Take a look at this Google News report I received today: NEWS Gannett suspends dividend and implements cost cuts to offset impact of COVID-19 USA TODAY Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY and more than 260 other daily publications, is suspending its dividend and implementing a variety of cost cuts to … Coronavirus prompts furloughs, layoffs and pay cuts at Gannett newspapers masslive.com Gannett announced decreased advertising revenue amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, The Daily Beast reported. CEO Paul Bascobert told … Gannett Newspaper to Furlough Journalists – American Greatness Workers at Statesman, other Gannett newspapers facing furloughs during coronavirus pandemic – Austin Business Journal GannettRead More →

Take a look at this Google News report I received today: NEWS Gannett suspends dividend and implements cost cuts to offset impact of COVID-19 USA TODAY Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY and more than 260 other daily publications, is suspending its dividend and implementing a variety of cost cuts to … Coronavirus prompts furloughs, layoffs and pay cuts at Gannett newspapers masslive.com Gannett announced decreased advertising revenue amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, The Daily Beast reported. CEO Paul Bascobert told … Gannett Newspaper to Furlough Journalists – American Greatness Workers at Statesman, other Gannett newspapers facing furloughs during coronavirus pandemic – Austin Business Journal GannettRead More →

From Poynter Institute newsletter: The buzz in Sacramento Here’s something you don’t see every day: a local politician who wants to save the local newspaper. Mayor Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, California, is trying to form a local ownership group to buy The Sacramento Bee. The Bee is currently owned by McClatchy, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure debt and shed pension obligations. Steinberg told the Bee’s Ryan Lillis that it’s his “responsibility as mayor to fight for any community asset that is vital to the future of Sacramento.” McClatchy had no comment, but there’s no indication at the moment that the paper is evenRead More →

GateHouse Media, owner of the New Bern Sun Journal, announced changes to key newsroom positions that sound like progress, and in some ways, is. An article posted Thursday (and published in Friday’s print edition) announced that Chris Segal, who has been executive editor over the Sun Journal and the Kinston Free Press, has been promoted and will now oversee the Jacksonville Daily News newsroom, as well. GateHouse moved around some other positions, too, giving managing editors in Jacksonville and New Bern/Kinston more authority over day-to-day operations, and creating a new position over the three properties to lead “digital” growth (what they mean is online, includingRead More →

GateHouse Media reportedly refused to run a column titled “Media Under Siege” that, among other things, criticized the company.  The piece was written by Randy Miller, who retired from the Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa, a few years ago.  He continued to write a column for the paper but – due to the “Media Under Siege” piece — it appears his contributions are no longer welcome. GateHouse Media owns the New Bern Sun Journal. Miller’s column appears below. Used with permission of the author. By Randy Miller “Freedom of the press ensures that the abuse of every other freedom can be known, can be challengedRead More →