Editor’s media picks – 3/28
Gannett sites are weighing hundreds of buyout applications after Corporate extended offers to 665 eligible employees in February. Management will soon notify those who made the final cut… More via Gannett Blog
Checking in with Reality Weekly
By Amy Wicks
REALITY CHECK: With 13 issues under its belt, how is it going at Reality Weekly? According to a spokesman, the American Media Inc. title is selling 100,000 copies a week and is already profitable… More via WWD.com
How much do Twitter and Facebook boost local news-site traffic?
By David Brauer
Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook knows I’m a social media addict. For this stay-at-home writer, it’s part source convention, part water cooler, part MinnPost traffic-driver.
But as local news organizations like the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and MPR push their staffs to spend more time tweeting, updating and Pinteresting, just how much do readers actually click through to the underlying journalism? … More via MinnPost.com
The “exploration” is at an end. At a meeting today, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Bay Area News Project, which runs The Bay Citizen, agreed to formally merge their operations. CIR says in a news release: … More via Poynter.org
Procter & Gamble Co. is still the nation’s biggest advertiser, but it’s dialing back those marketing dollars and shifting some of its focus from television to magazines.
Figures from Kantar Media show P&G (NYSE: PG) spent $2.95 billion in 2011, down 5.4 percent from the prior year. P&G remained the nation’s largest TV advertiser despite a 6.8 percent spending dip to $1.7 billion… More via BizJournals.com