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Charlotte Observer claims athlete suffering from herniated dick

January 4, 2012

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Oops. Yes, they regret the error. Jim Romenesko shared a post today with a clipping from the Charlotte Observer where the editing process went a little awry. In the second paragraph of the clipping, it reads “(Ex-Charlotte Hornet Barton) Davis is recovering from a herniated dick.” Yes, yes. They meant “herniated disc” – or should […]

Regret The Error: The media mistakes of 2011

December 19, 2011

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News organizations make errors. There’s no denying that. Some are a bit humorous and others are completely outrageous. Sometimes it isn’t even the errors that make us raise our eyebrows; it’s the corrections that are printed. Recently, Regret the Error has moved to Poynter Online. This transfer didn’t stop them from putting together their favorite […]

USC predicts most newspapers will be dead in 5 years

December 18, 2011

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USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future predicted that most newspapers will cease to exist within 5 years. We’ve heard this before, of course. However, we have to consider the trends of news organizations moving more resources and content online, print advertising revenue decreasing at a rapid pace and newspaper staffs diminishing at what seems […]

NYT Co. CEO Robinson will step down, receive $4.5 million consulting fee

December 16, 2011

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If only we could all quit our jobs and acquire millions of dollars in consultant fees for the next year. That’s the deal that New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson will get when she steps down at the end of the year. Robinson has been CEO since late 2004 and has reportedly built one […]

LA Times editor to step down amongst rumors of more layoffs

December 14, 2011

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Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton will step down on Dec. 23. Stanton has been editor since 2007 and has seen the paper go through a very hard time. During his tenure, the newsroom staff alone was cut from 900 employees to 550 and the paper started focusing more on regional news instead of national. […]

Some states prohibit journalists from participating in upcoming caucuses

December 13, 2011

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Five states will hold presidential caucuses at the beginning of the new year, but some journalists in Iowa, Nevada and Minnesota won’t be allowed to participate, according to an article by the Poynter Institute. Advocates for this rule point out that caucuses aren’t like elections where voting is private. Those involved in caucuses are publicly […]

Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises files for bankruptcy

December 13, 2011

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Editor & Publisher reports that Lee Enterprises, which owns newspaper publications in 52 markets (mostly in the Midwest), has filed for bankruptcy. Apparently this news wasn’t unexpected for the publisher based in Davenport, Iowa. Lee Enterprises had announced earlier that they were going to make this move as part of a refinancing plan to repay […]