Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guards at empty prison threaten news crew with arrest

Guards at empty prison threaten news crew with arrest

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Some newspapers consider all newspapers produced as their circulation, 
even though a large percentage go unsold

AARP members are keeping print alive? - Romenesko

These six numbers tell Tribune Publishing's future - Crain's

Readers continue to shift to digital over print - Wall Street Journal

We Can Save Journalism but Can Journalism Save Me? - Emily Hopkins

Koos Bekker predicts print media will be dead within 20 years - Memeburn

Jerry Wright explains the changes to regional newspaper figures - Media Week

Trends in Newsrooms #6: The rise (and fall) of women editors - Editors Weblog

Ad Sales Drop Cause New York Times Profits to Collapse 54% - Breitbart News

Channel 7 pranked by faux DWP spokesman on UCLA flooding (video) - LAObserved

NY Times is considering a truncated version of its daily print edition - Capital New York

Today in Labor History

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965, establishing Medicare and Medicaid - 1965
Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears. Declared legally dead in 1982, his body has never been found - 1975
United Airlines agrees to offer domestic-partner benefits to employees and retirees worldwide - 1999

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anti-Israel groups have compiled a blacklist of celebrities that support Israel.

We thought we'd share the list with our readers as well.

Adam Sandler
Allan Houston
Amar'e Stoudemire
Amy Pascale
Anne Kopelson
Annette Bening
Arnon Milchan
Ari Emanuel
Arnold Kopelson
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arthur Cohn
Ashton Kutcher
Avi Arad
Avi Lerner
Ben F. Feingold
Ben Kingsley
Ben Stein
Ben Stiller
Bernie Mac
Bill Maher
Billy Crystal
Black Eyed Peas
Boaz Davidson
Bob Gale
Bob Hope
Branko Lustig
Brooke Shields
Bruce Ramer
Bruce Willis
Bryan Cranston
Carol Connors
Chazz Palminteri
Chris Noth
Clint Culpepper
Colin Callender
Cyntheia Pett-Dante
Dakota Fanning
Dan Akroyd
Danny Dimbort
Daniel Adam Sussman
Danny DeVito
Darren Star
David Cronenberg
David Lonner
David Matalon
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Miller
Deran Sarafian
Dick Donnor
Don Johnson
Don King
Donald Trump
Doug Liman
Dwight Howard
Ed Zwick
Elizabeth Taylor
Emmanual Nunez
Enrique Iglesias
Eric Braeden
Evan Sayet
Frank Price
Frank Sinatra
Gail Berman
Gary Barber
Gary Sinise
Gene Simmons
Glenn Beck
Gloria Carlin
Goldie Hawn
Haim Saban
Halle Berry
Harrison Ford
Howard Gordon
Hugh Jackman (?)
Howard Rosenman
Ivan Reitman
Irwin Winkler
Jack Carter
Jackie Mason
Jack Gilardi
James Woods
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Jason Alexander
Jason Isaacs
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Jerry Seinfeld
Joel Surnow
John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
John Malkovich
John Savage
Jon Avnet
Jon Liebman
Jon Voight
Jonathan Glickman
Jonathan Lipnicki
Joshua Malina
Julio Iglesias
K’s Choice
Kate Linder
Kathy Ireland
Keifer Sutherland
Kelly Kruger
Kelly Preston
Kid Rock
Kirk Douglas
Kobe Bryant
Kristin Chenowith
Larry Elder
Larry Gelbart
Larry Miller
Laura Ziskin
Lauren Shuler Donner
Lawerence Bender
Lenny Kravitz
Liev Schreiber
Lionel Chetwynd
Lisa Kudrow
Maria Conchita Alonso
Marc Platt
Mark Gochman
Matt DelPiano
Official Mayim Bialik Page
MC Hammer
Melissa Manchester
Meyer Gottlieb
Michael Chiklis
Michael Douglas
Michael Mann
Michael Welch
Millie Perkins
Naomi Watts
Natalie Portman
Nathalia Ramos
Nathan Kahane
Neal Moritz
Neil Sedaka
Nicole Kidman
Nina Jacobson
Norah Jones
Norm Crosby
Paula Abdul
Pat Sajak
Patricia Heaton
Phil Blazer
Randall Emmett
Regina Spektor
Rick Finkelstein
Rob Lowe
Robert J. Avrech
Robert Duvall
Robin Williams
Roger Birnbaum
Roger L Simon
Ron Meyer
Ron Silver
Rupert Murdoch
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sam Raimi
Sam Schwartz
Sandy Wernick
Sarah Jessica Parker
Scarlett Johansson
Scott Lambert
Scott Patterson
Serena Williams
Seth Rogen
Shaun Toub
Sherry Lansing
Sir Ridley Scott
Stephen Dorff
Steve Scheffer
Steve Tyler
Summer Redstone
Sylvester Stallone
Ted Nugent
Thomas Calabro
Tom Cruise
Tobey Maguire
Tom Dressen
Tony Bennett
Tony Scott
Valerie Harper
Vivica A. Fox
Warren Beatty
Whitney Houston (deceased -ed.)
William Friedkin
William Hurt
William Shatner
Zach Braff

