Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Media News

Fire the Wire -- And Hire Locally Editor & Publisher
My suggestion for publishers, editors and news managers dealing daily with the cost-cutting that plagues newsrooms around the country is to fire someone. I'm suggesting you sack your wire service. That's right -- fire your wire service. Eliminate wire copy from your paper.

Murder Ink On The Media
Los Angeles Times crime reporter Jill Leovy believes that no victim’s story should go untold. But news holes are shrinking, so Leovy has launched The Homicide Report online, where she’ll take note of every death in L.A. County.

Citrus Times will cease publication St Petersburg Times
The Citrus Times section that has been published since 1980 will cease to exist April 2, although the Times will continue to deliver a full metropolitan report in Citrus County.

N.Y. Times January Revenue Declines Yahoo Finance
Ad sales from continuing operations fell 2.1 percent to $182.6 million from $186.5 million in the prior-year period. Total revenue from continuing operations declined to $288 million from $289.1 million.

Wake Up Wendy Wednesday Fishbowl LA
"It's possible that there's already too much indifference over newspapers in this media-soaked age for anyone to care enough to use their lunchbreak to protest. Of course, those of us in the business hope that's not true, because we still believe that an active, responsible daily newspaper is a key to both a healthy democracy and an enjoyable life. Does the rest of Santa Barbara feel the same way? Wednesday will give some clues to that answer."

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