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Center for Public Integrity Names Sandy Johnson Managing Editor

Veteran Washington journalist Sandy Johnson has been named managing editor for politics and government at the Center for Public Integrity.

Johnson spent most of her 30-year-career at the AP, where she oversaw the wire’s service coverage of the federal government, elections and politics as its Washington bureau chief from 1998 to 2008. She ‘ll join an editorial team that includes senior news managers Gordon Witkin (national coverage), David Kaplan (international coverage), Julie Vorman (financial regulation and corporate accountability) and Keith Epstein (environment and government regulation.)

“Sandy knows how Washington works, and where the backroom deals are made,” said Executive Director William E. Buzenberg.

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Quitcherbitchin: Newspaper Wages are Actually Climbing?!

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Despite what your checking account might be telling you, a new report claims that newspaper salaries are rising. An investigation into employee wages at 400 newspapers in the States and Canada found that, on average your salaries climbed by 2.1% since last year.

The problem is, editorial-page editors and new reporters’ pay didn’t budge while “interactive producers” saw salary hikes of 13% and folks working in “alternative business development” are banking 5% more than last year.

Lesson learned: take out at least one “interactive producer” before asking the boss for a raise.

Check out David Kaplan‘s analysis of industry wages and the folks reporting on them at paidcontent.org.

Morning Reading List 04.24.09


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Its day 95 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: Janet L. Robinson, chief executive of the New York Times Co., today said the company intends to stick to its May 1 deadline to gain $20 million in concessions from unions at the Boston Globe. Without concessions, the Times Co. has threatened to shutter the money-losing newspaper.

And from NYT: The New York Times Company Foundation announced on Thursday that it was suspending grant-making and the company’s matching gift program. “This is a difficult but necessary step,” said Michael Golden, vice chairman of the company and a board member of the foundation.

Jon Friedman weighs in on why the New York Times will be sold.

TV

ABC was the only broadcast network to win an Overseas Press Club Award Wednesday. World News with Charles Gibson won for the David Kaplan Award for best TV spot news reporting from abroad. The winning series of segments, “China’s Earthquake,” featured correspondents Stephanie Sy and Neal Karlinsky.

Ted Koppel won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his Discovery Network series, “The People’s Republic of Capitalism.” All winners here.

TVNewser also reports NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was awarded an FDNY Humanitarian Award last night.

CBS News has revived its CBS Reports brand for “CBS Reports: Children of the Recession,” a multi-platform initiative to raise awareness about the effects of the economic meltdown on America’s youth. WebNewser has more.

ABC’s David Muir joined today’s Morning Media Menu.

NEWS NOTES

North Korea will put two US journalists on trial- Laura Ling and Euna Lee. They have been under arrest since they were detained on March 17 on North Korea’s border with China. The pair, who work for Current TV, were reporting on Korean refugees living in China.

The NYP reports Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, whose day job is running Newsweek, has already picked his next project. He will write a biography of former President George H.W. Bush. The book is not an authorized biography, but the Bush family is believed to be cooperating.

David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt go back to school.

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