newspapers http://wnpr.org en The House With Only the Sound of a Dog Barking Inside http://wnpr.org/post/house-only-sound-dog-barking-inside <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">after a line from Haruki Murakami</em></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:54:46 +0000 Dick Allen 22967 at http://wnpr.org The House With Only the Sound of a Dog Barking Inside 'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times' http://wnpr.org/post/period-turmoil-preceded-abramson-firing-says-top-editor-times Dean Baquet sat in his new office in Midtown Manhattan, the very picture of composure and precision, as he described the top-level dysfunction that led to the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of <em>The New York Times</em> and his promotion to replace her as the top news executive there.<p>The firing, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/14/312516951/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-as-executive-editor">made public on May 14</a>, involved three major actors: Abramson, Baquet (pronounced baah-kay) and the paper's corporate chairman and publisher, Arthur Sulzberge Fri, 30 May 2014 11:47:47 +0000 David Folkenflik 22783 at http://wnpr.org 'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times' Bob Garfield is Off the Media and On The Scramble http://wnpr.org/post/bob-garfield-media-and-scramble <p>Bob Garfield, host of <a href="http://www.onthemedia.org" target="_blank">WNYC's <em>On The Media</em></a>, kicks off this edition of The Scramble. Something tells us <em>The New York Times'</em> Jill Abramson saga isn't over... Mon, 19 May 2014 13:44:39 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 22082 at http://wnpr.org Bob Garfield is Off the Media and On The Scramble The Nose Is Looking to Hire Jill Abramson http://wnpr.org/post/nose-looking-hire-jill-abramson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You'd think that the New York Times, after covering so many </span>sackings<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, would know how to fire its own editor without having it become one of the biggest, ugliest stories of the week. On today's show, we'll explore the presumption that the Great Gray Lady is run by sexist pork faces.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:46:13 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 21954 at http://wnpr.org The Nose Is Looking to Hire Jill Abramson 'New York Times' Replaces Jill Abramson As Executive Editor http://wnpr.org/post/new-york-times-replaces-jill-abramson-executive-editor <strong>This story was updated at 6:30 p.m. ET.<em> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:55:50 +0000 editor 21835 at http://wnpr.org 'New York Times' Replaces Jill Abramson As Executive Editor Bill On Legal Notices Is Stalled http://wnpr.org/post/bill-legal-notices-stalled <p>Some of the state's municipal leaders have pushed for a change in state law that would allow them to save money and cut back on printed public notices. But&nbsp;it seems unlikely that lawmakers will pass a measure before the session ends on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:57:55 +0000 Jeff Cohen 21333 at http://wnpr.org Bill On Legal Notices Is Stalled The Scramble: David Folkenflik, Smart Guns, and Bearden http://wnpr.org/post/scramble-david-folkenflik-smart-guns-and-bearden <p>This hour on The Scramble our superguest is <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/4459112/david-folkenflik">David Folkenflik</a>. I don't have to tell you who David Folkenflik is, do I? I mean, you're public radio listeners. The superguest&nbsp;always sets the agenda, and David wants to talk about new journalism start-ups like <a href="http://www.vox.com/">Vox</a>, <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/">Five-Thirty Eight</a>, <a href="https://firstlook.org/">First Look</a>, &nbsp;and about what middle-aged digital brand names like <a href="http://www.slate.com/">Slate</a> are doing to survive.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:14:48 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 21299 at http://wnpr.org The Scramble: David Folkenflik, Smart Guns, and Bearden Newspapers, Municipalities Still Divided Over Legal Notices http://wnpr.org/post/newspapers-municipalities-still-divided-over-legal-notices <p>The state's daily newspapers, and its towns and cities, remain divided over how to change the state’s laws on printed legal notices.