The Courier-Journal http://wfpl.org en Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-wake-reporters-departure-courier-journal-should-communicate-more <p>Education reporter <span class="c3">Toni Konz’s </span><span class="c2"><a class="c0" href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wdrb.com%2Fstory%2F25954602%2Feducation-reporter-toni-konz-joins-wdrb&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGFKZmTDpkRuiWPyA1lwCQVCjMipA">decision</a></span><span class="c3">&nbsp; to leave The Courier-Journal and join WDRB is a terrible but predictable blow to the local daily newspaper. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:31:59 +0000 James Miller 9727 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: In Wake of Reporter's Departure, The Courier-Journal Should Communicate More Q&A: Louisville Courier-Journal Editor Neil Budde Discusses High-Profile Newsroom Layoffs http://wfpl.org/post/qa-louisville-courier-journal-editor-neil-budde-discusses-high-profile-newsroom-layoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, The Courier-Journal </span><a href="/post/media-critic-no-courier-journal-reporters-were-laid-they-did-suffer-loss" style="line-height: 1.5;">laid off its managing editor,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> metro editor and other prominent newsroom managers, shocking the newspaper's reporters and others in Louisville.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:43:40 +0000 James Miller 9571 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Louisville Courier-Journal Editor Neil Budde Discusses High-Profile Newsroom Layoffs Courier-Journal Lays Off Seven Staffers, Including Managing Editor http://wfpl.org/post/courier-journal-lays-seven-staffers-including-managing-editor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courier-Journal has cut seven positions in what executives are calling a “restructuring” in its newsroom.</span></p><p>Director of Marketing Nancy Jo Trafton declined to say which positions were eliminated, but she said no reporters were affected. Trafton said some newsroom positions will be created as part of the restructuring.</p><p>Longtime Metro Editor Mike Trautmann confirmed on Twitter that his position was among those eliminated:</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:18:39 +0000 Rick Howlett 9542 at http://wfpl.org Courier-Journal Lays Off Seven Staffers, Including Managing Editor The First Woman Senior Editor at a Major Newspaper Worked in Louisville. It Didn't End Well, Either. http://wfpl.org/post/first-woman-senior-editor-major-newspaper-worked-louisville-it-didnt-end-well-either <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the bulletin crossed my </span>cellphone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wednesday evening announcing that Jill </span>Abramson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the first woman to be executive editor of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Times, had been fired, I couldn’t help thinking of another editor at another newspaper, one from here in Louisville.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:53:13 +0000 Keith Runyon 9356 at http://wfpl.org The First Woman Senior Editor at a Major Newspaper Worked in Louisville. It Didn't End Well, Either. More Change Comes to Louisville's Courier-Journal http://wfpl.org/post/more-change-comes-louisvilles-courier-journal <p>If you subscribe to the Courier-Journal—or if you regularly purchase the Sunday edition—perhaps you noticed the USA Today insert. (Or perhaps you noticed the paper’s employees <span class="c1"><a class="c0" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cjmore&amp;src=hash">tweeting about it</a></span><span>&nbsp;the week before.) That’s Day 1 of a new era for Louisville’s only daily newspaper.</span></p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 James Miller 8363 at http://wfpl.org More Change Comes to Louisville's Courier-Journal Media Critic | Changes (Lots of Them) Come to the Louisville Courier-Journal http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-changes-lots-them-come-louisville-courier-journal <p>We can all think of companies that announced significant and unpopular changes to their signature products: <a href="http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1913612_1913610_1913608,00.html">Coca-Cola</a>, <a href="http://readwrite.com/2010/07/20/facebook_as_unpopular_as_airlines_cable_companies#awesm=~oiKaeRDTiBw07K">Facebook</a>, <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2013146/apple-and-the-incredible-vanishing-cd-drive.html">Apple</a>, and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-review-yes-its-bad-200113">Microsoft</a>, just to name a few. Sometimes the company sees the error of their ways (Coca-Cola) and backtracks; sometimes they push ahead anyway (Facebook), knowing that consumers don’t have much of a choice and will eventually get used to the changes.</p><p>Gannett and The Courier-Journal fall into the latter category.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 James Miller 7158 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic | Changes (Lots of Them) Come to the Louisville Courier-Journal Web Publishing Veteran Neil Budde is the New Courier-Journal Editor http://wfpl.org/post/web-publishing-veteran-neil-budde-new-courier-journal-editor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Courier-Journal's new top editor is an Internet journalism veteran with Kentucky roots.</span></p><p>Neil Budde was <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/proart/20130919/business/309190106/digital-news-leader-neil-budde-named-executive-editor-courier-journal-media?pagerestricted=1">introduced Thursday as the replacement for Bennie Ivory,</a> the Louisville newspaper's executive editor since 1997. Ivory retired in July.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:35:01 +0000 Joseph Lord 6850 at http://wfpl.org Web Publishing Veteran Neil Budde is the New Courier-Journal Editor Bennie Ivory's Departure From The Courier-Journal a Loss for Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/bennie-ivorys-departure-courier-journal-loss-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixteen years is a long time to survive as the editor of a major American newspaper. With the exception of David </span>Hawpe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Mark </span>Ethridge<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in modern times, no person has lasted so long at any Louisville newspaper. That achievement has been one more of the many achievements that Bennie L. Ivory has recorded in a 40-year career as an American journalist. He<a href="/post/courier-journal-executive-editor-bennie-ivory-retiring"> stepped down last Friday as executive editor and vice president of The Courier-Journal, </a>where we worked closely with him for most of those sixteen years.</span></p><p>Bennie was a product of the South, in his case Arkansas, and he was steeped in the culture, good and bad, of the region he knew best. As a boy growing up in a home where education and hard work were his parents’ compass, Bennie also was painfully aware of the scourge of Jim Crow, for 1950s Arkansas remained highly segregated. In the years in which I worked with him, he would only occasionally refer to that past, but he did when a current event seemed to spark a memory.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:05:56 +0000 Keith Runyon 6320 at http://wfpl.org Bennie Ivory's Departure From The Courier-Journal a Loss for Louisville Courier-Journal Executive Editor Bennie Ivory is Retiring http://wfpl.org/post/courier-journal-executive-editor-bennie-ivory-retiring <p>Courier-Journal Executive Editor Bennie Ivory's long tenure leading the paper's newsroom ends on Friday.</p><p>Ivory announced his retirement today.</p><p>The Courier-Journal <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130722/BUSINESS/307220046/Courier-Journal-Executive-Editor-Bennie-Ivory-retires">reports:&nbsp;</a></p><blockquote><p>Ivory, a 62-year-old native of Hot Springs, Ark., said he plans to stay in Louisville in retirement but will spend more time with his granchildren and visiting Arkansas.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:54:32 +0000 Joseph Lord 6201 at http://wfpl.org Courier-Journal Executive Editor Bennie Ivory is Retiring The Courier-Journal's Owner is Buying WHAS-11's. What Might That Mean in Louisville? http://wfpl.org/post/courier-journals-owner-buying-whas-11s-what-might-mean-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Gannett Co. agreed on Thursday to purchase </span>Belo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Corp. for $1.5 billion—which is sure to affect the Louisville media landscape.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Gannett owns The Courier-Journal. Belo owns WHAS-11.</p><p>It's a wild twist, because the Bingham family used to own both news outlets.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:09:59 +0000 Joseph Lord 5755 at http://wfpl.org The Courier-Journal's Owner is Buying WHAS-11's. What Might That Mean in Louisville?