There were about 36,700 full-time daily newspaper journalists at 1,400 US newspapers in 2013, a decline of 1,300 over a year earlier, according to an annual survey by the American Society of News Editors and the Center for Advanced Social Research.
The threat to Israelis by Hamas rockets has been greatly exaggerated, says George Washington Univ. Prof. William Youmans. About 2,500 rockets have killed two people -- a Thai guest worker and a Palestinian Bedouin citizen of Israel.
Fareed Zakaria, ten-year columnist at Newsweek at editor of its international edition, will become a contributing editor at The Atlantic, its web edition and sister Quartz online publication in September.
Time Warner today rejected an $80B merger proposal from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox, saying the transaction posed "significant risk and uncertainty" about the valuation of its non-voting stock and ability to manage the size and scale of the combined entity.
Trade orgs, many times the size of the PR press trying to cover them, hammer them with boycotts, stonewalling, legal threats and defamatory remarks. Rich J orgs (ProPublica, Committee to Protect J’s), sit on sidelines.
Unfortunately, media pundits' "repetition journalism" becomes "reputation journalism" by giving voices to people who have been wrong in the past, providing them with an opportunity to burnish their tarnished reputations.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.