"The Week of The Long Knives."
Posted September 23, 2005
The New York Times and Boston Globe are going to cut their editorial
staffs over the next several months. This is in response to the weak
advertising revenue for media companies.
However, Gannett says it will not cut newsroom staff
and say they monitor staffing continuously.
Posted September 22, 2005
We get questions about writing and travel.
Read the award winners from this year's Lowell Thomas Awards at the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.
More newspaper buyouts: Now it's the Philadelphia
Inquirer. The memo indicates the awful shape American newspapers are in. There doesn't seem to be
any area of growth. And I think it's a shame because when a newspaper is good, there is nothing better. There is
a communal spirit of intelligence in a newspaper that I have yet to see on the Net. But then, the whaling industry
was a storied one, too, before the discovery of oil.
Posted September 20, 2005
The San Francisco Chronicle is offering buy-outs for over 200 writers and journalists. The
article, from Editor and Publisher, is an intriguing insight into the economy of newspapers.
Know thyself? Find out how to
assess yourself truthfully and therefore present your best self to a potential employer.
Posted September 16, 2005
I consult the Ask Annie column at Fortune occasionally. She has good advice
about how to use
the telephone when calling for jobs. It's considered one of the toughest acts to
perform when looking for a job.
good for newspapers or not so good? Opinions vary depending on who you represent. The writer or
journalist as a union member always rings false for some reason. I can see the printers or carriers as part
of unions. I used to belong to the union that now represents journalists and.....well......I sincerely
hope it has improved.
Posted September 13, 2005
Outside Online has an article on "working for keeps." How
people have combined work and passion for what they like to do. In other words, the perfect free-agent.
Posted September 7, 2005
Writer Erika Dreifus has compiled a nifty set of links on "Emergency
Resources for Writers." Worth taking a look at.
Read all about the mergers
of the global magazine publishing world. Or, as the author puts it, "The global carveout."
According to Steve Outing of the Poynter Institute, The Times-Picayune's web site, NOLA, is
calling for "skilled producers who want to work for us on a temporary basis." That includes freelance writers to help
cover the natural disaster along the Gulf.
Posted September 6, 2005
Rodale's Organic Style magazine will
shut down after a four-year run. Thirty-eight staffers will be let go.
Katrina has made a mess of things. And the old, venerable
Times-Picayune of New Orleans is struggling to stay alive.
And Newsday is going to cut editorial positions, mostly in New York City.
Posted September 2, 2005
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