El Nuevo Herald's jefe is abandoning the city he recently described as "the candy store of American journalism" for a town world-famous for, uh, being the seat of Collier County. Nuevo executive editor Manny Garcia told the newsroom yesterday he's leaving to take the top job at the Naples Daily New ... More >>
Welcome the latest entrant into the South Florida media cemetery: City Link, the alt(ish)-weekly published by Tribune Corp., which also publishes the Sun-Sentinel. According to our BroCo sister blog the Pulp, the paper is expected to close down in the next couple of weeks.
Bad enough The Miami Herald poaches New Times stories without giving us credit, but now they want to co-opt our mayoral candidate. Yesterday, the city's only major daily newspaper published a column by local African American blogger Joy-Ann Reid essentially endorsing Luther Campbell for county ma ... More >>
via Naked PoliticsBad news for the Miami Herald: its top political reporter, Beth Reinhard, is heading to D.C. to write for the National Journal magazine. Reinhard, a South Florida native who has been with the Herald since 1998, will be the Journal's new chief political correspondent.The only goo ... More >>
via GizmodoiOchoThe first image most people will ever see of Apple's recently unveiled iPad displays Liberty City's own Chad Ochocinco. Interesting, but perhaps more important is that the image was party of the New York Times' app for the new machine. For months, rumors swirled that the iPad woul ... More >>
Last night, South Florida's two top weekly newspapers (said modestly) Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach donated $5,000 to Partners in Health (PIH), perhaps the most important charity in returning Haiti to normalcy after this week's monstrous earthquake.And we are cha ... More >>
Cleverest newspaper motto ever? "Gay news, straight facts."The South Florida Blade has closed, but soon the region will have not one, but two gay newspapers.Window Media, which owned a number of GLBT newspapers, including the Blade and it's pervy little listing mag brother 411, abruptly closed it ... More >>
One of South Florida's leading serious gay news sources, South Florida Blade, has shut down, according to reports. Its owner, Window Media LLC, which is the largest publisher of gay newspapers in the nation, has abruptly closed all of its titles. Originally founded in 2000 as the Expr ... More >>
Yesterday we posted a blog about University of Miami administrators not allowing Back/Slash magazine on campus. Now, staffers from another paper say there's more to the story. Chelsea Matiash, a photo editor for school paper The Hurricane, contends distributors of the college lifestyle magazine didn ... More >>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is moving to an online only format. A fate that more and more are whispering could soon meet The Miami Herald. The P-I's transformation will be a bellwether as to whether or not a daily newspaper could successfully go online only. The New York Times indicates that the ... More >>
Normally, we wait to print letters to editor in our actual print edition, but the letter we received today by Miami-Dade County teacher Paul A. Moore concerning the recent layoffs at the Miami Herald and its possible closure brings up a lot of good points that we just couldn't wait until then to sha ... 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 >>
Talking Heads frontman, and one of the last intellectual types to ever have had a major-label music contract, David Byrne was in Miami barely a week ago, so maybe it's fitting he has the death of newspapers on his mind. Plus, as a former big-label musician, he has firsthand experience with anoth ... More >>
For some reason, syndicated newspaper columnist Ann Coulter would very much like to see newspapers die. Presumably because information is a tool of the secular left. She says this is good for news because, uh, it will create more competition. Even though, in South Florida's case, the popular theor ... 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 >>
"I see it as a return to what journalism once was: small papers covering local areas with strong ideological slants."
A casino theft ring spooks the Sun-Sentinel
A journalist, a kick-ass story, a suicide
Go to work for Tribune and forget about your future
Can the Miami Herald polish up its old luster by importing a columnist from an "edgy" free weekly?
Master of his domains
Did you get your Herald today? Are you sure?
A discussion with executive editor Martin Baron
Impoverished and imperiled, Cuba's independent journalists stubbornly cling to the notion of a free press
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
Two men come forward to say they saw a man dumping scads of the New Times issue that featured Ron Book. It was Ron Book.
Bosnians die. Chechnyans die. Herald honchos yawn.
Herald editors nix a photo-essay about girl gangs. Was it not a good story? Or was it not good news?
The Herald's new managing editor drives a Porsche, adores Elvis, and worked miracles in her California community. At least so says the Herald.
A federal judge says yes to colorful newsracks
As their restraint-of-trade lawsuit against the Miami Herald Publishing Co. proceeds at a snail's pace, distributors try to get by with less
Residents of Coral Gables should be proud of their city fathers for spending untold thousands to battle the scourge of upstart weekly papers
Miami could take a rock lesson or two