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:13:24 +0000 Jeff Cohen 19227 at http://wnpr.org Newspapers, Municipalities Still Divided Over Legal Notices Papers Fight Proposals to Alter Publication of Legal Notices http://wnpr.org/post/papers-fight-proposals-alter-publication-legal-notices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As newspaper advertising revenue continues its slump across the country, publishers are trying to hold on to one line of stable cash: the printed legal notice. In Connecticut, municipal leaders are pushing for a change in state law that would allow them to save money and cut back on those notices. And newspapers are pushing back.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:08:06 +0000 Jeff Cohen 18456 at http://wnpr.org Papers Fight Proposals to Alter Publication of Legal Notices Celebrating The Hartford Courant's 250th Year http://wnpr.org/post/celebrating-hartford-courants-250th-year-0 <p>For centuries, Connecticut has housed one of American journalism’s greatest gems: <em>The Hartford Courant</em>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1764, a New Haven printer by the name of Thomas Green founded the capital-based newspaper. Since then, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courant</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has evolved into an established and highly revered news enterprise, circulating well over 100,000 copies to readers each day.</span></p><p>Now, thanks to years of professional writing and reporting, <em>The Courant</em> is celebrating its 250th year of publication, thus maintaining its status as the nation’s oldest continuously-running newspaper.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 18423 at http://wnpr.org Celebrating The Hartford Courant's 250th Year A Judge, Rendered Homicidal by Grammar http://wnpr.org/post/judge-rendered-homicidal-grammar <p><em>The Colin McEnroe Show</em> is featuring an episode on grammar next Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Below we&nbsp;have a "fatal" example of a misplaced modifier.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">I'm fairly certain the judge didn't do any of those horrible things. (h/t R.R. Cooper)</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:12:38 +0000 Colin McEnroe 17699 at http://wnpr.org A Judge, Rendered Homicidal by Grammar Should Full Public Notices Be Allowed Online Only? http://wnpr.org/post/should-full-public-notices-be-allowed-online-only <p>The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has released its list of legislative priorities for the year. One of them would&nbsp;allow towns and cities to publish full public notices online, and not in newspapers. The move could save public money, but it is opposed by the state's newspapers.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:09:33 +0000 Jeff Cohen 16397 at http://wnpr.org Should Full Public Notices Be Allowed Online Only? Celebrating The Hartford Courant's 250th Year http://wnpr.org/post/celebrating-hartford-courants-250th-year <p>For centuries, Connecticut has housed one of American journalism’s greatest gems: <em>The Hartford Courant</em>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1764, a New Haven printer by the name of Thomas Green founded the capital-based newspaper. Since then, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courant</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has evolved into an established and highly revered news enterprise, circulating well over 100,000 copies to readers each day.</span></p><p>Now, thanks to years of professional writing and reporting, <em>The Courant</em> is celebrating its 250th year of publication, thus maintaining its status as the nation’s oldest continuously-running newspaper.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 16369 at http://wnpr.org Celebrating The Hartford Courant's 250th Year Policing Gangs with Social Media; an Irving Tribute; Wolfgang's Untapped Vein http://wnpr.org/post/policing-gangs-social-media-irving-tribute-wolfgangs-untapped-vein <p>Along the lines of Project Longevity, a <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/project-longevity" target="_blank">violence-prevention initiative that launched in New Haven</a> in the past year, Chicago is trying something different to identify trouble and maybe even get out in front of it. That and more in today&#39;s Wheelhouse Digest, including Colin McEnroe&#39;s tribute to the late, much-beloved, &quot;titanic figure&quot; Irving Kravsow.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:10:12 +0000 Heather Brandon 8359 at http://wnpr.org Policing Gangs with Social Media; an Irving Tribute; Wolfgang's Untapped Vein Again? Hartford Courant Braces For More Layoffs http://wnpr.org/post/again-hartford-courant-braces-more-layoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Targets for &quot;expense reductions&quot; have not been set, but&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;Hartford Courant</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#39;s parent company, Tribune, confirmed that it has asked newspaper managers to look for areas they could cut back.