Saturday, May 9, 2009

Should Journos Hobnob With Politicos?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Agreement Reached at Boston Globe

The Boston Globe and its largest union reached tentative agreement on wage and benefit cuts early Wednesday morning, apparently ending for now The New York Times Company’s threat to shut down New England’s largest newspaper.

A Globe spokesman, Robert Powers, released a statement saying, “We have completed negotiations with the Guild but have agreed not to release any details until the leadership speaks with Guild members on Thursday, May 7.”

People briefed on the talks, who were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said a deal had been reached around 3 a.m., but said they did not know the details. [Click for MORE] Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

'This Year Will Bring a True Sea Change'

U.S. media expert Jeff Jarvis is predicting a massive shift in the American media market this year -- the death of print newspapers across the country. In an interview, he explains why he believes the future for serious journalism lies with Web sites like Twitter and Google News. [Click for MORE] Sphere: Related Content

Entrepreneurs--The New Journalists

From LAbizObserved:

Kara Swisher from All Things Digital drops in on Sharon Waxman of The Wrap, and they talk about how both their news sites might become models for a new kind of journalism. Swisher gives us a little tour of Waxman's home in Santa Monica, where The Wrap is produced. Newsroom looks a little tight, but cozy. Lead investor of the entertainment site is Maveron, which is the investment vehicle for Starbucks head Howard Schultz.

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Pulitzer Photog, Subject Return to Kent State

Mary Ann Vecchio and photographer John Filo hug after their talk during the annual May 4 commemoration on the Kent State University campus on Monday in Kent. [Associated Press]

Filo and Vecchio return to KSU

Inextricably linked by the annals of history for the past 39 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Filo and his subject, Mary Vecchio, were reunited Tuesday at Kent State University.

I thought I had ruined her life. It took me 25 years before I could talk to her.

--John Filo

The last time he saw her on the campus was through the lens of his camera as he took his historic picture on May 4, 1970, after the shootings on campus that left four dead and nine wounded.

Filo, then a senior photojournalism major, is now photography director for CBS in New York. Vecchio, then a 14-year-old runaway from Florida, is a respiratory therapist in Florida.

The two were the featured speakers at Monday afternoon's 39th commemoration of the May 4 shootings. The two-hour program on the Kent State Commons, the site of the student demonstrations, was organized by the May 4th Task Force. It was the culmination of events that began Sunday night with a march and candlelight vigil in the parking lot next to Taylor Hall, where the students were shot by National Guardsmen who fired 87 shots in 13 seconds. [Click for MORE]

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    Monday, May 4, 2009

    Today is the 39th Anniversary of the Killing
    of 4 Students by National Guardsmen at Kent State

    This photo appeared in the Daily Kent Stater, the student newspaper, in 1972.

    The cutline reads: One of the unanswered questions of May 4, 1970 is the identity of student photographer Terry Norman (shown in foreground with back to camera). Rumored to have been hired by the FBI and the campus police, he appears to have been illegally armed with a pistol. Conflicting accounts of his whereabouts and actions at the time of the shootings have yet to be satisfactorily answered. [More DETAILS]

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    N.Y. Times to File Notice It Will Close Boston Globe

    By Howard Kurtz
    Washington Post Staff Writer

    Monday, May 4, 2009; 6:19 AM

    The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England's most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks.

    After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file today a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification law. [Click for MORE]

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