Category Archives: News coverage

Sure, I’ve got something to say about the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s endorsement of Rick Saccone

If the leadership of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was interested in generating conversation about its endorsement of Rick Saccone, oh boy, did it succeed. On Tuesday, voters (I’m one of them) in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District will head to the polls … Continue reading

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Survey: It’s the best, but I don’t want it

Imagine identifying something that you thought was the best at what it did, but then refusing to take advantage of it. Let’s allow the Press Gazette to explain. “While it goes a long way to positively demonstrate the freethinking, self-influential … Continue reading

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FLASH: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to go online-only (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 2:02 p.m. EDT: Here’s how the Trib reported its decision. ORIGINAL POST: The Pittsburgh Business Times has the details. The decision comes with an announcement that Trib Total Media will lay off 106 full-time and part-time staff, job cuts that … Continue reading

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Hmmm…that’s not good. About 6 percent of U.S. population gets…

…its political news from the newspaper. That’s just not good. Poynter has the details. That’s according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, which asked 3,760 U.S. adults how they learn about the ongoing U.S. electoral process in … Continue reading

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Two Charleston, WV, papers merge. Sort of.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail introduces itself to its readers. The two newspapers operated independently for readers and advertisers until Jan. 1, 1958, when the owners merged the business, advertising, circulation and production departments into a single corporation. Beginning today, the two … Continue reading

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New Jersey newspaper corrects error… from 1852

The Associated Press takes a look at a correction posted by a New Jersey newspaper to a story written in 1852. A New Jersey newspaper has issued a correction for a story it published in 1852 about a bear mauling … Continue reading

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The decline of the American newspaper continues

Slate takes a look at some new numbers that offer little encouragement to the newspaper industry. At the American Enterprise Institute’s Carpe Diem blog, Mark J. Perry finds that print ad revenues are now the lowest they’ve been since 1950, when the … Continue reading

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