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.courant.com/business/hc-tribune-company-cuts-0928-20130927,0,5564759.story" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">According to a report by<em> The Los Angeles Times</em>,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> there will be staff reductions but Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:42:26 +0000 Tucker Ives 5690 at http://wnpr.org Again? Hartford Courant Braces For More Layoffs 'New York Times' Is Not For Sale, Sulzberger Says http://wnpr.org/post/new-york-times-not-sale-sulzberger-says Responding to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/06/209454221/will-the-new-york-times-be-next-to-be-sold" target="_blank">speculation that his newspaper would be next</a>, <em>New York Times</em> Publisher and Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:42:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 2029 at http://wnpr.org 'New York Times' Is Not For Sale, Sulzberger Says With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? http://wnpr.org/post/industry-turmoil-why-buy-newspaper-company Donald Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Co., is the son and grandson of its leaders for the past 80 years. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:19:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 1927 at http://wnpr.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? In Bezos' Purchase Of 'Post,' Tech And Media Keep Melding http://wnpr.org/post/bezos-purchase-post-tech-and-media-keep-melding The news spread with the speed of the Internet: <em>The Washington Post</em>, a newspaper that helped bring down a president, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209263622/washington-post-to-be-sold-to-amazons-jeff-bezos">would be sold to Jeff Bezos</a>, the tech titan who started Amazon.<p><em>The Post</em>'s sale is a stunner. But that a big-name tech entrepreneur bought a struggling media company isn't — it's part of a move becoming more common in recent years. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:02:00 +0000 Elise Hu 1864 at http://wnpr.org In Bezos' Purchase Of 'Post,' Tech And Media Keep Melding The Tribune Split: What's It Mean For The Future of Newspapers? http://wnpr.org/post/tribune-split-whats-it-mean-future-newspapers <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Catie/Where%20We%20Live%2007-11-2013%20A.mp3</p><p></p><p>The Tribune Company made an announcement yesterday that it’s going to split its broadcast and publishing divisions. It’s just another chapter in the ongoing saga of “the future of the newspaper industry.” The Tribune has owned the Hartford Courant since 2000, and more recently merged the paper &nbsp;with the FOX News affiliate TV station. So what now? Industry analyst Ken Doctor joins us.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:18:32 +0000 Catie Talarski 513 at http://wnpr.org The Tribune Split: What's It Mean For The Future of Newspapers? Reimagining Journalism http://wnpr.org/post/reimagining-journalism <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Heather/Where%20We%20Live%2006-03-2013.mp3</p><p></p><p>Remember when you used to learn about what was happening in your community when the newspaper hit your front stoop? That world has, of course, changed—and journalism professor Dan Kennedy says we’re now in a “post-newspaper” age.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:01:27 +0000 John Dankosky 652 at http://wnpr.org Reimagining Journalism Newspapers Oppose Public Notices Bill http://wnpr.org/post/newspapers-oppose-public-notices-bill <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">A bill that would allow towns and cities to publish full public notices online and not in newspapers is making its way through the legislature. Municipal advocates say it could save them money and is more efficient. The state's newspapers say it could threaten democracy.</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:23:20 +0000 Jeff Cohen 751 at http://wnpr.org The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online http://wnpr.org/post/nose-koch-brothers-eye-tribunes-newspapers-uconn-student-gets-attacked-online <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2005-03-2013%20.mp3</p><p></p><p>It has been widely reported -- but not heavily discussed -- that Charles and David Koch are the leading suitors to buy the eight newspapers belonging to the Tribune Company. One of those eight newspapers is the Hartford Courant.