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Capital Gazette releases front page following tragic shooting

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Despite a shooting tragedy that claimed the lives of five people at its offices, the Capital Gazette declared it would still put out a paper on Friday.

“I can tell you this: We’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” declared Capital reporter Chase Cook, just hours after an active shooter opened fire inside the newspaper’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Early on Friday morning, the paper released its front page. 

The Capital’s headline didn’t flinch from what just happened: “5 shot dead at The Capital,” it read, leading with the photos of staffers who had been killed on Thursday afternoon.  Read more…

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Crunch Report | ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer…Woooah

The Last Jedi Star Wars trailer is released, Facebook runs ads in French newspapers educating people on fake news and Apple gets permission from the DMV to start testing self-driving cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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A UK politician just became editor of a newspaper and Twitter is flipping out

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You might think being a Member of Parliament in the UK would be a full-time job, but apparently you’d be wrong about that.

On Friday morning, it was confirmed that former Chancellor of the Exchequer — and current MP for Tatton — George Osborne will be the new Editor of the London Evening Standard.

1/ EXCLUSIVE: @George_Osborne APPOINTED EDITOR OF THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD (ES). Will continue as MP.

— Amol Rajan (@amolrajanBBC) March 17, 2017

Yep, that’s right: “Will continue as MP”.

Apparently, Osborne will edit the paper “an average of four days a week”, giving him time to continue with his duties as MP. Read more…

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Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise

Newsboy wearing flat hat holding newspaper and shouting to sell.Megaphone in right hand, and newspapers in left hand.Model is wearing red suspenders.The image was shot with Hasselblad H4D So much for the death of the newspaper industry. A recent study found that more than 169 million U.S. adults read newspapers every month, in print, online or mobile. That’s almost 70 percent of the population. Why are readers and publishers alike embracing paid subscriptions for content services over ad-based business models? Read More

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Norwegian paper publishes spectacularly viral Donald Trump burn

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LONDON — The current trend of Trump-based mockery is spreading across Europe like wildfire.

We’ve had parody videos from the Netherlands, parody videos from Switzerland, and now we Norwegian people crow-barring Trump jokes into their newspapers.

Earlier in the week, journalist Kim Rathcke Jensen shared an extract from a Norwegian paper and added the translation. It’s since gone viral in a big way:

From a Norwegian paper:
– If you were stranded on an island, who would you bring along?
– I’ll take one for the team and bring along Trump pic.twitter.com/HMPo5FQQ7K

— Kim Rathcke Jensen (@kinablog) January 31, 2017 Read more…

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