Sonya Hubbard reports on the New York Times:
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.
Derek Thompson reports on print advertising:
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.
Jeff Bercovici reports on Sam Zell:
Sam Zell must miss being the most hated man in the newspaper industry.
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?
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.
An update on The Kansas City Star:
The Kansas City Star on Monday announced employee furloughs and a small number of layoffs.
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.