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The Summarized Web and Younew

Pressured by consumers' near-infinite selection of news to read, newspapers and other media companies need to consider summaries as the best way to earn clicks.
Chicago Reader  |  Asher Klein  |  11-26-2012  |  Media

Does 'Mother Jones' Know Best?new

Foundation funding and collaboration, touted as the way forward for news, have their own pitfalls.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  11-30-2009  |  Media

'San Diego News Network' Will Revolutionize How News Is Gathered -- Maybenew

San Diego, brace yourself: There's a new kid on the news block, and it's a website called San Diego News Network (SDNN). Its mission: Revolutionize the news industry.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  03-11-2009  |  Media

Denver's Rocky Mountain News is Going Downnew

E.W. Scripps has put the tabloid up for sale, but if no buyer emerges by mid-January, the company says it will explore "other options."
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-15-2008  |  Media

The Successes and Failures of Charlotte's Print Medianew

Some niche pubs are prospering, but many local papers are troubled.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  10-16-2008  |  Media

News Blues in Oklahomanew

The parent company of the Oklahoman is eliminating 155 positions, resulting in a 14 percent workforce cut. Following retirement buyouts, 46 individuals were terminated, according to the company.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Rob Collins  |  10-16-2008  |  Media

Ink-Stained Kvetches: Where Are All the Editorial Cartoonists Going?new

As newspapers cut back on staff, editorial cartoonists are losing their positions at newspapers across the nation. In Texas, only the San Antonio Express-News, the Houston Chronicle, and the Austin American-Statesman still employ staff cartoonists.
The Texas Observer  |  Brad Tyer  |  10-08-2008  |  Media

There's No End in Sight to the Cuts at the St. Louis Post-Dispatchnew

On the morning of August 28, unwelcome news began circulating through the newsroom at the daily: layoffs were imminent. By the end of that day, five editors -- two with almost 30 years of service at the daily -- were asked to collect their belongings and leave the building. In a subsequent interview, executive editor Arnie Robbins refuses to rule out further editorial staff reductions.
Riverfront Times  |  Kristen Hinman  |  09-12-2008  |  Media

Sympathy for the Newspaper CEOnew

Sacramento Bee parent McClatchy Company is headed for the bottom. Company head Gary Pruitt aims to stem the tide, or go down with the ship.
Sacramento News & Review  |  R.V. Scheide  |  09-11-2008  |  Media

Blogs Tell the Story Behind Baltimore Sun Buyouts and Changesnew

Behind the scenes, journalists at the Sun and other papers owned by the Tribune Co. have launched an angry (if only online) revolt against staff layoffs, management decisions, and what they see as a wholesale dismantling of the Chicago-based company's newspapers.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Martin L. Johnson  |  09-09-2008  |  Media

If Journalism is Dead, Then Why Am I Teaching it to Hundreds of College Students?new

The public may have turned against traditional media but it doesn't mean they don't want news and information. The challenge now is to figure out how to earn the money to generate the information, and discover the most efficient ways to deliver it. It's a new media world and, I would argue, the most inspiring time in history to be an aspiring journalist.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  G.W. Miller III  |  09-08-2008  |  Media

More Bad News at The News & Observernew

More layoffs loom at the North Carolina daily, and the spinoff entertainment publication could be history.
INDY Week  |  Fiona Morgan  |  08-28-2008  |  Media

The Incredible Shrinking Lansing State Journalnew

Old-timers tell stories of a vibrant newsroom a decade ago, with more than 20 reporters, including three alone covering the state Capitol. The staff took pride in its role as the watchdog newspaper for Michigan government. Today, staff levels aren't the only things shrinking. Coverage is down. Staff morale is down amid the cutbacks. Circulation numbers are down.
City Pulse  |  Kyle Melinn and Angela Vasquez-Giroux  |  08-27-2008  |  Media

Paxton Media Group is Running Durham's Daily Paper into the Groundnew

Layoffs and other staff changes that began last Tuesday may be responses to tough economic times, while newsroom reassignments will slightly increase the number of reporters. But none of those changes addresses the drastic decline in circulation and reporting resources -- not to mention quality -- that has marked Paxton's ownership of the paper.
INDY Week  |  Fiona Morgan  |  08-07-2008  |  Media

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