Magazine and Newspaper Publishing

  • News

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Sun-Sentinel to Start Charging For News Content Online

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Miami Herald Home Sold: Time for the Kids to Go to College

    ​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 >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Gourmet Magazine To Fold

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Man Controls 27 Percent of Florida's PACs, Running for Three Offices

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Herald Parent Company Announces New Ad Sale Strategy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Is Race an Issue in SoFla Newspaper Layoffs/Departures?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Every Single Newspaper Columnist Is Old Enough to Be My Grandfather

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    News Roundup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Sun-Sentinel Owners Officially File for Bankruptcy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    South Florida's Possible Paperless Future

    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 >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008

    Miami Herald Owner in Danger of Bankruptcy

    Layoffs, partnerships, and the Net conspire to kill South Florida's dailies.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Shake Ups at Ocean Drive Become Clearer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Weekly News Wrapup - Murdoch Tries To Control The World

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Corporate Morph

    Knight Ridder

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Cheap Thrill

    Party crashing

  • News

    June 8, 1995

    The Incredible Shrinking Herald

    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.

  • News

    October 14, 1992