Thursday, May 29, 2008

Former NEPA kid Lauren Weisberger has a new book coming out

Lauren Weisberger, 31, lived in the Abingtons for a few years when she was a kid but is often identified in print as a Scranton native. Her new novel, Chasing Harry Winston, arrives in stores this week.

WBRE'S Kristi Capel: America's hottest weather anchor

So says the T&A site Let the misogynistic comments begin!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Revisiting the Chiquita story in Cincinnati

Former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Cameron McWhirter has an interesting piece in the latest CJR about shield laws and the infamous Chiquita story -- supervised by Larry Beaupre, who left the paper in the fallout and is now the editor of The Times-Tribune of Scranton. (Beaupre, like McWhirter and everyone else, was played by lead reporter Mike Gallagher, who lied to his colleagues and his lawyers.) An interesting read.

Stories we missed: Frank Andrews Shimkus gets married

If you want to melt your brain, read the Electric City account (click above) of the wedding of the two former WYOU newspeople united in taxpayer employment and in love.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Stories we missed: Dave Iseman gets a promotion in the Ozarks

We're just happy to have a new mug. But Dave Iseman impressed his bosses at the News-Leader of Springfield, Mo. enough that they picked him over 22 other applicants to run the paper's editorial page. Click above to read editor Don Wyatt's laudatory story announcing the move. Kudos.

Stories we missed: Times Shamrock buys Virgin Islands paper (!)

Somehow, this seems like a scheme an entirely legitimate business move to hold annual Times-Shamrock meetings in the Caribbean or get Lynett-Haggerty kids someplace nicer to work their way up in the biz than Shamokin and Hazleton. But the Daily News of the Virgin Islands won a Pulitzer Prize in the last 15 years, so it can't be all bad. (The paper won the Pulitzer under Gannett ownership in 1995.)

>> Read the E&P account
>> Read the work that won the Pulitzer, as well as the citation and associated information

Matt Kemeny, formerly of The Times-Tribune, at top position on

Matthew Kemeny, now at The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, enjoys the top position on Jim Romenesko's today with the story of Harrisburg police impersonating pizza delivery guys to catch robbers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

BREAKING: Chris Kelly has a concealed-carry permit

We'd been in a bit of a funk after seeing Green Ridge's own Joe Biden do so badly in the Pennsylvania primary. Or maybe we were waiting for the right bit of news to resume our solemn NEPA Media duties. This may be it: Chris Kelly has a concealed-carry permit.