Saturday, November 12, 2011

More reflections (and info) from Chattering Teeth

There's more interesting stuff about the changes at Booth at "Chattering Teeth."

Welcome to the future of local journalism

Here's a story that shows what the future will be like with freelance "content producers," fewer copy editors and a reliance on non-paid staff.

Friday, November 11, 2011

What took the media so long in Joe Paterno story?

Interesting Reuters story on the initial reluctance and slow response of the media to the Penn State scandal. rankings

Here are some graphs and information about the current popularity of I'm no Internet guru so I'm not even going to try to pretend what these numbers mean. On the Alexa site it rates the Ann Arbor site as "very slow" in loading. In the bottom 18 percent of all sites.

And just to be fair my site is way down the list.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Job listings up at MLive Media Group

There are currently 72 job postings for the new MLive Media Group. They are heavily weighted toward sales, but there are some reporting positions and other "content producers."

None say what the starting salaries are, but with the experience and job requirements listed those positions should be worth at least $50,000 a year or more.

If someone applies for those jobs, please let me know what they are offering in salary and benefits so I can let others know.

Also, there are "content production" positions in all the properties except Bay City. The only jobs listed (so far) in Bay City are sales positions. Not sure if that means anything for the Bay City Times, but perhaps they are planning to have the Flint or Saginaw reporters fill that hole as well.

Maybe there are more jobs coming, but right now that's the list.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Newpapers dying: Not according to this survey

Here's a study published by  E&P that says newspapers are still viable.

A MLive Media Group announcement translation

This translation of the MLive Media Group announcement was too funny not to share.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A look back at one round of cuts at the FJ

This former FJ boss outlines the awful choices he had to make in "downsizing" at his former employer.

This is Part I, I'll link to part 2 when it is available.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What happens when a community loses its newspaper?

Here's a look back at a community that lost its paper 18 years ago.

Another blog takes a look at the new MLive Media Group

Chattering Teeth (a blog) has some interesting reflections on the new MLive Media Group.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

MLive Media Group: Your Town. Your State. Your Way

MLMG_Video2 from MLMG on Vimeo.

And in case you've forgotten this classic.

There is just something about this clip that reminds me of the current MLive Media Group leadership team.

The Booth changes by another person who has experienced it

This blog post by a former Flint Journal reporter and editor says it better than I could.