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Murdoch uses Twitter to tout Santorum

Murdoch uses Twitter to tout Santorum

Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend, and while the octogenarian mogul is no @justinbieber (who has 16 million followers) his tweets @rupertmurdoch did draw lots of media attention…

Gersh exits Brooklyn Paper to run CUNY-NYTimes ‘Local’

Gersh exits Brooklyn Paper to run CUNY-NYTimes ‘Local’

Brooklyn Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman may not be joining the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism staff with the rank of full professor, but in my mind he’ll always be THE…

NOTW editor calls bosses ‘scum’

NOTW editor calls bosses ‘scum’

Former News of the World deputy editor Paul McMullan told a Parliamentry committee that his bosses were “scum” — but only because they haven’t proudly admitted to their deeds. Visit…

Linotype’s 125th Birthday

Linotype’s 125th Birthday

Whielaw Reid, NY Tribune, 1886: “Ottmar, you’ve done it! You created a line of type!” http://youtu.be/aVgTBpbfWS4 “Happy type gone byte!”: @sodamncorporate…

Lara Logan

Lara Logan

Those of us back in the US, covering whatever we cover, do so almost always under the cover of law. We may loose our jobs, or have an advertiser pull…

Gersh eats dog food

Gersh eats dog food

What can I say? He’s pushing for another award. For Brooklyn Paper editor Gersh Kuntzman and Courier-Life editor Vince DiMiceli (seated behind Gersh in the video) the news is born…

Bill O’Reilly to President Obama: “Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?”

Bill O’Reilly to President Obama: “Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?”

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was relatively civil [by O’Reilly standards] to President Obama during his live 15-minute pre-game one-on-one. But O’Reilly can’t help himself — he was repetitively argumentative, stepping…

Newspaper war in Brooklyn

Newspaper war in Brooklyn

Who says newspapers are dead? An old-fashioned newspaper war is expected to get underway any day now in Brooklyn, NY. I’d be remiss in not reporting on it, since I…

Gersh Kuntzman and the future of journalism

Gersh Kuntzman and the future of journalism

Gersh Kuntzman, a standout community editor, was running with a Flip before Al Gore invented the internet (I exaggerate, but so does Gersh — usually to good effect). Any reporter who…

We don’t need a weatherman to know how the wind blows, but everyone needs shelter from the storm

We don’t need a weatherman to know how the wind blows, but everyone needs shelter from the storm

We’ve seen plenty of clips parodying “news”people who stand outside in stormy weather to capture the rain live at 5 (their mothers clearly did not teach their children well). Flip…

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