Category Archives: The Dying Papers

Ouch! Awkward Ad vs. Headline for Sinking Cruise Ship

There’s a lot of sadness and bewilderment surrounding the story of a sinking cruise ship with an allegedly cowardly captain. And for a newspaper, it’s understandably a headline story. But, um, advertising sometimes doesn’t jibe with editorial. The image is … Continue reading

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Petty Legislative Aide Cheers Layoff of Newspaper Workers

Might as well join the chorus of negative reactions to this minor functionary, Jon Yapo, legislative assistant for Florida state House Rep. Jason Brodeur, who decided to crow about workers at a newspaper losing their jobs. As Scott Maxwell of … Continue reading

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The Times of London Cartoonist Gets it Wrong about Phone Hacking

Sometimes, it’s right and proper to point out the absurdity of someone’s vehemence regarding a perceived outrage by comparing it to something outrageous to a greater degree. Sometimes it is neither right or proper. Setting aside whether or not it … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Rupert Murdoch!

You just hit a game winning RBI! Oh wait, that’s not it. If a pie in the face is to be a good thing, I guess the context is important.. I’m sure Rupert would rather be circling the bases at … Continue reading

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A Time to Pause: Murdoch on the Cover

On page 3 is a lingerie ad… So the fallout from the News of the World scandal appears to be going strong still, as Jeff Bercovici points in Forbes blog. While it might be easy to dismiss the Time Magazine … Continue reading

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‘News of the World’ No More

Amidst the phone hacking scandal that’s been featured in numerous outlets, the British tabloid, News of the World, is surprisingly being shuttered by its well-known owner, Rupert Murdoch. While I never feel comfortable with the idea that many hard-working individuals … Continue reading

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More Fun with Weiner: The NY Post Does It Again

One thing you HAVE to do before getting caught up in some massively public scandal is make ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that your name can’t be manipulated into a variety of puns for the New York Post. Otherwise, that story will just … Continue reading

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