Global round-up: Thai printer censors NYT story

Global round-up: Thai printer censors NYT story

A Thai printer has been accused for a second time of removing a front-page article from The International New York Times and running blank space.

The article was about the state of the country’s economy. It reported that households in Thailand were the most indebted in Asia.

Page six of the newspaper included a message that said: “The article in this space was removed by our printer in Thailand. The International New York Times and its editorial staff had no role in its removal.”

In September, the Thai printer refused to publish the paper in its entirety because of an article about King Bhumibol and his deteriorating health.

Last month, the paper said it would cease operations in Thailand due to increasing costs.

Tribune Publishing denies sale rumours

Tribune Publishing Co has issued a statement denying reports the company will be sold, following a tweet by News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch noting speculation of a possible sale.

“Strong word Tribune newspaper group to be bought by big Wall St firm, LA Times to go to philanthropist Eli Broad and local group,” read the tweet.

In an email to employees, the company said: “Tribune Publishing remains committed to its strategy and transformation plan and is not engaged in discussions or a process to sell the company”.

Dallas Morning News may switch back to pay model

The Dallas Morning News in Texas may switch back to a pay model next year.

Publisher Jim Moroney III told NetNewsCheck that the US paper had been unsuccessful with its past two attempts at digital subscription.

“That’s our fault in execution, not because it’s not a good source of revenue. We will probably take a third swing at it sometime next year,” he said.

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