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Newspaper's Point Is Made in Blank Front Page

Small 'Northeast News' of Kansas City gets some financial help

(Newser) - Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City’s Northeast News this week after the newspaper printed a blank front page to show community members what they'd miss if the newspaper folded, per the AP . In the past week, the 89-year-old newspaper has received more than $3,000...

Newspaper Offers to Erase Embarrassing Pasts

Boston Globe to review stories on minor crimes that live online forever

(Newser) - The Boston Globe has decided to let people it has covered in the past request a review of stories about them—with an eye toward possibly updating the stories, taking the names out, or ensuring they no longer show up in Google search results. Other publications have reconsidered old coverage,...

Newspaper Apologizes for Endorsement

'Orlando Sentinel' rips Fla. GOP Rep. Michael Waltz for signing on to Texas election suit

(Newser) - More than 100 House Republicans have signed on to a Texas lawsuit trying to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win, and a local paper that endorsed one of them is now offering a public mea culpa. "We apologize for endorsing US Rep. Michael Waltz, who wants to overturn the...

Newspaper Company 'Out-Evils Itself' With Fake Bonus Offer

That's according to Vice's headline on the story

(Newser) - Journalists are bristling with outrage after receiving an apparent bonus offer that turned out to be a hoax—sent by their boss, the Daily Beast reports. Tribune Publishing, which owns major papers like the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, sent the email offering congratulations and saying bonuses of...

Over 70 Arrested for Blocking Newspaper Plants

The group is called Extinction Rebellion

(Newser) - Police arrested more than 70 environmental activists who blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday, the AP reports. The group Extinction Rebellion said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England, that are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s...

Amid 'Uncertainty' Over New HK Law, a Big Move for NYT

Newspaper to relocate portion of its international staff in Hong Kong to Seoul

(Newser) - With low taxes and a location close to China's mainland, Hong Kong has long been seen as an ideal site in which media outlets can set up shop for their international teams. The New York Times, however, has announced that, due to Hong Kong's new security law against...

Daughters Take Stand After Racist Cartoon in Family Paper

Now their dad, publisher of local Missouri publication, has resigned for his 'poor judgment'

(Newser) - The publisher of a family-owned Missouri newspaper has resigned after publishing a racist syndicated cartoon depicting a black man stealing a white woman's purse while hailing funding cuts to police. Bill Miller Sr. on Thursday told the AP he has stepped down as publisher of the Washington Missourian but...

3-Year-Old's 'Keen Observation' Saves Elderly Neighbor

Boy noticed papers piling up on porch of NH woman who was trapped in her basement

(Newser) - An elderly New Hampshire woman who was trapped in her basement is doing well after being saved by the most unlikely of rescuers. Per KWTX , police were called to a home in Hampton on Wednesday after a boy noticed something unusual on a neighbor's doorstep. CBS Boston identifies the...

Owner Will Give Newspaper to the Right Applicant

Knowledge of small-town Alaska is a plus

(Newser) - After eight months as owner of the financially embattled Skagway News, Larry Persily has decided the Alaska newspaper needs a new owner. Finding the right person to make a go of the enterprise is more important to him than a check, so he's set the price for the News...

Amanda Knox Is Ready for Your Questions

She's to write an advice column for 'Westside Seattle'

(Newser) - Have a question for Amanda Knox? Now's a good time to ask. The 32-year-old Seattle native is getting her own advice column in the weekly newspaper Westside Seattle, which the Guardian reports is published by family of her husband. Already listed as a contributing writer and photographer with the...

Australian Newspapers Publish Redacted Front Pages

Move is part of campaign against government secrecy

(Newser) - Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Rival media businesses first banded together to fight for press freedom in June after police raided the Canberra home of a News Corp. journalist...

UK Paper: 'Unreservedly' Sorry for Article on Melania Trump

'Telegraph' pays damages on story it now concedes had many false statements

(Newser) - Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologized and paid damages to US first lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements. The newspaper said Saturday it apologizes "unreservedly" to Trump and her family for any embarrassment caused by the content of a cover story published...

Boston Globe Plans Strike on Trump's 'Dirty War'

'We are not the enemy of the people,' editor says of nationwide media blitz proposed for Aug. 16

(Newser) - A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the US to President Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. "We are not the enemy of the people," says Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of the Boston Globe, referring to...

After Scathing Editorial, a Denver Post Editor Resigns

Chuck Plunkett says management nixed a 2nd editorial he had planned for this weekend

(Newser) - In what he calls a "terribly sad day," the editorial page editor of the Denver Post tendered his resignation Thursday, the culmination to a tumultuous month at the paper. Chuck Plunkett's departure was announced in an email from Lee Ann Colacioppo, the paper's editor, per the...

German Historian: AP Was in Cahoots With the Nazis

Claims that Nazis even had a propaganda plant as an AP photographer

(Newser) - A historian at Germany's Martin Luther University has uncovered what she says is proof from Associated Press archives that it was in formal cahoots with Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime in exchange for being the only Western news agency to report from there, the New York Times reports. In...

To Censor Article, Egypt Seizes Every Newspaper

Interview with former spy was apparently too dicey

(Newser) - Egypt swears that censorship is a thing of the past, but the government showed this week that it can still practice an old-school version when it wants. Authorities seized every copy of the newspaper Al Masry Al Youm, apparently because they felt an interview with a former spy revealed too...

Graphic Teen Suicide Reports May Spur Copycats
Graphic Teen Suicide
Reports May Spur Copycats
STUDY SAYS

Graphic Teen Suicide Reports May Spur Copycats

Researchers pored over newspaper archives

(Newser) - Graphic and extensive news reports on a teen suicide may lead to more teen suicides, a new study has found. Researchers looked at 48 teen suicide "clusters" in US communities where three to 11 teens killed themselves over a six-month period occurring between 1988 and 1996 (before Internet news...

Venezuela's Newspapers Face Big Problem: No Paper

Some smell government conspiracy

(Newser) - Venezuela hasn't just run out of toilet paper —it's run out of other kinds of paper too, and that's a big problem for the country's newspaper industry. Five papers have already shut down, and more than half of the country's local papers will have...

NY Times Boss: We're Not for Sale

Arthur Sulzberger firm following Washington Post purchase

(Newser) - The Washington Post and Boston Globe may be changing hands, but don't expect the same fate for the New York Times , says publisher and chair Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "Will our family seek to sell the Times? The answer to that is no. The Times is not for sale,...

Why Amazon CEO's Washington Post Buy Matters So Much
Why Bezos' Washington Post
Buy Matters So Much
OPINION

Why Bezos' Washington Post Buy Matters So Much

'The iceberg just rescued the Titanic'

(Newser) - After picking their jaws up off the floor, some pundits are reacting to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post with cautious optimism.
  • The $250 million deal—which follows a long period of decline at the Post—is "a genuine earthquake" for the world of journalism, writes
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