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USA Today Undergoes Major Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

USA Today has begun a painful round of layoffs, the paper's owner confirmed Wednesday. Jeremy Gaines, vice president of corporate communications w...

Jason Linkins

GOOD Now A Booster For Military Drone Tech | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

In the not-too-distant past, there was a magazine called GOOD, which was dedicated to all things positive -- philanthropy, advancement ... really, any...

Tough Times At Columbia Journalism Review

Capital New York | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

In media, there are big fish and little fish. Which is why the appointment of Cyndi Stivers as editor-in-chief of didn't create a lot of noise...

'Fired, Laid Off Or Pushed Out?' Not What?

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2013 | Media
Rebecca Shapiro

In an industry that is constantly adapting and redefining the way news is gathered and disseminated, what happens when an employee falls victim to one of these layoff announcements? According to one of New York's leading employment lawyers, a whole lot. And it doesn't have to be all bad.

Company Promises Good News, Then Fires A Bunch Of People

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

We can probably all agree that "layoffs" and "good news" are two phrases that don't usually go together. Apparently, executives at one company fee...

Time Inc. Reportedly Planning Major Layoffs

Posted 01.10.2013 | Media

Time Inc. is reportedly planning to slash hundreds of jobs, the New York Post's Keith Kelly exclusively reported on Thursday. Sources told Kelly th...

Major Shake-Up At The Daily

Posted 07.31.2012 | Media

Rupert Murdoch's daily iPad publication announced its plans to lay off almost a third of its staff on Tuesday. AllThingsD was first to report the news...

Jason Linkins

GOOD Goes From Bad To Worse | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Last week, the people behind GOOD -- a media organization dedicated to covering philanthropy and the people who work at "moving the world forward" -- ...

ABC News Layoffs Expected: Memo Says Cuts Part Of 'Transformation'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A heavy round of ABC News layoffs is expected to begin soon as part of a major network transformation. Up to 20 percent of the news division will b...

Time Inc. To Cut $100 Million From Costs; Extensive Layoffs Are Expected

New York Times | Stephanie Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Signaling that worse times are ahead for magazines, Time Inc. is expected to announce next week that it will cut $100 million from costs, including an...

Take Me to the Intersection of Poetry and Journalism

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

Journalists today are often stressed rather than inspired. Bring on the poetry. Bring on new voices. Tell us something that matters with words that tell us about the world, about the human condition.

Jason Linkins

Gannett Newspapers Sends Employees Home For Week Of Unpaid Leave | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yowch. Even with the near daily dose of grim news regarding the imminent Death Of All Print media, Editor and Publisher's Greg Mitchell is correct to...

What's Wrong with Our Health Care System: #538 of Infinity

Doug Hatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Hatt

In order to qualify for this safety-net health insurance coverage, I had to go without any kind of health insurance for anywhere between 45 and 90 days. Not just me, but my wife and baby.

Jason Linkins

CNN 'Parts Ways' With In-House Headhunter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It wasn't long ago that CNN prexy Jon Klein, swimming in $1.1 billion in revenue, was cutting against the gloomy, layoffs-are-coming media landscape b...

Tina Brown Slams "Feckless Bureaucrats" Ruining Media Companies

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The great media companies are laying off employees by the truckload. They ought to start with the feckless bureaucrats who are running the place. The...

Miles to Go: CNN Fires Technology Unit, Keeps Ridiculous Technology

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who's been screwed as thoroughly and with as much sheer audacity by CNN over the past few years as Miles O'Brien.

Jason Linkins

Star-Ledger Re-Assigns Reporters...To The Mailroom | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yowch! Over at Editor and Publisher, Joe Strupp reports on the latest developments at the financially troubled Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ, where two j...