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  • Eating more fruit, veggies may cut stroke risk: Study

    05/09/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 9, 2014 | QMI Agendy
    Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, saw a 32% decrease of stroke risk with every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and an 11% decrease for every 200 g of vegetables eaten daily. High fruit and vegetable intake can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function, the researchers said in the study, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
  • Sitting comfortably? You won't be after reading this:

    03/04/2014 6:25:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-3-14 | Diana Pilkington
    With many of us chained to a desk for hours a day before heading home to slump in front of the telly, we're spending much of our time on our bottoms. And it's having an impact on our health, a growing body of evidence suggests. Last month, for instance, it emerged that spending an extra hour sitting a day (for 13, rather than 12, hours) is linked to a 50 per cent greater risk of being disabled. And this was regardless of whether the participants - all over 60 - also did moderate exercise, according to the U.S. study published...
  • Washington Post 1Q Net Tumbles 84% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/03/2013 8:19:04 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 3, 2013 | Matthew Rocco
    Washington Post Co. (WPO) reported Friday an 84% drop in first-quarter profit amid one-time charges and a loss from discontinued operations. Decreases in print advertising and circulation at its namesake paper have weighed on the newspaper and education company’s earnings in recent years. Washington Post announced in March that it will begin charging readers for access to its paper’s website, after raising circulation prices in January. The company’s profit tumbled to $5.2 million, or 64 cents a share, from $31.5 million, or $4.07 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue remained level at $959.1 million and operating expenses were also...
  • (New Orleans) Times-Picayune lays off more than 200 employees (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/13/2012 6:03:35 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | June 13, 2012 | Jaquetta White
    Managers at The Times-Picayune informed more than 200 members of the newspaper staff Tuesday that their last day at the company will be Sept. 30. The Times-Picayune, according to company executives, is shrinking its overall staff - including news, advertising, circulation and other departments - by 32 percent, or 201 employees. Employees who were not laid off were offered new jobs beginning this fall with Nola Media Group or Advance Central Services Louisiana, two new companies that will oversee news coverage and production and distribution, respectively, for The Times-Picayune and its affiliated website The layoffs come as part of...
  • New Orleans Paper Said to Face Deep Cuts and May Cut Back Publication (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/24/2012 4:26:41 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | David Carr
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune, which distinguished itself amid great adversity during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, is about to enact large staff cuts and may cut back its daily print publishing schedule, according to two employees with knowledge of the plans. Newhouse Newspapers, which owns the Times-Picayune, will apparently be working off a blueprint the company used in Ann Arbor, Mich., where it reduced the frequency of the Ann Arbor News, emphasized the Web site as a primary distributor of news and in the process instituted wholesale layoffs to cut costs. A request for comment late Wednesday night from the...
  • Los Angeles Times to discontinue LA, its Sunday magazine (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/16/2012 5:38:39 PM PDT · by abb · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | Alana Semuels
    The Los Angeles Times said its Sunday magazine, facing tough challenges, will cease publication. LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine will print its final issue June 3, Kathy K. Thomson, president and chief operating officer, said in an email Tuesday to employees. The magazine came out weekly until 2008, when the paper's editorial department stopped publishing it. The Los Angeles Times Media Group then put out the magazine in a monthly format. "The entire magazine industry has been faced with a very challenging environment," Thomson wrote. "We are not immune to the challenges." In 2010, U.S. News & World Report switched...
  • PMN seeks to reduce (Philly Inquirer) newsroom positions by 37 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/16/2012 7:40:43 AM PST · by abb · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 15, 2012 | Mike Armstrong
    In a cost-cutting move, the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and said it will reduce the number of newsroom positions by 37 — through buyouts, it hopes — by the end of March. On Wednesday afternoon, management of Philadelphia Media Network Inc. (PMN) informed Newspaper Guild Local 10, which represents editorial, advertising and circulation employees, that it needed to cut costs because of challenging industry conditions. The move was not unexpected since PMN had announced plans last fall to create one newsroom for all its media properties as part of the relocation of its offices...
