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  • An expert’s forecast — Canada will have few if any print newspapers by 2025

    Ken Goldstein, a leading media business analyst in Canada, has just published a grim prediction for legacy news outlets north of the border: In 2025, it is likely that there will be few, if any, printed daily newspapers.”

    For good measure, Goldstein adds, “there might be no local broadcast stations in Canada” 10 years from now.

    canada-papers-circWhile noting declines in advertising, classified particularly, Goldstein bases his bleak view on newspaper circulation trends (see graph).  Daily paid circulation as a percentage of Canadian households, he writes, has fallen from just under 50 percent in 1995 to 20 percent in 2014.

    If those declines continue, circulation will amount to only 5 to 10 percent of households in 2025, too little, Goldstein says, “to support a viable print business model for most general interest daily newspapers.”

    He adds in his August 20 paper, “Canada’s Digital Divides,”

    Thus, Canada’s daily newspapers now are engaged in a 10-year race against time and technology to develop an online business model that will enable them to preserve their brands without print editions, and – even more difficult – to try to develop new kinds of economic bundles (or other kinds of economic arrangements) that will enable their online presence to maintain their current journalistic scope.

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  • VICE News crew faces terrorism accusations in Turkey

    Reporters on assignment for VICE News in southeast Turkey are scheduled to appear in court Monday to face accusations of terrorism, allegations the international media company says are unsubstantiated.

    The VICE crew was reporting in the city of Diyarbakir in the country’s predominantly Kurdish region when they were arrested for lack of proper government identification, “security sources” told Reuters Friday.

    Two journalists from VICE UK, British citizens Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, are among the crew. Along with a translator and one other colleague, they were reporting on escalating tensions between police and the youth wing of a pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

    No formal charges have been filed against the journalists yet, according to a spokesman for VICE News.

    Since news of the journalists’ arrests spread Friday, several advocacy groups have called for their immediate release. Read more

  • Front pages from Hurricane Katrina, then and now

    Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. On August 30, newspapers around the country led with the devastating storm. You can see a collection of fronts from around the world in Newseum’s archives starting August 30 and running to September 4. Here are front pages from three newspapers on August 30, 2005 and August 30, 2015. You can slide between the two to see the stories then and now.

    The Times-Picayune:

    Sun Herald:

    Montgomery Advertiser:

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Wall of Distinction
The Wall of Distinction is where outstanding journalists in Central New York are permanently enshrined.The Syracuse Press Club's Wall of Distinction is located in the theater lobby of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse.
      First proposed by SPC President Jeff Paston, the Wall of Distinction became reality during President Chris Weidman?s administration. In between, President Tracy Carmen appointed Joe Porcello, Bob Greabell, Marilyn Dietz Nicholson, and Paston to a committee to get the project going.
     With help from Onondaga County Executive Nick Pirro, the Wall was placed in the Civic Center building. The first group of inductees was installed on Dec. 4, 2000, formally kicking off the Syracuse Press Club's 50th anniversary observance. In addition to plaques honoring inductees, there is a large plaque commemorating the SPC's 50th anniversary listing the names of the Club's presidents from 1951 to 2001.
     Below are copies of the engraving on the plaques for each inductee. Click on onefor that honoree's bio.  Note we are still in the process of getting this feature up and running on  the new web site.

 

 "Don’t be deluded into believing that the titular heads of the networks control what appears on their networks. They all have better taste."
--Edward R. Murrow

Wall of Distinction


Joel Mareiniss

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For more than four decades, an instantly recognizable face, a captivating smile, and a voice that was once synonymous with Syracuse University football and basketball, Joel Mareiniss earned the distinction of being a Central New York broadcast legend.
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