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:27:10 +0000 Colin McEnroe 764 at http://wnpr.org The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online History of New Haven: Register, Lincoln and a Bit of Music http://wnpr.org/post/history-new-haven-register-lincoln-and-bit-music <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Catie/Where%20We%20Live%2012-06-2012.mp3</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:06:18 +0000 John Dankosky 4700 at http://wnpr.org History of New Haven: Register, Lincoln and a Bit of Music Bill Griffith Talks Comedy, Art & 'Zippy The Pinhead' http://wnpr.org/post/bill-griffith-talks-comedy-art-zippy-pinhead <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2003-13-2012.mp3</p><p></p><p>True story ... last week, the Connecticut legislature's Environment Committee's public hearing agenda included, on the same day, An Act Permitting the Possession of Reindeer Year Round and An Act Concerning the Hunting of Deer with a Pistol.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:22:50 +0000 Colin McEnroe 6094 at http://wnpr.org Bill Griffith Talks Comedy, Art & 'Zippy The Pinhead' Q & A With NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson http://wnpr.org/post/q-nyt-executive-editor-jill-abramson <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/CMS%2011-03-2011%20Seg%20C.mp3</p><p></p><p>In September, Jill Abramson became <em>The New York Times</em>' first female executive editor. She replaced Bill Keller. We talk to Abramson about her vision for the newspaper and the future of online media.</p><p>On Friday, Nov. 4, Abramson will be <a href="http://www.artidea.org/view_page.php?id=110">honored by the International Festival of Arts and Ideas</a> at Yale.</p><p>Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 18:19:37 +0000 Colin McEnroe 8288 at http://wnpr.org Q & A With NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson How Hemingway's Letters Bid 'A Farewell to Macho' http://wnpr.org/post/how-hemingways-letters-bid-farewell-macho <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2010-25-2011.mp3</p><p></p><p>New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd recently wrote that Ernest Hemingway, on the 50th anniversary of his death by his own hand, is having <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-farewell-to-macho.html">a bit of a renaissance</a>.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:50:08 +0000 Colin McEnroe 8370 at http://wnpr.org How Hemingway's Letters Bid 'A Farewell to Macho' The Nose: Tracking Changes In Newspapers And Occupy Wall Street http://wnpr.org/post/nose-tracking-changes-newspapers-and-occupy-wall-street <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2010-14-2011.mp3</p><p></p><p>Are we all entitled to a few blind spots? If so, one of mine is newspapers. I keep thinking somebody is going to find ways to improve them and make them thrive, even as the evidence of my own eyes suggests the opposite.</p><p>Today on The Nose, one of our panelists is Susan Campbell from the Hartford Courant. A few weeks ago, she shuttered her blog on the newspaper's web site. And this week, her colleague Helen Ubinas announced that she's leaving.</p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:30:09 +0000 Colin McEnroe 8422 at http://wnpr.org The Nose: Tracking Changes In Newspapers And Occupy Wall Street The Art Of Last Words http://wnpr.org/post/art-last-words <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2008-31-2011.mp3</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:16:27 +0000 Colin McEnroe 4403 at http://wnpr.org The Art Of Last Words The Nose: Oprah's Gone and Loving the Physical Newspaper http://wnpr.org/post/nose-oprahs-gone-and-loving-physical-newspaper <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2005-27-2011.mp3</p><p>This week <a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/133946/j-educator-re-subscribes-to-hartford-courant-gets-scolded-by-columnist/">a feud erupted</a> between <em>Hartford Courant</em> columnist and blogger Rick Green and Frank Harris, a <em>Courant</em> columnist and chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 18:27:37 +0000 Colin McEnroe 4533 at http://wnpr.org The Nose: Oprah's Gone and Loving the Physical Newspaper Public Notices Bill Dies in Committee http://wnpr.org/post/public-notices-bill-dies-committee <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Jeff%20Cohen/2011_04_28_JC%20110428%20Public%20Notices.mp3</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Towns and cities spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to print public notices in area newspapers. This week, a bill aimed at scaling back that mandate died in the state legislature. N</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ewspaper publishers are happy, and local government advocates aren't.</span></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:22:14 +0000 Jeff Cohen 10971 at http://wnpr.org