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Time to Occupy Newsrooms

Where unfair bonuses are concerned, media firms rival Wall Street: David Carr

(Newser) - USA Today applauded Occupy Wall Street for attacking firms that give “huge bonuses” to execs who makes terrible decisions. The paper’s right—but it’s being hypocritical. Gannett, owner of USA Today, is a champion of “bonus excess despite miserable operations,” David Carr writes in... More »

New York Times to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs

Newspaper forced to reduce journalistic staff by 8%

(Newser) - In an effort to continue cutting costs, the New York Times will eliminate 100 jobs from its 1,300-person newsroom. The paper will offer buyouts before instituting layoffs if necessary, executive editor Bill Keller said in an email to his staff. The move comes on the heels of an across-the-board... More »

NPR Snagged Most Listeners Ever in '08

23.6M tuned in, but public radio still faces budget shortages

(Newser) - There’s one growth story in the otherwise moribund news media industry, and it’s downright old fashioned: National Public Radio. Riding its hugely popular “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” shows, NPR had more listeners than ever in 2008—23.6 million a week—up 8.7%... More »

The Bell Tolls for Journos

Explosion of web content and staff cuts marks the end of an era

(Newser) - With the flurry of firings and buyouts at the nation’s newspapers, "it certainly feels like the end of days," writes Julia Klein in Obit. But while much has been made of lofty topics such as "the fate of democracy" and "journalism's core civic and watchdog... More »

Washington Post Top Editor Calls It Quits

Downie presided as Internet transformed newspapers, media

(Newser) - The Washington Post's executive editor is retiring, he said today, after a 17-year run that included many prizes, painful staff cuts, and the rise of the Internet. A low-profile but highly respected figure, Leonard Downie Jr. told his staff he would miss the paper. "At the same time I'm... More »

Honey, I'm Shrinking the Tribune Papers

Zell plans to slice pages to offset $13B debt

(Newser) - Publisher Sam Zell has announced he'll quickly slash pages and more editorial jobs to offset huge debts and  a larger-than-anticipated decline in advertising revenue at his newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. An 80-page edition of the Tribune could be sliced to 48 pages, reports the Chicago ... More »

LA Times Shakeup: He Said, He Said

Editor who may have quit, publisher who may have fired him disagree

(Newser) - In announcing that James O'Shea was leaving the LA Times, publisher David Hiller said the paper's top editor was "unable to make the hard choices" involved in budget-cutting. But the rift may run deeper: O'Shea tells the Wall Street Journal his ideological differences over how to save a sinking... More »

LA Times Loses 3rd Editor to Budget Disputes

It's déjà vu for bigwigs: O'Shea is forced out after refusing cutbacks

(Newser) - The top editor of the Los Angeles Times has been fired after a confrontation with publisher David Hiller over $4 million in planned newsroom cutbacks, reports AP. James O'Shea's departure after just 14 months marks the third time in less than three years that the paper's top editor has left... More »

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