Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Newspaper Workers

News Corp. exec: No bid for Tribune
News Corp. is not interested in participating in the auction for Tribune and its properties because "we've got lots of newspapers and television stations," Peter Chernin, News Corp.'s president and chief operating officer, said in an interview following a presentation at a media conference in Manhattan.

Thinking Past Paper And Ink
In September, Editor Cliff Teutsch asked a committee of 12 to prod the rest of the staff into offering ideas - from the routine to the idealistic - to take "The Courant forward as the state's most powerful and important news-gathering organization."

How should papers deal with staffers with personal blogs?
The appetite for blogs is so great that some newsrooms also are turning to local bloggers, freelancers and special guests, or actively soliciting readers for proposals for new blogs. California's Ventura County Star hosts a blog written by a local soldier who recently returned from Iraq. The Houston Chronicle is asking aspiring bloggers to send an e-mail to the paper describing what they want to share with the world.

Paper's new owner cut deal with union to spare some jobs
The San Jose Mercury News completed a round of layoffs Tuesday that trimmed its workforce by 35 employees in one of the first big moves under its new owner, MediaNews Group.

The Demise of the Professional Photojournalist
But professional photojournalists, and more recently videographers, have continued to make good livings at a craft that helps inform the rest of us about the world we live in. That craft has never been more vibrant, or vital. But the ability to make a living at it will crumble soon.

NY Times sees Web growth in "challenging" climate
The Times expects revenues from its Internet-related businesses, including and, to bring in about $270 million in revenue in 2006.
It expects Internet revenue to grow 30 percent, or more than $80 million, in 2007.

Kitsap Sun to cut 20 percent of newsroom jobs
BREMERTON, Wash. -- The Kitsap Sun newspaper is cutting nine full-time positions from its newsroom, a reduction of about 20 percent, as readers and advertisers continue to move to online news sources.

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