Trees to Tribunes" 1931 Chicago Tribune

Logging and Papermaking: "From Trees to Tribunes" Part 1 - 1931 Chicago Tribune  

Newspaper Cartoonists: "From Trees to Tribunes" Part 2 - 1931 Chicago Tribune

Newspaper Printing (Letterpress) "From Trees to Tribunes" Part 3 1931 Chicago Tribune

Laughter is the best medicine

A man buys a lie detector robot that slaps people who lie. He decides to test it at dinner.
Dad: Son, where were u today during school hours?
Son: At school *Robot slaps Son*
Son: Ok i went to the movies
DAD: Which one?
Son: ToyStory *he slaps son again*
son: Ok, it was day with a porn-star
Dad: what! When i was your age i didn't even know what porn was! *he slaps dad*
Mom: HAHA! After all he's ur son *he slaps mom*

NYT says its Gaza photos are real

NYT says its Gaza photos are real

New York Times adds 32,000 digital-only subscribers as profit falls

New York Times adds 32,000 digital-only subscribers as profit falls

Tuesday Morning in the Blogosphere

Tribune Publishing - WikiPedia

My 10 favorite newspaper movies - Robert Feder

News as fast food cannot be a healthy diet - The Nation

Tribune Publishing looking for acquisitions - Market Watch

Tribune Publishing CEO: We're Buying Newspapers - Advertising Age

Tribune Publishing CEO sees digital growth potential - Chicago Tribune

Is social media to blame for graphic images in our newspapers? - Editors Weblog

Despite Circulation Gains, Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co. - New York Times

Newspaper industry lost another 1,300 full-time editorial professionals in 2013 - Poynter

Confidential memos released in fired Courier-Journal’s age discrimination trial - Romenesko

Today in Labor History

July 29  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.
The Coast Seamen's Union merges with the Steamship Sailors’ Union to form the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific - 1891
2014.07.28history-jones-marchA preliminary delegation from Mother Jones' March of the Mill Children from Philadelphia to President Theodore Roosevelt's summer home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, publicizing the harsh conditions of child labor, arrives today. They are not allowed through the gates – 1903
(The Autobiography of Mother Jones: Mary Harris Jones—“Mother Jones”—was the most dynamic woman ever to grace the American labor movement.  Employers and politicians around the turn of the century called her “the most dangerous woman in America” and rebellious working men and women loved her as they never loved anyone else.  She was an absolutely fearless and tireless advocate for working people, especially coal miners.  A founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World—the Wobblies—she feared neither soldiers’ guns nor the ruling class’s jails.  Here, in her own words, is her story of organizing in steel, railroading, textiles and mining; her crusade against child labor; her fight to organize women; even her involvement in the Mexican revolution.)

Nineteen firefighters die while responding to a blaze at the Shamrock Oil and Gas Corp. refinery in Sun Ray, Texas - 1956
Following a 5-year table grape boycott, Delano-area growers file into the United Farm Workers union hall in Delano, Calif., to sign their first union contracts - 1970

Monday, July 28, 2014

Eid Mubarak! A blessed Eid for all breaking the fast today

Eid Mubarak or Blessed Eid (Arabicعيد مبارك‎, Bengaliঈদ মোবারকPersian/Urduعید مُبارکMalayalamഈദ്‌ മുബാറക്‌SomaliCiid wanaagsanஈத் முபாரக்) is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for use on the festivals of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-FitrEidmeans "Celebration" and refers to the occasion itself, and Mubarak means "blessed"; for example: "Eid Mubarak, sister!"
Muslims wish each other "Eid Mubarak" after performing the Eid prayer. The celebration continues until the end of the day for Eid ul-Fitr (or al-Fitr) and continues a further three days for Eid ul-Adha (or Al-Adha). However, in the social sense people usually celebrate Eid ul-Fitr after Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha in the month of Dhul Haj(12th and Final Islamic month), visiting family and exchanging greetings such as "Eid Mubarak". This exchange of greetings is a cultural tradition and not part of any religious obligation.
In much of South Asia, Eid Mubarak wishes are very common and often accompanied by hugging three times after the Salat al Eid. In the Philippines, it is recognized as a legal Holiday, though the greeting of Eid Mubarak is gaining traction only recently. In Turkey, where 'Eid Mubarak' is not common, the synonymous phrase "Bayramınız mübarek olsun" is used instead, along with its more Turkicized counterpart, "Bayramınız kutlu olsun", both meaning exactly the same: "May your holiday be blessed". Along with Turkish people, the Bosnian Muslims also commonly say "Bajram Šerif Mubarek Olsun", the response is "Allah Raziola". Another common Eid greeting by Bosnian Muslims is "Bajram Barečula". In Pashtun areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Pashto Akhtar de nekmregha sha, meaning "may your festival be blessed" is common. Speakers of Arabic might also add "kul 'am wantum bikhair", which means "[May] you be well every year". In Indonesia, the most common expression is "Selamat Idul Fitri", Idul being an Indonesian name for Eid and Fitri for al-Fitr; whereas in Malaysia it is "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri", Aidilfitri being the Malay transliteration for Eid ul-Fitr.
Throughout the Muslim world there are numerous other greetings for Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr. The companions of Muhammad used to say to each other when they met on Eid ul-Fitr: Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkum (which means "[May] God accept from us and you [our fasts and deeds]").

SOURCE: Wikipedia