Déjà vu at The Oz. Where do Oz writers get their ideas? At the very least, we noted an intriguing coincidence with the New York Times publishing a story on women bullying women in the workplace on 10 January, and The Australian covering the exact same topic this weekend.
L.A. Times to cut 70 in newsroom. Publisher Eddy Hartenstein sent Los Angeles Times staffers a memo Friday detailing changes to the sections in the print edition, as well as the loss of as many as 300 jobs throughout the newspaper. Editor Russ Stanton followed with a memo of his own. — Editor & Publisher
Home and Away magazine a runaway success. The Home and Away magazine, celebrating 21 years of the TV show, has been a runaway success for newsagents with many reporting selling out within 24 hours this last week. We could have easily sold two or three times the quantity we received in our newsagencies. The success of the Home and Away magazine says something for the success of the show. It also shows nostalgia sells – the magazine covered the 21 years of the show. — Australian Newsagency Blog
Israel pays damages for death of journalist James Miller. The family of James Miller, the British TV journalist killed by the Israeli army more than five years ago, have accepted a settlement from the country’s government. Miller, 34, from Braunton, north Devon, died while working on a documentary for Channel 4 and the American HBO network about the impact of terrorist action on Palestinian children in a refugee camp in Rafah, on the Egypt-Gaza border. — Press Gazette
New Twitter newspaper to feature best stories of the week. A former chief sub-editor of the Scottish Sun has launched a weekly newspaper for Twitter. Using a WordPress blog site, founder James McIvor went live with the first weekly edition of the All Tweet Journal on Thursday. — Journalism.co.uk
Cracked officially starts feeling sorry for MAD magazine. Hey MAD. How you doing? Why don’t you sit down, slip off those shoes of yours? Have something cold to drink, maybe snack on a few of these chips. Do you want a back rub, or something? Heating pad? Foot massage? You’ve been having kind of a rough time, lately, haven’t you? We feel your pain, really, we do (well, not really; things are actually pretty great over here. But you know what we mean). — Cracked