Romenesko reader Mike Connor writes: “The New York Post still has its exclusive, reporting 12 dead in the Boston bombings, while every other news outlet says the number is 2 dead. And this is at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time – about four hours after the explosions. [The screen shots below were taken at 7:15 p.m. ET]
“The Post will hopefully be proved wrong.”
UPDATE AT 7:45 P.M.: The Post has taken down its “12 dead” headline; it’s still in the story, though.
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San Jose Mercury News is putting its headquarters on the block.
“Our current campus, built in 1965 and consisting of a 312,000 square foot main building and a 12,000 square foot garage on 35.68 acres, exceeds our current needs and the site, of course, has considerable value in the commercial real estate market,” says publisher Mac Tully’s memo to employees.
The memo and Employee Q&A:
April 15, 2013
Today we are announcing the next step in the San Jose Mercury News’ future.
We are selling the San Jose facility and will be relocating our content, advertising and business operations to a new location and moving printing and production of the Mercury News to the Concord and Hayward plants operated by BANG East Bay.
Our current campus, built in 1965 and consisting of a 312,000 square foot main building and a 12,000 square foot garage on 35.68 acres, exceeds our current needs and the site, of course, has considerable value in the commercial real estate market. Our goal is to find new office space that is both accessible for our employees and for our customers – both our audience and advertisers./CONTINUES Read More
The site was down for most of the day — including during the Pulitzer winners announcement and the breaking news out of Boston — because of problems with DreamHost. My assistant, Jim Spice, is in the process of moving JimRomenesko.com to Media Temple, a more reliable hosting service.
* Texas Tribune gets a $1.5 million grant from the Knight Foundation. (forbes.com)
* Bill Lucey hears the New York Times will win four Pulitzers today. (newspaperalum.com)
— From “The Simpsons”
* “Of all the literary awards, I feel like the Pulitzer sells the most books,” says the events coordinator at Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore. (nytimes.com)
* After being criticized by conservatives, the news media start covering the Dr. Gosnell trial in Philadelphia. (washingtonpost.com)
* Jonathan Van Meter: “It’s almost like a competitive sport now: journalists trying to outdo one another in terms of who can spend the most time” on profiles. (nytimes.com)
* Read what NYT media reporter Brian Stelter said at Medill on Saturday. (storify.com/medillschool)
* Hundreds of copies of the Santa Fe Reporter are stolen. (It had a “Nuts to Butts” cover story that a caller said was “filthy.”) (sfreporter.com)
* For sale in the the Washington Post: Washington Post’s headquarters. (@burgessev)
* “There’s only one paper the president reads, that’s The New York Times,” says a former Obama adviser. (@timodc)
* CNN’s Meredith Artley on the future of journalism. (“More user-submitted material, and more stories based on what users want.) (charlestoncitypaper.com)
* Claim: “Once you enter legacy journalism, no one will really listen to your new ideas for years.” (patthorntonfiles.com)
* Ex-AP newsman George McArthur — “the quintessential foreign correspondent” — is dead at 88. (AP via yahoo.com)
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