Staffers make mass exodus at Cincinnati Enquirer, WaPo to have male-only masthead & more: Editor’s media picks – 10/31

Enquirer’s No. 2 editor out as staffers bolt amidst Gannett-ordered reorganization More than a dozen newsroom staffers at the Cincinnati Enquirer, including its No. 2 editor, are departing as the region’s largest local media company embarks on the biggest shakeup in its history… More via How news orgs plan digital coverage of midterms By [...]

Jay Rosen to teach course on the future of the New York Times & more: Editor’s media picks – 10/30

Alt weeklies plan to launch online radio By Diana Marszalek To try to grow its members’ reach — and revenue — the Association of Alternative Newsmedia early next year plans to launch an online radio station that reflects the medium’s tradition of being “scrappy, entrepreneurial and willing to push.” …More via I can’t wait [...]

FBI pretended to be the Seattle Times in 2007, reporter laid off after refusing to reapply & moe: Editor’s media picks – 10/28

FBI faked newspaper website to catch suspect; newspaper pissed By Evan McMurry Usually the worst thing that happens when you stumble across a fake news website is you share a hoax article about Judd Nelson dying. But you could be in the midst of an FBI sting. In documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation [...]

Post Media loses and reinvents & more: Editor’s media picks – 10/27

Canada’s Postmedia newspaper chain reinvents its smartphone and tablet app strategy By Sam Kirkland At 6 a.m. on Oct. 21, print subscribers to the Montreal Gazette received a new-look newspaper focused on news analysis. At 6 p.m., they read the first edition of a magazine-style iPad app. In-between, they were able to access a smartphone [...]

Layoffs at Tampa Bay Times, NBC settles with interns & more: Editor’s media picks – 10/24

A New York tabloid detente that wasn’t By Joe Pompeo What if New York City’s two tabloids, those famously bloody newsstand warriors, joined forces? Recently, the age-old rivals were considering just that, Capital has learned. The New York Post and the Daily News have been, by popular definition, locked in a tabloid war for decades. [...]