Gatehouse Journalism Traders Plans to BUY BACK 100 mil in Stock using eliminated top job dollars

Boston, MA: Gatehouse continues widespread job eliminations as it pockets cash to buy back stock. Neiman Lab Ken Doctor reports - GateHouse’s new round of layoffs fits the sad logic of the coming consolidation Laying off about 200, hiring about 30: In the short term, cost-cutting and mergers are just about the only plays in the playbook. Today’s editorial managers find themselves in the lemonade business. Their assembly line of lemons keeps gaining speed, and they have to constantly find new recipes to make lemonade out of thinner and thinner ingredients. On Thursday, GateHouse — New Media Investments, or NEWM — unleashed…
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BEYOND ENGAGEMENT: A HOPEFUL PEEK AT THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATIVE JOURNALISM

Dig Boston CHRIS FARAONE reports - Dear Reader, I have come to give you a report from the front lines of reporting in the future. The battlefield is ravaged, with limbs of stubborn old-school hacks blown all about; still, there is light in independent media, for we have come to understand that competition is a lock while cooperation is key. Such soothsaying was possible last week in Philadelphia, where DigBoston co-publisher John Loftus and I joined more than 150 change agents who take pride in pushing buttons and envelopes. Hosted by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University in New…
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Red Sox, Boston Globe owner John W. Henry and unknown investors consider Encore Casino Takeover following visit with President Trump

Boston Red Sox John W. Henry teams with President Donald Trump at The White House World Series Champions Victory Party May 9, 2019. The Boston Globe reports – Boston, MA: Boston businessman John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and the owner and publisher of The Boston Globe, backed by a group of potential investors, quietly investigated buying the Encore in 2018 and again just weeks ago, Henry confirmed … Share More:
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New Jersey Herald Sold to Gatehouse Media

HERALD STAFF May. 16, 2019 11:41 am Updated: May. 17, 2019 11:12 am NEWTON – The New Jersey Herald, in operation since 1829, is being sold to GateHouse Media. In announcing the pending sale to Herald staff Thursday morning, Ralph Oakley, CEO of Quincy Media, the newspaper's current owners, said, “We are proud to have been associated with the New Jersey Herald for more than 50 years. “The paper has done a wonderful job of covering the Sussex County area. This change in ownership will allow the newspaper to continue as a very important institution in this region.” Joe Vanderhoof,…
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California Man Pleads Guilty to Making Violent Threats Against Boston Globe Employees

DOJ BOSTON reports - BOSTON, MA – A California man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media.  Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, Calif., pleaded guilty to seven counts of making threatening communications in interstate commerce. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Sept. 23, 2019. On Aug. 10, 2018, the Boston Globe announced that it was requesting other newspaper publications around the country to publish a coordinated editorial response to political attacks on the media. The coordinated…
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Billionaire Etiquette Newhouse Family owned Advanced Local Sells off New Orleans Times Picayune Newspaper & NOLA website. New Owner Fires Entire Staff

Randy Siegel, chief executive of Advance Local, said the company does not intend to sell any other papers. “This was a one-off,” Siegel told The NY Post.
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Times-Picayune, nola.com bought by Advocate’s Dathel and John Georges to ensure ‘strong’ news company

Advocate Staff reports - New Orleans Advocate owners Dathel and John Georges have purchased The Times-Picayune and its  from the Newhouse family’s Advance Local Media. The Advocate will publish a seven-day, home-delivered newspaper in New Orleans using the brands and features of both publications. The new paper will debut in June. The two papers’ websites will be combined under the  around the same time. In Baton Rouge, the paper will remain The Advocate, as will the website. Baton Rouge readers will be unaffected. At a time when local media companies are struggling and have cut back on news content, New…
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Civic Info Bill to be funded in NJ

FreePress. net reports TRENTON, NJ: On Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy delivered a budget speech outlining his vision for the upcoming fiscal year. Absent from the governor’s list of priorities, in both his speech and his released budget brief, was his prior commitment to fully fund the Civic Information Consortium, a first-of-its-kind initiative to strengthen local-news coverage and boost civic engagement across the state. The bill establishing the consortium passed the state legislature last year and was signed into law by Gov. Murphy. But while the state’s FY 2019 budget dedicated $5 million for the consortium, Murphy said…
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Media companies on notice over traumatised journalists after landmark court decision

In her court challenge, the journalist alleged: had no system in place to enable her to deal with the trauma of her workfailed to provide support and training in covering traumatic events, including from qualified peersdid not intervene when she and others complainedtransferred her to court reporting after she had complained of being unable to cope with trauma experienced from previous crime reporting. The Conversation. com reports - A landmark ruling by an Australian court is expected to have international consequences for newsrooms, with media companies on notice they face large compensation claims if they fail to take care of journalists who…
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