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    Southern California News Group announces buyout plan

    Journalists at newspapers in Digital First Media's Southern California News Group got a memo on Friday announcing an unspecified number of buyouts, OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano reported Friday.

    The news of buyouts was a bit better than the layoffs the newsroom was expecting thanks to a pretty sloppy move, Arellano reported:

  • Business

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    Across America, corporate ownership and closures are leading to vast 'news deserts'

    Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and E. W. Scripps are out. Digital First Media, GateHouse and Civitas are in.

    That's one of the conclusions reached by a group of researchers from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which on Sunday published a report examining the effects that corporate ownership and digital disruption have had on local news across the United States.

  • Innovation

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    How a scrappy team at The Denver Post grew one of America's biggest marijuana sites

    DENVER — In April, Denver Post staffers poked their heads into a airstream trailer by the backdoor of the newsroom and were greeted by an unusual sight.

    The smell of marijuana lingered in the air as the leaders of Colorado's emerging cannabis industry passed around business cards — and joints — in a networking event held by the newspaper.

  • Career

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    Denver Post editor resigns

    Greg Moore, the editor of the Denver Post, announced Tuesday he will resign after 14 years at the newspaper's top editorial position.

    Moore, who's leaving on April 1, said a desire for "new challenges" prompted his departure, according to The Denver Post. During his tenure, he led the Post to four Pulitzer Prizes, including one for its coverage of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting that left 12 dead and 58 injured.

  • Article

    Digital First Media editor in chief to exit

    Dave Butler, editor in chief of nationwide newspaper chain Digital First Media, announced on Wednesday that he plans to retire sometime this fall.

    In a memo to senior editors of Digital First Media, Butler said his departure was motivated by "personal and professional reasons" and made reference to a thwarted sale of the company that might have seen him replaced by new managers.

  • Article

    New day for Gannett newspapers — they're on their own

    The 19,600 employees of Gannett newspapers coming to work Monday will be working for a new company -- untethered from growing and prosperous television stations and digital ventures.

    Retaining the Gannett name, the spin off company has well defined plans for digital transformation and for expansion by acquisition.  Its reception by Wall Street is less certain, but it is sweetening the case by promising a substantial dividend -- 64 cents on shares trading around $15.

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