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Cincinnati Enquirer lays off 14

Cincinnati Business Courier | The River City News

The Cincinnati Enquirer laid off 14 people Thursday, Lisa Benson reports in the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Sources told the Courier that the cuts included 7-9 positions in the newsroom, including writers, editors and photographers.

Michael Monks reports in The River City News that reporter Jim Hannah, Community Press editor Mark Emral and editorial editor David Holthaus were let go, as were “Two photographers and a graphics employee.”

The Enquirer had about 500 employees last June, Benson reports, “down from about 800 in 2012.” Read more

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Cincinnati Enquirer uses bacon to fight Foursquare for local audience with Porkappolis

The Cincinnati Enquirer plans to beat Foursquare at its own game.

The paper is rolling out a location-based services (LBS) app, Porkappolis, that will understand the city in a way national competitors like Foursquare, Gowalla or Yelp can’t, according to Cincinnati.com’s Brian Butts.

The basic functionality of Porkappolis is similar to Foursquare's check-in service.

The app, named in honor of the city’s former “Pig City” fame as a hog packing center, will offer the usual LBS features: check-ins at local businesses and other landmarks, digital badges and leaderboards for loyal users, plus a secret ingredient: bacon.

“Bacon” is the local factor that helps differentiate the homegrown Cincinnati effort from its national competitors. In Porkappolis “Bacon” is literally a tab within the app that provides relevant geo-targeted information to the user. Information, the paper believes, that is most effectively gathered and served by a trusted local source like the Enquirer.

“I can pull up Bacon and click a button and see where all the [closest] happy hours are,” said Butts. Read more

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