Monthly Archives: October 2011

Times Leader staffers face uncertain future

Patrick Sweet reports on MaineToday Media and newspaper chains: 

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Staffers in the Times Leader newsroom are searching for answers.

Given the recent announcement that editor and publisher Richard L. Connor is stepping down, layoffs of two veteran employees in July, shrinking news space in the print edition and increases to health insurance costs, some employees are fearing for the life of the newspaper while others are just stuck waiting for information.

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Layoffs Ahead at Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-Statesman

Jim Romenesko reports on Cox Media newspapers:

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Under Cox’s restructuring plan, copy editing and page design jobs will be consolidated in Dayton, at the Daily News, and in West Palm Beach (the Post), which means job losses at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-Statesman.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/romenesko/151303/cox-media-papers-to-consolidate-copy-editing-other-jobs/

 

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Shakeup at The Daily News

Keith Kelly reports on the New York Daily News:

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The Daily News is reshuffling the ranks of top editors, leading some to wonder who is manning the ship.

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Newspaper sites see traffic drop across the board

Rachel McAthy reports on the newspaper industry in the UK:

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Both daily and monthly traffic decreased for all audited newspaper websites in September, with the biggest declines recorded by Mirror Group Digital

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http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/newspaper-sites-see-traffic-drop-across-the-board/s2/a546517/

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Arianna Huffington Loses Ruling In Fight Over HuffPo Ownership

Jeff Roberts reports on the Huffington Post: 

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Two politicos who sued Arianna Huffington and her partner for stealing their idea for the Huffington Post will get to go forward after a New York judge refused to throw out the lawsuit.

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http://paidcontent.org/article/419-arianna-huffington-loses-big-ruling-in-fight-over-huffpo-ownership/

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Fit to Print But Tablet Users Won’t Pay For News

An update from the PEW Research Center:

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Although tablet owners spend more time consuming news than poking around on Facebook, they’re reluctant to pay for news content.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-20125334/fit-to-print-but-tablet-users-wont-pay-for-news/

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Newspapers have readers, its revenue that’s lacking

Paul Beebe examines current business model problems within the U.S. newspaper industry: 

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Newspaper companies have a curious problem. They have no trouble finding readers for their print and online news content. What they haven’t figured out is a sure way to make enough money to support their news-gathering operations.

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http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/52781505-79/news-newspapers-conway-gilbert.html.csp

 

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Newspaper Companies As Emblems of the 1 Percent

Ryan Chittum examines a recent article by David Carr:

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“Gannett paper” has long been a pejorative in journalism circles. So how about “Gannett executive”?

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http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/newspaper_companies_as_emblems.php

 

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One of the Nation’s Oldest Newspapers is Struggling to Stay Afloat

MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA reports on the black-owned newspaper, the Chicago Defender:

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One of the nation’s oldest black-owned newspapers, the Chicago Defender, is struggling to stay afloat. The newspaper is months behind on its rent, and this week laid off a sixth of its staff.

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http://www.suntimes.com/business/8345514-420/defender-cuts-editors-more-staff.html

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Major Shareholder Urges News Corp to Sell Newspapers

Andrew Pugh reports on News Corp.: 

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News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has been urged by its third-biggest shareholder to sell off its newspaper businesses.

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http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=48104&c=1

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