Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
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
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.
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.
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
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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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]