Two items from May 1st which got missed the first time around, both dealing with the local news media’s economic troubles:
- Oregon Media Insiders reports Major Cuts at KOHD: "Non-renewed contracts, I’m told, include sports reporter Rachel Azevedo, reporter Allison Martin (once the weekend anchor when they had a weekend show) and anchor Jay Frank, who’s still got a year on his contract. The 5 pm producer/assignment editor is an outright layoff…"
- And over at The Source, H. Bruce Miller says Bulletin Employees Hit With Pay Cut: "The tough times that have battered newspapers across the country have hit home in Bend: Staffers at The Bulletin and its parent company, Western Communications Inc., were told yesterday that they’ll be taking pay cuts of up to 10%."
Also read the comments; interesting stuff to be found there.
Of course, it’s not just the economy hurting the news these days; in this age of the internet (and blogs and twitter and craigslist and social media), traditional media is taking big hits.