Saturday, April 4, 2009
Executives from the Times Co. and Globe made the demands Thursday morning in an approximately 90- minute meeting with leaders of the newspaper's 13 unions, union officials said. The possible concessions include pay cuts, the end of pension contributions by the company and the elimination of lifetime job guarantees now enjoyed by some veteran employees, said Daniel Totten, president of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Globe's biggest union, which represents more than 700 editorial, advertising and business office employees. [Click for MORE]
- Globe editor offers frank assessment
- Journal Sentinel faces daunting choices
- Bad news day for Scranton media
- MediaNews reorganizing capital structure
- NYT and CNN: Global editions bring battle head-to-head
- MediaNews reaches deal to defer debt payments
- Murdoch: Newspapers need to start charging for online content
- Belo to cut salaries, stop pension contributions
- Creditors seek power to investigate Journal Register Co.
- Spokesman-Review newsroom agrees to sizable pay cuts
- Gannett consolidates editing of four New Jersey dailies
- Detroit Media Partnership in E-reader deal with Plastic Logic
- Boston Herald trims 6% of work force
- Gannett rolls out new content-delivery initiative
- Los Angeles CityBeat folds
- Setbacks in Bay Area add to pain for the Chronicle
- NY Times Co. announces temporary salary cuts
- News Corp. Invests in Mobile Reader
- Hearst Offers to Buy Rest of TV Unit
- Tribune To Merge Newspaper, TV Operations In Hartford
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
April Fool's madness reigned this morning, and it wasn't just because of the fears over the latest computer worm. Both the venerable Guardian in London and the alt-weekly Mountain Express in Asheville, N.C. announced they were dropping print and going all Twitter.
The Guardian said it had finally listened to experts who claimed every story today can be told "in 140 characters."
The Asheville paper even produced a video, calling itself "the nation's first Twaper."
Meanwhile, the stodgy Economist announced it was opening a scary financial theme park, Econoland.
For reports, links and the video, to the E&P Pub.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
- 5 newspaper companies that have filed Chapter 11
- Chicago's Sun-Times Media Files For Chapter 11
- Sun-Times Files for Bankruptcy
- Chicago Sun-Times parent files for bankruptcy
- Sun-Times Media Group Files For Bankruptcy Protection
- Chicago dailies tell different bankruptcy stories
- Chicago’s Sun-Times Media Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
- Chairman's letter to Sun-Times employees
- Sun-Times' Money Problems Include Conrad Black, Advertising
- Sun-Times files for Chapter 11
- Sun-Times Media Group Bankruptcy: Who's Owed What?
Monday, March 30, 2009
Missing from the doorsteps and driveways of many Michigan homes Monday morning: newspapers.
In a bold but risky move aimed at ensuring their survival in the digital age, The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press are reducing home delivery to the three days a week most popular with advertisers — Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Slimmed-down newspapers, sold at regular prices, will be available in news racks and convenience stores the other four days.
The Detroit publishers hope to cut costs significantly, without sacrificing newsroom staff, to survive a recession that has exacerbated losses from ads shifting to the Internet. Millions of dollars in advertising have eroded over the past year in a city and state being hammered by foreclosures, high unemployment and the near-collapse of the auto industry. [Click for MORE]
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
The popular blog is collaborating with The Atlantic Philanthropies and other donors to launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund with an initial budget of $1.75 million. That should be enough for 10 staff journalists who will primarily coordinate stories with freelancers, said Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
Work that the journalists produce will be available for any publication or Web site to use at the same time it is posted on The Huffington Post, she said. [Click for MORE] Sphere: Related Content
Jonathan Mann of Berkeley, Calif., posts a song daily on Rock Cookie Bottom blog. His week-old Saving Newspapers has been viewed more than 2,600 times, ranking it No. 9 among his 75 videos. Most-viewed: Hey Paul Krugman (A song, A plea), seen more than 144,000 times.
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