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The Washington Post‘s offices will remain closed until after Labor Day, Post publisher Fred Ryan told employees in a memo Thursday. The Post sent employees home March 11, and at the time, Ryan writes, “we thought it would be a matter of a few … more
Tribune Publishing and the Chicago Tribune Guild agreed Wednesday to a three-week furlough for all unionized newsroom employees making $40,000 or more as a cost-saving measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The furloughs will be taken in one-week … more
BuzzFeed, still hoping to avoid layoffs during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, will furlough 68 staffers without pay starting next week through mid-August. Among other cost-cutting steps, the digital-media firm also will extend previously … more
Vice Media is pushing back at a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal that said Vice Media Group has a plan for "substantial layoffs" at its company websites amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Journal obtained what it described as "a planning … more
Advance Local followed other newspaper companies Wednesday in announcing a series of pay cuts and furloughs to bring expenses down and ride out the deep advertising recession. The changes include pay cuts on a sliding scale from 2% to 20%, with … more
March was shaping up to be a good month for Brian Bowen Smith, a photographer in Los Angeles who has worked for Vogue and GQ. He had five big jobs lined up, including shoots for two Netflix posters. All five were canceled because of the coronavirus … more
The parent company of The Los Angeles Times is furloughing 40 employees and cutting the pay of senior managers in an effort to make up for losses brought on by a pandemic-related decline in advertising revenue. “Due to the unexpected effects of … more
Tribune Publishing today announced a series of permanent pay cuts for non-union staffers that will range from 2% to 10% off their current salaries. The cuts take effect April 19. An email memo from Tribune Publishing CEO Terry Jimenez said that the … more
McClatchy (MNIQQ), owner of 30 US newspapers, announced on Thursday it will furlough 4.4% of its employees, lay off four executives and reduce some executive compensation to address the financial pressures from coronavirus. The company, whose … more
Bucking the newspaper industry trend, Hearst Corporation has told its newsrooms there will be no layoffs, no furloughs and no pay cuts during the course of coronavirus coverage. In fact, Hearst CEO Steven Swartz told publishers and editors in a … more
Media Staffing Network has developed free webinars to help job seekers and is offering free tips for working from home for companies and their employees. more
Special thanks to Laurie Kahn of Media Staffing Network for sharing the following tips for working remotely: more
Desks sit empty in the San Francisco Chronicle newsroom. For the first time in the newspaper's 155-year history, its editorial staff made the decision to place a mandatory work from home policy on newsroom staff amid the Coronavirus threat. (Photo … more
The coronavirus pandemic threw a ginormous flaming curveball at the news media industry, from turning newsrooms remote to eviscerating whole streams of revenue. It’s really easy to panic when you don’t know what the next day or even the next … more
Employees of Osteen Publishing Company were given links to the America's Newspapers coronavirus page and to the CDC website as sites that are "pertinent to our industry's situation, so please refer to them regularly for updates in the coming days." more
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic brings shocking cultural and economic developments on a daily, if not hourly, basis, the week of March 9 was a particularly jarring one for Chicagoans. At the Chicago Sun-Times, the reaction was to try going remote for a day on March 12, with nearly all newsroom employees working from home. But at the rival Chicago Tribune, the challenge wasn’t a test. The possibility that its employees had encountered a person infected with COVID-19 was very real. more
Safety concerns in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic are quickly creating a new normal for media workers. At WNYC, on-air hosts have been given personal microphone sleeves that they bring along to recording sessions to minimize the threat of … more
A detailed memo outlines four basic goals set forth by Shaw Media in response to COVID-19, the most dramatic of which is the directive to employees to work from home if at all possible. “We said anyone who can work from home should work from home,” Rung said in an interview. more
As the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw diligently works to provide the most up-to-date and relevant information on COVID-19, the firm is collecting real-time perspectives from employers who are navigating this unprecedented situation. Take the three-minute survey. more
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