Thursday, May 12, 2005

AP weighs in on Scranton Times vs. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Sherwood battle

The AP's David Caruso of Philadelphia quotes Dave Iseman and Larry Beaupre columns but really doesn't do much original reporting, unfortunately. Still, a worthwhile read.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

"Call me crazy" Larry Beaupre says in Sherwood flap

It's a tour de force from the Scranton Times editor. "But please, spare us all from the sanctimonious self-righteousness that is pervading that other newspaper's truly awful journalism....I don't think we should be stampeded into lowering our standards just because another publication has no standards."

Boom! Pow! Don't stop!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

CJR weighs in on the Scranton Times ignoring the Sherwood story

It's just like the Gary Hart story, Times editor Larry Beaupre tells CJR Daily. Well, doesn't that mean you should write a story about it rather than sitting on it?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Tunkhannock editor defends sitting on Sherwood story

Robert Baker, who identifies himself as the editor of the Times-Shamrock-owned New Age Examiner of Tunkhannock, writes a column explaining why he's sitting on the Sherwood story. It includes this line:

"An area daily newspaper about 25 miles to our south, rushed to publication on Saturday. But most of the news organizations, including mine, have been more than a bit skeptical about it."

I guess "most of the news organizations" don't include the AP and the Washington Post. Whatever.