The Courier-Journal http://wfpl.org en 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? Media Critic | Are The Courier-Journal's Opinion Pages So Liberal? http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-are-courier-journals-opinion-pages-so-liberal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conservative critics of The Courier-Journal, I have confirmed all of your suspicions: its editorial pages are quite liberal.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 James Miller 5418 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic | Are The Courier-Journal's Opinion Pages So Liberal? Courier-Journal Publisher Wesley Jackson on the Newspaper's Digital Present, Future http://wfpl.org/post/courier-journal-publisher-wesley-jackson-newspapers-digital-present-future <p>Wesley Jackson has been publisher of <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/04/17/courier-journal-names-wesley-jackson-publisher/">The Courier-Journal for 13 months.&nbsp;</a></p><p>In that time, several veteran newsroom staffers left with buyouts and the newspaper has launched a digital strategy paired with a move to paid subscriptions for a website that for years had been free.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 03:10:04 +0000 Joseph Lord 5394 at http://wfpl.org Courier-Journal Publisher Wesley Jackson on the Newspaper's Digital Present, Future John David Dyche Quits Courier-Journal After Column is Rejected http://wfpl.org/post/john-david-dyche-quits-courier-journal-after-column-rejected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conservative columnist John David </span>Dyche&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">will no longer write for The Courier-Journal after the newspaper rejected a piece he'd written that suggested reforms to the editorial page and that the paper disclose political affiliations of editors and reporters.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:21:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 4028 at http://wfpl.org John David Dyche Quits Courier-Journal After Column is Rejected Noise and Notes: Thoughts & Opinions with The Courier-Journal's Debby Yetter http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-thoughts-opinions-courier-journals-debby-yetter <p><iframe src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F76639752&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=aaaa99" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Louisville journalist Debby Yetter’s fingertips have bled ink as a reporter and now editorial columnist at <em>The Courier-Journal</em> for over three decades.</p><p><a href="http://leoweekly.com/news/2012-people-issue-deborah-yetter">Yetter is a veteran reporter</a> who has the federal courts, social services and a ferocious focus on state government. Even the newspaper's sharpest critics praised the company's decision when the Yetter's role shifted, and award-winning journalist was picked to help lead the C-J's editorial department.</p><p>She’s spent her life collecting thoughts and opinions, and has been eager to share her own in the opinion pages. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3638 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Thoughts & Opinions with The Courier-Journal's Debby Yetter