Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

Several flyers targeting Cornell Daily Sun “Alway Right” columnist Julius Kairey were found around campus last Friday.

The conservative Cornell Review reports:


The flyers’ description is most likely a reference to common criticism of Kairey’s recent articles, notably “The Truth About ‘Rape Culture’,” “Islamophobia and Racism,” and most recently “Should California Redefine Campus Sexual Assault?”

Kairey’s articles are often met with calls for his censorship via removal from the Sun’s staff. After he published his article on Islamophobia, the calls were so strident and widespread the Review submitted a Letter to the Editor to the Sun asking critics to respect free speech and open debate.

Cornell Daily Sun editors have a letter in today’s paper that doesn’t name Kairey or mention the flyers, but it’s obviously about them.

It says: “We support others who have differing views from those presented, but insist that these conversations occur through the appropriate and proper channels. …We will not tolerate harassment or inappropriate actions from any member of the community, and instead we look to inspire conversations in a positive manner.”

I’ve invited Kairey and Daily Sun editor-in-chief Haley Velasco to comment.

* Cornell newspaper columnist attacked (
* Conservative columnist personally attacked (
* Letter from the editors: Fostering appropriate conversations (

@Times on AOL in 1994:

- New York Times on AOL

– New York Times on AOL

From Brian McCullough’s 90-minute episode, titled “Wired, CNet, Salon and Suck – More Early Web Media”:

The New York Times experimented with an online service known as Pulse in the late 1980s, but truly entered the digital era in June of 1994 with its presence on AOL called @times.

Like so many others, the Times got its feet wet via a partnership with an online service, but the partnership was limited because for contractual reasons – something to do with a LexisNexis contract – the Times could largely only publish content related to arts and entertainment, not actually breaking news.

The New York Times first experimented with the web in October 1995, with a special report about Pope John Paul II’s visit to New York City. When the Times went fully onto the web it went full bore, when in the evening of January 19, 1996, at – the exact same URL it has today – the New York Times published the full content of the next morning’s paper in full.

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– h/t David Brooks

No surprise: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service says the outlook for newspapers and magazines “is negative through at least late 2015.”

From the report:

* Publishers’ gains from digital subscriptions will plateau quickly. Digital business is the fastest-growing category for newspaper and magazine publishers, yet growth will be smaller in 2014 and into 2015.
* The recent wave of publishing spin-offs and divestitures sets the stage for further industry consolidation.

* The share of total US newspaper and magazine advertising will decline further as consumer reading habits continue shifting from traditional print, with competition from search engines, social media and digital video.

* Overall, Moody’s sees little evidence that the US newspaper and magazine industry will generate sufficient income from digital subscriber fees, non-print advertising or marketing services over the next year to offset stress on print volumes and pricing.

* Digital revenue provides only partial relief for U.S. print media (Google Drive)
* What’s next for hedge fund-owned St. Paul Pioneer Press? (

-'s front page this morning

–’s front page this morning

* “Hit Man of the Year” ad and a police-killer story. (
* Des Moines Register is one of the first U.S. newspapers “to leap headfirst into the strange, alien world of virtual reality.” (
* New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet loves a “big, juicy piece that gets the attention of the whole world the next day.” (
* Times memo: Don’t drink the water! (
* New York taxpayers paid for Super Bowl reporters’ food, drink and entertainment. (
* The new Billy Penn news site is criticized for this passage: “You know the story: Boy meets girl, boy takes girl back to his office at 10 pm for a job interview (!), girl files rape charges.” (@taramurtha)
* Veteran blogger Barry Ritholtz points out: “Mainstream media ignored blogs, occasionally stole from, then adopted the format wholesale.” (
* Matt Bai couldn’t put the Gary Hart downfall story out of his mind. (
* St. Louis Police Academy offers a “highly entertaining” media training course that focuses on the Ferguson shooting. (
* Onion-inspired! “Editor Misreads Press Release, Thinks He Won MacArthur Genius Grant” (
* Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple: “I do a lot [of posts] on Fox News. They cannot be ignored. … But nobody really cares [when I write] about print newspapers and print media. … Crickets.” (
* The Religion Newswriters Association names its contest winners. (
* New York Times correction: Anonymous did not protest against the Church of Scientology for the killing of Michael Brown. (@KateReports)
* Why you shouldn’t hang “Dilbert” cartoons in your cubicle. (
* Newspaper reporter is #5 on the “Will Your Job Kill You?” list. (
* Newspaper bylaws from September 22, 1876. (

“Fuck it; I quit.”
On Sunday night’s 10 p.m. newscast, KTVA (Anchorage) reporter Charlo Greene did a piece on the Alaska Cannabis Club without disclosing – until the end of the report that she’s behind the operation.greene1 She told viewers: “[I] will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit.”

Greene [right] says she quit that way “because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … Most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine. If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made.”

KTVA news director Bert Rudman says on the station’s Facebook page: “We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.” Commenters pointed out that Greene quit before she was “terminated.”

* KTVA reporter reveals herself as Alaska Cannabis Club owner and resigns (
* Watch Charlo Greene drop the F-Bomb and walk off set (
* KTVA’s apology ( | It’s on the station’s website, too (
* Alaska Cannabis Club on Twitter (@AKCannabisClub)