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 BizJournals.com 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 NetNewsCheck.com 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. [...]