Archive for the ‘Monday Recap’ Category

Monday Recap: We say goodbye, over and over!

December 8, 2008

The three most clicked-on posts last week, while yours truly was getting sick as a dawg:

  • Roll call: Based on hundreds of contributions, readers counted layoffs one paper at a time. Total jobs cut so far: 1,904.
  • The decision is final: The company launches what is likely the industry’s biggest-ever mass layoff.
  • Gross vs. net: Those year-ago profit margins suggest Gannett could have been setting aside money for a rainy day, no?

Monday Recap: ‘Craig’s list’ is more scary than ever!

November 24, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week, while Sparky was named our first (unpaid!) intern.

Monday Recap: We’re investing incestuously!

November 17, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week, while PBS MediaShift revealed what Barack Obama and I have in common.

  • Deep cuts: The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., warned that up to 80 employees could be laid off — a whopping 13% of all.
  • Half-baked: In a video, I explain why Gannett Blog TV‘s new cooking show failed the smell test.
  • DIG this! Searching the globe for the best software company to buy, Gannett went in-house — w-a-a-a-a-a-y in-house.

Journalism vs. speculation
The Ripple6 software deal ignited a fascinating debate among readers about separating fact from fiction in anything that appears on this blog. One reader’s comment was blunt: “This blog is no substitute for real journalism. It’s an echo chamber of tips, gripes, stock manipulator plants and clueless speculation by journalists too holy to learn Business 101.”

My response? Please see today’s episode of Gannett Blog TV.

Monday Recap: Dubow’s pay is getting transformed!

November 10, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week, while The New York Times discovered Gannett Blog:

  • A thousand cuts: We wondered why Gannett took such an anxiety-provoking route to a looming 10% layoff.
  • I went postal! Trying to boost subscription sales, I rented a post box for readers who don’t like shopping online.
  • Feeling your pain? CEO Craig Dubow took a $200,000 pay cut, but some employees demanded more.

Monday Recap: I’m officially an underpaid blogger!

November 3, 2008

Posts you might have missed, while Gannett played the Grinch who stole Christmas:

  • New Jersey’s No. 1! A study found that two N.J. newspapers recently lost more circulation than any other GCI paper.
  • Obama vs. McCain: Our tally of presidential endorsements among Gannett papers found the Illinois senator way ahead.
  • My pledge drive ends. And not a moment too soon, because my hopes of getting paid to blog about Gannett are fast fading.

Monday Recap: We’re all earnings, all the time!

October 26, 2008

Posts you might have missed while I got ready for my close-up.

  • Dividend cut: Gannett sent a strong signal that it could reduce its stock payout as soon as this week.
  • Jobs threatened: The company is planning more reductions — but will they require layoffs?
  • Profits plunge: In a much-anticipated report, GCI said earnings fell 32% in the third quarter from a year ago.

Monday Recap: We’re dancing with Boom-Z-Boom!

October 19, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week while I tried to make a buck — err, monetize, Gannett Blog.

  • PointRoll squeeze: Gannett appears to be tightening its grip on one of the company’s most promising digital start-ups.
  • Layoffs loom? With shares sinking, CEO Craig Dubow reportedly disclosed plans for more job cuts.
  • Big Al’s big adventure: An exotic dancer claimed relationships with two Rochester mobsters — plus, our favorite treehouse-dwelling retired CEO!

Monday Recap: We’re paying 33% more — for less!

October 12, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week as I began a journey into a cloudy future.

  • Stock skitter: Amid a global price plunge, GCI finished the week at $12.87 a share — after trading even lower.
  • Gannett Grid: We debated the company’s newly launched high school sports webcasting network.
  • Fishing for quarters: USA Today said it would raise its cover price 33% — to $1 — amid rising newsprint costs.

Monday Recap: We’ve got strong fundamentals!

October 6, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week while Gannett hustled up a $1.2 billion loan.

  • Florida tire-kicking: The pluses and minuses of GCI’s less-than-likely purchase of the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Stop the presses! Asheville struggled to get out the paper, and Louisville worried about lost commercial printing contracts.
  • Layoff watch: Entering the final quarter, Gannett faces more threats on more fronts; are layoffs now the only option?

Monday Recap: Shocking secrets to surging traffic!

September 28, 2008

Posts you might have missed last week while we engaged in a scandalous debate about how I can earn money: