Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gannett Blog: Everyone at Gannett
Put on One-Week Furlough

USA Today Content to Replace AP News

A memo just released by CEO Craig Dubow, confirming recent speculation that Gannett will require about 35,000 U.S. workers to take a week off without pay in this quarter. There's now an FAQ. Plus, newspaper division chief Bob Dickey has issued a memo, too. [Click for MORE]

In a fresh sign of its worsening finances, the nation's biggest newspaper publisher is quietly testing a new service that it expects will replace the Associated Press at its 84 U.S. newspapers, a memo obtained by Gannett Blog says. [Click for MORE]

USA Today won't give pay raises in 2009. That's from a memo Publisher Craig Moon reportedly just sent to the No. 1 circulation newspaper's employees, regarding Gannett's announcement that about 35,000 U.S. workers will be required to take a week off without pay during the current quarter. USAT's move is effective Feb. 1. "This includes me, your department head -- everyone,'' Moon says.

Gannett rolls out ContentOne as a prepackaged national news web page for all Gannett community newspapers. The first test page covers the Inauguration of Barack Obama. [Click for MORE] Sphere: Related Content

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