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Front page of the day: ‘Bam’s tears’

Today’s front page of the day comes from the New York Post, which led Wednesday with the president’s executive actions on gun control. Via Newseum: Here’s a collection of front pages that also led with the news: Follow @kristenhare !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,...

Medill heads west, planning to partner journalists with engineers

Photo by Kevin Stanchfield via Flickr. Reporters and editors at The Daily Breeze had a big story on their hands. Waste, corruption and lazy local government — and at the center of it all, a superintendent pocketing a bloated salary. The tale of how Jose Fernandez ended up making $663,000 per year was complicated, with key events scattered throughout...

Obama’s tears: Will the media care in a few days?

Good morning. Tears of rage, tears of grief Watching President Obama Tuesday, you might have mulled the lyrics of "Tears of Rage," a Bob Dylan song first recorded by him and The Band in 1967 but made famous by The Band in a second version a year later (public confession: I have the vinyl album in the garage). "Tears of rage, tears of grief" is the key...

AP: Don’t use the term ‘militia’ in Oregon standoff, try ‘armed ranchers’

Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters hug after Ammon Bundy, center, left, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, spoke with reporters during a news conference Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The group calls itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom and has sent a “demand for redress” to local,...

Las Vegas Review-Journal sets disclosure rules for stories involving Sheldon Adelson

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was purchased by Sheldon Adelson in December, has established temporary guidelines for disclosing its conflict of interest in stories involving the billionaire casino mogul and the gambling industry. Going forward, the newspaper will include a box on an inside page in the A section stating that Adelson owns the newspaper,...

Metro Corp., publisher of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, announces cuts

Metro Corp., which publishes Philadelphia Magazine and Boston Magazine, is cutting staff in a corporate restructuring aimed at addressing “the changing media environment.” At the bottom of an unbylined report published by Boston Magazine Tuesday, Metro Corp. announced seven full-time positions would be eliminated company-wide. Metro Corp. cut staffers...

Globe delivery fiasco illustrates challenges of transition to digital era

Photo by Jon S via Flickr. Diary of a Boston Globe subscriber, 2016: After a week of late and missed deliveries, the paper’s band of midnight-riding staffers provided me with not one but two copies of the Sunday paper. By Monday morning, though, things were back to the new normal: No Globe awaiting me in the lobby of our apartment building near Coolidge...

Here are some short tweets about Twitter’s plans for long tweets

On Tuesday morning, we shared a story from re/code about the possibility that Twitter could turn tweets into short stories. Watching our readers’ terse responses on Twitter was pretty delightful, so we thought we’d share. Enjoy. Twitter considering 10,000-character limit for tweets: https://t.co/QatVlodWld — Poynter (@Poynter) January 5, 2016 Twitter...

Another group of student journalists are planning an independent publication

Lab results from a test The Columns conducted on mold on campus. (Screen shot, Facebook) Student Press Law Center A small group of student journalists at West Virginia’s Fairmont State University are planning their own publication after multiple run-ins with the school administration. Trisha LeBoeuf wrote for Student Press Law Center about intimidation,...

Daily newspapers in Fredericksburg and Fairbanks sold over the holidays

Three more small city newspapers changed hands in transactions in late December. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and its sister Alaska paper, the Kodiak Daily Mirror are being bought by a non-profit foundation in a deal expected to close early this year. Also, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star has been acquired by BH Media, a part of Warren Buffett’s...

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