December 4, 2014 Last Updated 8:24 am

Daily News creates iconic front page, while Murdoch’s Post calls NYC protesters ‘anarchists’

Morning Brief: Minor updates for digital publishing platform apps; Apple reminds developers that iTunes Connect will be unavailable from December 22 to December 29

The news yesterday that a Staten Island grand jury will once again would not consent to the prosecution of a police officer accused of killing a black man, Eric Garner, set off protests in New York City – with much of the reaction reflected in the front page created by the NY Daily News.

NYP-DNMeanwhile, the The city’s other tabloid, the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post, today called protestors “anarchists” and placed the blame for the deaths of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown squarely on the victims, rather than the police.

(That the Post’s reporters Bob Fredericks, Ben Feuerherd and Daniel Prendergast were able to determine the political philosophies of the crowd – anarchists, not communists or libertarians – has to be the greatest feat of reporting in the history of the profession if accomplished by conducting thousands of interviews. They did interview all those that they said were anarchists, didn’t they?)

The Post has seen its daily print circulation has fallen from 441,201 in 2011, to 261,212 in its March 2014 publisher’s statement.

When Murdoch launched The Daily, the world’s first tablet newspaper, he stocked the paper with Post staffers and management. Immediately the digital newspaper came to the defense of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker as thousands descended on the state capital in Madison to protest the governor’s ultimately successful attempt to break public unions. Walker and Murdoch won that battle by painting the opposition as criminals, as well. Walker is now considered a viable candidate for President.

But, it turns out, there simply were not enough iPad owners who viewed the Murdoch press favorably to keep The Daily alive. Today, are there enough NYC tabloid readers left to keep the New York Post from shuttering?


Several publishing platform companies issued minor updates to their apps today.

Mag+ has updated its Mag+ Reviewer app. The app is used to preview digital magazine files created using its InDesign plug-in solution.

What’s New in Version 5.2.6

  • Bug fixed for navigating back in web views
  • A pushed issue should open immediately again

Inkling today updated its iOS eBook reading app. The app description list bug fixes as the reason for the update.


Apple once again reminded developer account holders that iTunes Connect will be shutdown for the holidays Monday, December 22, through Monday, December 29, 2014.

“During this time, you will not be able to submit new apps, app updates, or In-App Purchases,” Apple told developers.

“You also will not be able to access iTunes Connect or make changes to TestFlight Beta Testing. You can schedule an app release or price changes to take place between December 22 and December 29. Just make sure that your changes are scheduled, submitted, and approved by December 18, to ensure your app remains available during this busy period.”

  • Jake Sebastian 3 years ago

    Excellent point and a great example of a sinking publication doubling down on its own cultural irrelevancy.

  • Tablazines 3 years ago

    “Today, are there enough NYC tabloid readers left to keep the New York Post from shuttering?”

    I sure hope not. The Post needs to be done with.