The general consensus is that the median age of regular metropolitan daily newspaper readers is way up there. This Saturday, no doubt, each and every one of those Newsday demo-members will thoroughly enjoy deputy entertainment editor Daniel Bubbeo‘s article “Retired Cop, 82, Still on a Beat He Loves: Showbiz.”
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The gist of Newsday sportswriter Mike Gavin‘s article this weekend is about how current Yankee and Mets players were connected to their “walk-up songs,” e.g. those pop tunes that blare over the PA as a hitter moves from the on-deck circle to the batter’s box.
But this observation from former Yankee Yogi Berra is likely to be the most remembered passage from the write-up:
Berra, 89, found walk-up music to be an odd concept when asked earlier this week. But he said he would have used the jazz classic, “Take the A Train,” by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
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NBC News Crew Witnesses Gaza Airstrike (TVNewser)
NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and his crew witnessed an Israeli airstrike that killed four children at a port in Gaza Wednesday. Mohyeldin, who was also caught in the crossfire as Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets on crowds in East Jerusalem earlier this month, called in to the West Coast edition of Today to describe what he saw, saying it was “a chaotic scene.” TVNewser Hours later, it was chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel who reported the story for Nightly News. FishbowlDC On Wednesday afternoon’s The Lead With Jake Tapper, the CNN host spoke over the phone with the Wall Street Journal’s Middle East correspondent Nick Casey for what proved to be a very intense interview. Casey was located near where the strike took place. Mashable The four children were killed by Israeli airstrikes that hit in close proximity to al-Deira Hotel, a Gaza City hotel full of foreign journalists. The attack came at around 4 p.m. local time and appeared to be the result of a naval shell. At least two additional children were injured, according to local reports. THR The BBC has defended its coverage of the latest Israeli air strikes in Gaza among accusations that the British public broadcaster is too pro-Israeli in its reporting on the region’s escalating conflict. The conflict has been the subject of extensive BBC news coverage, but a prominent pro-Palestine group claims the broadcaster’s programs have been systematically “entirely devoid of context or background.” The Palestine Solidarity Campaign posted an online open letter to BBC director general Tony Hall criticizing the broadcaster for not illustrating what it considers key aspects of the conflict.
Newsday has hired Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Davies. Davies’ work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Mad Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsweek and Time.
Davies — whose career began at the The Journal News in Westchester — won the Pulitzer for editorial cartoons in 2004 and was a finalist in 2011.
“Matt’s razor-sharp pen will skewer the powerful and provoke the complacent,” said Newsday’s editorial pages editor, Rita Ciolli, in a statement. “He’s a singular talent in the cartooning world and we’re delighted to welcome him as a colleague.”
Davies will join Newsday in September.
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Acoca, whose career has also encompassed Newsday and the Miami Herald, will be based in New York City. From today’s announcement:
“Shelley is a highly creative, top-notch editor who has worked with award-winning writers,” said Nekesa Moody, AP global entertainment & lifestyles editor. “Shelley is the right person to help lead our team as it continues to excel in breaking news and features, and also inspire new journalism paths.”
Five years ago, the New York Times painted a not entirely hopeful picture in Santa Rosa, NM.
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.”
It started Monday with a Newsday report by Zachary Dowdy. Since then, the incredible scholastic achievement of 17-year-old Long Island high school senior Kwasi Enin – being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools – has been picked up by CNN, USA Today, Good Morning America and many other outlets.
Here’s how the New York Daily News leads things off:
He has a straight-A average. He scored in the 99th percentile on his SAT. And he’s a shot putter, viola player and a cappella singer.
Meet Kwasi Enin, the boy genius from Long Island who’s been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. His extraordinary achievement was the talk of the education world Tuesday, but the 17-year-old aspiring doctor took all the attention in stride.
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Turkish Telecoms Authority Moves Against YouTube After Twitter Ban (Reuters)
The Turkish telecoms authority TIB said on Thursday it had taken an “administrative measure” against YouTube, a week after it blocked access to microblogging site Twitter. NYT / The Lede The Turkish government blocked access to YouTube after an audio recording was uploaded to the platform in which the foreign minister and senior military and intelligence officials could be heard discussing the security situation in Syria. WSJ The leaked recording published anonymously purported to show a conversation in which Turkey’s foreign minister, spy chief and a top general appear to discuss scenarios that could lead to a Turkish attack against Jihadist militants in Syria. After the two-part voice file was published, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the TIB requesting that it shutter YouTube. The content represents a “first degree threat to national security,” the ministry said, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. CNN Turkey’s top media regulating agency announced a similar ban on the broadcast of the conversation to television and radio channels. Turkey’s political elite has been battered by a campaign of wiretap leaks recorded by unknown operatives and distributed daily for more than a month on the Internet. Until Wednesday, all of the wiretaps seemed to be recordings of phone conversations between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his inner circle, government officials and some top corporate executives. Politico The move comes just days before significant local elections. Turkish residents decried the Twitter blockage, which prevented them from using the site in any way. A Turkish court overturned the ban on Wednesday, although it could stay in place until after Sunday’s elections. The Twitter crackdown came after similar information appeared on the site questioning the government’s credibility.
Gordon McLeod has been named publisher of Newsday Media Group, which includes Newsday, its site, amNewYork and its site, and several shopper publications.
McLeod was most recently president of Krux, a technology company that provided cloud-based data solutions to publishers. He formerly served as president of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network for four years, and held executive roles at CBS News and more.
McLeod is succeeding Fred Groser, who is retiring.
“Gordon’s impressive career in the media industry and his deep understanding of the evolving media business make him uniquely qualified to lead Newsday Media Group,” said Brian Sweeney, senior VP of Newsday Media’s parent Cablevision, in a statement. “I am confident that Gordon will position Newsday Media Group at the forefront of change and innovation, while it continues to deliver valuable news to its readers across all platforms and connects advertisers with their audiences in compelling ways.”
There has been an outpouring of shock, grief and speculation about the sudden death of 49-year-old News 12 Long Island anchor Judy Martin.
Greg Marcus: I am stunned beyond belief that Judy is gone. She was incredibly kind and supportive to me as a new writer and as a person. She spent an hour with me on the phone giving me suggestions in December. I am very new to the field of life balance, and to get the support and encouragement from someone established and in the media meant the world to me. While I was just getting to know her, I feel like I lost someone close to me. I can only imagine how hard this must be for those who were close to her. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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