Wednesday, November 11, 2009

News about the news industry round-up

A few items you may have missed regarding the state of the news industry:

Jon Stewart caught Fox News in the act of switching tape to make an anti-health care bill rally look bigger than it in fact was.

The conservative Washington Times -- a paper owned by controversial cult leader Sun Myung Moon -- may be at death's door, according to this report at Talking Points Memo. [Update 11/16/09: There's a revealing follow-up at TPM.]

Maine's Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel have new editors -- a development Media Mutt thinks is probably a good thing -- while longtime Bangor Daily News executive editor Mark Woodward is retiring. Meanwhile someone in Wilkes-Barre has posted this satirical video in which Adolf Hitler regrets investing in (Portland Press Herald owner) Richard Connor's Pennsylvania papers.

An Iraqi court has ordered London's The Guardian to pay Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki compensation for describing him as being increasingly autocratic, providing additional evidence that the newspaper's statement was correct.

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