Daily Archives: October 10, 2014

- New Jersey Herald. September 11, 1852

– New Jersey Herald. September 11, 1852

The New Jersey Herald’s 1852 story, “Boy Killed and Eaten by a Bear,” made it appear that the attack happened in New Jersey, when it actually occurred in Arkansas. The AP reports: “Herald Executive Editor Bruce Tomlinson says a reader pointed out the error when the newspaper re-published the story this week. The newspaper then discovered that the original story was first published in Little Rock, Arkansas.”

* Newspaper corrects bear attack error made in 1852 (
* September 11, 1852: BOY KILLED AND EATEN BY A BEAR! (
* October 8, 2014: Rutgers student was taking photos before fatal bear attack (

Burlington (VT) TV station WCAX tweeted apologies last night after showing the nude body of of murder victim Melissa Jenkins; the science teacher – killed in 2012 – was shown face-down underwater and weighted by cinder blocks.jenkins

The series of tweets said: “WCAX would like to apologize to our viewers and especially friends and family of Melissa Jenkins. We used a photo in our 6 o’clock report that should NEVER have been used. We are investigating how something so egregious could happen. We are deeply sorry.”

News director Anson Tebbetts blames the mistake on a “breakdown in our editing system … that’s a little complicated to explain.”
He told the Burlington Free Press: “We’ve spent the last 24 hours apologizing for our terrible mistake. We apologize to the family, her friends, the community and everyone that surrounded this case. It was a terrible mistake, and we’re deeply, deeply sorry.”

* WCAX airs photo of murder victim’s body (
* “Nobody (the world/public) needed to see that photo” (

* October 2012: Gregory Gittrich to lead (

- Ad in last Sunday's Dallas Morning News

– Ad in last Sunday’s Dallas Morning News

Romenesko reader Jonathan Cannon writes: “This full page ad was in Sunday’s DMN. I haven’t seen anything else but the DMN already uses NYT wire service. I’m hoping it’s an agreement similar to the one the DMN has with The Washington Post and not just a crossword or something like that. Any info you have or can get would be appreciated. I’m very curious and would like to not have to wait until the 19th to find out.”

No need to wait, Jonathan.

Times spokesperson Linda Zebian writes in an email: “Referring you to this piece from Ken Doctor, which includes statements from Jim Moroney, the publisher and CEO of the The Dallas Morning News:

Jim Moroney, Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO, sees a similar opportunity. He plans to start selling the special Times section to his Sunday subscribers this fall, after completing talks with the Times. After a four-week sampling period. The Morning News would charge $1.99 a week for the section, sharing revenue, as does the Toronto Star, with the Times. The Times is calling the program its Opt-In Model. Expect more dailies to talk to the Times about the program as well, as the company decides how and how much to expand the model in the U.S.

* Update: Dallas Morning News to distribute NYT’s International Weekly (

* Washington Post and New York Times network wars (

Tribune Publishing announced today that Nancy Meyer becomes Orlando Sentinel publisher and Rick Daniels succeeds her at the Hartford Courant.trib Howard Greenberg, who has been Orlando Sentinel and Sun-Sentinel publisher, now focuses solely on the Sun-Sentinel.

From: [Tribune Publishing CEO] Jack Griffin
Date: October 10, 2014 at 8:29:16 AM EDT
Subject: Publisher/CEO Changes

Dear Team Members:

Today, Tribune Publishing Company announced the following important changes to its leadership team:

* Nancy Meyer, the current Publisher of the Hartford Courant Media Group, will assume the role of Publisher & CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group;

* Howard Greenberg, who has served as Publisher & CEO of the Orlando Sentinel Media Group and the Sun-Sentinel Media Group, will focus solely on the Sun-Sentinel Media Group; and

* Rick Daniels, an industry veteran who has steered many well-known brands, including The Boston Globe and GateHouse Media New England, will become the Publisher & CEO of the Hartford Courant Media Group./CONTINUES Read More

* Jay Rosen to Chuck Todd: “Do you think you are part of the professional political class? Would you include yourself in it?” Todd: “I don’t think any political reporters should be categorized in that, and I wouldn’t want to be classified in that group. I’m not an operative. I’m a reporter and analyst.” (
me* The first-person essay boom examined. (
* How New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich might write about himself. (
* Elmhurst College student editor says this week’s theft case and resulting publicity made it feel like “we were a real live newspaper. It was exciting. It makes me want to pursue this more as a career now.” ( | (
* Full disclosure, please: Why did this break-in get such big play? Because it’s the executive editor’s home. (
* Laid-off Gannett journalist: “It toasts me when former co-workers and others who have broken free of the addiction that is journalism start in on how the business never will be as good as it was back in [fill in the blank with the years they worked here].” (
* AP journalist to Eric Carvin: “I’ll stop by for a chat after picking up my body armor.” (@EricCarvin)
* You’re being watched, NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman: “A man who was with her got out of the car and went inside the restaurant to pick up a take-out order, one reader reported.” (
* “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner: “I totally disagree that we’re in the ‘Golden Age of television.’ That’s just a marketing term.” (
* Total revenue for Andrew Sullivan‘s site is about $1 million. (
* Ebola’s getting too much coverage? (
* High school journalists receive an ACLU award for refusing to use “Redskins.” (
funny* Funny or Die is now doing news. (
* Dan Kennedy on Providence Phoenix’s demise. (
* A UK editor says his site’s clickbait gets readers to check out more serious content. (

A few things New Yorker editor David Remnick told WWD:
On changing the publication schedule: “I think the combination of a weekly print magazine and a daily Web site is perfect for us now. I think if you go to a biweekly, you lose your seat at the table of what’s going on in the world a little bit.
On media “brands”: “The only reason the word ‘brand; gets a little tiresome is that something that is complex and wonderful and deep begins to sound like a can of tomato soup. I recoil at that, but I’m used to it.” newyorker
On social media: “I don’t have a Twitter account, [but] not because I’m a dinosaur about it. I have enough of a platform here. … I’ve used it in my reporting. It’s very useful. Instagram — yeah, it’s fun, but Facebook, no, [just] here and there.”
On Time Inc. making its editors work on advertising content: “Call Time Inc. That’s not what I got into journalism to do. I got in journalism for any number of reasons, not least because it’s so much fun.”
On Anna Wintour being named Conde Nast artistic director: My relationship with Anna is very good and even close. She has been nothing but supportive of what we do.”
About HBO’s “Girls”: “Yeah, I like that a lot. I think what resonates about her [Lena Dunham] is the sort of absolute nakedness, literal and figurative. And the business of a person writing about a more selfish and immature and more unselfaware version of herself is very interesting.”

* Media People: The New Yorker’s David Remnick (