U.S. daily newspapers shrank their newsrooms by 2,400 journalists in the past year, a 4.4% workforce decrease that’s the biggest year-over-year cut in ranks since the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) began conducting its annual census 30 years ago. Shrinking Newsrooms
Bill Moyers, host of PBS’ Bill Moyers Journal, accepted the Ridenhour Courage Prize earlier this month at the Press Club in Washington D.C. The Nation Institute, which is a sponsor of the award, posted his acceptance speech on its Web site. Bill Moyers’ acceptance speech
Robert W. Greene, a pioneering investigative reporter and editor who helped Newsday twice win the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and who left an indelible imprint on a newspaper whose reporting mission he deeply believed in, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 78.
New Times blog The Daily Pulp reports that the Miami Herald is offering buyouts to veteran employees in an attempt to cut its staff by 2 percent.
Reporters talk about how live blogging helps them grow as storytellers — by teaching them to look for quirky details and polishing their listening, note taking and deadline writing skills.