This morning a Bloomberg TV interview with former San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein made the rounds, causing mild, renewed blogosphere hysteria about the Chron's now-defunct paywall. Bronstein said via an anonymous source that the paywall netted about $500,000 before the paper's new le ... More >>
The paywall that San Francisco Chronicle flirted with for years appeared over the weekend, accompanied by a euphemistic letter from Chron president Mark Adkins. He characterized it as a safe harbor for the paper's "premium content" (ie, news and columns) "uncluttered" by the slideshows, celebrity go ... More >>
Two weeks ago, This American Life exposed news-provider Journatic's practice of using fake bylines to protect writers from lawsuits and to disguise that some articles were being reported and written by low-wage overseas workers. Journatic sold those articles to major American newspapers, including t ... More >>
Texas shootoutThe man accused of shooting three people -- including a 3-year-old girl -- on Halloween in San Francisco last year killed himself during a shootout with Houston police this weekend. The Houston Chronicle reports that 20-year-old Jesse Brown killed himself in a parking garage while t ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
Yeah, we can't believe the damn thing came out before the hoverboard either. We're not among the privileged few that received advanced review iPad units, nor among the prepared few that put in their pre-orders. We're not even part of the contingent of brave souls like Robert Scoble, who had the ... More >>
That's not Mayella Ewell, Your Honor. If asked to choose a picture of actress Collin Wilcox-Paxton out of a lineup, most of you could not. But you wouldn't mistake her for Gregory Peck. Or would you? The actress, best known for her role as Mayella Ewell, the horrid, white trash fabulist whose bog ... More >>
As we prepare to retaliate for last week's atrocities, let's take time to be sure of our targets
Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup
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Corporate shifts at Knight-Ridder cost the Merc control of its Mexico City news bureau, the last such source of Mexico news in the Bay Area