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Les Gapay update

September 29, 2003
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The L.A. Times has his cellphone number, as does NPR. I, however, do not. A couple minutes ago I fielded the second inquiry from a radio producer trying to get Gapay on the air. I’m flattered by the attention, folks, but alas I have no info on the guy. If anybody has any ideas...

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Former copy editor named Merc publisher

September 26, 2003
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Chip Visci did most of his editorial work at the Detroit Free Press … he’s been a Knight Ridder exec for the past few years.

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Full employment for Seattle newsies preserved

September 26, 2003
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It’s good that all those folks working in one of those newsrooms will keep their jobs, now that the JOA’s been upheld again. But there’s always been something fraudulent about JOAs — under the guise of preserving editorial voices, newspapers combine advertising and business functions, create a local advertising monopoly and gouge the hell...

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The Herald and its cojones

September 24, 2003
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Newsdesigner has the story.

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Good news for Philly

September 23, 2003
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They’re getting a good guy as publisher. Joe Natoli, now our former publisher at the Mercury News, was the first publisher I’ve ever been happy, maybe even proud, to work for. Sure, he didn’t know my name — heck, it’s a big shop — but he always came by for department events like Bob...

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Discarded by the news industry

September 22, 2003
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… Now living out of his pickup truck. This is a near heartbreaking story of a 60ish reporter can’t find work and has been essentially camping out for more than a year. The real pathos emerges from the fact that he’s trying valiantly to find work in his chosen field and nobody much wants...

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Who says newspapers are toast?

September 21, 2003
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They run nine of the top 20 Web news domains.

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