Feb 11, 2010

Four in the evening

1. Gannett will force employees to take a week furlough and will extend a wage freeze through April, at least. Gannett Blog

2. Poynter talks to Howard Saltz, MediaNews Group's vice president for content, about what to expect from the coming paywall. Poynter

3. The San Diego Union-Tribune hires a new editor: Jeff Light, formerly vice president of interactive for the Orange County Register. U-T

4. Ana Marie Cox, the original Wonkette, becomes Washington correspondent for GQ magazine. Politico

3 comments:

Jim said...

Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

Re: Jeff Light being hired by the UT

OH MY GOD. RUN FOR THE HIIIIIIILLLLLLSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There's a big problem with the pay wall ideas, which are good in theory.

But the smaller MediaNews papers, all of those in LA, don't have the staffs anymore to do analysis, reviews and investigations.

The staffs produce only the stuff that apparently will be in front of the pay walls.