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Posts Tagged ‘Arizona Republic’

How The Arizona Republic Dealt with The Giffords Story

When the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords happened, the Arizona Republic, a newspaper with a little over 300 staffers, had to race against time, as well as a tidal wave of national outlets, to report on the incident. Randy Lovely, the paper’s Vice President and Editor, spoke to the Columbia Journalism Review about how it dealt with the incident.

Lovely discusses the chaos that came with the false report that Giffords was dead, saying that because they couldn’t confirm where the report came from, it made the paper even more cautious about what information it released. Lovely also says that the advent of social networking has posed new obstacles to newspapers when breaking news:

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Bastiat Prize for Journalism Awarded to John Hasnas

basss.jpgLast month we posted some of the finalists for the Bastiat Prize for Journalism, awarded by London think tank The International Policy Network. This year was notable in that, for the first time, the award included a category for online journalists.

Earlier this week, the prize went to Georgetown professor John Hasnas for his Wall Street Journal op-ed “The ‘Unseen’ Deserve Empathy, Too.” The editorial questioned Barack Obama‘s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court based on her reputation as empathetic and understanding, which Hasnas argued was antithetical to the qualities that make a good judge.

Second place was awarded to Robert Guest, Washington correspondent for The Economist, and third went to Robert Robb of the Arizona Republic.

Full press release after the jump

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Latest Newspaper Circ Numbers Show Ten Percent Drop

newspapers1.jpgThe Audit Bureau of Circulations today released its latest circulation numbers for newspapers and the news is grim, if not unexpected.

From April until September of this year, circulation for daily papers dropped to 30,395,652, compared to 34,005,421 during the same period last year, a 10.62 percent decline. Sunday circulation saw a drop of 7.49 percent.

This is the biggest circulation decline in recent history. Previous numbers have shown a 7.09 percent decline in March 2009, a 4.64 drop in September 2008 and a 3.6 percent decrease in March 2008.

Read on for stats about the top 25 circulation papers in the U.S.

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