Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

- From a Yale Daily News parody

– From a Yale Daily News parody

record“We aren’t the first to parody a college newspaper,” writes Yale Record chairman Jack Newsham, “but we did do a very good job … and I thought I’d share the parody we produced of The Yale Daily News, in case your readers wanted a laugh this afternoon.

“It’s got some inside jokes, sure, but also some stuff for everybody — mislabeled infographics, a jab at Malcolm Gladwell, an intentionally ham-handed website tie-in at the top of page two. But we did such a good job matching the News’ fonts, nameplate, and style that many students didn’t realize it was a parody, or that we made it, which is the most frustrating kind of flattery.”

Newsham says this is the first parody the Record has done this school year. “We normally print eight magazines a year, but this replaced one of those.” The Record printed 2,150 copies of its Daily News spoof.

* The Yale Daily Record (

Santa Barbara’s KEYT-TV showed footage of last weekend’s Deltopia riot near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, then told viewers that “we’ll be sharing all that video with the sheriff’s department and the district attorney’s office.”

The Romenesko reader who tipped me off to KEYT’s actions writes: “While posting the video online would make it available to law enforcement as public record, they point out they are volunteering this material to the local authorities. There is no concern about precedent, or being perhaps viewed as agents of law enforcement with their actions.”

KEYT-TV’s cozying up to law enforcement didn’t end there, though. Its newsroom staffers posted “WANTED” tweets (“We captured his face on cam. See if you recognize him”) and asked viewers to help catch “Sheriff Brown’s #1 suspect.”

My tipster writes: “This was one of the most public displays of cooperation with law enforcement I have seen from a station.”

KEYT's Victoria Sanchez (left): Dad is police chief; KEYT's Paula Lopez: Husband is county judge

KEYT’s Victoria Sanchez (left): Dad is police chief; KEYT’s Paula Lopez: Husband is county judge

But that’s not surprising, considering this: Victoria Sanchez, the reporter covering the riot, is the daughter of Santa Barbara chief of police Camerino Sanchez, while KEYT news anchor Paula Lopez is married to Santa Barbara County Judge Frank Ochoa.

KEYT-TV news director Jim Lemon tells me he decided to give the video to the sheriff and D.A. because “I knew I was going to get subpoenaed.”

“I thought it’s better to be upfront about what you’re going to do” and tell viewers the station is giving up the footage.

“I’ve had a few folks ask if we’re an arm of law enforcement, but the answer is no.”

* KEYT staffers describe being in the middle of the riot (
* Santa Barbara spring break party morphs into a riot (
* Listen to the station announce that it’s giving the video to law enforcement (

“Nice of this Hearst newsletter to promote an Esquire show called ‘Knife Fight’ directly above a teaser for the school stabbings in Pennsylvania,” writes Romenesko reader Rob O’Regan.

- From today's Hearstlink newsletter

– From today’s Hearstlink newsletter

* “Knife fight” premieres on Esquire Network April 15 (Hearstlink)
* “School knife fright”: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review page one (

* Rupert Murdoch sees the New York Post as a digital-only publication in 10 years. Regarding his MySpace acquisition:murdoch “I think that was one of our great screwups of all time.” (
* U.S. Justice Department is taking a look at a deal made by Salt Lake City’s two newspapers. (
* Savannah Morning News journalists get a $100 bonus if they meet pageview goals. (
* “Staying home all day is severely overrated,” says Baltimore Sun’s Jon Fogg, who took time off after being beaten in a robbery. “Next time you wish you didn’t have to work, think again.” (
* Small business owners complain about positive reviews vanishing with the Yahoo-Yelp deal. (
* Why do newspapers ban swear words? (
* Michael Kinsley: “Most newspapers aren’t very good and wouldn’t be missed by anybody who could get The New York Times or USA Today and some bloggy source of local news.” (
* Cokie Roberts says there are plenty of women on Sunday talk shows. (
* Newspaper owner Aaron Kushner says his new Los Angeles paper has a “10-year-plus” business plan. (
* Any billionaires interested in the San Jose Mercury News? (
ted* Toledo Blade gets complaints about Ted Nugent (left) performing at a newspaper event. (
* Brian McGrory: “At the [Boston] Globe, more than three quarters of our revenue still comes through the door based on our print product.” (
* Report: Eureka (CA) Times-Standard is outsourcing its copyediting and page design. (
* The country’s last news council is shutting down. Washington News Council “helped a lot of people who were damaged by media malpractice,” says its executive director. (