By The Editorial Board | [email protected] | April 13, 2018 at 3:14 pm Newspapers — don’t mind if we still call ourselves that, though this is the modern world, and you may well be reading this on the tiny screen of your phone — are as important to our democracy as your City Hall, state Legislature, Capitol dome. Maybe more important, as we have a vested interest in the facts of our shared civic lives, as opposed to the politics of them. But American newspapers are under fire on any number of fronts, as never before in the history of our republic. Historically financed and thus made possible by advertising, we are faced with radically reduced revenues in a rapidly changing business environment, as so many legacy media are, from print magazines to broadcasters. Readers and news junkies from seniors to the millennial generation to today’s teens have so many more options than the daily newspaper thrown on the driveway seven mornings a week. And in this news-crazy … [Read more...] about Stand with us by backing real newspapering
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest This man is starting a second newspaper in an Iowa town of 1,600. How gutsy is that? 'I'm lucky that I can make a living writing,' says Jason Selby. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Kyle Munson, [email protected] Published 9:29 a.m. CT April 13, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE CORYDON, Ia. — I sat across the desk from Jason Selby and marveled at his guts. Here was a guy who eight months ago launched a print newspaper in his native southern Iowa town of 1,600, far adrift from any … [Read more...] about This man is starting a second newspaper in an Iowa town of 1,600. How gutsy is that?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Paul Farhi by Paul Farhi Email the author April 13 at 7:00 AM Email the author In its special editorial section last Sunday decrying newsroom cuts, the Denver Post offered an illustration showing how few of the staff from a 2013 photo remain at the paper today. (RJ Sangosti; illustration by Katie Wood/The Denver Post) Demoralized by rounds of job cuts, journalists at San Jose’s Mercury News and East Bay Times in Oakland, Calif., took their case to the public last month. At a rally in Oakland, they handed out a fact sheet detailing the “pillaging” of their papers, accompanied by a cartoon of … [Read more...] about As a secretive hedge fund guts its newspapers, journalists are fighting back
The Las Vegas Review-Journal press room is seen in this file photo. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)The Las Vegas Review-Journal press room is seen in this file photo. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)The Las Vegas Review-Journal press room is seen in this file photo. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)The Las Vegas Review-Journal press room is seen in this file photo. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal)The Las Vegas Review-Journal press room is seen in this file photo. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Newspapers across the country could be thinner or even disappear in the near future as news executives nationwide wrestle with disruptions in paper supplies and new tariffs on newsprint. Tariffs as high as 32 percent have been placed on imported newsprint from Canadian paper mills as the U.S. Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission investigate complaints of unfair trade practices leveled against Canadian suppliers by a Washington state-based … [Read more...] about Tariffs and supply disruptions threaten US newspapers
World Queen Elizabeth II british monarchy Islam The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, according to a Moroccan newspaper that claimed to trace the monarch’s genealogy back to the founder of Islam. The theory first surfaced in the late 1980s when a genealogy guide for the monarchy alleged that the Queen was related to the Muslim Kings who ruled Spain from around 711 until 1492. “It is little known by the British people that the blood of Mohammed flows in the veins of the queen,” Harold Brooks-Baker, an authority on the British monarchy and the publisher of the royal genealogical guide, wrote to Britain’s then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1986. “However, all Moslem religious leaders are proud of this fact,” Brooks-Baker added. Recommended Slideshows 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 51 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018 51 In Pictures: The … [Read more...] about The Queen of England Is a Descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, Newspaper Claims