President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero yesterday was the image that led newspapers front pages in New York and around the country. The coverage decisions were complicated slightly by reports yesterday that Osama bin Laden had been plotting a new attack on Ground Zero in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks.
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Front page of Asian Age, May 3, 2011; “You Knew It”
9/11: Obama will be in NYC. [Javier Hernandez]
Bin Laden Book: Peter Begen gets it started. [Ujala Sehgal]
Bin Laden Photos: White House may release them. [Helene Cooper]
Bin Laden Photos: Some seem to be Read More
How do you follow up on yesterday’s historic news?
Some papers are (still?) covering the reaction while most are getting into the more newsy backstory to how we got there. And with Obama’s visit to Ground Zero set for Thursday, the rest of the week is pretty much dedicated to Osama bin Laden.
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In the media capital of the world, there’s lots of ways to present the news. Here’s a sampling of the front pages from arond New York State, all (okay, nearly all) carrying Osama bin Laden’s death as the leading story.
The one thing I found striking was the strong language of the Daily News Read More
Last week, deputies in Polk County, Fla., arrested 60 people–including a Disney employee, a man with breast implants, a 15-year-old runaway with a 2-year-old infant, and her pimp–in an online prostitution bust dubbed Operation Curtain Call. A year ago the sensational sting would likely have been the next in a long litany of tabloid-friendly Craigslist Read More
True, it’s a fleeting mention, amid a lengthy list of other publications, but hell, we’ll take it.
In a newly released clip from “Portlandia,” the new IFC series starring Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, premiering January 21, there’s an unexpected cameo by a certain Speaker John Boehner-colored news weekly.
Looks like a cute show.
The UK is an enlightened nation of sane and civil news media, according to a heartening if congratulatory piece on NPR’s Morning Edition. It depicts Britain’s print journalists as a class of thoughtful commentators who eschew objectivity in favor of fair-yet-subjective discourse.
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger articulates what Americans seem to know but Read More
On Sunday, the city’s dueling broadsheets both released the debuts of their respective new editors. These ad-dense glossies are only the latest battle in the protracted newspaper war that’s been rumbling on ever since Rupert Murdoch snapped up the Wall Street Journal and set Sulzberger’s New York Times in his crosshairs. After the brainy, Vogue-trained Read More
The Richmond Times-Dispatch has switched to larger, more spaced-out fonts today, presumably catering to older readers, points out Poynter.
“We switched to a new typeface, Utopia, that has larger character forms than our old type. In addition, we have increased the size of the type and the amount of space between Read More
Gerald Marzorati, the New York Times’ assistant managing editor for new media and strategic initiatives, doesn’t know why people pay for subscriptions to his paper.
Marzorati made the surprising claim during a panel discussion at the Digital Hollywood New York conference. He pointed to the fact that only 0.01 percent of subscribers canceled home Read More