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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Newspaper News

68 in Inquirer newsroom to lose their jobs
Ending months of speculation, Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C. said yesterday that it would lay off 68 newsroom employees, or 17 percent of the editorial staff, in another round of cost cutting at The Inquirer.PMH said the cutbacks would save about $6.8 million a year in salaries and benefits and would lead to more restructuring of beats and coverage areas as the slimmed-down news staff regroups to report the region's news.

Will Bill Keller End ‘Public Editor’ Slot at The Times?
The New York Times will soon decide whether it will do away with its public editor. The two-year term of the current public editor, Byron (Barney) Calame, will conclude in May. There may, or may not, be another.

Mecoy declines Sacto
Laura Mecoy looked at the Sacramento Bee's offer of recall to the home office and decided it wasn't for her. Instead, the paper's soon-to-be-ex Los Angeles correspondent takes a page from the many politicians she has covered.

Los Angeles Times Top Stories for 2006
From crashed Ferraris to Girls Gone Wild, latimes.com viewers indirectly voted with their mice for the year's top-viewed ten stories.

World’s oldest newspaper goes out of print
On New Year’s Day an era came to a close as the world’s oldest newspaper went out of print. The Swedish Post- och Inrikes Tidningar (Post and Domestic Newspapers) has been churning out announcements since 1645. But from now on, following a parliamentary decree, the newspaper will only be available online.

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