Who Wants to Buy the New York Daily News?
The print edition of the paper, which once sold in the millions of copies, these days has a paid weekday circulation of about 400,000, the sort of precipitous decline in the digital age that has affected nearly every newspaper, including the city's ...
February 27, 2015
Politics and labour
Over the past few years union-curbing legislation has been introduced in a host of Republican-led states, mainly in the Midwest. Wisconsin, for example, passed a law that ended collective bargaining for public-sector workers. Indiana and Michigan ...
November 4, 2014
12 Days Before The Mast: A landlover sets sail and confronts the ocean
In honor of Sports Illustrated's 60th anniversary, is republishing, in full, 60 of the best stories to ever run in the magazine. Today's selection is "12 Days Before The Mast," which appeared in the Sept. 25, 1961 issue. The author was Gil Rogin ...
October 3, 2014
Once champions together, Darren Lockyer could now decide if Wayne Bennett ...
Dragons officials, who have been in discussions with Bennett over the past week, know that Lockyer is the final impediment to the Broncos winning the race for the 64-year-old's signature. The Broncos icon is a huge admirer of Bennett but believes ...
July 19, 2014
Has the self-driving car at last arrived?
The second Grand Challenge put these two approaches to the test. Nearly two hundred teams signed up for the race, but the top contenders were clear from the start: Carnegie Mellon and Stanford. The C.M.U. team was led by the legendary roboticist ...
November 18, 2013
Time is not money
Thus unknowingly primed, the volunteers were ready for the second test. This was mathematical. This led Dr Gino and Dr Mogilner to suspect that self-reflection played a part in controlling unethical behaviour during the test. They therefore ...
October 3, 2013
Did MH370 become a flight of the dead? Fumes could have knocked ...
As Australia led the most difficult recovery effort in aviation history, there was no sign late last night that any of the debris photographed by a US satellite — deemed the “best lead” in the mystery which has gripped the world for the past 14 days ...
March 21, 2014
In yet another seismic shudder in the traumatized journalism business, billionaire real estate developer and media mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman—the owner of the New York Daily News since 1993—announced on Thursday that he plans to sell the... “The reaction is utter shock,” a longtime Daily News reporter told The Daily Beast minutes after Zuckerman’s memo revealing his intention to “explore the possibility [of a sale] and talk to potential buyers and/or investors” arrived by email blast... Former Daily News editor in chief Martin Dunn, who ran the newsroom twice—for three years in the 1990s and again from 2004 to 2010—also expressed surprise at Zuckerman’s announcement. “Mort was always very proud of the fact that the Daily News had a huge political influence in the city. With the continuing troubles in newspaper circulation, perhaps that influence isn’t as great as it used to be. ”. The print edition of the paper, which once sold in the millions of copies, these days has a paid weekday circulation of about... Advertising revenue has also plunged, especially because the traditional backbone of newspaper revenue, classified advertising, evaporated with the advent of free online classified sites such as Craigslist.
ON A recent Saturday morning, a couple of hundred union members—car workers, labourers, and teachers—gathered at a local hall in Dearborn, Michigan. Richard Trumka (pictured), the head of the national arm of the AFL-CIO (America’s largest trade-union group, with 12m members) had flown in to fire them up. He warned that the upcoming mid-term elections would be close. Over the past few years union-curbing legislation has been introduced in a host of Republican-led states, mainly in the Midwest. Indiana and Michigan became the 23 states to pass “right-to-work” legislation, which prevents unions from forcing workers to be members, and keeps dues out of politics. The proportion of American workers who belong to unions has fallen from about one in three in the 1950s to only one in nine today. Unions think that electing Democrats might help slow or even reverse that slide. Mr Trumka asked union officers to release more staff temporarily from their jobs so they could work on the campaign. “We need between now and election day, every single day, a minimum of 348 working shifts. He asked that volunteers also send out at least two letters to fellow members (“two will work, three would be better”). Because of a 2010 Supreme Court ruling, unions can now canvass non-members as well as members.
In honor of Sports Illustrated 's 60th anniversary, SI. com is republishing, in full, 60 of the best stories to ever run in the magazine. The author was Gil Rogin, who would go on to become both the managing editor of Sports Illustrated and an acclaimed writer of both short stories and novels, as well as a frequent contributor of fiction pieces for The New Yorker. This piece, however, is an essay that finds the young writer out of his element yet near the peak of his talents. The ruts and tracks of life are made early, and mine never led to sea, so I don't know what others lose and find there. The oceans—Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and so forth—which call others like Roland passionately blowing on his horn are, to me, as oppressive as dark rooms full of old, heavy furniture. What can you say about the sea. Chekhov said that you can say nothing significant about the sea except that it is big. But the sea is also—out of sight of land and off maps—perfectly round. I wore a reed hat in the water that completely covered my face, the hat apparently floating, like an old bird's nest, on the Atlantic. Her horizons were 20 miles off, but her sea and illusory progress were the same. Santana had the broad, variable sky for a hat: after sunset, great fires burning.