Posts Tagged ‘newspapers’

Stephen Smith Is Out at Washington Examiner

Stephen Smith, the top editor at the Washington Examiner, is leaving the publication after more than seven years. His last day will be Sept. 5. Hugo Gurdon, previously the editor of The Hill, is taking over the top slot. Smith writes by email that Gurdon originally came on as "editorial director," and Smith was to [...]

Washington Examiner Stops Controversial Home Delivery

When the Washington Examiner launched in D.C. in 2005, its most immediate impact was on lawns. The frequently unsolicited red-sleeved papers earned a probe from an Arlington county supervisor and complaints from readers. "I did not request it, and do not want it, at all, ever," one accidental subscribers wrote to the paper.
While the paper [...]

Washington Post Circulation, Revenue Drops in First Quarter

Ad revenue and circulation continued to slide at the Washington Post in the first three months of the year, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing from the Washington Post Company.
The paper's Sunday and daily print circulation fell by 7.7 percent and 7.2 percent respectively, when compared to the first quarter of [...]

“Valentine’s Massacre” at Post Cuts at Least 40 Jobs

After cutting tuition reimbursement benefits and its cafeteria, the financially-troubled Washington Post has started cutting people in what looks to be the first layoffs of 2013.
Fishbowl D.C., which first reported yesterday's layoffs, has pegged the number of employees cut at 54. Politico says at least 40 people were let go. Either way, it's a lot. [...]

Washington Post VP: Paper Faces “Urgent Need to Reduce Costs”

Cost-cutting continues at the financially troubled Washington Post. According to an internal memo sent out by Vice President for Human Resources Wayne Connell, the paper is canceling its tuition reimbursement program at the end of the month.
Now, that alone wouldn't be very surprising. Tuition reimbursement is a pretty great perk! But take a look [...]

Newspaper Ads Down 29 percent: Not A “Good” Slump

Recessionary times are all about relativity. Beancounters take a look at the biz climate and decide just how big of a hit the organization is going to take. We estimate that sales will be off 20 percent from the same period last year—that's how the exercise goes.

When Facebook Goes Wrong

A crusty newspaper editor, let's say he's in his late 50s, is forced to take a buyout. Faced with some time on his hands, he gets on Facebook to a) post photos of his small, blond granddaughter and b) network to find a job. A first cousin, close to him in age, friends him and [...]

Oprah Kicks Newspapers When They’re Down…

I watched the repeat of Thursday's "Oprah" on WJLA-TV about 1 a.m. last night. Suze Orman was the guest.
The personal finance guru delivered a sermon called "Rescue Yourself!" that included the steps folks should take to survive the current economy.
Among the first cutbacks advised: "Cancel Newspaper."


If Jeff Jarvis had his way, this post would not exist. In his new book "What Would Google Do?," Jarvis lays out a number of rules to help dead tree newspaper types and corporations in general face the new online reality–including "do what you do best and link to the rest."
Just like the newspaper industry [...]

Columnist Gives Up on Newspapers

Dave Morgan has written some very definitive words on OnlineSPIN. Here's the critical line from his piece:
"I am not going to write about newspapers anymore."
Morgan doesn't leave this drastic statement simply hanging there. Like any strong columnist, he explains why he's going to these great lengths:
I no longer believe that the industry [...]