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Three and a half years after the bosses of Michigan’s Ann Arbor Newsinformed a shocked roomful of newspaper staffers that the paper would be rebranded as a web site” with a reduced-frequency print edition, its parent company Advance Publications has made similar changes at several more of its local titles throughout the United States.

This spring brought cutbacks to the New Orleans Times-Picayune and three Alabama dailies. Now, Advance newspapers in Syracyse, New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania are the latest to follow suit.

“It seems like they are doing this in regional clusters,” said Paul Pohlman, a Poynter faculty member with knowledge of Advance, according to a report by Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon.

As of January 2013, the Harrisburg Patriot-News, whose 24 year-old reporter Sara Ganim won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for her work on the scandal at Penn State University, will appear in print only three days a week. The newspaper will merge with the website to form PA Media Group.


Emma Knight


2012-08-29 17:25

According to a report released by analytics company Distimo, the top 100 best-selling apps in Apple’s Newsstand for iPad garner about $70,000 per day, reported

Newsstand, which organizes subscription-based apps for digital newspapers and magazines into a virtual newsstand on the iPad, launched six months ago and accounts for over 7% of the 200 top-selling apps in the app store, minonline said. Games still account for 50% of all top-selling apps, the report said.

Distimo app rankings

The top five best-selling Newsstand apps in February were The Daily, NY Times for iPad, The New Yorker, National Geographic and Cosmopolitan, the article said.

According to, subscription newspapers and magazines sign on with Apple’s Newsstand to be incorporated into the program. The app store also has a “News” category where other publications can be found.


Gianna Walton


2012-03-29 13:43

News Limited closes The Noosa Journal, Weekender and local editions and plans to consolidate some affected staff into other operations, The Australian reports.

The Washington Post releases Top Secret America project investigating the size and efficiency of America’s intelligence agencies, Data Driven Journalism reports.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) claims journalist-targeted killings in Syria haven’t killed the desire to spread the message

Poynter reports that newspaper advertising fell 7.3% in 2011, according to data from the Newspaper Association of America


Gianna Walton


2012-03-15 18:53

In a decision taken on International Women’s Day, popular German tabloid BILD has decided to stop publishing pictures of naked women on its front page.

“It might be a small step for women. But it’s a big step for BILD and for all men in Germany,” declared the tabloid on Friday.

Although BILD represents the changes as something that “many women…always wanted,” the decision to remove naked girls from page one seem to be part of an updated design rather than a major shift in newsroom culture. The tabloid will continue to publish erotic pictures, but they will no longer be on the front page.

“In the future BILD will still be sexy, but also more modern and better packaged on the inside of the paper,” promises the tabloid.


Hannah Vinter


2012-03-12 16:13

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