By South Florida Sun-Sentinel | October 4, 2006
MIAMI -- Miami Herald Publisher Jesus Diaz Jr. resigned yesterday after weeks of intense criticism from the Cuban-American community that he wrongly fired two reporters at the Herald's Spanish-language sister paper for accepting tens of thousands of dollars from the government to appear on Radio and TV Marti. Although Diaz said in a statement that he believes the money El Nuevo Herald writers received from federally funded Radio and TV Marti violated principles of journalistic independence, he announced that the writers would be reinstated because "policies prohibiting such behavior were ambiguously communicated, inconsistently applied and widely misunderstood over many years."
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Chris Gleason walked outside early Tuesday to spend some time on his deck before heading to work, but he said he stopped dead in his tracks at the sight of an unexpected visitor: a black bear mere feet away. "As soon as I processed what it was, I was gone," said the 51-year-old Columbia resident, who lives in a subdivision just east of U.S. 29. "He was just standing there, not really doing anything. I knew it was time to get back into the house as soon as I could. " Gleason ran to get a camera, but the bear was gone when he got back, he said.
By BILL ORDINE | May 17, 2008
Over the past few years, sports journalism has become as ripe a topic for discussion as the games and sports personalities the journalists cover. The trend started with talk radio but really picked up steam when some cyber caveman invented the first blog. A fair amount of blogging, regardless of the subject matter, focuses on other media -- print, broadcast and even cyber -- because many bloggers are motivated by what they perceive as a disconnect between institutional media and the public that media is supposed to serve.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
The giant reindeer perched on the shopping center roof, a phone clutched in his hoof, his red nose glowing against the smudgy December sky. Beneath him, a line of children waited for their turn to step into the red telephone booth marked "North Pole" and list their wishes. It was a new experience for the children - most of whom had never seen a phone booth before - and for many of their parents. But for the grandparents who crowded the Talbottown Shopping Center on a rainy Friday evening, it was a re-creation of some of their most cherished childhood memories.
By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 4, 2000
BOSTON -- Long regarded as a feisty tabloid, the Boston Herald this week shocked the journalism world and surprised its own staff by suspending a reporter after he wrote a hard-hitting series on a major Boston bank. The reporter, Robin Washington, who is president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists, was indefinitely released without pay days after publicly suggesting that Herald editors censored his coverage of FleetBoston. The financial institution routinely advertises in the paper and, according to public documents, holds the $20 million mortgage on the Herald building.
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1999
William Randolph Hearst would try anything to boost his newspapers' circulation, offering his subscribers racehorses, gold coins, fabricated stories about starving orphans and yellow journalism that ignited the Spanish-American War.But the scheme hatched by his Washington Herald was so outrageous that he fired the publisher responsible for it. The Herald built a utopian, all-white summer colony north of Annapolis, used its front page to sell lots in "Herald...
January 4, 2008
One Missed Call, a horror movie about phone messages that herald grisly deaths, was not screened for critics.
February 18, 1993
* Brightleaf: Someone stole the tires from a 1988 Mazda parked in the 300 block of Ternwing Drive Monday.* Herald Harbor: Burglars broke into the Herald Harbor Inn in the 400 block of Herald Harbor Road in Crownsville Thursday and took $149.
September 17, 1993
After a German tourist was murdered in Miami and before a British tourist was murdered near Tallahassee, the Miami Herald editorialized, "Fighting crime against visitors is only a partial answer to the problem . . . . We must also stop the daily savagery against each other." A Herald columnist wrote, "We should be less concerned about how others view us and more concerned about how we view ourselves." Sure, but precisely because the victims were visitors, no recent crime story has so highlighted the direct link between crime and a community's overall well being.
April 22, 2009
WHITELAW REID, 95 Scion of publishing family Whitelaw Reid, scion of a prominent publishing family and groomed heir to the New York Herald Tribune, died Saturday of complications from lung and heart failure at White Plains Hospital Center in White Plains, N.Y. Mr. Reid was the grandson of Whitelaw Reid, who succeeded Horace Greeley, former ambassador to Great Britain and France, and owner and editor of the New York Tribune in the 1870s. Mr. Reid's father was Ogden Mills Reid, who merged The Tribune and The Herald in 1924 and was for many years editor and publisher of the paper and its European edition, known as the Paris Herald, now The International Herald Tribune and owned by The New York Times Co. From 1953 to 1955, Mr. Reid was editor and president of the Herald Tribune, and from 1955 to 1958 was chairman.