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RIP, the Daily Paper: As Headlines Document the Death of Print Media, How Will Quad Cities Newspapers Survive? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 06:00

Denver's Rocky Mountain News closed in February. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer published its last print edition on Tuesday, and the threat of closure has been levied against the San Francisco Chronicle - which lost more than $1 million a week last year.

Earlier this month, Time magazine identified the "10 major newspapers that will either fold or go digital next."

And the Associated Press summarized in a March 15 article: "Four newspaper companies, including the owners of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer, have sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in recent months."

 
Endangered Species: The Vanishing Washington Regional Reporter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Dorroh   
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 10:09

Plucked from the bulletin board of George Condon's office in the Copley News Service Washington bureau are 21 pink index cards, each representing a completed chapter of "The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy ‘Duke' Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught." The bureau's reporters broke the story of the California Republican's bribe-taking, and in the process won a Pulitzer for Copley and its flagship paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune.

 
The Coming Mono-Media PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Media
Tuesday, 27 May 2003 18:00
On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to approve new rules dealing with the ownership of daily newspapers and broadcast-media outlets. These changes could dramatically alter the media landscape in the country, just as the Telecommunications Act of 1996 has resulted in the concentration of ownership of radio stations.

 
The Most Judgment-Impairing Super Bowl Ads PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 January 2003 18:00
Pregnancy Ad scene: two white 30-something parents hover over an early pregnancy test sound: no music, just tense ambient noise screen script: “There will be an addition soon to their family.

 
Documentary Shows Division Over Wal-Mart PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 June 2001 18:00
In 1998, David Glass, the chief operating officer of Wal-Mart, outlined his company’s objective: “First we dominate North America, then South America, then Europe and Asia.” If Glass had been speaking of any other enterprise, his words might have seemed far-fetched.

 
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