Hide the (Bigger) Declines: Audit Bureau's Newspaper Circ Report Redef

May 3rd, 2011 7:28 PM
How convenient. Via Editor and Publisher, the newspaper industry's Audit Bureau of Circulations, in issuing its March 31, 2011 circulation figures, tells us we shouldn't try to compare this year's numbers to last year's: Because of the new and redefined categories of circulation on this FAS-FAX report, ABC recommends not making any direct comparisons of March 2011 data to prior audit periods…

Toward the End, Editor and Publisher Lurched Left

December 11th, 2009 3:00 PM
With the demise of the Editor and Publisher this week, many media commentators are nostalgic for the hard-nosed trade journalism the newspaper industry publication often engaged in. E&P's strength was always in its core mission of reporting news industry trends. In its latter years, like a number of other outlets, it began to stray off-course into garden-variety, hypocritical leftist media…

Hundreds of NPRs: Dem Senator Introduces 'Newspaper Revitalization Act

March 25th, 2009 12:02 AM
I said earlier this year (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) that there was reason to believe that 2009 might be the year of the newspaper bailout. Now one of Maryland's two Democratic US senators thinks he has come up with a way to subsidize and save them -- while simultaneously turning them into house organs for his party. Ben Cardin (picture at right is from his Senate web site) has introduced "The…

Editor & Publisher Publishes ACORN Spin Column

October 15th, 2008 8:01 PM

NYT Pulls Misleading Account of Palin Puck Dropping Ceremony

October 12th, 2008 3:15 PM
The New York Times took the unusual step of quickly editing and replacing a hysterical post by hockey blogger Lynn Zinser that covered Sarah Palin's appearance at the Philadelphia Flyers home opener where she was invited to drop a ceremonial puck. In her original post Zinser exaggerated the boos by the crowd, attacked Flyers owner Ed Snider for inviting Palin to the event and appears to have…

Sick of Journalists That Don't Stand for the Nat'l Anthem

September 1st, 2008 8:40 AM
Many Americans have a negative image of journalists and it is one that is growing in believability and acceptance every day, especially as the New Media begins to attract more and more attention from the American people. This image of the aloof, even anti-American, journalist is becoming rote with more people all the time. Sadly, the journalists themselves seem to be uninterested in countering…

Three Exceptions to E&P's '4-Year Circ Plunge' at Major Papers; I Wond

March 15th, 2008 12:18 AM
Ken Shepherd of NewsBusters posted Tuesday on Editor and Publisher's March 11 article listing the four-year circulation changes at the nation's top 20 newspapers, concentrating on the 20% loss at the Los Angeles Times during that period. What's also compelling is that the Top 20 really has three winners and 17 losers during that four-year time frame, as the chart that follows demonstrates:

Newsweek's Meacham: Media Bias Is Toward Conflict, Not Ideology

January 22nd, 2008 4:02 PM
Although a recent Sacred Heart University poll indicated 45.4 percent of respondents thought journalists and broadcasters are mostly or somewhat liberal - the bias isn't ideologically driven according to Newsweek editor Jon Meacham. Meacham appeared on Comedy Central's January 21 "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and told viewers the media gear reporting toward conflict. "I absolutely…

Editor & Publisher Blames Suicides on Iraq War

December 4th, 2007 2:39 PM

64% of Americans Don’t Trust Presidential Campaign Coverage

November 28th, 2007 5:42 PM
Here's something America's media should be proud of: 64 percent of people surveyed do not trust press coverage of the presidential campaign. Want to know the really inconvenient truth?The study, done by Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership, was performed in September before the recent CNN Democrat presidential debate debacle in Las Vegas.Just imagine what those numbers would look…

USA Today and WSJ Mask Serious Circulation Problems at Most Other Majo

November 8th, 2007 5:34 PM
It is understandable, but not forgivable, that business reporters at Old Media newspapers might think that the economy is in bad shape. They first have to get past how poorly most of their employers are doing. The industry as a whole has not been doing well, and it's been that way for quite some time. This table illustrates that point (September 30, 2007 figures are at this post, which originally…

Print Newspaper Circ Tanks Again; Industry Trying to Shift the Focus

November 1st, 2007 10:27 AM

General Criticized Media Bias and Paper Proved Him Right

September 26th, 2007 2:22 AM

Newspapers Refuse to Run ‘Opus’ Comics With Muslim Reference

August 26th, 2007 8:52 PM
Editor & Publisher reported Friday that 25 out of 200 newspapers that regularly publish the "Opus" comic strip will not run back-to-back Sunday episodes that include Muslim references and a sex joke (h/t Dan Gainor, emphasis added throughout): Berkeley Breathed's Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 strips -- which comprise sort of a two-part series -- show the Lola Granola character wanting to become an…