Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Details about the Gray Lady’s $25,000-per-hour consultant…’

Sonya Hubbard reports on the New York Times:

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When the New York Times’ (NYT) and its president and former chief executive, Janet L. Robinson, announced a few months ago that Robinson would step down at the end of the year – even though no successor had been identified – the news caught many off guard.

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http://www.footnoted.com/buried-treasure/details-about-the-gray-ladys-25000-per-hour-consultant/

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‘The Collapse of Print Advertising in 1 Graph’

Derek Thompson reports on print advertising:

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Call it creative if you want, but this is what economic destruction looks like. Print newspaper ads have fallen by two-thirds from $60 billion in the late-1990s to $20 billion in 2011.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/02/the-collapse-of-print-advertising-in-1-graph/253736/

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‘Sam Zell Blames Tribune Failure on ‘Greedy’ Journalists’

Jeff Bercovici reports on Sam Zell:

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Sam Zell must miss being the most hated man in the newspaper industry.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/02/22/delusional-sam-zell-blames-tribune-failure-on-greedy-journalists/

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‘Is Twitter a newspaper, or is it the phone company?’

Mathew Ingram reports on Twitter: 

 

 

Is Twitter a publisher and distributor of information like a newspaper, or is it just a dumb pipe like a telephone network?

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http://gigaom.com/2012/02/20/is-twitter-a-newspaper-or-is-it-the-phone-company/

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‘PMN seeks to reduce newsroom positions by 37′

An update on PMN: 

In a cost-cutting move, the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com said it will reduce the number of newsroom positions by 37 — through buyouts, it hopes — by the end of March.

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http://articles.philly.com/2012-02-15/news/31063543_1_newsroom-workforce-cuts-job-cuts

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‘Star announces layoffs, furloughs’

 

 

 

 

An update on The Kansas City Star: 

 

 

The Kansas City Star on Monday announced employee furloughs and a small number of layoffs.

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‘Arizona Republic parent offers buyouts to 665 newspaper veterans’

An update on the Arizona Republic:

Gannett Co. Inc. -  the parent company of the Arizona Republic, USA Today and KPNX-TV Channel 12 in Phoenix — is offering buyouts to 665 newspaper veterans throughout the media company.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2012/02/10/arizona-republic-parent-offers-buyouts.html

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