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    what does newspaper war mean?

    what does "newspaper war" mean?
    "war newspaper" is newspaper about war
    "newspaper war" is a war among newspapers, isn't it?

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    Re: what does newspaper war mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    what does "newspaper war" mean?
    "war newspaper" is newspaper about war
    "newspaper war" is a war among newspapers, isn't it?
    Yes, or a war waged by means of newspapers.

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    Re: what does newspaper war mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    what does "newspaper war" mean?
    "war newspaper" is newspaper about war
    "newspaper war" is a war among newspapers, isn't it?

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    San,


    I had to answer your question because I love newspapers.

    (1) Birdeen's Call has already given you an excellent answer.

    (2) May I just add a few points?

    (a) I think that if a newspaper is devoted to discussing

    wars, maybe native speakers might be more comfortable with

    "military newspaper."

    (b) We in the United States used to have many newspaper

    wars. That is, each city had many newspapers. Each newspaper

    would do all kinds of things to "steal" readers from other newspapers.

    Today, newspaper wars are almost gone, for most cities in the United

    States now have only one newspaper. I think that there is a newspaper

    war going on in New York City between The Wall Street Journal and The

    New York Times.

    (c) I have read that newspaper wars still continue in London. The people

    there have about one dozen daily newspapers!!! Each paper tries to get

    readers by giving away gifts and, of course, having exciting news and

    big headlines. A few years ago, some British papers were reducing their

    price to a really low price, but I hear that they have stopped that

    practice.

    (d) I am guessing that your larger cities have many newspapers.

    Am I right? Do they also engage in newspaper wars? "War" is,

    of course, a terrible thing. Maybe it's better to use the term

    "circulation/promotion campaign."


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    Re: what does newspaper war mean?

    I liked The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer. It's novel about a media war between two media barons.

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    Re: what does newspaper war mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I liked The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey Archer. It's novel about a media war between two media barons.

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    Birdeen's call,


    (1) Thank you SO much for the link.

    (2) Here in the States we have two magazines devoted to

    covering the media, including the foreign media.

    When you get time, do check out their websites:

    Columbia Journalism Review

    American Journalism Review

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    P.S. There is also a website that, I hear, is "must" reading

    for journalists: Romenesko. It reports the "inside" news

    of the media: who is doing what to whom!!! Lots of delicious

    gossip about the people who work in the media. As you know,

    the media love to criticize others, but the media are not too keen

    on being criticized for their own shortcomings.

    P.P.S. Another must read is the "media" section of the Guardian,

    one of London's most famous newspapers.

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