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NY Post Handles Obama’s Speech Well

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As you can see, The New York Post handled President Obama’s immigration speech quite well. We especially like how they provided an accurate summary of Obama’s powerful address right on the front. The Lady of Liberty photoshop job is a nice touch as well.

Rich Mirman: Newspaper Publisher and Paperboy

2010_The_Orange_County_Register-logoUsually, it goes in the other direction. A teenager starts out delivering newspapers and then, many years later, can point to having ascended through the ranks of the publication to EIC or publisher.

But the Orange County Register, thanks to the actions of Aaron Kushner, is no ordinary newspaper. From Gustavo Arellano‘s feature interview report in OC Weekly:

[Newly hired publisher Rich] Mirman arrived at the Register‘s printing plant his first weekend on the job at 2 a.m., folding papers alongside his wife. After stacking hundreds of papers into a car, he and another Register worker drove to Huntington Beach at 3:30, with Mirman tossing papers out of the passenger window.

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In Op-Ed, NBA Commissioner Calls for Legalized Sports Gambling

Adam Silver, the NBA’s commissioner, has written an op-ed for The New York Times that points out the obvious: everyone gambles on sports, so it’s time to make it legal. It’s a bold move for a commissioner, but it’s the right one.

Silver explains that despite sports gambling being illegal outside of Nevada, it is a thriving business. “There is an obvious appetite among sports fans for a safe and legal way to wager on professional sporting events,” writes Silver. “Mainstream media outlets regularly publish sports betting lines and point spreads. Voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly voiced their support for legal sports betting in a 2011 referendum.”

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Ex-New York Media Pair Sell Telluride Weekly

SethCaginMartaTarbellPicGiven the current state of print media, this is probably about as good as it can get in a smaller market like Telluride.

Eighteen years after launching The Watch as a fax newsletter, Seth Cagin and Marta Tarbell have sold their in-the-red operation to Monday-to-Friday competitor The Telluride Daily Planet. According to a report in the latter by Heather Sackett, the Planet will continue to publish this newly acquired property:

“We have not finalized plans for content changes, but we will likely be doing some new, more in-depth feature reporting in the weekly Watch newspaper — the kind of reporting that we can’t necessarily do in the Planet and that is not really available in the region,” Daily Planet publisher Andrew Mirrington said.

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NY Times Names Dean Chang Metro Print Editor

The New York Times has tapped Dean Chang to be its Metro section print editor. Chang most recently served as Times’ city editor. He previously worked for The New York Daily News.

In a memo announcing the move, Wendell Jamieson, the Times’ Metro editor, wrote that the addition of a print editor means other editors will focus exclusively on digital.

“One goal is to make our online/mobile report seamless and energetic, with stories that are written and edited and posted when appropriate, not when the print deadlines require them to be,” wrote Jamieson, in the note which was obtained by Capital New York. “But I think this will improve our beautiful and crucial print section as well. With one person focusing on the paper all day, we’ll get pages that flow with logic and power from front to back, and achieve our oft-stated goal: ‘Every page a dress page.’”

NY Daily News and NY Post Enjoy Midterm Elections

The New York Daily News and New York Post thoroughly enjoyed the results of the midterm elections. The Daily News tried to be as clever as possible, using “Nope” instead of President Obama’s “Hope” campaign theme.

Meanwhile, the Post decided everyone would enjoy a naked Obama. They could’ve at least gave him some leg muscles. Look at those things — they’re twigs. How is Obama ever going to recover from that? He should just quit now.

Chirlane McCray Accuses NY Post of Printing Lies

chirlane3n-3-webWhen The New York Post does something you don’t agree with, The New York Daily News is all ears. Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill De Blasio, took advantage of that and penned an op-ed in the Daily News that blasts the Post for a cover story she says was full of lies.

McCray’s anger is toward the Post’s article that featured sources claiming that she slammed NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton. McCray denied the attack ever happened and that she is a staunch supporter of Bratton. “The only effective defense against lies is the truth, so here it is: I admire Commissioner Bratton and the work he is doing,” wrote MCray.

“This truth was nowhere to be seen in today’s article…. how do these lies make it through the editorial process and end up in a major newspaper?” McCray added. “How do opinions leak out of the ‘Editorials’ section and onto the front page?” Evidently she’s never read the Post before.

NY Times Ends Texas Tribune Partnership

NYTimeslogoThe New York Times has decided to end its four-year long partnership with The Texas Tribune. The deal between the papers will officially end in December.

Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Tribune, said that the end was not unexpected, and had come due to “the challenging economic times that continue to bedevil the media industry.” Smith added that while Tribune readers and writers alike enjoyed the partnership, he completely understood the decision:

Readers across the state told us how much they enjoyed having so much Texas in the paper — especially because it was the work of Texans. Subjects of stories were excited to see themselves in the pages of the most famous newspaper in the world. And, yes, for the Trib’s writers, the idea of publishing in the august Times was a real kick. We hate to see the whole thing come to an end, but it’s like that line from The Godfather: It’s business, not personal.

NY Times Posts $12.5 Million Loss

NYtimes buildingThe third quarter was rough for The New York Times, as it posted a net loss of $12.5 million. Total revenue increased barely — by 0.8 percent — from $361.7 million to $364.7 million. Circulation revenues also ticked slightly upward at an increase of 1.3 percent.

The main reason for the decline was all the money the Times had tied up in buyout packages. Print advertising also keeps declining, dropping five percent in the third quarter.

The one bright spot for the Times continues to be its digital subscriptions. The paper added 44,000 during the third quarter, its best quarterly increase in two years. The Times now boasts 875,000 digital-only subscribers.

77 WABC and NY Observer Announce Partnership

77 WABC Radio and The New York Observer are teaming up to share content. As part of the deal, Observer staffers will appear on WABC’s programs and highlight WABC reports in print, while WABC will tease upcoming Observer issues and features.

“As a lifelong talk-radio addict, I am thrilled we’re joining with New York’s leading news-talk station,” said the Observer’s editor, Ken Kurson, in a statement. “The Observer and 77 WABC share a passion for this great city and this partnership will help us both tell the city’s stories.”

WABC listeners can hear Observer previews on “The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby” and Observer features on “The News Hour with Noam Laden.”

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