Irwin tweeted that he will miss his WaPo colleagues “enormously.”
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Tribune Co. Reorganizes Publishing Unit, Cutting Nearly 700 Jobs (Chicago Tribune)
Tribune Co. announced a restructuring of its publishing business Wednesday to focus on its digital efforts and streamline operations, resulting in nearly 700 job losses across the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other daily newspapers. TVSpy The layoffs, which did not affect the company’s television stations, come at the end of an eventful year for Tribune. The company emerged from bankruptcy in January with a plan to shift focus to its television stations, naming television executive Liguori CEO just weeks later. LA Times / Money & Co The reorganization is “not by any means a Hail Mary pass,” the company’s president and CEO, Robert Liguori, said, stressing that the newspapers are profitable. NYT The cuts, which represent about 6 percent of the company’s 11,000 employees, will affect mostly its business side. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media “Unfortunately, organizing around functional lines rather than maintain what we’re doing locally, there is going to be some staff reductions,” said Liguori. “We are not going to be reducing any of our frontline reporters. Over time there will be some small reductions on the editorial side, but we want to maintain our best-in-class local journalism.” Poynter / MediaWire In its most recent financial report, Tribune noted it had eliminated 360 positions in 2013 across the company, which also has a broadcasting division. The reductions came “primarily in publishing,” the company said. NY Post “The move anticipates a tough 2014,” said Ken Doctor, an analyst and founder of Newsonomics. “Tribune is battening down the hatches, looking at another, similar high single-digit decline in print ads. Massive cutting is the only way to preserve meager profit.”
Ryan was named political editor in May of this year. She previously served as the paper’s metro editor.
We reached out to the Times for comment and further information. We’ll update when we hear back.
Update (12:55 pm):
Jill Abramson sent out a memo explaining the changes. Leonhardt will now oversee a new vertical that will focus on the intersection of data and news (read: a new FiveThirtyEight). Also, the Times is launching a “tip sheet” startup for fans of Washington. Carl Hulse will be managing it. See below for Abramson’s full note.
Dick Stevenson has been named the New York Times’ chief Washington correspondent. Stevenson has been with the paper since 1985, when he joined as a business reporter. He was a correspondent with the Times’ Los Angeles and London bureaus before settling in Washington in 1996.
“If you’ve written a New York Times story with a Washington dateline in the last seven years, you have almost certainly benefited from the wisdom of Dick Stevenson,” wrote Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt, in a memo. ”He knows policy and politics inside out and has a rare talent for turning subjects into stories. Even as an editor, when he was spending most of his time improving the stories that the rest of us wrote, he found time to write standout Washington analysis.”
Leonhardt’s full note is below.
David Leonhardt is expected to be named the New York Times’ Washington Bureau Chief, according to Politico. Dean Baquet, the current Washington Bureau Chief, will become Managing Editor under Jill Abramson, reports The Huffington Post.
Leonhardt has been with the Times since 1999, and is well-respected by his colleagues. Already, speculation has begun that Leonhardt will one day become Executive Editor, following the same path that Abramson took.
Abramson is expected to make a formal announcement some time today.
The Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism were announced today, and despite the crashing Pulitzer website, FishbowlNY managed to secure the entire list!
Among New York newspapers, the New York Times won in two categories, “Commentary,” and “International Reporting,” with Clifford J. Levy winning his second Pulitzer. The Wall Street Journal won for “Editorial Writing.”
Another highlight is that for the first time in history, ProPublica was awarded a Pulitzer for a group of stories that never appeared in print.
More commentary is sure to follow, but for now, here is the complete list of winners in journalism:
- “Public Service” went to The Los Angeles Times
- No award was given for the “Breaking News Reporting” category.
- “Investigative Reporting” went to Paige St. John of Sarasota Herald-Tribune
- “Explanatory Reporting” went to Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar and Alison Sherwood of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- “Local Reporting” went to Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of Chicago Sun-Times
- “National Reporting” went to Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica
- “International Reporting” went to Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times
- “Feature Writing” went to Amy Ellis Nutt of The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
- “Commentary” went to David Leonhardt of The New York Times
- “Criticism” went to Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe
- “Editorial Writing” went to Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal
- “Editorial Cartooning” went to Mike Keefe of The Denver Post
- “Breaking News Photography” went to Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post
- “Feature Photography” went to Barbara Davidson of Los Angeles Times
If the Great Recession, as some have called it, has a capital city, it is El Centro, Calif., due east of San Diego, in the desert of California’s Inland Valley. El Centro has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, a depressionlike 22.6 percent.
Click here for the fascinating interactive map.
Is saying Los Angeles has a 9.5% unemployment rate misleading? If you make your nut on gigs and freelance assignments – you don’t show up in these statistics. Is the LA unemployment rate higher?