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    Go into freelancing armed with the resources you need to succeed

    If you’re already freelancing and looking for a refresher on resources, or if you’re thinking about giving the lifestyle a try (even if it’s part time), here are four different kinds of resources to get you going – with more than a few grains of salt.

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    5 quick thoughts on Cox putting its Austin and Palm Beach papers up for sale

    Cox Media Group's decision, announced today, to halve its newspaper holdings by selling properties in Austin and Palm Beach fits with a number of trends in a busy year of newspaper properties changing hands.

    WHY SELL? A dispersed group of four newspapers and their digital sites doesn't yield much benefit of scale — either in shared services to help control expenses or in audience reach to interest advertisers.

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    Jeff Glor named permanent host of CBS Evening News

    The CBS Evening News, which has been without a permanent anchor since Scott Pelley's departure in June, has at last named a new one.

    Jeff Glor, a 10-year veteran at the network, will take over the chair once occupied by Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Katie Couric, among others.

    According to a news release, Glor has reported across the globe for virtually all CBS News broadcasts and digital platforms. He recently anchored numerous breaking news stories, including most recently in the field for Hurricane Irma and in the studio for the Las Vegas shootings, said the release.

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    Who are the Adams family, and why are they buying newspapers by the dozen?

    As family owners of newspapers are deciding in waves to exit the difficult industry, many of them are finding a new and eager suitor — the secretive Adams Publishing Group.

    Barely three years old, Minneapolis-based Adams has assembled a group of more than 100 small dailies, weeklies and shoppers in at least 15 separate transactions. In contrast to other big consolidators, they often leave existing management in place, do not impose cookie-cutter content templates, and do not start by stripping down newsrooms of editors and reporters.

  • Innovation

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    For Washington Post's innovation sage, the future is coming along nicely

    Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism.

    They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust.

  • Business

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    RealClearPolitics hit by surprise layoffs

    Large, surprise layoffs are under way at RealClearPolitics, which has blossomed from the dream of two Chicago businessmen junkies into a journalism staple for politics junkies.

    Co-founder Tom Bevan confirmed that 20 of 70 full-time employees will exit as an economically driven restructuring takes place, with two verticals closing, including one on sports.The bread and butter politics unit is not unscathed, and those notified included Alexis Simendinger, its respected White House correspondent.

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    Gannett makes company-wide cuts in reorganization

    Gannett is cutting less than 1 percent of its total workforce in a company-wide reorganization, a Gannett spokesperson told Poynter Wednesday.

    The cuts were announced to employees by CEO Bob Dickey in a video to employees Wednesday. Gannett, which has more than 20,000 employees globally, continues to battle declining print advertising earnings alongside the rest of the newspaper industry.

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    Scribd is now bundling its subscriptions with news organizations (starting with The New York Times)

    Scribd, the San Francisco-based startup that wants to be the Netflix for text, has a new plan to lure more subscribers: Give them The New York Times.

    This morning, Scribd announced a new two-for-one deal for students. Those with valid .edu addresses can pay $1.87 per week and get access to Scribd's library of written content and a digital subscription to The New York Times.

    The new bundling strategy is part of Scribd's plan to goose its subscriber base, which now north of 500,000, said Trip Adler, the CEO of Scribd.

 
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