  • Washington Post offers buyouts for 5th time in recent years (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/08/2012 4:38:05 PM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    Poynter Online ^ | February 8, 2012 | Andrew Beaujon
    This morning, news of a new buyout offer began circulating in The Washington Post newsroom. This is the paper’s fifth round of buyouts since 2004. Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton tweeted this afternoon that the buyouts would be capped at 48 people or 8 percent of the 600-person newsroom. The Washington Post Company, which owns the Post, Slate, a community newspaper group, and an educational unit, had a dismal third quarter. Its report from that time period was filed last November (PDF). It said that newspaper revenue was down 9 percent from the same period the year before, advertising revenue shrank...
  • Gannett Profit Falls 33% on Lower Ad Sales (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/30/2012 2:28:01 PM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30 2012 | Russell Adams
    Gannett Co. reported a 33% drop in fourth-quarter profit as persistent advertising declines at its newspapers and lower television revenues more than offset growth in the digital businesses. The McLean, Va., publisher of more than 80 daily U.S. papers, including USA Today, said ad revenue in its newspaper segment decrease 7.1% from the year-earlier quarter. Coming after an 8.5% year-over-year drop in the third quarter, the results capped a difficult second half of a year when many publishers expected advertising deterioration to level off. Executives said advertising got a boost in November from Black Friday and Cyber Monday but the...
  • Ticked off at (Washington) Post price increase (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/22/2012 11:17:48 AM PST · by abb · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2012 | Patrick B. Pexton
    The Post managed to tee off its readers twice this week.. It raised its single-copy price at the newsstand to $1, from 75 cents, and the company did so with no announcement, no publisher’s note, nothing online or in print that I could find. That angered readers. Remember that the No. 1 revenue stream for The Post still is print circulation — that is, the money received from home subscribers, newsstand sales and print advertising. Here’s what one phone caller left on my voice mail: “This [price increase], so far as I can tell, was unannounced. . . . I looked at...
  • Online Ad Spending to Pass Print for the First Time, Forecast Says (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/21/2012 4:20:45 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    Ad Age ^ | January 19, 2012 | Nat Ives
    Online advertising spending will cruise past print in the United States this year for the first time, according to a new forecast by eMarketer. Online ad spending in the U.S. grew 23% to $32.03 billion in 2011 and will grow 23.3% more to $39.5 billion in 2012, eMarketer said. That will put it above total U.S. magazine and newspaper spending, which will fall 6.1% to $36 billion this year, said the report. Print ad spending in magazines will actually tick up to $15.4 billion from $15.3 billion, according to eMarketer. Magazine and newspaper publishers themselves enjoy rising digital ad revenue,...
  • Tribune offers newsroom voluntary buyouts (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/17/2012 4:15:58 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 16, 2012 | Robert Channick
    Looking to reduce costs as it continues to grapple with a changing media landscape and challenging economy, the Chicago Tribune told employees Monday it will offer an undisclosed number of voluntary buyouts in the newsroom. Gerry Kern, senior vice president and editor of the Tribune, issued a memo outlining the voluntary separation program, which will be open to all editorial staff except top departmental management. "We begin the year with a need to reduce costs as we face the continued financial pressures from a weak economy and structural changes in our industry," Kern said. "We are committed to taking action...
  • Labor unrest and family intrigue at Gray Lady (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/21/2011 5:33:35 AM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2011 | Keith J. Kelly
    Labor unrest is simmering just below the surface at the New York Times Co., and the unions appear to be gearing up for a protracted fight. Sources say that the Communications Workers of America, the parent union of the Newspaper Guild and others, has earmarked a $350,000 war chest and hired the politically connected public relations firm of BerlinRosen to advise in what seems to be shaping up as a pivotal battle among several unions. The Newspaper Guild, which claims to represent about 1,000 journalists and photographers at the flagship, and the smaller Mailers Union Local 6, with about 170...
  • (New York) Times Co. Negotiating to Sell Regional Newspapers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/20/2011 12:15:26 PM PST · by abb · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 19, 2011 | Amy Chozick
    The New York Times Company said on Monday it was in advanced talks to sell 16 regional newspapers, another indication the company was divesting itself of assets to concentrate on its core newspaper business. Halifax Media Holdings of Daytona Beach, Fla., is currently negotiating the purchase of the Times Company’s Regional Media Group, a division that includes newspapers across the country like The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida; The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif.; The Star-News in Wilmington, N.C.; The Gainesville Sun, also in Florida; and The Tuscaloosa News in Alabama. Combined, the papers have a Monday-through-Friday circulation of 433,251...
  • (St. Louis) Post-Dispatch Parent Co. Files Bankruptcy (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/13/2011 2:26:00 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | December 12, 2011 | Chad Garrison
    Here's betting that the corporate brass at Lee Enterprises up in Davenport has no idea that today is the anniversary of the founding of the Post-Dispatch. If it did, you'd think it would choose any day but today to officially file for bankruptcy. But even if the anniversary is lost on Lee Enterprises, the irony of its predicament cannot be. Lee wanted to be a big-boy media company back in 2005 when it swallowed up the larger Pulitzer Inc. (then owner of the Post-Dispatch). Now Lee is choking on all the money it borrowed to fund the acquisition and is...
  • Layoffs at the (New York) Daily News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/05/2011 3:29:15 AM PDT · by abb · 69 replies
    Capital New York ^ | November 4, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    Layoffs have come to the Daily News. Since this morning, staffers to be laid off have been getting called into a conference room to meet with senior vice president of human-resources Jeff Zomper. They're being told the layoffs are part of a "downsizing" operation at the paper. The layoffs aren't yet complete, (The New York Observer and the New York Post are putting the total number at 10); we've confirmed the names of a few of those who've been laid off so far. Bob Kappstatter, a 43-year veteran of the paper who just turned 68, was one of them. "It's...
  • New round of belt-tightening (layoffs) at L.A. Times (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/03/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies
    LA Observed ^ | November 3, 2011 | Kevin Roderick
    According to a couple of independent newsroom sources, Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton called meetings on Wednesday to inform affected people that the design, news operations and web operations staffs would be combined into one department, along with at least some of the copy editors. The merging would take place by the end of January and lead to 10-20 layoffs, the sources say. One of the sources said there's also new talk of combining sections to save money.
  • Gannett Co. Inc. Earnings: Four Straight Quarters of Profit Drops (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2011 12:51:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    WallStCheatSheet ^ | October 17, 2011 | Derek Hoffman
    S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) reported its results for the third quarter. Gannett is an international news and information company operating mainly in the realms of publishing, digital and broadcasting. Results: Net income for the publisher fell to $99.8 million (41 cents per share) vs. $101.4 million (42 cents per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 1.6% from the year earlier quarter. Revenue: Fell 3.5% to $1.27 billion from the year earlier quarter. Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: GCI reported adjusted net income of 44 cents per share. By that measure, the company fell...
  • Bloodbath at The Palm Beach Post! 20+ Workers Laid Off (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/16/2011 3:56:42 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | October 14, 2011 | Jose Lambiet
    The Palm Beach Post, privately held by an Atlanta family with three members on the Forbes 400 richest Americans, is laying off “more than 20″ employees today, according to a memo exclusively obtained by Gossip Extra. The Palm Beach Post In an email sent an hour ago to the entire company in West Palm Beach, Publisher Tim Burke made it clear more layoffs could come soon as the newspaper’s umbrella company, Cox Newspapers, continues to contract during the economic downturn. Today’s unexpected cuts from a staff that’s already stretched thin include four newsroom workers, including two who work mainly for...
  • Layoffs follow pay cut at Poynter’s St. Petersburg Times (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/10/2011 7:58:04 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    Poynter Online ^ | October 10, 2011 | Julie Moos
    When he announced a recent 5 percent pay cut for staff and change in severance payments, St. Petersburg Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash said the cost-cutting “will likely include further job reductions,” and now it has. In a memo to staff, executive editor Neil Brown acknowledged that layoffs at the Poynter-owned paper had started. “The economy affords us no guarantees,” Brown wrote, “but we hope to wrap up these staffing decisions by the middle of October.” We’ve been told about eight people who were laid off, but have confirmed only three. The full memo follows. From Neil Brown to...