Veteran journalist laid off by 'Daily News' is about to accept a prestigious award for her work at the paper
Wasserman, who is now out of a job, along with more than 20 other News journalists who were targeted in a round of newsroom downsizing last Wednesday and Thursday, will be given the award during a Silurians gala on the evening of May 22.
'Daily News' chief Colin Myler tells staff layoffs were 'inevitable,' announces new digital initiative in boroughs
We want to assure you that the decisions that have been taken followed serious consultations with all departmental heads."(1)
The buyouts come as the Post's parent corporation, News Corp., prepares to separate its publishing properties, which also include The Wall Street Journal and various newspapers in the U.K. and Australia, from the company's cash-cow television and film assetts. After the split, the publishing titles will no longer be cushioned by more lucrative brands such as Fox News.
Following yesterday's bloodletting, Daily News journalists were bracing this morning for another batch of pink slips to be handed out in the tabloid's newsroom.(2)
Yesterday, State Senate Republicans held a hearing to consider testimony about the possibility of adopting New York City-style campaign-finance laws for state legislative elections.
It's unclear who's been let go and how widspread the cuts will be. Several high-profile bylines have been floated by sources, but we've so far been unable to confirm any names.(2)
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The Times had a combined print and digital average weekday circulation of 1.87 million between October and March, up 17.6 percent from the same six-month period a year earlier, according to the latest figures from the Alliance for Audited Media.
Superstorm Sandy got a second wind in the news cycle today as the coastal areas devastated by the storm continue to grapple with recovery efforts six months after the historic event. "We can't forget about so many people still hurting," said Joe Scarborough this morning, standing with his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. "Please remember, six months later, so many people still suffering after Sandy."
The promotions reflect the paper's increasing focus on web growth, which it's achieved this past year by tailoring its homepage to photo-heavy national news. But they also come during a period of relative anxiety in the newsroom.
"If you can’t stomach the gore, don’t run the photo. Period," wrote Charles Apple, the author of the blog post and an editor at the Orange County Register of Santa Ana, Calif. He also noted that Newark's Star-Ledger ran the same photo on page one exactly as it had been taken by the Globe photographer.(83)
Debbbie Krenek, herself portrayed in the play, said that the scene recreating McAlary's emotional newsroom speech after he won the Pulitzer "took my breath away" because it felt so real: "It was truly like seeing Mike."
At first it will seem, because the article is presented without any context, as though a woman was viciously beaten and raped and near death on Wednesday of last week in Central Park by "a wolf pack of more than a dozen young teenagers who attacked her at the end of an escalating crime spree."
Displaced from their 4 New York Plaza headquarters ever since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the place in October, News staff were told on Friday to anticipate moving back "in the fall."