USA Today to slash jobs, end print focus

USA Today to Remake Itself to Stress Digital Operations
By Jeremy W Peters/NYT
The history of USA Today is full of firsts for the newspaper business: the first general-interest national paper of its kind, the first to use color widely in charts and photographs

Still reading newspapers? You must be 40-plus

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News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones
By Dawn C. Chmielewski/ Los Angeles Times
News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is embarking on an ambitious plan for a new national digital newspaper to be distributed exclusively as paid content

At Trinity Mirror, journos strike for axed colleagues

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Mirror journalists to hold series of strikes after ballot vote
By Roy Greenslade/Guardian
Staff at Trinity Mirror's three national newspapers are to hold a series of two-hour strikes,

Press photographers: Not quite in the picture

*Six Mirror photographers must depart, leaving just four behind*
*By Roy Greenslade/Guardian*
Trinity Mirror has decided that six of the 10 staff photographers who take
pictures for the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror must go.

Playboy still limps: Print woes are the cause

Playboy Slims Loss, Revs Drop 10 Percent

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Playboy Enterprises posted slightly better-than-expected results in Q2, as company watchers continued to wonder about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's bid to take to the company private and the counter offers. Meanwhile, digital revenues continued to improve, but the total publishing

Sign of the times: Barnes & Noble mulls sale

Barnes & Noble shares jump on sale consideration
Shares in Barnes & Noble, the largest US bookstore chain, have jumped 20% after it said late on Tuesday it was considering putting itself up for sale. The chain

Befitting: Newsweek sold to 91-year-old

Newsweek magazine is sold by Washington Post
The Washington Post is to sell Newsweek magazine to Sidney Harman, 91-year-old founder of audio equipment firm Harman International Industries. He won Newsweek in an auction that included Fred Drasner, ex-publisher of the New York Daily News, and OpenGate Capital,

Airline drops mags to save on weight: Papers are next

SIA to offer e-magazines
AFP/Straits Times
SINGAPORE Airlines said on Friday it is to introduce an electronic version of its inflight magazines as part of its plans for paperless planes. The carrier said it had engaged SmarttPapers Aviation Ltd to