalism, notably with the New York Daily ...

Can Blacks 'Get a Little' Ahmad Rahami Treatment?

Meaning not getting gunned down whenever cops want to talk or apprehend them: Shaun King

(Newser) - Shaun King is relieved cops caught New York/New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami Monday. And he calls it "amazing" in his essay for the New York Daily News that the two police officers in Linden, NJ, who apprehended Rahami were able to bring in the armed 28-year-old alive, all...

Pack of Smokes in NY Jails: $200

A ban on smoking has led to a budding black market behind bars

(Newser) - Smoking will now also kill your wallet—at least if you're behind bars in New York, where Michael Bloomberg's ban on smoking has led to black market prices that have hit a staggering $200 a pack. As the New York Daily News reports, contraband busts have risen by...

Baldwin: Assaulting Photog a Joke

He laughs off suggestion of anger management therapy

(Newser) - Obstreperous Alec Baldwin stepped from his home to face the media in Manhattan yesterday, and declared his recent confrontation with a Daily News photographer a joke. As he walked from his East Village apartment with his 16-year-old daughter, Ireland, he laughed when asked if he'd consider anger management therapy....

NY Daily News Hires Ex News of World Editor

Colin Myler has a tab to settle with Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - It's Rupert Murdoch editor vs. bounced Murdoch man in New York City's tabloid wars. In a decision met with "shock" and "amazement" in the newsroom, according to Capital New York , Publisher Mort Zuckerman has booted editor-in-chief Kevin Convey and hired former News of the World editor...

Famed New York Daily News Sports Cartoonist Bill Gallo Dead at 88
 Sports Cartoonist 
 Bill Gallo Dead at 88 

Sports Cartoonist Bill Gallo Dead at 88

'NY Daily News ' says farewell to legend

(Newser) - The New York Daily News is mourning a man described as one of the greatest talents sports journalism has ever seen. Cartoonist and columnist Bill Gallo, who worked for the paper for the best part of 70 years, has died of pneumonia aged 88, reports the New York Times . Gallo,...

Loughner's Bizarre Mug Shot Plays Big in Media

But some papers avoided highlighting leering photo

(Newser) - Suspected gunman Jared Lee Loughner looks pretty crazy in his mug shot, and media across the nation tended to play that big. Instead of the benumbed, glazed-over look of the typical cop shop portrait, Loughner's leering face stunned reporters. "Face of Evil" was the headline accompanying the front-page New ...

Clemens Offers Fresh Denial of 'Impossible' Steroid Use

(Newser) - Roger Clemens again denied past steroid use today, and criticized a new book that claims to detail his transgressions, the New York Daily News reports. It’s “impossible” that trainer Brian McNamee injected the pitcher with steroids “because he’s never given me any,” he told an...

Critic Fights Copycat for Twitter Identity

Lawyers pursue blogger who spoofs restaurant reviewer

(Newser) - A restaurant reviewer and her lawyers are after a man who’s been tweeting and blogging under her name, the New York Times reports. Adam Robb Rucinsky has been spoofing New York Daily News critic Danyelle Freeman, aka Restaurant Girl, imitating her distinctive style in posts using both her monikers....

NYC's Elites Want More of the Mayor
NYC's Elites Want More
of the Mayor

NYC's Elites Want More of the Mayor

Papers, biz leaders on board for another Bloomberg term

(Newser) - New York’s opinion leaders are presenting a united front in favor of suspending term limits so Michael Bloomberg can serve a third term as mayor, David Carr writes for the New York Times. With the city facing job loss and financial crisis, everyone likes Mike, at least for another...

Newspaper Circulation Off 3.6%
 Newspaper Circulation Off 3.6% 

Newspaper Circulation Off 3.6%

USA Today , WSJ only big names to buck accelerating downward trend

(Newser) - Newspaper circulation contracted the past six months as competition from Internet sources and cutbacks in advertising decreased sales, Bloomberg reports. Circulation dropped 3.6% for the industry as a whole, with only USA Today and the Wall Street Journal enjoying slightly increased circulation among the 25 largest papers. "The...

Daily News Owner Makes Newsday Bid
Daily News Owner Makes Newsday Bid

Daily News Owner Makes Newsday Bid

Zuckerman v. Murdoch fight may hinge on who can clear FCC

(Newser) - Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman has matched Rupert Murdoch's bid for Newsday, the New York Times reports—but didn't go a penny over the $580 million the New York Post owner offered. Instead Zuckerman claimed his bid is the better one because, unlike Murdoch's, it doesn't run the risk of...

All the Space That's Fit to Sell
All the Space That's Fit to Sell

All the Space That's Fit to Sell

Newspapers, fighting to stay alive, turn to their landmark buildings in efforts to raise cash

(Newser) - Newspapers, in an effort to bring in cash and stave off extinction, are selling iconic properties in downtown districts, the Journal reports. The latest example is the Philadelphia Inquirer, whose new owner hopes to net $70 million for its Beaux-Arts tower; the Boston Herald and Minneapolis Star Tribune are also...

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