In its bizarre, ongoing effort to depress people into buying the daily newspaper, the Palm Beach Post has been running a series of ads about the economy.One ad highlighted job anxiety, unintentionally drawing attention to the more than 300 jobs lost at the Post in the past couple of years.The lat ... More >>
Flickr user: injuCan a new publisher save the Post?To some reporters at the beleaguered newspaper, Tim Burke's promotion to publisher of the Palm Beach Post this week was a welcome change.Burke was as assistant sports editor at the Miami Herald who went on to become an award-winning sports editor ... More >>
Count acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps among those who believe the current strategy of decimating staffs at newspapers is the wrong way to deal with the economic downturn, especially since most are still making money. "I am seriously worried about the decline of broa ... More >>
Just because I haven't seen this published anywhere else, I'm putting up this message from Tribune Co.'s Randy Michaels regarding Orlando Sentinel Editor Charlotte Hall's farewell speech as president of the American Society of News Editors. It's an okay speech, but who are these "pun ... More >>
Shortly after Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg announced the move of Manny Garcia to El Nuevo Herald, Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal announced that current Features Editor Mindy Marques will replace Garcia as the newspaper's new Senior Editor. Actually Marques, a former ... More >>
Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg sent out a memo this evening announcing that Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald editor Humberto Castelló is resigning after seven years at the helm. Even bigger news is Castelló's replacement. GarciaTaking the reins as executive editor at ... More >>
In his latest think piece, Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams describes the transformation of the company's national cable channel, WGN, into "WGN-America." "WHY 'AMERICA'? Because there's more to life than Hollywood and Manhattan," Abrams writes. "The channel will speak to Mi ... More >>
It's all the rage these days: Newspapers just need to charge people for their online content -- that would solve our problems! Everybody loves talking that smack, the latest being the Miami Herald's James Burnett. But it's all quite silly. In fact the opposite is true -- newspapers have to ... More >>
The Minneapolis Star Tribune followed the Tribune Co. and went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Remember, Miami Herald parent McClatchy, in the only good move it has made in several years, sold the Strib, as it is called, for $530 million back in 2006. The newspaper's story includes some inter ... More >>
Decimated by corporate overlords, the only hope for our local newspapers may be the auction block.
I've been documenting the downsizing of newspapers here for the past couple of years, so I guess it was bound to happen. My newspaper, which has largely avoided the carnage, has been cutting not just empty positions, but people. And the bloodletting has happened at several other newsp ... More >>
In his latest "think piece," Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams draws a line in the sand for EVERYone in the company's newsrooms (including the Sun-Sentinel): Revolutions are about "we". The leaders need to engage EVERYone. And EVERYone needs to engage the cause. You ar ... More >>
Newspapers will shrink as veterans are forced out the door
The gruff new Sun-Sentinel owner came to town, but you won't read about it in our local daily
The Sun-Sentinel brass steps over the line on airport expansion
An ousted editor warns that his newspaper is off the rails
Unions glom onto the Herald columnist's legacy
A great columnist falls to corporate cowardice. Was the CEO secretly holding the ax?
Oft-quoted USF Prof Susan MacManus is neutral. Yeah, right.
Boca's hometown newspaper, once a paragon of journalism, has become a laughingstock
With shifting ownership, low morale, and conflicts of interest, the Boca Raton News continues to flail along