Tag Archives: The Daily News

Liberia’s ‘analogue blogger’ working from the Daily News news hut

A great post on AfriGadget: the story of a ‘blackboard blogger’ in Liberia.

“Alfred Sirleaf is an analog blogger. He take runs the ‘Daily News’, a news hut by the side of a major road in the middle of Monrovia. He started it a number of years ago, stating that he wanted to get news into the hands of those who couldn’t afford newspapers, in the language that they could understand.”

The video below shows how Sirleaf publishes news headlines via a blackboard on his news hut.

Also, a report from 2006, on the New York Times.

(Thanks @ourman for pointing the AfriGadget post out)

Liberia’s Blackboard Blogger from WhiteAfrican on Vimeo.

CrainsNewYork: Daily News refutes blog post predicting its demise

There’s been a lot of interest in this list which appeared on Time.com: ‘The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers in America’ (originally from the 24/7 Wall Street blog, it seems).

Now, this, from Crain’s New York Business.com: a rebuttal from the Daily News chief executive, Marc Kramer. ‘Every so-called fact [in the post] is wrong,’ Crain’s reports Kramer as saying. Full story at this link…

Earlier in the week, a post on Cleveland.com reported the Plain Dealer publisher Terrance Egger’s comments, which also dismiss the predictions.

NYTimes.com: Five major newspapers to share content

“Five major newspapers in New Jersey and New York announced on Wednesday that they would share articles and photographs, adding to a growing movement in an industry that is seeking new ways to cope with shrinking resources,” reports the New York Times.

The agreement is between The Daily News of New York, The Star-Ledger, The Buffalo News, The Record, and The Times Union of Albany.

Full story at this link…

Ronkayela.com: This is not the end of your daily newspaper…

Following the news that the Tribune Co. has filed for bankruptcy, ‘journalist turned activist’ and former editor of the Los Angeles Daily News, Ron Kaye, writes on his blog that this is not the end of your daily newspaper.

“It’s just the beginning of the end for hundreds of newspapers and the collapsing of many others into single regional franchises that can survive as the only source of printed news and advertising on a daily basis.”

Kaye, who was fired by the Daily News seven months ago, says ‘Let the conversation begin.’