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‘This stops today’: Images of protests on front pages and homepages

Many front pages and homepages showed images from protests in parts of the country on Friday as people continue responding to the no-indictment ruling against the New York police officer who killed Eric Garner. Here’s a collection of those fronts, from Newseum and various news sites. From yesterday, more images, including New York front pages, homepages after the news broke on Wednesday, and some political cartoons.

The Washington Post:


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AM New York:







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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:


The Guardian:

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University of Georgia j-school rescinds invitation to Liberian journalist

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. University of Georgia panics, rescinds invitation to Liberian journalist: It canceled Wade C.L. Williams‘ invitation to speak Oct. 23. “It just became abundantly clear we had a risk scenario and a situation on our hands that was a little more sensitive issue,” Grady College dean Charles N. Davis tells Brad Schrade. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) | Williams: “A woman with a pleasant voice delicately told me that parents were panicking and the general public was against my coming to the university.” (FrontPageAfrica) | What sort of lecture was UGA planning? “Ebola in humans is spread only through direct contact with virus-laden bodily fluids, and is not as transmissible as such airborne viruses as influenza and measles.” (WP) | Related: Why Guardian journalist Monica Mark decided not to wear a hazmat suit while reporting on Ebola: “It’s really difficult to get someone to open up to when you’re wearing it.” (IBT)
  2. The ethics of the Guardian’s Whisper scoop: Was it OK for it to report on something it learned during a meeting about a potential partnership?
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Boston Herald loses libel case, says it will ‘ultimately prevail’

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Media Nation

A jury in Massachusetts awarded Joanna Marinova $563,000 for a 2009 Boston Herald story that claimed she’d had sex with an inmate in a prison waiting room, David E. Frank reports.

Dan Kennedy has a good backgrounder on the case.

The Herald’s law firm told Frank the article “was meticulously researched, carefully written and extremely well-documented” and said the paper “fully expects to ultimately prevail in this matter.” Read more


Boston Globe to print entire press run of Boston Herald

Beginning July 1, The Boston Globe will begin printing the entire press run of the Boston Herald. The two papers announced the 10-year agreement Wednesday afternoon.

The Globe had already been printing and delivering about one-third of the Herald’s print circulation — an agreement the two papers had reached last year.

“This agreement represents an important component for the future of our business,”  Richard E. Masotta, Globe vice president of operations said in a press release that the agreement “represents an important component for the future of our business” and addresses “the structural challenges of our industry.”

Boston Herald Publisher Patrick Purcell is quoted in the same release as saying:

“The newspaper industry, as well as other traditional media companies, has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. Read more


Judge dismisses parts of rocker’s lawsuit against Boston Herald

Boston Globe | Boston Herald |

A judge has dismissed parts of Tom Scholz’s defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald, ruling that the founder of the rock band Boston failed to show that the paper published malicious articles about the civil action that he brought against the Herald last year. Scholz claimed he was defamed by Herald “Inside Track” columnists Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa, who reported in 2007 that Boston lead singer Brad Delp, who committed suicide in 2007, was “driven by despair” by Scholz and the band’s “ugly breakup.” (Read the filing.) A judge has dismissed Scholz’s claims against the Herald over 2010 articles reporting on the rocker’s lawsuit against the paper — stories he said caused him emotional distress.

Scholz’s lawyer said Wednesday night:

Judge Cratsley previously held that Tom Scholz may pursue his principal claims against the Herald for the paper’s wrongful and devastating articles in 2007 about the cause of Brad Delp’s suicide.

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Boston Herald offers buyouts to all employees

Boston Globe | Boston Herald
Herald publisher Patrick Purcell says in a statement:

The staffing adjustments we’re making are a result of revenue pressure all newspapers are experiencing. However, the financial efficiencies we are undertaking, coupled with the really great print and online products we publish every day, will position us well for the future.

The newspaper’s Guild chairman tells colleagues: “Don’t fret, this is nothing like the dire situation we encountered a few years ago, when so many of our union brothers and sisters left or were laid off. We are not going out of business. This is a belt-tightening move by Pat Purcell and his financial team.” Staffers considering the buyout package have until July 1 to make a decision. Read more

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WH complains to Boston Herald about Romney’s page one piece

Boston Herald
The Herald says White House press office has refused to give it full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today. WH spokesman Matt Lehrich told the Herald that pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly,” and complained about the paper’s a March 8 piece by Mitt Romney. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran it but that it was the full front page, which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston. I think that raises a fair question about whether the paper is unbiased in its coverage of the President’s visits,” Lehrich said in an email. The Herald’s Hillary Chabot writes:

Lehrich said the Herald wasn’t purposefully barred from the press pool, saying local pool duty by the Boston Globe was arranged earlier with the White House Correspondents Association.

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Boston Globe in talks to print, deliver Boston Herald

Boston Globe | Boston Herald
The deal would result in the layoffs of truck drivers at the Herald, which says in a statement that it’s “facing declining circulation and revenue, must take steps to reduce operating expenses.” The Globe already has contracts to print and distribute the Patriot Ledger of Quincy and the Enterprise of Brockton, as well as the Boston Metro, and local editions of The New York Times. || Read the Herald’s story on the talks. Read more


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