In 2015, Vox tells readers that it’s been rerunning stuff it posted over two months ago.
For Martin Luther King Day, the Seattle Black Lives Matter group created a Seattle Crimes website and newspaper, and put copies of the print edition into Seattle Times boxes. (One Crimes story refers to the Times as “our sister-paper.”)
The Crimes weather blurb predicted showers and gloom, but noted that there was “a chance of change.” | Drop me a line if you know more about Seattle Crimes.
Seattle Times public affairs vice president Jill Mackie tells Romenesko readers:
The issues covered and addressed by the Black Lives Matter group are serious – both in our community and across the country. We support efforts to call attention to these issues in a manner that peacefully advances the just treatment of all people in our society.
At the same time, we certainly don’t support any group for any reason interfering with The Seattle Times relationship with customers/readers, including the use of a look-alike brand in print or digital and the manipulation of newspapers at distribution outlets.
@EvanMcSan buried lede:reporters are going on "VIP" trips to Baltimore
— Jacob Fischler (@ItsFischy) January 21, 2015
Some Carson (CA) officials want the city to cancel its subscriptions to the Daily Breeze and encourage residents to boycott the paper. They complain that its stories “over-report the negatives and under report the positives.”
A draft resolution also states that stories about murders and other crimes have been reported as “misleadingly located ‘near Carson.'”
The councilman who proposed that the city punish the Torrance-based paper has agreed to meet with Daily Breeze executive editor Michael Anastasi before a vote is taken.
Anastasi tells city officials that “while it is unfortunate that Carson may cease being a business client of the Daily Breeze, we will not bow to financial pressure. …I also can tell you that the news is not for sale.”
He adds in a letter:
At no time have I ever received a phone call from Mayor Dear or City Manager Nelson Hernandez or any other official representing Carson expressing any concerns about our coverage. My telephone number is published daily in the Daily Breeze and on our website.
The executive editor’s letter is after the jump. Read More
Parade editorial director Lisa Delaney writes in an email:
Fear is in the air these days, and there have been various reports and studies that could have inspired us both. And illustrating the concept with a comic treatment would be a natural way to go. These things do happen. We miss our competitor, but we’re not copycats! Consciously, anyway…
* Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly cooperates for a New York Times Magazine story – Roger Ailes talked, too – and it pays off for the network (see the cover below). The Times’ Jim Rutenberg notes that Kelly is “winning praise from the very elites whose disdain Fox has always welcomed.” (nytimes.com) | Earlier: “We have a solid relationship with the New York Times,” says Fox News PR chief. (jimromenesko.com)
* Photographers protest $100 fee to shoot in Fairfax County parks. (washingtonpost.com)
* Sinclair Broadcast Group gets behind Dr. Ben Carson, saying the possible presidential contender “offers a unique, fresh perspective on the issues.” (washingtonpost.com)
* Readers can pay whatever they want to download the SF Bay Guardian commemorative issue. (altweeklies.com)
* Charlie Hebdo quickly sells out in New York City. (nypost.com)
* “Long before there was Internet snark, there was [AP reporter] Hal Boyle, circa 1967.” (animalnewyork.com)
* Eric Zorn recalls being admonished by an editor for noting that his story subject is a “grandmother.” (chicagotribune.com)
* A history of The Sun’s “Page 3.” (nymag.com)
* Three former Vox Media video producers are hired by Mic. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Suburban Chicago Daily Herald Blackhawks reporter Mike Spellman dies of a heart attack the day before his 51st birthday. (dailyherald.com)
* Ratter isn’t your typical local news site. (niemanlab.org)
* Breaking News! Rochester TV anchor uses her Twitter feed to promote retailers. (@MobiliaJennifer)
* The Durham (NC) Herald-Sun is now in a bank building. (raleighco.com)