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K.C. Star opens new plant in town

November 14, 2003
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And Knight Ridder’s CEO admits the company would not repeat the error it made when the Mercury News moved out out of San Jose’s downtown. Many have complained that San Jose’s downtown started going downhill after the paper moved … it all started with the lost business at those downtown bars, then everything went...

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Post’s obits editor dies

November 13, 2003
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Richard Pearson succumbed to pancreatic cancer. As a teenager in Long Grove, Ill., he was awarded a 4-H grand championship for his chickens, which he later liked to describe as his “pulletzer prize.” He retained a lifelong interest in poultry, keeping up with the latest in poultry science and serving as adviser to his...

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So long, Irv

November 11, 2003
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The legendary Sun-Times columnist is dead at 91. He was still on the job as recently as last week.

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Top 20 U.S. papers’ circulation

November 4, 2003
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Circulation news here. 1 USA Today 2,246,996 + 0.7% 2. The Wall Street Journal 2,091,062 + 16.1% 3. The New York Times 1,118,565 + 0.5% 4. Los Angeles Times 955,211 - 1.1% 5. The Washington Post 732,872 - 1.9% 6. New York Daily News 729,124 + 2.1% 7. New York Post 652,426 + 10.6%...

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Danny Pearl’s widow profiled

October 21, 2003
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Washington Post has the story.

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It’s free and it’s brief

October 14, 2003
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But is it really a newspaper?

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RIP Alexei Sidorov

October 10, 2003
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He was a Russian newspaper editor, apparently murdered for getting too nosy. His predecessor was murdered too. Russia is the world’s second-most dangerous place to be a newsie, after Colombia.

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Where your boss’s boss’s boss’s boss’s boss goes for news

October 6, 2003
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Internet first, newspapers second.

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Back under the radar

October 3, 2003
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Wasn’t that some fun we had yesterday? Got a bit of notice from the Romenesko link … visitor count quadrupled but the numbers are still a dribble: 160 visits Wednesday, 640 on Thursday. My gut feeling is people are sick of hearing about bloggers and their run-ins with their bosses. I’m sure I got...

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Tampa Trib bloggers saying bye-bye

October 2, 2003
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All three Tampa Trib bloggers are closing up shop: Daily Dave, Clay and Side Salad. 11 a.m. PST UPDATE: Click on comments for updates that clear up most of this and go two-thirds of the way toward exculpating Trib bosses. 12:15 p.m. PST UPDATE:Daily Dave explains that some of his posts gave Trib managers...

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