Here’s a business question: How can a company operate at the same level after slashing as much as two-thirds of its staff? The answer, it seems, will be played out by Patch, the once-vaunted network of hyper-local news websites that AOL (AOL) sold to Hale Global earlier this month. Employees were informed via a Wednesday conference call that the service was being restructured, according to a transcript of the call published by Jim Romenesko. “Hale Global has decided which Patch employees will receive an offer of employment to move forward in accordance with their vision for Patch, and which will not,” said Patch chief operating officer Leigh Zarelli Lewis, according to the transcript. And to the unlucky group: “Unfortunately, your role has been eliminated and you will no longer have a role at Patch and today will be your last day of employment with the company. …Thank you again and best of luck.” While as many as two-thirds of … [Read more...] about After sale from AOL, the Patch local news network lays off hundreds
We hope you’ve been enjoying all the upgrades to your Richmond Times-Dispatch this week.They are a signal to you that we recognize the unmatched value and quality of our local reporting.The Richmond Times-Dispatch news staff – the largest in the region, by far – has provided the strongest and most complete news report every day of the year, for 168 years.That’s why we made such bold changes this week, first and foremost with our move to put our local news report in the first section of the newspaper.There each weekday, you’ll find in one place all of the day’s top breaking news and enterprise reporting on local and state government, schools, business, public safety, Virginia news and more. We are putting local news first, because it’s what we do best, and what we provide that no one else can match.We also know that our print readers value our wire reports of news from around the country and the world, so we’re giving that news its own … [Read more...] about It’s happening now. More local news and the return of your favorite features sections.
Coming this week, you’ll see some upgrades to your newspaper.They are a signal to you that we recognize the unmatched value and quality of our local reporting.The Richmond Times-Dispatch news staff – the largest in the region, by far – has provided the strongest and most complete news report every day of the year, for 168 years.It’s why local TV stations and radio quote from our coverage every day in their morning news report. Tune in any weekday morning and you’re sure to hear, “According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch…” during the local TV broadcasts. Get the RTDSo we’re making a bold change: We’ll begin highlighting our local news report by moving it to the first section of the newspaper.There each weekday, you’ll find in one place all of the day’s top breaking news and enterprise reporting on local and state government, schools, business, public safety, Virginia news and more. We are putting local news first, … [Read more...] about Starting Tuesday, we bring you MORE LOCAL NEWS plus the return of your favorite features sections.
Social platform will feature more breaking news broadcasts on its app Sean Burch, provided by Published 1:05 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Twitter Partners With Local News to Live Stream Coverage of Florida Shooting 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Following Thursday’s mass shooting in South Florida, Twitter kept users informed by streaming hours of local news coverage. As a critical information outlet for millions of users, Twitter is doubling down on fighting fake news by partnering with several local outlets to broadcast during crises, as BuzzFeed News first reported. “We’re continuing to work on new ways we can surface credible and relevant information to help people stay informed,” Twitter video GM Kayvon Beykpour told BuzzFeed News. “By pairing live video with the conversation on Twitter, there is no faster way to see what’s happening in the world.” … [Read more...] about Twitter Partners With Local News to Live Stream Coverage of Florida Shooting
Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 10:35 pm, Monday, February 12, 2018 WLS-Ch.7 A local Chicago station made an embarrassing gaffe on Saturday when a graphic accidentally advertised "P.F. Chang 2018" as the host city for the Winter Olympics. The station quickly owned up to the mistake and apologized, saying the error was due to a mix-up with a graphic created for a separate, satirical piece. The mistake is a good reminder to always double-check your work before heading to air. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Raw video: Man stabbed in the chest during fight at a South Side hangout 21 Pro Video Raw Video: Fatal wreck on Northwest Side 21 Pro Video SAPD: Multiple injured after River Walk bar fight spills into street San Antonio Express-News Listen: Recorded Uresti interview played at federal trial San Antonio Express-News San Antonio shooting victim walks to store, waves while being carted into ambulance San Antonio Express-News Driver … [Read more...] about A local news station in Chicago accidentally aired a graphic that referred to the host city of the Winter Olympics as ‘P.F. Chang’