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  • #1087289

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    Dispatch’s new owner planning $10 million in cost cuts
    Jul 30, 2015, 12:31pm EDT
    Tom Knox – Reporter – Columbus Business First

    The new owner of the Columbus Dispatch expects to wring $10 million in cost savings from the company over the next two years.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/07/dispatchs-new-owner-planning-10-million-in-cost.html

    #1087417

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    Columbus Dispatch offers employee buyouts, sets January move to Broad Street
    Jul 31, 2015, 12:43pm EDT
    Tom Knox
    Reporter – Columbus Business First

    Columbus Dispatch leaders asked staff contemplating retirement or other jobs to consider taking buyouts as its new owner prepares to reduce costs at the newspaper. During an hour-long meeting Thursday, executives also touched on the newsroom’s upcoming move, the fate of the landmark Dispatch sign downtown and other issues, sources have told Columbus Business First.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/31/columbus-dispatch-offers-employee-buyouts-sets.html

    #1088626

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    Press Release:
    DISPATCH MEDIA GROUP PROMOTES ALAN D. MILLER TO EDITOR

    (COLUMBUS) – The Dispatch Media Group has promoted Alan D. Miller from interim editor to editor.

    Miller was named interim editor in June when Benjamin J. Marrison stepped down as editor, and prior to that, Miller had been the managing editor for news at the Dispatch since 2004. The appointment is effective immediately.

    “In our brief association I have come to admire Alan and believe he is well prepared for the responsibility he will assume. He is a talented journalist with a deep understanding of and affection for central Ohio. He is an effective leader who has clearly won the support and esteem of his colleagues in the newsroom. His character and professionalism give me confidence that, under his guidance, this newspaper will continue to provide the responsible, high-impact journalism the community has come to expect from the Dispatch,” said Jim Hopson, Dispatch interim publisher.

    Miller started at The Dispatch as a reporter in the Newark bureau in 1984 and has covered regional news, urban affairs, Columbus City Hall, and higher education. He was an assistant city editor, state editor and assistant managing editor before becoming managing editor in 2004. He previously worked at The Repository in Canton, The Daily Record in Wooster and the Orrville Courier-Crescent.

    “The Dispatch journalists are as passionate about good journalism as they are compassionate toward the people they cover,” said Miller, 55. “Their work changes laws, and it changes lives. While embracing the latest in technology and social media, and while moving swiftly each day to satisfy the rapidly growing audience on Dispatch.com, this staff holds tight to the fundamental principles of accuracy and fairness.

    “I’m honored to work with such an amazingly talented team of journalists – the best in Ohio, as evidenced by their good work and the many awards they win each year,” he said. “This is a newsroom full of people who dedicate themselves daily to making sure that you know what’s going on in your community.”

    Miller is president of the national Associated Press Media Editors association and a member of the professional advisory board for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He teaches journalism at Denison University in Granville. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Ohio University. In his spare time, he mends fences, cuts hay and picks apples at his family’s Ohio Amish country farm – land that has been in his family for about 200 years. He and his wife, Kris, have three adult daughters.

    #1088822

    pez
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    Columbus Business First is reporting 3 days of severance pay for every year of service for everyone but the copy desk and art department, capped at 26 weeks.

    #1088832

    hames
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    Horrible news. It doesn’t look promising for the future of the paper based on the portfolio of the New Media Group.

    #1088913

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    Aug. 13, 2015
    DISPATCH MEDIA GROUP NAMES RAY PAPROCKI MAGAZINE DIVISION PUBLISHER

    (COLUMBUS) – The Dispatch Media Group announced the appointment of Ray Paprocki as Publisher and General Manager of Dispatch magazines, which includes Columbus Monthly, alive! and Columbus CEO, among others. He will start on Sept. 14.

    Paprocki, a Columbus native who graduated from Ohio State University, joined Columbus Monthly in 1985 and rose through the ranks before serving as editor for seven years.

    He left in 2012 to become publisher of a Southwest Florida magazine division owned by Open Sky Media, which also operates publishing groups in Texas, Oklahoma and California. Under Paprocki’s leadership, the division—featuring Gulfshore Life, Gulfshore Business, affiliated publications, events and digital offerings—produced award-winning work, as well as substantial revenue and net profit growth. During that time, he also served a stint as interim publisher of Open Sky’s Austin Monthly.

