Asheville Watchdog contributor John Boyle explains his decision to join the nonprofit news startup after 27 years with Asheville’s daily newspaper.
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Letter: Xpress should broaden letters’ focus
“I would encourage you to expand it to cover national and international issues so that writers of letters to the editor have more topics they can speak to, and your readers will be exposed to more food for thought.”
News briefs: Media moves, upcoming local government meetings
Five Citizen Times journalists were among dozens laid off across the company by Gannett Co. Radio station BPR announced a new development director, while Xpress added two new editorial staffers.
Pain and promise in the Citizen-Times ‘newsroom of the future’
This week, national and local journalists took a closer look at Aug. 6 news that media company Gannett — owner of the Asheville Citizen-Times — is restructuring for what it is calling the “newsroom of the future.” At the company’s Asheville publication, the changes mean that about a half-dozen staffers will likely lose their jobs, while […]
Asheville Citizen-Times lays off eight staffers
Following trends in Gannett-owned publications nationwide, the Asheville Citizen-Times laid off a total of eight staffers yesterday — six of them from its newsroom, including longtime columnist Susan Reinhardt and Ashvegas reporter and blogger Jason Sandford.
Mackensy Lunsford to leave Xpress for new Gannett project
The corporate newspaper chain has recruited her for a new venture. July will be Lunsford’s last month with Xpress.
I like to be informed about my community, so I have appreciated being able to hop online at any time to check out mountainx.com, citizen-times.com and the Asheville FM News Hour and Little Shop of Attitude show [“To Air is Human,” April 4 Xpress]. Having said that, now I think its finally time to boycott […]
Free no more: Pay walls go up online for three Gannett newspapers
Three Gannett newspaper recently debuted pay walls, including one close to WNC — the Tallahassee Democrat, The Greenville (S.C.) News and The (St. George, Utah) Spectrum. Pay walls block free access to a publication, requiring viewers to pay first, read later. Is the Asheville Citizen-Times next?
Victim of the downturn in newspapering
A laid-off staffer of the Asheville Citizen-Times speaks.
Gannett dollars go to WCU scholarship that benefits Gannett execs
It’s not illegal, but it shows how Gannett pampers its top brass, says Gannett Blog’s Jim Hopkins about a disclosure that the Gannett Foundation helped Gannett CEO Craig Dubow and his wife establish a WCU scholarship in their name, with no credit to Gannett and unavailable to most Gannett employees
Tight-lips evoke raised eyebrows: What’s up with Gannett Foundation’s $40K gift to WCU?
Gannett’s philanthropic arm gives money. So what? But where did the money go in the taxpayer-supported university system and who got it? Gannett Blog is asking.
Gannett layoffs begin: Rochester, N.Y., leads; Asheville waits and wonders ***UPDATED Dec. 5***
Massive Gannett layoffs expected across the country. Asheville Citizen-Times likely to lay off workers, in addition to the 60 laid off from print-plant closure.
Gannett Blog claims Citizen-Times has 23.5% profit margin; posts other Gannett papers’ numbers
The Asheville Citizen-Times made 23.49% profit on ad sales of $20.6 million between January and September 2007, according to blogger Jim Hopkins.