Yahoo! News - N.Y. Times Execs Talk News Coverage
Popular culture, meanwhile, is "the pulse of the country," and influences everything from the business world to governments overseas, Raines said, praising a recent front page story about pop idol Britney Spears.
"It was about the fame machine, the economic engine that's behind it," Raines said. "Our readers are interested in reading a sophisticated exegesis of a sociological phenomenon like that."
OK...everyone...1,2,3...PULEEEEEZE! "...exegesis of a sociological phenomenon..."?
Come on. Have some honesty here. You put her on the cover because she is a scantily clad, sexy, young girl...uh...sorry...woman who happens to sing. Or rather, tries to sing. And you did it because it would sell papers.
An interesting article on the humbling of an industry.
@D:Tech Show Loses Some Of Its Swagger
Forbes.com: EU Vote Brings Tobacco Advertising Ban Closer
A crackdown on tobacco advertising in the European Union came a step closer on Wednesday when Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) backed a ban on cigarette promotion in a wide range of media.
And from David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Affairs:
"What we are looking at today is, probably, the legislation which bans advertising of tobacco in newspapers, magazines, periodicals, on the radio and Internet. I am very, very pleased about this.This will help reduce tobacco consumption by removing the image that tobacco is 'cool'. I predict that this legislation will be in final form by next summer."
EU ban on cigarette advertising clears parliament - EU Business EU Parliament backs tobacco advertising ban, health ministers ... - AFX Press European Union Seeks Tobacco Ad Ban - Seattle Post Intelligencer San Francisco Chronicle - CNN Europe - and more »
At Long Last: Ad Revenue Edges Up In 3Q
After six quarters of negative year-over-year comparisons, newspaper ad spending edged up 1% to $10.7 billion in the third quarter, according to the Newspaper Association of America's preliminary estimates released Tuesday. On the down side, help-wanted woes continued to partly offset gains in other categories.
Every little bit counts.