The folks at Metro newspapers having a little fun with their layout, we see.
Front page, The (Torrance, CA)Daily Breeze, Monday 3 March 2014.
Yes, the paper’s staff and editor actually let that headline through.
Welcome to 2014.
Proof that newspapers don’t always get it right.
Morning News Read 3 September 2013
- SYRIA: Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham meet with President Obama, warn of consequences if their fellow lawmakers fail to vote to authorize punitive strike against Bashar al-Assad; meanwhile, Israel says it carried out a joint missile test with the U.S. in the Mediterranean. How conveeeeeenient. (The Hill / NYT)
- THINGS BOUGHT: Amazon CEO talks about his direction for his new toy, the Washington Post, whilst Microsoft tries to answer Apple with the purchase of… Nokia? (NYT / WashPo)
- IN PUTIN’S EYE: President Obama will meet with LGBT activists in Russia, where anti-“gay propaganda” laws have caused a rise in bias attacks against gays and lesbians. (The Hill / Guardian)
- The Rim Fire is now 60% contained. (Guardian)
- DEVELOPING: Kodak is likely to emerge from bankruptcy today. If you still own old Kodak stock, it’s currently at five cents a share; new stock will be issued as the company begins to focus on “various aspects of printing.” (USAT)
- RE-OPENING: More than a decade after being damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been reopened. Cost: $6.4 billion. (LA Times / NPR)
- CAIN AND CABLE: Time Warner and CBS end their fight, continue to make billions of dollars. (Daily Beast)
- And finally… FIFTH TIME’S A CHARM: 64 year-old Diana Nyad tries, succeeds in making the 110-mile, 52-hour swim from Cuba to Florida, doing it without the benefit of a wave-breaking shark cage. Afterwards, she said “We should never, ever give up,” adding “You are never too old to chase your dreams.” Not being eaten by sharks helps. (Miami Herald)
(Photo of Diana Nyad coming ashore at Key West, Florida by Andrew Innerarity / Reuters via the New York Times)
The man who wrote this classic New York Post headline just got fired by… the New York Post. (Capital New York via Romenesko)
On the tenth anniversary of the New York City (and beyond) Blackout, the New York Times website blacks out.
Conspiracy theorists, go forth and speculate.
Also I can’t help but notice the juxtaposition of the Washington Post's stories about their new boss Jeff Bezos’s managerial style… and about goats being used to clear out the weeds at a D.C.-area cemetery.
SOMEWHERE, DAN HARMON LOL’D So this happened: for an article on how the nation’s community colleges are underfunded and underperforming, the Washington Post's editors (and caption writers) used the fictional school from NBC's Community to illustrate the story. ”Greendale Community College is one of many institutions whose students are getting the short end of the higher ed stick,” the photo blurb reads. And with that, journalism entered the darkest timeline.
We can only imagine what a heartbreaking and exhausting week it’s been for you and your city. But do know your newsroom colleagues here in Chicago and across the country stand in awe of your tenacious coverage. You make us all proud to be journalists.
We can’t buy you lost sleep, so at least let us pick up lunch.”
A letter, accompanying several boxes of pizza, sent by staffers at the CHICAGO TRIBUNE to their friends at the Boston Globe.
As the folks at the Globe said, classy to the core.