A bad week for alternative weeklies

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It’s been a decidedly bad week for alternative newsweeklies, with three weeklies making headlines this week as they closed the final chapter. Three cities across the country are now bereft of their edgy newsprint voice, a voice every city needs. As of today, the Providence Phoenix in Providence, Rhode Island, printed its last issue. The [...]

Changes continue at the Washington Post

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The news industry was shocked when the Graham family announced they were selling the Washington Post last year, marking the continued decline of the family-owned newspaper. And yet, over the last year, the paper has begun to shine under the reign of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who purchased the paper last August. The changes [...]

The PR social media pool

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are top dogs when it comes to platforms. But there’s a number of other social media tools available. From popular to obscure, inVocus asked PR pros to share alternative social media platforms they use for connecting with journalists as well as in their day-to-day work around campaigns. Brandon Seymour, founder of [...]

New organization innovations in Q3

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Last week inVocus featured some of the cuts and downsizing that happened toward the end of the third quarter. Today we’re looking at some of the positives by showing a number of initiatives brought to the table by various news organizations in Q3. WWD.com reported last month that Hearst Magazines has formed Hearst Magazines Publishing [...]

A look at Q3 downsizing trends

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Although Q3 is now behind us, there were quite a few cuts and downsizing that took place over the last several months. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that dominated the end of Q3 in regards to layoffs, sales and foldings. Time Inc’s Food & Wine eliminated six editorial staffers last month, reported [...]