Tag: Media on the Move

Media on the Move: Week of August 27

Amid the natural disaster catastrophes and political calamity heating up in August, the media landscape continues to shift. Reporters are making moves to digital newsrooms, going in-house for private companies or moving on to other endeavors. On Tuesday, the Omaha World-Herald announced it eliminated 23 staff positions, including 10 layoffs. Slightly less sympathetic, but just as significant, the New York Daily News cut half its newsroom… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of March 6

As we enter March, newsrooms everywhere are continuing to shrink. Vox Media announced a plan to layoff around 50 employees, as reported by CNN. The decision is allegedly due in part to a pivot away from its video services, with the changes mostly impacting publications including Racked, Curbed and SB Nation. Also reported by CNN, Newsweek Media Group fired multiple staffers from their publications, including Newsweek’s… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of January 22

The new year started off with questions about whether the rise of robo-reporters and virtual reality mark the end of journalism’s final chapter, while a new poll reports that Americans “believe in journalism,” despite generally distrusting media as a whole. The year also began with the end of media sites The Awl and The Hairpin. As reported by The Washington Post, the sites will shut down… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of December 18

The media industry continues to see downsizing with Buzzfeed and ESPN announcing 100-plus personnel layoffs and CBS starting its staff reductions as well. Still, while many publications report decreasing readership, we see a glimmer of hope with The New York Times sharing that its audience has doubled over the past two years. In addition to shrinking newsrooms, we’re in the middle of a national reckoning over… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of November 13

In the midst of recent media moves, newsrooms are still shrinking, and journalists at both local and national publications are being laid off. One possible solution media are turning to: unionizing. Results have been mixed. Recommended read: Hamilton Nolan, a senior writer at Splinter, penned an op-ed for The New York Times that discusses the union movement in the media. The Atlantic: Erik Malinowski joins as… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of August 28

In recent weeks, we continue to see publications announcing redesigns or changes in production. This is likely due to the cost of printing and a continued move to digital for most readers, but the changes are significant. Notably, Cooking Light, owned by Time Inc., and Men’s Fitness, owned by American Media Inc., both announced they will undergo noticeable changes within the coming months. Bloomberg News: Doni… Read more »

Media on the Move Week of July 31

In recent weeks, we see the continued trend of shrinking newsrooms. Notable publications like the LA Times and Barron’s lost key members of their staffs for unannounced reasons, and a handful of outlets are paring down their reporting staff and instead relying more heavily on editors to develop content. This type of downsizing is not new to the media industry, but it does continue to stress… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of July 17

As reporter shakeups continue, we also are starting to see a trend in publications streamlining their areas of focus. Likely due to smaller editorial staffs, major outlets are paring down their lists of series, columns and blogs and are instead focusing largely on breaking news and company stories. Here’s a look at what media moves were made recently: Bloomberg News: Sarah Kopit is promoted to managing… Read more »

Media on the Move: Week of June 19

We continue to see major shakeups going on across the media, but specifically among business press. This past week was marked by significant layoffs at both Huffington Post and Time Inc. These announcements come just weeks after IDG reported a total overhaul following its acquisition, and we do not expect the trend to stop here. Keep an eye out for a continually changing media landscape in… Read more »