    “I am very pleased that Ray Paprocki is coming home to Columbus. During his distinguished career at the helm of Columbus Monthly, Ray earned a reputation as the premier long form journalist in the market and an insightful observer of life in Columbus. At Gulfshore Life he demonstrated his ability as an executive and business leader. He is the perfect guy to lead Dispatch magazines,” said Jim Hopson, Dispatch interim publisher.

    Columbus Monthly won more than 100 regional and national journalism awards from 2000 to 2012, while Paprocki was managing editor and then editor. Individually, he has collected more than 45 journalism honors.

    “This is a great opportunity to help build a group of dynamic brands that can make an important impact through compelling and relevant journalism,” Paprocki said. “The recent purchase of Dispatch Media Group by Gatehouse Media represents a new era and I am excited to become a part of it.”

    Paprocki is an affiliate member of the City and Regional Magazine Association’s national board of directors. He also serves on the board of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, as well as the marketing advisory board for the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. Previously in Columbus, Paprocki was an adjunct professor at Capital University and Otterbein College. He was a stringer for three years for the Wall Street Journal and his work has been published in the Chicago Tribune and AARP – The Magazine, among others.

    He is married to Sherry Beck Paprocki, a content strategist, award-winning author and journalist, and vice president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Together, they co-wrote a book about personal branding, published by Penguin in 2009. They have two adult children: Ana Paprocki, a real estate marketer in Portland, Maine, and Justin Paprocki, a journalist in Naples, Florida, who is married to Central Ohio native Sarah Demaree.

    #1093801

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    Columbus Dispatch cutting 63 jobs, with more on the way
    Sep 17, 2015, 2:12pm EDT Updated Sep 17, 2015, 2:25pm EDT
    Tom Knox – -Reporter – Columbus Business First

    The Columbus Dispatch is cutting 63 jobs, three months after the newspaper and related holdings became part of GateHouse Media. The paper posted an announcement on its website Thursday about changes at the newspaper, its magazines and its Capitol Square offices. It did not provide details, but acknowledged that some employees were losing their jobs.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/17/columbus-dispatch-cutting-63-jobs-with-more-on-the.html

    #1094370

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    Press Release:
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Dispatch Magazines Names Associate Publisher, New Editors

    (COLUMBUS) – The Dispatch Media Group today announced new appointments at Dispatch Magazines, including a new associate publisher and advertising director and new editors of Columbus Monthly and Columbus Alive, among others.

    Rheta Gallagher has been named associate publisher and advertising director of Dispatch Magazines and will work closely with Ray Paprocki, newly named publisher and general manager. Previously, Gallagher worked for the Dispatch Printing Company, American Community Newspapers and CM Media as advertising director for magazines and niche publications—many of which currently are included in the Dispatch Magazines portfolio.

    Award-winning journalist Eric Lyttle is the new editor of Columbus Monthly. Lyttle has been covering Central Ohio as a reporter and editor since 1984. He previously worked as a senior editor for Columbus Monthly before becoming editor of The Other Paper and then a reporter for The Columbus Dispatch. He also has served as the president of the Central Ohio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

    “Columbus Monthly is a magazine that I’ve known and loved since it debuted in 1975,” Lyttle said. “As a reader first, and then as a writer and an editor, I’m both a fan and an advocate of the unique way that only our city magazine can weave the craft of journalism with the art of storytelling in a smart, fun, authoritative reflection of what it means to be a central Ohioan.”

    Kristen Schmidt is the new editor of Columbus Alive, the weekly arts and entertainment publication. Previously the editor of Columbus Monthly, Schmidt makes a return engagement to Alive, having served as its editor from 2011 to 2012.

    Before moving to Columbus, she spent most of her career in suburban Chicago as a reporter and editor for Shaw Newspaper’s properties.

    “I’ve been so honored to be a steward of Columbus Monthly for the last three years, and I relish the opportunity to return to Columbus Alive in the same capacity. I love these magazines and the city that inspires them, and I’m excited to play a role in Alive’s continued growth and success.”

