Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘Report says Philly newspaper co. is again for sale’

An update on Philadelphia Media Network:

The company that operates Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers is up for sale again, less than a year and a half after creditors took them over, according to a published report.

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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/text/2017376431.html

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‘Facebook’s Latest Scoop: Thousands Of Journalists Use Subscribe Feature’

Ingrid Lunden reports on Facebook: 

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For many news sites, Facebook has become one of the biggest sources of referral traffic to its stories, and today the social network revealed some numbers that underscored how it is continuing to build up its cred as a news aggregator: it says it now has “thousands” of journalists using its new Subscribe feature, an enhanced, Twitter-like broadcasting service that lets those journalists engage with readers, highlight news and publicize their work, without the need for the reader and journalist to mutually follow each other.

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http://paidcontent.org/article/419-facebooks-latest-scoop-thousands-of-journalists-use-subscribe-feature/

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‘Sturgis Journal to shut its presses, cut fifteen jobs’

An update on the Sturgis Journal:

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A local newspaper is announcing that it will shut down the presses and send the paper’s print work off-site.

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http://www.wwmt.com/articles/sturgis-1401052-journal-mich.html

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‘Digital change forcing big shift in publishing’

An update from CBC News:

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The threat of layoffs at the newsprint mill in Corner Brook is a symptom of problems in the publishing industry as a whole.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/01/26/nl-publishing-digital-126.html

 

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‘Press Freedom Index: Occupy Wall Street Journalist Arrests Cost U.S. Dearly In Latest Survey’

Jack Mirkinson reports on Press Freedom Index:

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The targeting of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement has caused the United States to drop precipitously in a leading survey of press freedom.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/press-freedom-occupy-wall-street-us-arrests_n_1230825.html?ref=media

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‘The forgotten history of Access Atlanta, one of the early web’s most innovative newspapers’

Alex Remington reports on Access Atlanta:

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For a brief shining moment in the early 1990s, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was one of the top innovators in digital news. But it didn’t last long.
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‘US drops 27 spots on Global Press Freedom Index’

Press Freedom Index 2011/2012: 

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“This year’s index sees many changes in the rankings, changes that reflect a year that was incredibly rich in developments, especially in the Arab world,” Reporters Without Borders said today as it released its 10th annual press freedom index.

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http://en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2011-2012,1043.html

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‘Shrinking newsroom numbers’

An update from Gannett blog:

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Marymont’s “Content Evolution” reference’s a year-long study by editors of the larger papers that resulted in the introduction last summer of so-called Passion Topics, another quality control effort focused on subjects of presumably high interest to readers.

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http://gannettblog.blogspot.com/

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‘Chicago Sun-Times, Doubting Its Relevance, Drops Political Endorsements’

Dino Grandoni reports on the Chicago Sun-Times: 

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Noting that “a multitude of information sources” exist today besides it (read: online journalism), the Chicago Sun-Times seems to acknowledge its and other newspapers’ waning influence as why it has decided to quit endorsing candidates for office.

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2012/01/chicago-sun-times-doubting-its-relevance-drops-political-endorsements/47716/

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‘Detroit | Abrupt furloughs, and cuts elsewhere’

An update from Gannett blog:

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In an e-mail, a reader tells me that the Gannett-controlled Detroit Media Partnership and Gannett-owned Detroit Free Press yesterday announced “sudden” first-quarter furloughs that are to be taken in the next 10 weeks.

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http://gannettblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/detroit-abrupt-furloughs-and-other-cuts.html

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