Monthly Archives: July 2011

Orders for New York Post Staffers to Preserve Documents

AP/Washington Post article on News Corp. investigation:

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New York Post staffers have been told to preserve any documents that may relate to phone hacking or payoffs to officials, as News Corp. prepares for a probe into its U.K. operations to reach across the Atlantic.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ny-post-staffers-ordered-to-preserve-documents-related-to-phone-hacking-bribes-amid-probe/2011/07/29/gIQApE7CiI_story.html?hpid=z4

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Fired Newspaper Reporters Fight Back

Nick Tonkin reports on the Santa Barbara News-Press:

 

About 75 people gathered at De la Guerra Plaza on Thursday, in an event roughly timed with the 5-year anniversary of a mass exodus of reporters and editors from the Santa Barbara News-Press.

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http://www.thedailysound.com/News/072911–SANTA-BARBARA-TEAMSTERS

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‘Goodbye and thank you from Seattle PostGlobe’

Sally Deneen reports on the Seattle PostGlobe:

It’s been an eventful two years – sometimes fun, sometimes a mountain of work, but always worthwhile. And now it’s time for the PostGlobe to say goodbye and thank you. It’s time for us to move on.

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http://seattlepostglobe.org/2011/07/29/goodbye-and-thank-you-from-seattle-postglobe

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A Lesson From Netflix

Mathew Ingram reports on Netflix:

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Users of Netflix’s digital movie-rental service have been up in arms about a sudden change to the company’s pricing plans, which appears to be aimed at reducing demand for its DVD-by-mail service by jacking up prices. In other words, Netflix is trying to manage the transition of users away from the physical product and toward digital streaming

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http://gigaom.com/2011/07/28/can-news-publishers-learn-anything-from-netflix/

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Layoffs at Los Angeles Times

Lucas Shaw reports on another round of layoffs at the Los Angeles Times: 

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Another round of layoffs is underway at the Los Angeles Times.

On Wednesday, the first names began to surface: Tim Rutten, a former reporter and editor turned op-ed contributor is out. He had been at the paper nearly 40 years.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/27/idUS303526598820110727

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Layoffs at San Francisco Bay Guardian

An update out of San Francisco:

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The San Francisco Bay Guardian, the free weekly newspaper that for decades has been a standard bearer for local progressives, has laid off three editorial employees amid financial struggles, said Tim Redmond, the paper’s executive editor.

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Layoffs at Dallas Morning News

Robert Wilonsky reports on the Dallas Morning News:

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The Dallas Morning News will no longer publish Quick after its August 4 issue, bringing to a close the free weekly’s 8-year-long run. Jim Moroney, the publisher and CEO at The News, tells Unfair Park he broke the news to its staff at around 10:30 this morning: Seven full-timers have been laid off, as have two part-timers. All will be given severance, and all have been told they can apply for other jobs at the paper if and when they come open.

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http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2011/07/moroney.php

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