• Free Press newspaper
    Journalism,  Politics,  Publishing,  Writing


    #FreePress Is Trending Today The Boston Globe and over 300 newspapers and other media outlets have written editorials today about a #FreePress. We are fighting to have a Free Press to protect our cherished Democracy. The current President of the United States has been attacking the press because they won’t always cater to his extreme narcissism and insane agenda. Below are some top editorials and quotes from them: The Boston Globe: Journalists Are Not the Enemy Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country. Today in the United States we have a president who…

  • World Press Freedom newspapers
    Writing,  Journalism,  Politics,  Publishing

    World Press Freedom Day 2018

    It Is World Press Freedom Day 2018 In this troubled time in history, where journalists are attacked and even killed by politicians and terrorists from around the world, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2018. We live in very dangerous times when autocratic rulers want to destroy anyone who opposes them. There are some fascinating videos in this blog post from NFB: Mark World Press Freedom Day Around the world, politicians like Vladimir Putin are having journalists who oppose him killed: Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways Just the other day journalists were killed in Afghanistan: Journalist killings in Afghanistan: ‘An attack…

  • First Crossword Puzzle

    Modern Crossword Puzzles Turn 100!

    The Modern Crossword Puzzle Is Invented This weekend the Google Doodle is devoted to the crossword puzzle. On December 21, 1913, the first modern puzzle, created by Arthur Wynne, was published in The New York World, one of many newspapers in New York City at that time. Wynne called it a “word-cross”, but the name was eventually changed because of a typesetting error. Wynne was living in Cedar Grove, New Jersey when he invented this very specific puzzle form. The puzzle was based on earlier forms of puzzles and was diamond-shaped. These puzzles were successful almost from the beginning, and eventually became the famous square puzzles we love today. You…

  • Newsweek's Last Print Issue
    Publishing,  Journalism


    #LastPrintIssue An era in publishing has come to an end. Newsweek has published the last print issue of the magazine. Newsweek will continue in digital form, but it won’t be the same. I’m sure that it was a sad day at Newsweek. Many people lost their jobs in the transition. The cover photo is a vintage photograph of Newsweek’s old midtown New York headquarters. The title of the issue is ironic: #LastPrintIssue. It is so obviously a jab at the Twitterization of news. When I was growing up, my family did not subscribe to Newsweek, but to their main competitor, Time. However, occasionally I would read issues and always enjoyed…