By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 10, 2010 - 1:03 pm
An AP story in the Daily Freeman announces with some fanfare that the state depertment of health and the DEC have just developed a new online, interactive map plotting the incidence of cancer and pollution sites. That's fantastic. Way to put powerful data... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, May. 9, 2010 - 3:09 pm
Surefire way to arouse the righteous ire of a newspaper type, in three easy steps: 1. Commit some mildly salacious act. 2. Make a ham-fisted attempt at covering it up. 3. When caught by a reporter, (a.) beg them not to write a story, and when that doesn't... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 10:59 pm
Welcome to the hall of mirrors that is the Internet. The Daily Freeman recently wrote a story about Martha Frankel's new book, Brazilian Sexy. Frankel posted the Freeman clip on Facebook, along with a quip about being naked in her hometown paper. Some... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 9:27 am
Comments aren't gone, the Daily Star tells us -- the paper has just switched to Disqus for its comment system. Old comments are gone, alas. But their new system is one many newspapers and blogs are using,'s got some good features for commenters,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010 - 3:48 pm
In a bold move that can best be described as the Vatican II of copyediting, the AP announced recently that the proper spelling for one of those Internet gizmoids the kids are all up on shall henceforth be "website," not "Web site." Journalists, take note.
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010 - 10:16 am
The Oneonta Daily Star unveiled its new website last night, as part of a company-wide push by its corporate parent, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Webmaster Jason Whitney claims it's not that different now... Whitney said the changes to the site will... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 10:50 pm
Best story yet in the relentless barrage of news coming out of Cooperstown: NYT reporter/heir A.G. Sulzberger breaks a date to cover the story (haven't we all?), orders a Diet Coke (but he's so slim already!), and worries about costing his father's multi-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010 - 7:53 pm
The Pollyanna of the Week award goes to the Daily Star and its unnamed teenage sources, for their weirdly chipper Day 5 take on the Cooperstown shooting: "Most students unfazed by Cooperstown shooting." But for most students, Monday was a normal day,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 5, 2010 - 11:14 pm
Reporters from across the state were hard at work over the Easter weekend, hoovering up any available details to try to explain Friday's horrifying shooting in Cooperstown. WKTV in Utica found a parent of a black child who says bullying and racism are a... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 - 10:46 pm
The New York Times keeps digging, and the hole Gov. Paterson's in keeps getting deeper. Gov. David A. Paterson personally helped draft a statement last month that he hoped would be endorsed by a woman involved in a domestic dispute with one of his top... Read more


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