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Gannett shuts down Metromix operations in 7 markets

December 13, 2011

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Raise your hand if you have used Metromix. No? Okay, apparently you aren’t alone. In 2007, Gannett launched the entertainment website in conjunction with Tribune Co. (Chicago Tribune’s parent company). The site is allegedly the “go-to” guide for 24 to 35 year olds for restaurants, night life, music and bars. Since 2007, Metromix has grown […]

Gannett’s print advertising revenue falls again

January 31, 2011

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It’s not really surprising that print advertising revenue fell six percent for Gannett in the fourth quarter. What is surprising is that other mediums like broadcasting are enjoying a rebound. Gannett says weaknesses at USA Today and its newspaper division in the United Kingdom are to blame. We’re just wondering when we’ll hear about print […]

Gannett implements furloughs again

January 18, 2011

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Gannett announced at the beginning of the month that they will once again require their non-union employees at 81 community newspapers to take a one-week furlough in the first quarter of 2011. In the past three years, the newspaper publishing company has implemented four other furloughs. Gannett says the furloughs are necessary because of continuing […]

Three New Jersey papers to lay off half of editorial staffs

January 14, 2011

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There will be 99 staffers vying for 53 remaining positions at three New Jersey newspapers. The axed positions amount to the elimination of half of the editorial staffs at the three papers. Gannett owns the three newspapers involved in the layoffs. They are: the Courier News in Somerville, the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick […]

Gannett’s design hub strategy moving into implementation

January 14, 2011

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Gannett’s announcement in July about creating regional design hubs for its publications instead of having on site designers at each pub made us a little wary. Ten years ago, print design was a valued asset in newsrooms across the country. Our fear was that designers in these design hubs would cease to be designers and […]

Can Patch patch up journalism?

January 14, 2011

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When is the last time you received one (or five) of those free AOL CDs in the mail? Yeah, it’s been a long, long time. But don’t count AOL out just yet. The company has launched the Patch community in 19 U.S. states so far. Patch is a self-described online only source for very local […]