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2023-09-28 14:36
 Nieman Lab reprints a piece from The Conversation decrying Russian attacks on journalists.It ignores that Ukrainian journos could themselves be killed in Ukraine pre-invasion and that… Read More
2023-09-21 13:27
 There, Sophie Culpepper says "ask your readership for story ideas."Uhh, no.First, even without some political specifics, out here in South Wingnutistan, that's asking you to report on… Read More
2023-08-31 14:00
 Yep, starting tomorrow, by state law, you're supposed to post your legals with the TPA webpage run by that grifting Column.If I owned a paper that were a TPA member, since the new stat… Read More
2023-08-19 14:42
 Why would a pair of weekly papers with known ownership, a website, and contact email addresses, namely Cuero and Yorktown, advertise for what is essentially a general manager position… Read More
2023-08-17 13:19
Dennis Phillips, after the passing of his wife Theresa, reportedly wants to sell it. Understandable in some ways. Interesting only it; info I had mentioned neither Marlin nor Cameron, which… Read More
2023-08-10 14:26
 Will a newspaper that I own to an NPR radio station.Was looking at a recent issue of the Denton paper.Kicking out all the frequency runs that say "Vote for Me" for the upcoming Best Of… Read More
2023-07-22 16:48
 Dan Froomkin blared on Thursday the actual headline of "Political reporters encourage DeSantis to cheat."What's up is that Froomkin is butt-hurt that national stenos aren't distinguish… Read More
2023-06-22 14:00
Or, as I call it, the E-pooch Times, as in Screw the E-Pooch.What led to this?When taking back newspaper issue remainders to a recycling bin, I saw some other paper on top of material alread… Read More
2023-06-17 17:42
 Gannett New Craphouse (actually it was OLD Craphouse) journos at the Austin Stateless are on strike.  Good luck; in all likelihood you won't get a real win, and certainly not one… Read More
2023-06-17 16:34
 Is it CNHI (which currently stands for nothing, or Can't Nothing Help It, or Completely Nugatory Hollowed-out Investment, per its RSA ownership) charging $1.75 for a 14-page weekend ed… Read More
2023-06-15 14:00
Er, Gainesville. Six pages broadsheet, 1 3/4 pages of ads, or a bit under 30 percent. Out in the country, on a slightly down year for us, we were still at about 35 percent on 10 pages, and w… Read More
2023-04-06 14:00
 I think most of us knew that already, but at Nieman Lab, Joshua Benton whlps out the numbers on circulation decline for 2018-22. First, yes, COVID has accelerated problems at strugglin… Read More
RIP Texas Observer? Not Right Now, But?
2023-03-30 21:32
Or so it seemed, as the Texas Democracy Foundation, which runs the Observer, had announced it was going to pull the plug. However, as for now, it's survived the executioner's ax. See below f… Read More
2023-03-23 15:04
 An insider writes about the process for the Texas Observer. Interestingly, at other McLatchKey papers, columnists are certified/certifiable as union members. At the StartleGram, not so… Read More
2023-03-02 16:00
 She's back at the Dallas Observer as of late January, that is.No explanation on either her Muck Rack or her Twitter of her 4 1/2 month absence, blogged about here when she left last fa… Read More
2023-02-23 15:40
 Cherry Road, about whom I've blogged before for its toxic wasteland job on the Sherman Dumpacrap, even twice, and before that, about it in general, is fixing to do the same to the Brow… Read More
2023-02-09 15:06
 TPA last week sent out by email another guest column. I assume Mike Hodges et al are paid for these redistributions. That said, Mike et al, you don't have to take the money, just like… Read More
2023-01-05 15:00
 Here's the top 10 posts from the last year, by readership, as not all were from last year.1. An insider in Decatur. I don't know why this took off so much, but it did, even though it's… Read More
2022-12-22 15:00
 Until I saw the Chronicle's obituary story for its former deputy opinion editor, I never put the two and two together that it was the former Snooze editorial writer and columnist.&nbsp&hell…Read More
