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A Cincinnati Enquirer full-page ad offers free copies of the new, smaller edition Monday for eager readers who come to the Enquirer Building at 311 Elm. Trouble is, the Enquirer Building is across the street at 312 Elm. Oh well, Margaret, if those people finally find your building, we hope you'll have somebody there to tell them again about the standard of excellence you've established there.
There's also a full-page house ad in Friday's paper promoting the new miniature Enquirer that spells Healthplex as "Helathplex." Small error. But these bloopers ad up.
I assume in your role as the spelling police you meant add up not "ad up."
It was a joke, my friend. Perhaps too subtle.
Obviousman strikes again. Headline of an e-mail blast from The Arizona Republic:"Man Dies After Scottsdale Police Use Deadly Force"
Something that everyone should realize about the Deal Chicken realignment of "area managers" - it was the right thing to do. That position was so unnecessary with the amount of people they had. In reality, one person could handle three of their jobs. The only thing tedious about that job was the customer service. Other than that, once that's taken care of and deals are scheduled for the week, it's time to play on Facebook. They all got a ridiculous sense of power and a sense of entitlement because they simply had the word "manager" in their title. It was absurd. Some of them even worked from home! Finally, the jig is up and Gannett got wise to paying these people a decent salary to mess around half the week.
Front page of today's Chicago Tribune has listing of story headlines, which includes, "See today's sales flyer for HHGregg..."Shameless mixes of news and advertising is not unique to Gannett. Straight news is so eighties...
A reliable source informed me the guy who brought in all the commercial work at Cherry Hill is going to the Philadelphia Inquirer and taking all the work with him. They offered him big money to run their commercial operation and deal with their union problems!!!The end is near for Cherry Hill!!!!
your source is dead wrong as usual inqurier has a 2yr deal already signed no union problems
"Union problems." Love it. In psychology we call that classic transference.
This was on Instapundit today, so it will be everywhere by Monday - more fallout for LoHud:http://www.allanalytics.com/author.asp?section_id=2220&doc_id=260124&
The author filed an update -- http://www.allanalytics.com/video.asp?section_id=2339&doc_id=260311
If Journal News has not informed subscribers that their accounts were hacked, as the article suggests, then they would be in violation of the New York Information Security Breach and Notification act of 2005. Being that I was just able to go to Piratebay and see that the subscriber database (apparently including passwords) is still available for public download, does anyone know if the subscribers have been informed their data was compromised?
Breach occurred in 2010 http://www.allanalytics.com/video.asp?section_id=2339&doc_id=260311
Sent out today... breach was from 2010Dear Journal News Events Calendar User, I am contacting you to clarify misinformation you may have received in an email or seen on a blog posting concerning information about data collected by The Journal News. First let me assure you that no subscriber credit card, debit card or banking information has been compromised. Instead, what happened is that a database containing information provided by registered users of our Events calendar on lohud.com was accessed. Your email address, phone number and an encryption of your password may have been included in the Events calendar database. That hacked information was posted on the internet by a hacker. When we first learned of the hack we made changes to the Events calendar and required users to renew account credentials. We learned recently that an email has been sent to some of the email addresses in the database causing concerns among the recipients. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, but be assured that no financial or banking information was ever exposed. If you use the same password for other accounts, you might consider changing that password.I hope this letter addresses any concerns you may have about the hacked information. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 914-694-5000(Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Sincerely, Director/TechnologyJournal News Media Group
Timeline: Key moments in The Cincinnati Enquirer's history…lacks in providing depth of the “moments” it provided and in some other notable key pieces of its 170 history that, like it or not, should have been included:- Carl Lindner’s purchase and sale of the Enquirer in the 70’s- Enquirer Fires Reporter, Aplogizes, Pays Chiquita $10 Million 1998- Gannett’s purchase of the Community Press & Recorder (27 weeklies w/240,000 copies) 2005- Shuttering of Community Press’ Printing plant; move of its 27 weekly papers to Lafayette, Indiana to debut as the first Berliner size (smaller, with robust color) paper in the U.S. 2007- Enquirer Media’s “down-sizing” of hundreds of employees the last few years.http://news.cincinnati.com/interactive/article/20130306/CINCI/130306022/Timeline-Key-moments-Cincinnati-Enquirer-s-history
WOW... Ms Buchanan says "To celebrate the day, we will deliver Monday’s historic first edition to all Enquirer subscribers, including our weekend and Sunday-only customers."Seems she forgot to mention that those customers would be billed for that paper that they didn't ask for. "Bonus Days" are different in Cincinnati than other markets due to the unscrupulous practice of charging for it.
Don't forget Margaret Buchanan's inspired purchase of Inspire magazine, which rapidly went down the tubes and no longer exists.
Or Cin Weekly, when Margaret looked ahead in 2003 and saw that the future was in a major new print initiative for young people.
Nice catch…Buchanan lost her bet on Inspire magazine having acquired it in 2004 - just two years after its founding; and Design magazine, having acquired it from Cox Ohio a few months earlier despite already being in a death spiral. Both long gone.Your Home Town Enquirer, a six-zoned, twice-weekly local news tabloid sections created in 2006 is also absent from the timeline despite all the public attention it was given at launch.
"No one will pay for online content. It's not even worth talking about." --Margaret Buchanan, at a staff meeting a couple of years before Gannett ordered the paywall
My favorite was when Margaret said with great certainty that no subscriber would drop their paid print subscription for Cincinnati.com’s free online content…back around 2006. That emphatic pronouncement, the one 8:11 shared, and other similar ones really exposed how little she knew, nor could see coming, all of which goes a long way in highlighting why the Enquirer struggles more than it should today.
NEWS FLASH: Editor's dorky kid goes to Disney on USA Weekend.Translation: Editor's family vacay a tax write off. Family gets press pivis during stay.Readers get shafted with useless story.
If there wasn't ample evidence that SXSW has jumped the shark, surely the #GannettLounge is the final proof. Just like Gannett to be six years late to the party. That's been their whole approach to digital.
Heh 4:10 GL was great. Not sure what your problem is. Lots of visitors, great food.
Heh 9:38 those are great metrics to measure your digital success.
Yes, lots of visitors to the lounge. Half of them were from Gannett.
Weekend "editors" are the ethically and journalistically challenged AOL castoffs of the highly paid Heather Frank. She is milking the company for every last dime.
Wow this blog is populated by true idiots: Offbase conspiracy theories, negative spin that goes beyond belief, everything no no no!Sad, really.
Only an idiot distills a blog (forum, whatever) into a label. There's lots of stuff of here. Some of it's garbage; some of it's useful. 6:49 should get off the high horse and get the boots muddy.
This girl is for HIRE!!!!
"She's on top of the world, hotter than the hottest girl."
I don't know a whole lot about the Cincinnati Enquirer's internal workings beyond what I read here. I know a decade or so ago, it was relatively highly regarded journalistically. (I remember its coverage of the city's race riots and troubled police department was quite good.) But anytime I see it mentioned in this blog, it always seems horribly negative. Even at a time when it's launching something ambitious like this compact edition. What seems to be the trouble there? There have been some very good reporters and editors go through that newsroom. Why all the negativity now?
Wow - great insight!
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