CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Co. will say goodbye to newspapers, including the News Sentinel, and hello to radio in a merger and spinoff transaction with the parent company of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper.
The deal calls for Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. to merge its 13 television stations and 35 radio stations into Cincinnati-based Scripps. Both companies will spin off their newspaper assets into a new publicly traded company, Journal Media Group. — More.
Here’s a post at Romenesko, a site popular among journalists. Seen in comments: “‘Everyone wins” says Journal Communications CEO Steve Smith.
So when do the layoffs start?” And, “But some, including Smith, will win more than others — lots more.”
There’s also more at Poynter, another popular journalism site.
NYT: “Among the benefits of the deal is that both companies would be free to pursue growth through acquisitions, unimpeded by media cross-ownership rules. For instance, Scripps could potentially buy television stations in Florida, since it would not have any newspaper holdings that would limit what it could acquire.”
Everyone wins? Not the people of East TN or my former colleagues at the KNS.
UPDATE: Former colleague Jigsha Desai has more.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has cancelled plans for a “Southern Accent Reduction” class because of objections from lab staff members, some of whom said they were offended by the training opportunity. — More.
Well, what do you say other than egghead bureaucrats at work with your money. This story should be on network news tonight. Oh, wait. The topic is Southerners. Never mind.
@wbir: BREAKING: City of Knoxville has enough signatures for wine in grocery stores to appear on ballot, says election office.
You’ll cover all aspects of his roles in Northeast Ohio and nationally as he returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers, writing, creating videos, and posting across multiple platforms including all relevant types of social media. — More.
Bob Eschliman was fired as editor of the Newton (Iowa) Daily News in May after complaining on his personal blog that “the LGBTQXYZ crowd and the Gaystapo” are trying to reword the Bible “to make their sinful nature ‘right with God,” and that “we must fight back against the enemy.” — More.
It’s 2014! Are there still journalists who think they don’t have to take ownership of what they say on social media? You write it, you own it. Period.
News21, a national investigative journalism project, is working on a series about gun rights and regulations. We want to hear from the public about what’s important to them in coverage of this topic.
Your insights will also help our newsroom set the direction of our reporting. Your response will not be published.
If you have any questions, please email News21 Engagement Editor David Ryan at email@example.com. — More.
Color me skeptical.
If you’ve been in the Kingston Pike/Northshore area you’ve seen the Big Love Bus. The KNS did a nice piece on the business endeavor earlier this month.
Fired NYT Editor “Jill Abramson‘s only talking to female journalists who are likely to be kind. ‘She is not only brilliant at overseeing the news, she is also brilliant at managing the news, particularly when it’s about her.’” – More.
So much for free and open access.
The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many consumers as possible. Yet, in an epic fight over telecommunications policy, the paradigm is now being flipped on its head, with corporate forces demanding the government squelch competition and halt the expansion of those high-quality services. Whether and how federal officials act may ultimately shape the future of America’s information economy. — More at Salon.
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Anyone have $500,000 they’d like to give me?