Check out “Fit to Print” on Gannett Blog

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A new documentary, now in post production, asks that crucial question. It’s based on interviews with laid-off reporters, including some who’ve worked for Gannett.

http://gannettblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-happens-when-investigative.html

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Fit To Print Trailer

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May 9, 2012 · 11:41 am

HELP US COMPLETE “FIT TO PRINT”

“Fit to Print: A Documentary on the U.S. Newspaper Industry” needs your help:

Help us secure funding for licensing stock footage, images, our marketing campaign and distribution by visiting:

http://passer.by/films/1

We are currently in post-production with our feature documentary, but cannot move forward until we secure funding for essential items for completion such as stock footage and our marketing and distribution campaign. It is our goal to present “Fit to Print” to as wide of an audience as possible, through the film festival circuit, journalism schools throughout the U.S. and abroad, video on-demand, and a theatrical release. We also hope to design a new website that will provide readers of our blog and followers of the film an opportunity to receive updates, news and information regarding the film, articles and videos about the world of journalism and much more.

Help us get there by contributing to our Passerby campaign. We can’t do it without you!

Thank you!

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‘Content Is No Longer King’

Ben Elowitz examines the role of ‘content as king’:

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“Content is king” has been a long-lived mantra of media. And in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was true.

But over the last several years, the Internet has upheaved the aphorism.

Continue reading:

http://allthingsd.com/20120507/content-is-no-longer-king/

 

 

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‘New York Times confirms non-newsroom layoffs’

Jim Romenesko reports on the New York Times:

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More than 50 people were laid off on the corporate side. The layoffs include George Freeman, one of their well-known in-house lawyers. The worry is this is just the begginning of cuts — and that the company is putting pressure on the unions. Several of the people who were laid off were minorities, including African Americans and Hispanics.

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http://jimromenesko.com/2012/05/04/new-york-times-confirms-layoffs/

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‘Washington Post newspaper revenue drops 8% in 1st quarter’

Andrew Beaujon reports on the Washington Post:

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The Washington Post Company reported net earnings of $31 million in the first quarter of 2012 on Friday. Last year, the Post reported earnings of $15.2 million in the first quarter; the report attributes the gain to the sale of Kaplan’s Eduneering business to UL for $30 million. Kaplan’s Higher Education division reported an 82 percent drop in operating income.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/172778/washington-post-newspaper-revenue-drops-8-in-1st-quarter/

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‘Billionaire Eli Broad signals interest in buying L.A. Times’

Mike Boehm and James Rainey report on the Los Angeles Times:

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Five years after his partnership lost a bid to buy Tribune Co.and the Los Angeles Times, billionaire businessman Eli Broad said he remains interested in joining with others to restore local ownership to The Times.

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-broad-20120503,0,5169013.story

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