Gawker's Hamilton Nolan has the scoop on the latest bloodbath at The Village Voice, which has been slowly but steadily shedding veteran staffers since it was acquired in 2006 by the Phoenix-based New Times Media turned Village Voice Media turned Voice Media Group.(4)
A list of at least eight Post journalists who've been offered buyouts has been circulating among veterans of the tabloid. Those on the list are mostly older, longtime reporters and editors.(1)
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)
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)
Abramson also took a gentle dig at the concept of "native advertising," which she said was "for the conference set ... It's the buzzword of 2013's business model discussion at conferences"--such as the one at which she was presently speaking.(1)
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It is, really, an occasion for the people in all quarters of Washington, so often at cross-purposes, to ditch the pretense that they don't know each other and have nothing to gain from each other. It's Washington on carnival time, a release valve from the pressure of doing the work those watchers in Spokane that Brokaw is so worried about expect of the city's political and media elites.
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.
Asked about the status of Media Decoder, which had become a topic of interest among media wonks on Twitter these past few days, a Times spokesperson said the blog is "dormant, not dead."