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daily mail logoAccording to The Whip, The Daily Mail is the most popular newspaper on Facebook. From January to April of this year, the paper had an average of more than 32 million interactions per month.

The Daily Mail’s most shared article during that time was a completely horrible story about a baby who died during delivery. Ugh. People sure are depressing.

Anyway! Let’s not dwell on that. The Guardian was second place, followed by The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post.

You can see a bunch of other stats on The Whip’s giant infographic.

Daily News Names ‘50 Most Powerful Women in New York’

NY_DNThe New York Daily News has picked out the 50 most powerful women in New York, and somehow your landlady who refuses to buy functional trash cans didn’t make the list. The women who made the cut are “from all walks of professional life: politics, music, Hollywood, business, culture — and sometimes all five.”

Claiming the number one spot on the list is Beyonce, who beat out Chirlane McCray and Hillary Clinton, two women who actually have power. Rounding out the top five is Kirsten Gillibrand and Lena Dunham.

The bottom half of the Daily News’ top 10 is crowded with media figures. Diane Sawyer comes in at number seven, Arianna Huffington at eight, and Barbara Walters at 10.

For the rest of the list, click through.

Wall Street Journal Cuts Newsroom Staffers

WSJ-twitter-logoOver the past few weeks, The Wall Street Journal has cut between 20 and 40 staffers “as part of a re-evaluation of its newsroom,” according to The New York Times. The staffers let go include veteran reporters and editors.

The cuts haven’t been announced yet, though surely word has spread within the paper’s newsroom.

In a statement, a Dow Jones spokesperson told the Times that the company was analyzing the Journal’s operations “to target areas for growth and deploy our resources globally” and as a result, “we will be eliminating certain positions.”

Daily News Gives Jason Kidd a Proper Sendoff

Jason Kidd, the former coach of the forever second-fiddle New York NBA team the Brooklyn Nets, has received a nice farewell present from the New York Daily News.

If you weren’t aware of the situation, Kidd tried and (of course) failed to gain more power with the Nets, then somehow convinced the Milwaukee Bucks that he wasn’t an idiot and would make a good coach. The Bucks agreed to send two second round picks to the Nets for the rights to Kidd.

That was plenty of ammo for the Daily News, which nailed it with today’s back cover.

NY Times Shutters Another Blog

The Great New York Times Blog Shutdown of 2014 continues. The Times has announced that it’s shuttering India Ink, its first country-specific blog. On the blog’s homepage, a message informed readers that the end had arrived.

“We will continue to produce web-only India Ink sketches, analyses, narratives and news stories, but they will appear on the World page, along with the rest of the newspaper’s coverage,” read the note. India Ink launched in 2011 and featured content produced by 21 Times staffers based in India.

Last week it was revealed that the Times planned to shutter many of its blogs. The first to go was The Lede.

Newspaper Editor Bows to Canine Author’s Page Views

The bylined author of this particular item for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon certainly has a unique POV.

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Here’s her lede:

Hi friends, Gwen here. As many of you know, I am an old dog and as such, I have years of wisdom to share. In dog years, let’s see, Cesar Milan says I would be 65, WebMD says I’m 74 and one dog-food company says I am 80!

Gwen’s itemization of “Five Common Mistakes Made by Dog Owners” (Example: 2. Assuming your dog behaves badly by choice) struck a chord with the newspaper’s readers. The June 20 article remained the most viewed article on the paper’s website for days, prompting a respectful weekend review from executive editor Michael Davis:

As of Friday afternoon, the helpful hints for patrons of pooches had generated a total of 11,430 page views on desktop computers, and an astounding 15,580 page views on mobile devices, such as Smartphones.

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Founding Editor of WSJ Metro Section Cut

WSJ-twitter-logoJohn Seeley, the founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section, has been cut by the paper. Seeley had been with the Journal since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, he served as deputy managing editor of The New York Sun.

A Journal spokesperson told Capital New York that the paper has been ”evaluating many areas of the newsroom.”

Seeley, in a memo to staffers, had a different way of describing his ouster:

Tonight I’m the bearer of bad news: The corporate belt-tighteners have decided that it would be best for the company if I were squeezed out. The worst part for me is that I will no longer be able to work to continue the section’s exciting maturation. The best part is that I got to teach my kid a new word — downsizing.

NYT Shutters The Lede

Some important, two-pronged Grey Lady news this afternoon from Andrew Beaujon.

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After revealing that the New York Times has decided to pull the plug on The Lede, the Poynter media reporter followed with a second item. For that one, he got comment confirming that there will be more nytimes.com blogs shutting down in the near future:

[Assistant managing editor Ian] Fisher declined to name which blogs would get the hook next, but he said, “There’s little chance that our marquee blogs, ones like DealBook, Well, Bits, will be going anywhere anytime soon.”

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Revisiting That ‘Tom Sawyer Business Plan’

Five years ago, the New York Times painted a not entirely hopeful picture in Santa Rosa, NM.

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The article was all about the decision by laid off Rocky Mountain News D.C. correspondent M.E. Sprengelmeyer to purchase weekly community newspaper The Guadalupe County Communicator. Anchored to an area two hours east of Albuquerque, the paper had a circulation of just a few thousand:

“It’s the Tom Sawyer business plan: I’m trying to convince all my friends how much fun it would be to help me,” said Sprengelmeyer.

Cut to 2014. As part of a special article commemorating the enduring success of another AZ print publication, the Sante Fe Reporter, Sprengelmeyer, once also a reporter there, revealed the following:

Just this month, he used profits from the [Guadalupe] paper to make the final payment on a five-year loan he took out to buy it. He’ll tell anyone who asks, “The future of print is print.”

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NY Post Reports on Daily News Price Hike

The Daily News is set to raise its newsstand prices this week — from 75 cents to $1.25 — and The New York Post has some feelings about that.

The front page of today’s Post features a giant sidebar illustration explaining that the News is increasing its prices by 66 percent and a suggestion to “Buck the News! Buy the Post.” There’s also a bandit-like character with a “M” on his belt that is definitely meant to represent Mort Zuckerman, the News’ publisher and owner.

We look forward to the next time the Post raises its price, if only for the Rupert Murdoch cartoon that is sure to be featured on the front of the News.

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