Headlines

Dan Kennedy | Media Nation | 8/1/2014
Here’s some late-Friday-afternoon-in-August news for you: Boston Globe chief executive officer Mike Sheehan says the paper will be offering buyouts to some employees. Sheehan says the buyouts will be “voluntary in nature, the terms of which are generous by any standard.”

Lindley Estes | The Free Lance-Star | 8/1/2014
Judge Kevin R. Huennekens approved a settlement Thursday on a number of disputes that he said “is in the best interest to expedite the conclusion” of The Free Lance–Star bankruptcy case.

Jeremy Barr | Capital New York | 8/1/2014
Last week, editors at Buzzfeed audited the work of Benny Johnson, a young staffer who, it would turn out, had plagiarized from a number of web sources in his posts for the site.
John McDermott | Digiday | 8/1/2014
Twitter might not be able to effectively monetize its off-platform influence, and its user growth may be slowing.
James Edwards | WGBH | 8/1/2014
For the first time in its 39 year history, the National Association of Black Journalists is holding its annual convention in Boston.
Caroline O’Donovan | Nieman Journalism Lab | 8/1/2014
BuzzFeed is hiring product and editorial leads to build a new news app for the company, starting a team which will eventually include up to six editorial staffers.
David Shedden | Poynter | 8/1/2014
Four events that happened on this date and a trivia question.
Jeremy Barr | Capital New York | 8/1/2014
Looking at some of the new hires that the Post has made over the last several months, we've noticed that some of them have come from more digital, less traditional-journalism backgrounds.
Mark Sweney | The Guardian | 8/1/2014
The Telegraph website’s 20 percent traffic boost in June has been attributed to factors including favouring Facebook over Twitter to push content and writing fewer stories overall, according to Jason Seiken.
Chris Smith | Digiday | 8/1/2014
Add Trinity Mirror Group to the list of newspapers showing an affinity for digital.
Rick Edmonds | Poynter | 8/1/2014
Like the sale of the Washington Post this time last year, the merger of E.W. Scripps and Journal Communications, announced last night, and their reorganization into separate print and broadcast companies came as a jaw-dropping surprise.
Lizzy Davies | The Guardian | 8/1/2014
L'Unità, founded by Antonio Gramsci 90 years ago, hit newsstands with all but its first three pages left blank in protest.
Press Release | Chicago Tribune | 8/1/2014
The Chicago Tribune introduced a new digital experience today, designed to dramatically increase functionality for users on any platform.
Ben Smith | BuzzFeed | 7/28/2014
Gretchen A. Peck | 8/1/2014
Lynne Marek | Chicago Business | 7/30/2014