Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
As for me, I was hired for a very exciting new gig last month (includes a lot of Web stuff and new twitter feed) and it will be announced in a few days, so watch this space, you'll read it here first! As always, you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. -- Greg Mitchell
Monday, March 8, 2010
He will be doing investigative reporting on the media, so send any and all tips, source ideas and story ideas to him at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He also has a blog now on the media, with items similar to those he had done at E&P.
See a press release about it at
And his first story, on Newsday and the Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, at
Thursday, March 4, 2010
"So the FBI's decision to close, without prosecution or further disclosure, all but a few of the 108 unsolved murder cases it began re-examining three years ago, only highlights the vital need for investigative reporting that can find the truth, tell the stories and fill in the gaps in our nation's history," the CIR release stated.
The entire statement is HERE. -- Joe Strupp
Long Island Press alleges Cablevision, new owner, is "destroying" Newsday.
Alan Mutter: web copyright fight coming.
If you have somehow missed the David Broder smackdown of colleague Dana Milbank. Like NYT, Post policy has generally been you can't attack your own. Dan Froomkin weighs in here on Rahm E.
Golf writers want bad boy John Daly disciplined for tweeting Florida Times-Union reporter's cell number.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Mr. Rove adamantly rejects accusations that the administration deliberately lied about the presence of such weapons in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. But he acknowledges that the failure to find them badly damaged Mr. Bush’s presidency, and he blames himself for not countering the narrative that “Bush lied,” calling it “one of the biggest mistakes of the Bush years.”
Mr. Rove’s book offers the most expansive account yet of the Bush presidency by one of the people most responsible for it. Addressing the most controversial and consequential moments of Mr. Bush’s eight years in power, Mr. Rove takes responsibility for the widely criticized Air Force One flyover after Hurricane Katrina and writes that he secretly cried in his White House office when he learned he would not be indicted in a C.I.A. leak case.
For the most part, his book, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,” to be published by Threshold Editions on Tuesday, is an unapologetic defense of Mr. Bush and his presidency, and takes aim at Democrats, the news media and disloyal Republicans for what he describes as hypocrisy, deceit and vanity. He also recounts his hardscrabble upbringing in a family broken by divorce and his mother’s suicide.
"Rupert Murdoch is a billionaire and I am not," was his first reaction to the News Corp. chairman who confirmed the plan Tuesday. "When I was there, we did regional sections and we had a lot of fun with them. I suspect the folks at the Journal will do it on a much bigger scale and I will be eager to see how it turns out."
Steiger, who headed the Journal newsroom from 1991 to 2007, is now editor-in-chief of ProPublica.com. -- Joe Strupp
But it also says Google, the highest traffic site on the Web, still sends more of its links to newspapers than to any other outlets. See it HERE. --Joe Strupp
San Jose Merc brings back stand-alone biz section -- but Wash Post defends putting biz in section A.
For month or February, E&P Exile topped the remaining E&P blog by better than 2-1 in traffic.
Wash Post to launch $1.99 iPhone app.
All A-Twitter: It will hit 10 billion tweets today.
Southern Poverty Law Center: violence from hate groups ready to explode in USA. Number of groups at record level.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This confirms news reported earlier this week in a New York magazine article about Murdoch that said the new edition was more a way to counter The New York Times than establish a new proft center.
Remarks from Murdoch released by Dow Jones are below. --Joe Strupp
.. so in the next few weeks, one of our other papers will be giving the (NY) Post some competition on their home turf. I'm talking about The Wall Street Journal.
You've probably already read a little about the new section on New York we'll be launching next month. Let me tell you how different that alone makes us. I challenge you to find a story about newspapers today that isn't about reducing coverage, laying off reporters, or cutting back on delivery services. When you open up a paper today, the most depressing news is often about newspapers themselves.
Here in New York, we're doing just the opposite. We're adding a whole new section and taking on reporters and editors. We believe that in its pursuit of journalism prizes and a national reputation, a certain other New York daily has essentially stopped covering the city the way it once did. In so doing, they have mistakenly overlooked the most fascinating city in the world - and left the interests and concerns of people like you far behind them. I promise you this: The Wall Street Journal will not make that mistake.
I can't tell you all the details. I can tell you that the new section will be full color - and it will be feisty. It will cover everything that makes New York great: state politics, local politics, business, culture, and sports. Oh yes - and real estate.
Two corrections on NYT's Charles Blow's Saturday column appear, including getting wrong that mother in Precious is a crack addict.
Roger Ebert is on Oprah's show today. He can't talk due to his many operations but he tweets that on the show he does some magnificent "typing." But hasn't that always been true?
Gannett ends wage freeze.
Traffic at E&P's main site in month of February one-third what it was last fall.
Reno paper wants emails related to governor's alleged affairs.
BBC considers deep cuts in its Web site.
Arianna Huffington on pay wall advocates allegedly "missing the point," dahling.
Afghanistan bans coverage of current Taliban attacks, saying it only encourages them.
Monday, March 1, 2010
A New York Times story on the report stated: "There was wide variance in most of the answers to survey questions - how and whether the sites made money, for one. Only a third of the Web sites reported making a profit."
It also stated that editing was less important to the Web versions than print, sparking concerns about quality. -- Joe Strupp
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Republican of Springfield, Mass., chatted with Sam West and Jack Kukoda when the pair appeared at nearby Westfield State College.
"Its voice is consistent," West said in the story. "It's expanded, but the core sensibility is still there." -- Joe Strupp