2022-11-10 15:04
On Tuesday, the Gainesville (Tex-ass) Register ran an op-ed column by Jim Zachary, editor of The Valdosta Daily Times and also CNHI's director of newsroom training.End of the first column of… Read More
2022-10-20 14:00
In a recent post at Second Rough Draft, he doesn't say "abandon them entirely," but does say that most papers that aren't "national," ie, WaPost, NYT, WSJ, and maybe the LAT, should pretty m… Read More
2022-10-13 14:00
 We all now about wingnut "Pink slime" fake news sites. Some are blatant, with almost no actual local news, and only regional, state and national news release type stuff from PACs, etc… Read More
2022-09-08 18:13
A stalwart within Texas community papers shut its doors in July, saying that it not only wasn't making enough money, but saying it wasn't making money period.The Leader had been in the hands… Read More
2022-08-11 14:00
For the first time, I think, I was recruited for a job, and no, not by one of those recruiters.   It was by the former top editor, now transitioning out to a job at Politico, at a comb… Read More
2022-07-14 14:00
I first blogged about the new entrant into the Texas newspapers biz in March. Among their titles, in my area, is a (I think?) still-daily in print Sherman Herald-Democrat. Took a gander at r… Read More
2022-05-26 14:28
 First, it raised its print prices again, to $1.25 Tuesday and $1.75 Friday. Seriously, is anybody paying that? And, did your subscription prices go up with that?Second, its editor is t… Read More
2022-05-19 14:00
On LinkedIn, I saw an ad for a newspaper editorial position. ME at a 6-day daily.It, the Daily Standard, claims to cover three counties in northwest Ohio.Problem?Aside from its home county… Read More
2022-03-31 14:00
 I was wondering who Cherry Road was, seeing them advertising for several openings on the Texas Press Association website.And, this is them, by national newspaper presence.OK, here in T… Read More
2021-09-09 14:00
I liked W. Joseph Campbell when I first added him to my blogroll here and elsewhere.But, he's become tiresome. Then worse.The tiresome? Self-alleged, self-proclaimed media corrector Campbell… Read More
2021-09-02 14:34
Newsrooms at the Dallas Snooze, Fort Worth Startlegram and Austin Stateless all opted sometime back to join the News Guild and fight for unionization. Surprisingly to a degree on first read… Read More
2021-06-26 14:30
 Got a third and two fourths at the most recent Texas Press Association Better Newspapers Contest.And, while it's not that I think I should get firsts in everything, it's not the first… Read More
2021-06-19 14:30
Klement, a Pulitzer Prize winner with the Detroit Free Press, and for many years, editorial page editor of the Bradenton Herald, has passed away at 81.As editor of the Muenster Enterprise, I… Read More
2021-06-17 14:00
I saw a week ago that the founder and owner of Hartman Newspapers had died.I'm not really an "ear to the grapevine" person on Texas newspapers. I'm here in a job and if a non-Texas newspaper… Read More
2021-05-14 00:06
 I recently saw this year's Texas Press Association directory.I noticed two things when I turned to page 1.First is that they got a Texas Parks and Wildlife staff photog to do the cover… Read More
2021-05-06 14:00
 This is a follow-up to my previous post about Dennis and Theresa Phillips and a sidebar of Jim Moser.Just saw the latest TPA directory.I knew Marlin and Rosebud had been bleeding subsc… Read More
2021-04-13 18:38
I don't read everything in Editor and Publisher's roundup of headlines, but I do hit a fair bit. And, its piece on COVID-related circ declines was certainly of interest. The full story… Read More
2021-03-11 16:12
 The parent company of the Dallas Morning News, known here as the Snooze, of course, and parent company of not much else any more,  wants to officially rename itself because of its… Read More
2021-02-16 23:04
The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram was a six-day daily until September, 2018. At that time, Southern Newspapers, having acquired it from Scott Keys 17 months earlier, cut it to tri-weekly.Tri… Read More

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