The Cincinnati Enquirer

Rick Green will be publisher of The Cincinnati Enquirer

Rick Green, president and publisher of The Des Moines Register, will become president and publisher of the The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gannett announced Wednesday.

Green will also become regional president of Gannett U.S. Community Publishing, according to the press release. He will replace Margaret Buchanan, who is retiring after more than a decade as publisher.

Before Green became publisher at The Register, he was vice president and editor there. During his tenure as editor at The Des Moines Register, the paper was criticized for publishing an interactive map that examined the distribution of security officers at school districts in Iowa. Critics said the map would allow a gunman to determine which schools would be susceptible to “a Sandy Hook-style attack,” according to Fox News.

The Register took the map down, and Green told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that he wished the paper would have handled it differently. Read more

Tools:
0 Comments
enquirer_small_ap

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

Tools:
0 Comments
porkapp

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. Read more

Tools:
2 Comments

Get the latest media news delivered to your inbox.


Select the newsletter(s) you'd like to receive: