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Barron's editor announces newsroom layoffs with accidental reply-all

Layoffs have become a regrettably common occurrence in the news industry. But today, an inter-office email went out at The Wall Street Journal that set a new standard for human resources failure. After Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerry Baker announced a round of buyouts Friday, a note went out to employees disclosing layoffs were also coming to employees at … Read More
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'Substantial' buyouts hit The Wall Street Journal

As part of the restructuring of its parent company, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal is looking for employees to take a "substantial" number of buyouts, according to a memo from Wall Street Journal editor Gerry Baker. We are seeking a substantial number of employees to elect this benefit, but we reserve the right to reject a volunteer based … Read More
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Print advertising woes are getting worse

The first half of 2016 was financially bleak for newspaper organizations; the second may be even worse. The same day The Wall Street Journal reported a deep global decline in print advertising, McClatchy led off the third quarter earnings season Wednesday, posting a $9.8 million net loss on revenues of $234.7 million. McClatchy was able to grow digital … Read More
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The Wall Street Journal is reorganizing its newsroom and cutting down on flabby stories

The Wall Street Journal is in the middle of a newsroom overhaul. And, according to its top editor, that transformation will include a sharper focus on cutting out editorial flab. In a memo to Wall Street Journal reporters Tuesday, Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker advised employees that unnecessarily long stories would be trimmed amid a newsroomwide focus on digital journalism. For all … Read More
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How The Wall Street Journal plans to reach 3 million subscribers

Like many newspapers, The Wall Street Journal is betting that reader support will be a lynchpin of its business as print advertising continues to fade. So Dow Jones, the Journal's publisher, has staked out an ambitious target: Reach 3 million subscribers by the end of 2017. To help achieve that goal, the Journal recently took two big steps. Read More
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How do you handle waves of terrible news? The Wall Street Journal's graphics team has a plan

In June, Stuart Thompson and his team were talking over their coverage of the latest horrific story: The shooting in an Orlando nightclub that left 50 people dead. Thompson, director of graphics at The Wall Street Journal, oversaw the production of a just-the-facts visual story about the shooting, complete with a diagram of the nightclub, a map of Orlando … Read More
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USA Today editor steps down, joins TheStreet

Dave Callaway, the editor in chief of USA Today, is leaving the company next month, the newspaper reported Thursday. Callaway, who joined USA Today in 2012, will become CEO of TheStreet Inc., a financial news and services company founded by television personality Jim Cramer and Martin Peretz. He will be replaced in the interim by Patty Michalski, the newspaper's … Read More
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The power shift in the Murdoch Empire: What it really means

News Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, center, and his sons, Lachlan, left, and James Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch, 84, is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his son, James, 42. Lachlan, 43, currently non-executive co-chairman at Fox, will become executive co-chairman along with his father. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)What does the transition … Read More
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WSJ to relaunch Europe, Asia editions

The Guardian | Dow Jones The Wall Street Journal announced Thursday that it will relaunch its Europe and Asia editions to create a global newspaper in the broadsheet format. Dow Jones, citing a desire to "deliver a globally consistent and regionally relevant" experience to readers, will debut the full-color editions to cities around the world beginning in … Read More
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Career Beat: Lisa Arbetter named editor of StyleWatch

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Lisa Arbetter will be editor of StyleWatch. Previously, she was deputy editor of InStyle. (Time Inc.) Jill Geisler has been named Loyola University's Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. She was a faculty member at Poynter for 16 years. (Poynter) Anna Dickson will be deputy … Read More
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Career Beat: Natasha Vargas-Cooper joins Jezebel

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Natasha Vargas-Cooper will be a senior reporter at Jezebel. Previously, she was a staff writer at The Intercept. (Capital) Meredith Long will be publisher of Time magazine. Previously, she was executive director of West Coast operations. (Poynter) Howard Fineman will be Global Editorial Director at The Huffington … Read More
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Career Beat: AP gets new global news manager for weekends

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: James Nord is now a political correspondent for The Associated Press. Previously, he was a political reporter at MinnPost. (AP) Evan Berland is now global news manager for weekends at the AP. Previously, he was deputy editor for the eastern United States. (AP) Mitra Kalita is now an … Read More
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Mobile trends to watch in second half of 2014; plus, a newsgathering guide to Tweetdeck

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup): — At Poynter, Adam Hochberg explores in depth Gannett's three-year CMS overhaul to "replace the existing systems and serve every Gannett newsroom – from … Read More
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Pulitzer Preview: Snowden factor, and more on prize prospects for Monday

The Pulitzer Prize announcements shook with real-world drama last year, interrupted by reports of bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon finish line. This coming Monday, though, expect another kind of drama: over whether blockbuster coverage of the shocking level of National Security Agency surveillance of Americans – coverage based on whistleblower Edward Snowden’s stolen top-secret documents – will … Read More
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