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TV Critic Stands By Cryptic F-Word Reference

AlanPergamentBioIt seems innocent enough. Last week, in a blog item about a local TV channel accidentally airing video containing the F-word, Buffalo News TV critic emeritus Alan Pergament chose the following way to frame it:

Channel 7 anchor Keith Radford quickly apologized for the airing of the expletive in a story about the racist rant from a woman identified as Janelle Ambrosia directed at an African-American man in his motor vehicle.

The FCC could consider giving Channel 7 a fine for the airing of the expletive, which starts with the sixth letter of the alphabet.

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NYT Public Editor Makes News in Buffalo

MargaretSullivanHeadshotThere’s some nice history coursing through this report about a talk Margaret Sullivan gave last night in Buffalo. The locale of the event, the Larkin Filling Station, was built in 1930 as part of the first-ever chain of service gas stations. And the article about what transpired appears in The Spectrum, a University of Buffalo student paper launched in 1950.

Managing editor Sara Dinatale notes that this was Sullivan’s first public return to the “Queen City” since leaving the post of executive editor of the Buffalo News for the New York Times. She retraces, briefly, a remarkable local ascension and then gets to various bits of nitty gritty:

Sullivan recalled something one of the The Times’ managing editors told her about “imposter syndrome.” It’s the idea that no one at the Times feels like they deserve to work there, so they all work hard to prove they’re worthy of their positions. It creates a competitive environment…

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Dan Rather On Journalism|Mags Go Up In Price|New Yorker Dumps Second Fiction Issue|UMD’s Knight Center Closes|Buffett Calls Newspaper Publishers Complacent

TVNewser: An exclusive interview with Dan Rather, part of mediabistro.com’s new Media Beat video series.

Mediaweek: As the print magazine industry continues to struggle, some publishers plan to raise cover prices on a number of titles in the new year.

WWD: The New Yorker is replacing its second fiction issue of the year with a new “world changers” themed issue, on newsstands this week. “I think one is enough for the time being,” editor David Remnick said of the magazine’s fiction issues.

Philip Merrill College of Journalism: The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland will close at the end of the month. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports other journalism training programs at other universities around the country, helped found the center 22 years ago.

Editor & Publisher: Billionaire Warren Buffet, who owns The Buffalo News, says the newspaper industry has gotten too complacent and has relied on an outdated business model for too long. “When the Internet came along, you gave away your [online] product for free and charged for it in another place [print],” he said. “I’m not positive what you would have done differently, but not figuring out some kind of business model was a mistake.”

Sharing is Caring! Five New York Papers to Share Content

Worldwide financial crises make for strange bedfellows. In attempt to weather the industry-wide tsunami five New York daily papers have agreed to share editorial content.

The New York Daily News, Albany Times Union, The Record (Bergen Co., NJ), The Buffalo News, and The Star-Ledger have formed something they are calling the Northeast Consortium. Says Marc Kramer, CEO of the New York Daily News: “As the Northeast Consortium, our publications will assist each other in gathering news, sports and features materials, giving our readers access to more and expanded content from the top newspapers in each of the respective markets.”

No word yet whether this pooling of resources will result in layoffs or whether it’s just another original way to keep them from happening. Full release after the jump.

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