Too Many Employees Want Star-Ledger Buy-Outs
10/10/2008 // NEWARK, NJ – Owners of The Star-Ledger in Newark had sought three concessions from employees to keep from closing or selling the paper: a new contract with union mailers, a new contract with union drivers, and 200 employees to sign up for buy-outs....
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Cuts 20 More Jobs
10/10/2008 //  SARASOTA, FL – While saying that the newspaper "remains profitable" and that she "intends to keep it that way," Sarasota Herald-Tribune publisher Diane McFarlin announced yesterday that 20 more jobs are being cut...
November Deadline For Students For National Geographic's Glimpse Program
10/09/2008 // WASHINGTON, DC – The deadline for students to apply for National Geographic's Glimpse Correspondents Program is coming up on November 2, and Kerala Taylor, Glimpse's editor-in-chief, is encouraging students to "jump...
International Herald Tribune's Web Site To Close
10/08/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – The New York Times Co. will be closing the Web site of its sister paper, the International Herald Tribune, and moving IHT.com's content onto the Time's site in order to increase Web traffic on the Time's site and to give the company...
East Valley Tribune To Lose Almost Half Its Staff
10/08/2008 //  PHOENIX, AZ – The East Valley Tribune's announcement this week that it's making major cutbacks, including going to four days a week publishing and eliminating Tempe and Scottsdale from its coverage and distribution area, also includes cutting 142...
Orphan Works: Tough Time For Creative Types
10/07/2008 // ST. LOUIS, MO – Beck Diefenbach, a photography and multimedia intern at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has written an Op-Ed piece on the issue of Orphan Works for the newspaper's Photo Blog, "PICTURES."Some may remember that "PICTURES...
More Deep Cuts Coming At LA Times?
10/07/2008 // LOS ANGELES, CA – As many as 75 more editorial positions may be cut from the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times using voluntary departures and layoffs, according to journalist Kevin Roderick on LA Observed.In...
Nachtwey's TED Prize Essay On Drug-Resistant TB Launches
10/06/2008 // NEW YORK, NY – In March 2007 photojournalist James Nachtwey won a TED Prize, $100,000, a third of $300,000 given each year to three individuals who "make one wish to change the world."Nachtwey used the prize money...
Ken Kobre Launches New Multimedia, Video Web Site
10/06/2008 //  SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 6, 2008) – Photojournalist, professor, and author Ken Kobre has launched KobreGuide.com, a new Web site he calls "an online guide to the Web's best video and multimedia journalism – or,...
"Visual Commentary" In Cleveland Plain Dealer Creates A Stir
10/06/2008 //  CLEVELAND, OH – A "visual commentary" about the presidential candidates that ran in the Sunday, September 28, Opinion section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has created a bit of a reader controversy.The artwork was created by Plain Dealer staff...