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Westchester (Journal-News, Weschster, NY) biz news staff gone (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Talking Biz News ^ | August 28, 2009 | Chris Roush

Posted on 08/28/2009 5:48:56 AM PDT by abb

The entire business news staff at The Journal News in Westchester County, New York, a Gannett newspaper, is gone this week in the round of 50 cutbacks at the paper.

These include business editor Mike Bieger and reporters Julie Moran Alterio, Jerry Gleeson and Jay Loomis. The former business editor, who was most recently data desk editor, Frank Brill, was also laid off. Brill is a former board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

The move calls into question whether eliminating coverage of business news in the worst recession in two decades is a good idea.

There is no one left in a department that once had 14 people: a top editor, an assistant editor, three copy editors/page designers, eight reporters and one editorial assistant. Last December, business reporter David Schepp was also laid off. He covered workplace, business of health and Rockland County

This staff covered such locally based corporations as: PepsiCo, IBM, MasterCard, Reader’s Digest, MBIA, Dress Barn, Bunge, Jarden, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and many other smaller ones.

The staff also covered small business, the economy and consumer issues in an area with a population of 1.3 million people just north of the world financial center of New York City.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: advertising; dbm; gannett; layoffs; newspapers
Friday morning good news.
1 posted on 08/28/2009 5:48:56 AM PDT by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


2 posted on 08/28/2009 5:49:27 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

I wonder if Gannett employees are making the connection yet?


3 posted on 08/28/2009 5:50:24 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: abb

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20090828_Talks_continue_on_papers__financing.html
Talks continue on papers’ financing

http://www.minnpost.com/braublog/2009/08/28/11179/star_tribune_tries_to_cut_octogenarian_loose_in_bankruptcy
Star Tribune tries to cut octogenarian loose in bankruptcy

http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=123&aid=169148
Tierney Tries Twitter, Facebook, PR Campaign to Keep Philadelphia Papers


4 posted on 08/28/2009 5:51:24 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Yea! That is one liberal newspaper!
5 posted on 08/28/2009 5:51:27 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKEES! I LOVE MY YANKEES!!!!!!!!!)
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To: abb

The Obamaloon administration don’t need none o’dat “business stuff”.

Dat’s capitalist crap.

Dat’s why dey demanded that the paper drop staff. Dey’ll only need one news outlet soon anyway.

Their tax dodgers and law school dropouts know all there is to know about running businesses and countries.


6 posted on 08/28/2009 5:52:20 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: abb
The move calls into question whether eliminating coverage of business news in the worst recession in two decades is a good idea.

The question is: Why does a tiny paper need a full time Biz staff anyway? Most of the really big papers only have one or two dedicated writers/editors and most of their business stuff usually comes off the wires.

Just make sure the guy covering Town Hall and the police blotter can also write about local business. (New shop opens at Mall)

7 posted on 08/28/2009 6:11:07 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking ... .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

My son, visiting us from Seattle, brought with him the last edition of the Seattle P.I. Tuesday, March 17 was their last day.


8 posted on 08/28/2009 6:16:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I wouldn’t mind having a copy of the last NY Times or WashPost =o)


9 posted on 08/28/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking ... .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: caver
I wonder if Gannett employees are making the connection yet?

Their readership is dropping like a rock and their editors are hardcore leftists and Democratic party shills. I'll bet they are cursing GWB on their way out the door.

I'm sure Mr. Hopey-Change will make everything better for them.

10 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:11 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Bread and Circuses)
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To: All

The wheels come off of CBS Camelot coverage as myth devolves into self parody

Cronkite was back on the air later that afternoon, and by the end of the day the decision had been made, by all three networks, to suspend all commercials and entertainment programs until after Kennedy's funeral. Thus, by nightfall, the nation was locked into what, in retrospect, still stands out as the most extraordinary weekend in the history of television.

