There was a lot of media news this week from trouble at the New York Times to The Plain Dealer’s ethics quandry, here’s my weekly recap.
New York Times Staffers Furious Over The Huge Raise Executives Gave Themselves – Gillian Reagan reports for Business Insider the $12 million in executive bonuses the paper paid out is not going over so well with the staff at NYT. Perhaps cutting staff by 100 and giving yourself a raise isn’t the best way to get on their good side…
Magazines Use the iPad as Their New Barker – Magazines including Conde Naste are looking to the iPad to help ad revenue. Print ad revenue is still pretty fickle so subscription downloads with fancy video and interactive features look to be a possible solution to many publishers’ cash crunch. It’s a bit too early to tell how this will all work out, but given Apple’s ability to market products as indispensible, hooking a ride on iPad’s coat tails may not be too bad of an idea.
‘Plain Dealer’ in Ethics Breach Over Identifying Anonymous Poster? Shawn Moynihan Editor and Publisher’s managing editor/online editor commentates on Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer’s decision to investigate and publish the name of an anonymous comment poster on their web site. Turns out the anon poster email is registered to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold and her daughter has since admitted to using the email to post comments. It’s an interesting look into journalism ethics, I’d love to hear thoughts on this one!
Christine Russell over at Columbia Journalism Review has a great article on new media and investigative journalism “From Gumshoe to Google Wave.”
Michel Martin at NPR asks “Where Will We Be Without Professional Journalists?”