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Topic: Newspaper

Mexican Newspaper Offers Breaking News via Paper Towel Dispenser

Stunt reportedly boosts site visits 37%

Who says print is dead? Maybe it's just on an extended bathroom break. Mexican free newspaper Mas Por Mas recently rigged paper towel dispensers in select corporate, mall and cinema toilets…

Gym Ad Kindly Reminds Kanye That He Married a Shallow Short-Timer

As if working out's going to fix that

An easy target, to be sure, but here's a clever bit of celebrity newsjacking from a New York chain of gyms.  New York Sports Clubs ran the ad above in today's…

Florida Newspaper's Front Page Is Practically Throbbing With 2-Hour Erection Ad

No unsatisfied readers, publisher says

It can get really, really hard to turn away ad dollars in the newspaper industry, but here's a case where the raging desire for revenue is practically erupting across the…

Alt-Weekly Mocks Its Own Buyout With a Cover That Looks Just Like Its New Owner

Self-satire from City Paper

When you're an alt-weekly known for skewering the establishment, how do you tackle the fact that you've been bought out by the establishment? Baltimore City Paper takes a commendably self-effacing approach…

Genachowski Hits the Pause Button

Effort to loosen media ownership rules on hold

More than two months after Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski circulated an order proposing to lift the ban on owning a newspaper and radio station in a market, the…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Jan. 4-11

Coke refreshes its polar bears, Target makes groceries fashionable, and Burberry finds its Romeo

This week, DirecTV posits that cable is worse than lots of other terrible things, Blake Griffin wants you to "Be amazing," and McDonald's chicken is literally out of this world. Many…

FCC Order Clears Tribune's Exit From Bankruptcy

Cross-ownership waivers granted in five markets

Tribune's exit from a long and arduous bankruptcy is almost over after clearing the final regulatory hurdle at the Federal Communications Commission. The regulator on Friday afternoon approved the media company's…

Bay Area Newspapers Cancel Merger

'Oakland Tribune' and 'Contra Costa Times' to keep names

San Francisco-based newspaper publisher Bay Area News Group (BANG) is reversing plans to amalgamate 11 of its papers into two titles. The Oakland Tribune and The Contra Costa Times will…

British Agency Ex-Pats Weigh In on Murdoch

Note that multinational advertisers are closely monitoring escalating events

The widening phone hacking crisis involving News International, Rupert Murdoch’s U.K. operations, has yet to have specific relevance to American consumers of the mogul’s more-familiar U.S. media like the New…

Looking Back at the U.S.’ Own Voicemail Hacking Scandal

Exposé forced newspaper to apologize and pay up

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has elicited disgust from across the globe, calling into question the methods used by aggressive reporters in pursuit of a scoop. Particularly,…

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