The Sun-Sentinel is erecting a pay wall on April 9, so expect a mass exodus of readers who don't want to pony up five bucks a month for mostly routine local news.The once proud Fort Lauderdale-based daily is following the lead of other Tribune Co. owned newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, which i ... More >>
The McClatchy Co. announced this morning that it has sold one of Miami's most iconic buildings to a Malaysian resort and gambling company.The company's chairman, Gary Pruitt, said it was no longer the era for a newspaper to be located on the bay. That says something about daily newspapers.The goo ... More >>
Shock is sweeping the food world this morning along with the news that the November issue of Gourmet Magazine will be its last. It has been rumored for some time that Condé Nast was suffering a decline in ad pages and would be shutting down one of its food titles -- but most assumed Bon Appétit, n ... More >>
Meet Josue Larose. He'd like your vote for governor... or maybe for the U.S. House? If not that, then maybe for the state Senate? Well, if you're not going to vote for him, could you at least cut a check to one of his 160 political action committees? The Sun-Sentinel reports that ... More >>
Today was Miami Herald's parent companies McClatchy Co.'s shareholders meeting. The troubled newspaper giant -- what newspaper giant isn't troubled? -- faces a tough road ahead, but all CEO Gary Pruitt had to offer was a slightly tweaked advertising strategy for the entire chain. According to Editor ... More >>
I've just learned that three old friends are leaving South Florida's daily newspapers: one-time Miami bureau chief David Cazares and columnist Ralph De La Cruz are moving on from the Sun-Sentinel....and editorial page editor Joe Oglesby is retiring from the Miami Herald. That's on top of editor Mann ... More >>
Recently, I was trying to explain my job to a witty older lady largely unfamiliar with the concept of blogging. After viewing a few of my posts, she asked me if it was now common practice for daily newspapers, too, to employ foulmouthed, angry youths to espouse on any topic they deem fit. I thought ... More >>
Maybe we're just heading for disappointment if we get caught up in the fact that the Dolphins could win their division, but it feels so good. [USA Today]Unscientific Odds of survival for The Miami Herald: "2-1. If you do not consider a two-page weekly digest of Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen columns to ... More >>
Tribune Co., the multimedia company that owns The Sun-Sentinel and The Orlando Sentinel officially filed for bankruptcy this morning. From The Wall Street Journal: In recent days, as Chicago-based Tribune continued talks with lenders to restructure its debt, the newspaper-and-television concern hire ... More >>
Despite how it might come off around here once in a while, Riptide deeply respects the duty of daily newspapers. Which is why the recent report of credit raters Fitch Ratings is worrying. Fitch predicts that many newspaper chains will default, dissolve, or be liquidated and that "several cities cou ... More >>
Layoffs, partnerships, and the Net conspire to kill South Florida's dailies.
The picture of what exactly happened at Ocean Drive on Tuesday is starting to become clearer. All Purpose Dark points us to a press release put out by Niche Media, the mag's publisher, last night. As we were the first to report, Glenn Albin and Carlos Suarez are indeed heading to New York and will ... More >>
Murdoch Gears Up To Buy Newsday - Rupert Murdoch has offered the Tribune Company $580 million to purchase Newsday and further solidify his hold on the tabloid papers in New York. If the deal goes through, Murdoch will own 3 of the 10 largest circulation newspapers in the country. Turnpike Tolls May ... More >>
People are fleeing in record numbers and not being replaced. Morale has hit bottom. News coverage has been severely curtailed. Money is scarce. And the corporate bigshots love it.