With the decision to turn continuous air time over to the network news departments, TV journalism was suddenly faced with with a challenge far greater than any it had previously experienced. Because of the triumph it achieved in meeting that challenge, television news would never be regarded in quite the same way again. It is no exaggeration to say that during those four days in November 1963, TV journalism came into is full maturity. What's more, its performance that weekend provided a clear glimpse into the future. In the years ahead, television would come to be recognized as the dominant voice in American journalism, the prime source from which the majority of Americans received their news. - Air Time

Four Days in November Part One

Ted Kennedy's Last Journey


11 posted on 08/28/2009 6:42:41 AM PDT by Milhous (Confusion to our enemies.)
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To: Milhous

http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=138698
Kennedy Coverage Not Made for Prime Time

snip

But beyond the Beltway and Midtown media organizations, how did the Kennedy coverage play? Ratings reflect that while Americans surely caught the coverage in some capacity, most still use prime time to escape the world’s woes, including the death of the senate’s most influential member.

Which explains how CBS’s “Ted Kennedy: The Last Brother” finished last amongst the Big Four networks at 8 p.m. in the ad-centric adult 18-49 demographic, and how ABC’s “Remembering Ted Kennedy” lost to two forgettable reruns of cop dramas on CBS and NBC at 10 p.m.

snip


12 posted on 08/28/2009 7:48:49 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2009/aug/28/express-newspapers-richard-desmond
Yet another round of Express cutbacks

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004007458
NAA: Ad Sales Down 29% in 2Q, Biggest Downturn Yet

http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/27/markets/thebuzz/index.htm?postversion=2009082713
Redbox: Media’s public enemy No. 1

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090827/ap_on_hi_te/us_cable_shows_online
AP sources: DirecTV, TBS, TNT to put shows online

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118007846.html?categoryid=10&cs=1
TV audiences are growing older

http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/metrics/e3id9eac057de820fdcbc4fc45853a53305
Web Video Viewing Breaks Records in July

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090828/ap_on_bi_ge/us_next_generation_coupons_8
New generation of coupons means users clip less


13 posted on 08/28/2009 7:55:11 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=112435
Ink Stains: Newspaper Revenues Down 29%

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view.bg?articleid=1193805&srvc=business&position=1
Times execs. can expect a chill at Globe meeting

http://timwindsor.com/
Having my say about “Say Everything”

http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/museums-culture/77903/chicagos-youngest-crime-blogger
Young and restlessly blogging

http://www.niemanlab.org/2009/08/a-plan-to-support-creative-work-100-government-dollars-at-a-time/
A plan to support creative work — 100 government dollars at a time


14 posted on 08/28/2009 8:08:14 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Milhous

http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=131&aid=169202
Advertisers Get Where the Readers (and Customers) Are


15 posted on 08/28/2009 8:18:22 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/08/28/scobey
dailynews.edu: A Proposal


16 posted on 08/28/2009 9:09:16 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004007536
Indy News Guild Protest Not Welcomed at SPJ Convention


17 posted on 08/28/2009 9:53:11 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125145198123366303.html
Independent News & Media Sees No Ad Pickup


18 posted on 08/28/2009 10:10:16 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Business news writers tend to cover plans for new businesses and business expansion in their coverage area. This is NY State, no business news to cover.


19 posted on 08/28/2009 5:10:08 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: abb

When they bid up old nhewspapers into books, what are those called?


20 posted on 08/29/2009 3:47:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

exactly.

a business writer in CA can write about all the companies leaving town/state


21 posted on 08/29/2009 3:50:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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To: GeronL
When they bid up old nhewspapers into books, what are those called?

Fiction.

22 posted on 08/29/2009 5:19:34 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

lol.

You know what I mean, those bound volumes...


23 posted on 08/30/2009 1:43:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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To: GeronL

Archives is the only word I can think of. Many newspapers saved their old issues on microfilm.

I have often said the ability of the internet to archive and recall data is as important as its ability to network.


24 posted on 08/30/2009 2:00:11 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

That is definitely true


25 posted on 08/30/2009 2:10:20 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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To: GeronL

Morgue is also a term I seen used for old newspaper files.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morgue


26 posted on 08/30/2009 2:31:56 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: GeronL

“have” seen.


27 posted on 08/30/2009 2:32:37 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Bring back Howdy Doody and Soupy Sales reruns for this ‘’Special occasions’’, be a winner.


28 posted on 08/30/2009 2:54:05 AM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: abb

lol

morgue

they had no idea


29 posted on 08/30/2009 3:54:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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To: Waco

You’ve been a member since 1997 and you don’t even have a flag on your FR home page?


30 posted on 08/30/2009 3:55:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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