    Craig Rusnak is now the design and production director. Rusnak worked for the past three and a half years as the production manager. Previously, he was design director for nearly three years at Columbus Media Enterprises, which included Columbus Monthly, Columbus CEO and The Other Paper.

    In addition, there are three other changes.

    Dave Ghose rejoins Columbus Monthly as a senior editor. He worked for the magazine from 2002 to 2012 as a staff writer and associate editor. Ghose, who has been a freelance writer and a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, has been recognized as among the best freelancers or staff reporters four times since 2011 by two statewide journalism organizations.

    Brad Keefe is the new associate editor of Columbus Alive. Keefe, who was serving as interim editor of Alive, has worked at the newspaper for the past eight years primarily as a web producer. He also is an award-winning film critic.

    Kitty McConnell, who previously worked at Columbus CEO as an assistant editor, returns as associate editor of the monthly business magazine, where she will work hand-in-hand with CEO editor Mary Yost. She also worked as a reporter and special sections editor for The Other Paper. McConnell is a recipient of several journalism awards.

    “I am thrilled with the team assembled to move the magazine group forward,” says Paprocki. “These proven leaders have the talent, experience, passion and market knowledge to meet the high standards of excellence that this community deserves. We are fortunate to have them.”

    #1094590

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    What’s next at the Columbus Dispatch: 20+ newsroom job cuts, new publisher, changing editorial page, less philanthropy
    Sep 24, 2015, 3:43pm EDT Updated Sep 24, 2015, 4:21pm EDT
    Tom Knox – Reporter – Columbus Business First

    The Columbus Dispatch will be getting a new publisher within a month, while losing more than 20 newsroom staffers in January, Dispatch management said Thursday during a wide-ranging Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. What’s not changing? The newspaper will continue to be published and delivered to subscribers’ homes every day of the week for at least a decade, interim Publisher Jim Hopson said.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/24/whats-next-at-the-columbus-dispatch-20-newsroom.html

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    #1102055

    Analogue Kid
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    As expected, the quality of reporting has taken a big hit. Check out this “story” which is really a cut and paste press release. Is this what passes for journalism these days? Wow.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2015/11/16/columbus-area-airports-getting-wifi-upgrade.html

    And the original: http://news.arubanetworks.com/press-release/11ac/columbus-regional-airport-authority-brings-aruba-gigabit-wi-fi-more-67-million-po

    #1102060
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    As expected, the quality of reporting has taken a big hit. Check out this “story” which is really a cut and paste press release. Is this what passes for journalism these days? Wow.

    I believe I’ve seen them do that pre-buyout. I think they only publish it online, and there’s no author’s name attached. Basically not much different from running a wire/AP story, which is pretty common practice for big publications.

    Of course, if this becomes a more common occurrence (which many have assumed will be the case under the new ownership), then it’s bad news for Dispatch readers looking for something with more substance.

    #1102061
    MichaelC
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    Yeah, that’s what is predictably called a “staff report.” The editor(s) determine it’s not worth doing any independent reporting, and they gussy up the press release to fit any publication standards or style guides, and publish it on the quick. I’d bet that just about every local/regional paper in the country does this, rightly or wrongly.

    #1102065

    MRipley
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    As expected, the quality of reporting has taken a big hit. Check out this “story” which is really a cut and paste press release. Is this what passes for journalism these days? Wow.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2015/11/16/columbus-area-airports-getting-wifi-upgrade.html

    And the original: http://news.arubanetworks.com/press-release/11ac/columbus-regional-airport-authority-brings-aruba-gigabit-wi-fi-more-67-million-po

    Like you, I also expect a much more in-depth, true journalistic analysis from the Dispatch regarding a Wi-Fi upgrade at the local airports. Disappointed to no end!

    #1102069
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Like you, I also expect a much more in-depth, true journalistic analysis from the Dispatch regarding a Wi-Fi upgrade at the local airports. Disappointed to no end!

    What’s unimportant to you is important to others.

    When the topic is something you take more seriously, perhaps you’ll feel differently.

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