Newspaper News Bits II

Following up on yesterday’s post about merging online and print newsrooms, here is an interesting piece from newspaper industry expert and Editor and Publisher columnist Steve Outing.

He warns that strategies in integrating online and print news operations should even come down to hiring practices, journalists with cross-platform news production experience and ability should be given priority, and the hiring of programmers should be done with more consideration. Many other tips for small newspapers are also offered.

Elsewhere in newspaper HR issues, The New York Times and paidContent report on significant staff cuts at the Philadelphia Inquirer  something that has become all too common throughout the industry.

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