The announcement that a large group of news media publishers are banding together in an attempt to bargain collectively with Facebook and Google over revenues is a big deal. And long overdue. But realistically, there are only a few ways that the future of the journalism industry can turn out.
The New York Times announced earlier this month that it was “restructuring” its copy desk, which is corporate-speak for laying off lots of copy editors, turning more than 100 jobs into about 50. Today, fellow Times reporters protested. As they should.
Becoming a regular columnist at a prestigious newspaper is one of the cushiest and most coveted jobs in journalism. Strangely, almost every newspaper columnist sucks. Maybe the problem is the entire concept.
Underpaid and overworked? Disrespected by the boss? When all else fails, you and all your colleagues can print out your salaries and tape them up around the office.
It goes without saying (hey there, Las Vegas Raiders!) that the NFL’s gambling policy is a hypocritical mess. But now that I no longer work for Rupert Murdoch, I can plainly state that every word out of Roger Goodell’s mouth about legalized sports betting for the past 20 months has been nothing but lip service.
It’s easy to write a story that pisses off one or two demographics. But how can you piss off every demographic simultaneously—all for different reasons? At last, the New York Times may have pinpointed how to accomplish this proud feat.
The media often makes reference to White America and its mysterious attitudes. But where can you gain access to this closed group? You must journey deep, deep into the rabbit hole.
In a move much anticipated by members of the royal court, the Kingdom of the New York Times has elevated a prince of Family Sulzberger to a position in line for the throne.
This is the front page* of the Post on a day when one of the two or three most powerful men in New York state politics was arrested on corruption charges.
The Jets have chosen their next head coach, former Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. He may or may not be the right man for the job, but he's sure as hell got the right name for it.
Here's today's Virginian-Pilot sports front, and it honors Stuart Scott with headlines referencing the late ESPN anchor's most well-known catchphrases.
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Newspaper reporter Ed Castro was on the scene last night for Arrowhead Christian Academy's (Redlands, Calif.) home game against Western Christian. He had the ideal spot for getting video of ACA's tunnel entrance, up until the moment when he did not.
The best opinion of the day can be found among the Washington Post's letters to the editor. (The worst opinions of the day, as per usual, can be found in the Washington Post's opinions section.)
Dan Le Batard, as part of a stunt for his radio show, attempted to purchase a full-page ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (A mockup, via @itsleooo, can be seen below.) It would have been paid for by interested Miamians via Kickstarter, and poked fun at LeBron James for not, as of yet, publicly thanking Miami fans.
According to the readers of the New York Daily News, these are the 15 (actually 17) most powerful people in New York sports: