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NYT edges closer to layoffs

Good morning. Almost there. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. NYT may have layoffs, after all

    A memo from Janet Elder says the news org may not have enough buyout applications to forgo layoffs. "Early efforts to handicap the outcome regrettably point to having to do some layoffs." Also, if you take the buyout, MOMA will not let you in for free anymore. (Mother Jones) | Last month Keith J. Kelly reported that more than 300 people had filed buyout applications, but many were "just securing their rights and checking it out," Guild unit rep Grant Glickson said. (NY Post) | Floyd Norris is taking the buyout. (Talking Biz News) | More N.Y. Guild news: Eight Guild members who worked at Reuters' Insider video project are losing their jobs. (The Newspaper Guild of New York) | Time Inc. has declared it's at an "impasse" with the union and "can begin unilaterally imposing many of the terms, including the right to farm out up to 60 full-time jobs while slashing vacation and medical benefits and eliminating voluntary buyout provisions from future layoffs." The Guild has asked the NLRB to investigate.

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N.Y. tabs met in secret lovenest

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories, then let’s get to the weekend.

  1. A New York Post/New York Daily News collaboration? Joe Pompeo reports the rival papers had unsuccessful discussions about “a number of potential business deals that would have made unlikely bedfellows of enemy combatants.” “Many deal points were on the table,” a source tells him. Another source tells Pompeo talks about a digital-only Daily News are “not about if, they’re about when.” (Capital)
  2. Earnings: Broadcast ad revenues way up, print ad revenues down nearly 8 percent at Meredith. (MediaPost) | McClatchy had “a rocky third quarter,” plus what it called “important events that have sealed our financial flexibility” — some substantial assets sales. “An unfriendly commentator might describe those ‘events’ as a yard sale,” Rick Edmonds writes. (Poynter)
  3. Some less-than-worshipful takes on the Dave McKinney affair: His now-former Sun-Times colleague Neil Steinberg writes: “I sincerely believe that had McKinney managed to just step around this mess and gone back to doing his job, an important life skill in journalism, instead of pouring gasoline over himself, and the paper, and striking a match, the whole thing would be over by now and he’d be back to kicking [Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce] Rauner’s ass, which is what this is supposedly all about.” (Every goddamn day) | Erik Wemple on the “monster ethical issue” underneath all this: “Either the Sun-Times should have bumped McKinney from the race early on, or it should have run disclaimers on his stories.” (WP)
  4. AMC buys half of BBC America: The deal may help the BBC World News channel get on U.S.
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James Foley’s mother: ‘We have never been prouder of our son Jim’

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. ISIS video appears to show James Foley’s execution: Masked executioner speaking “with what sounds like an East London accent…. says that Mr. Foley’s execution is in retaliation for the recent American airstrikes ordered by President Obama against the extremist group in Iraq.” (NYT) | Foley’s mother, Diane Foley, on Facebook: “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people. We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.” (Find James Foley) | “As of 7 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Foley’s family in New Hampshire had no confirmation from the US government of Jim’s death, and they acknowledged there is a small chance the video may still prove to be fake.” (GlobalPost) | Here are some links to stories published at the one-year anniversary of his disappearance, last November.
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New York Post puts Jill Abramson on its front page

The New York Post put an Instagram photo by Jill Abramson’s daughter on its front page Friday.

Thursday night Ken Auletta followed his earlier report on Abramson’s firing with an account of the numbers behind a reported compensation dispute between her and The New York Times:

Let’s look at some numbers I’ve been given: As executive editor, Abramson’s starting salary in 2011 was $475,000, compared to [former Executive Editor Bill] Keller’s salary that year, $559,000. Her salary was raised to $503,000, and—only after she protested—was raised again to $525,000. She learned that her salary as managing editor, $398,000, was less than that of the male managing editor for news operations, John Geddes. She also learned that her salary as Washington bureau chief, from 2000 to 2003, was a hundred thousand dollars less than that of her successor in that position, Phil Taubman. (Murphy would say only that Abramson’s compensation was “broadly comparable” to that of Taubman and Geddes.)

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Ellen DeGeneres grants AP rights for editorial use of Oscar selfie

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Ellen DeGeneres has “granted The Associated Press the rights for the editorial use of her star-studded selfie by AP members and subscribers,” AP informs its members.

The selfie. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

The news co-op also offers a photo of the scene from another angle: Read more

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Martha Stewart cuts 100 employees

New York Post | AdWeek

On Thursday, as predicted, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia fired 100 employees, Keith Kelly reported Thursday in the New York Post.

Included in the downsizing were some of the company’s upper-level executives, including executive vice president Daniel Taitz, who had served as acting CEO before Dienst was appointed Oct. 29.

Chief Revenue Officer Joe Lagani; Martha Stewart Living Publisher Peter Medwid; Vice President of Integrated Sales Laura Petasnick; and head of digital sales Jess Hollander.

Adweek reported Thursday on the cuts, writing that one MSLO employee said the office atmosphere was awful. “It’s really scary and terrible right before the holidays.”

Advertisingwise, Martha Stewart Living had an up year, with full-year ad pages rising nearly 16 percent over 2012. Circulation was flat in the first half of 2013, and newsstand sales dropped 13 percent. The magazine unveiled a well-received redesign in July in hopes of boosting those numbers.

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Martha Stewart expected to cut 100 jobs

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is expected to fire 100 employees on Thursday, Keith Kelly reported in the New York Post, calling the move “a massive downsizing that is expected to hit the flagship magazine particularly hard.”

Kelly writes that stock prices for the company, once more than $37 a share, opened Thursday at less than $3.

The speculation is that media is going to be deemphasized as the company concentrates more and more on its licensing and products line.

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New York Post editor heading to Australia, Time Warner Cable CEO retiring

Capital New York | New York Times

Col Allan, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Post, is heading to Australia to help lead News Corp.’s papers there.

Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo reports that Allan will provide “extra editorial leadership”:

The Australian detail will last for two to three months, starting next Monday, and longtime News Corp. lieutenant Jesse Angelo will oversee the Post during that time.

All of this is sure to fuel speculation about Allan and Angelo’s futures at the Post. Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship.

In other leadership news, Time Warner Cable announced that CEO Glenn Britt is retiring. Britt, who has led the company since 2001, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Robert D. Marcus. Read more

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New York Post’s surprisingly restrained Anthony Weiner front

You’d sort of assume that a new Anthony Weiner sexting scandal would cause the New York Post to scramble its jets and create a front page as cheeky as its one that welcomed Eliot Spitzer back to electoral politics. And while the paper makes plenty of hay online: “He must pull out,” “Carlos the Jerkel” — today’s front page is remarkably low-key by Post standards.

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News Corp will split into two companies Friday. CEO Robert Thomson talks about the newspaper company’s plans.

The new company, whose assets range from a US coupons company to Foxtel pay-TV in Australia, was working on projects including a plan for the New York Post to compete nationally with digital news and entertainment brands such as Buzzfeed, he disclosed.

“Some of the most successful recent start-ups are basically ersatz tabloid journalism,” he said. “If we can’t do it better than they can, then we’re not as good as we think we are.”

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times

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