Mike Janssen


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Comings and Goings: Yahoo, NYT, Salt Lake Tribune

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A few moves here and there to note, including the debut of Ben Zimmer as the “On Language” columnist for The New York Times magazine, replacing William Safire. Zimmer appeared [...]

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Jobs Measure Enacted But May Have Little Effect, Critics Say

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President Barack Obama has signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. The $18 billion bill is intended to encourage job creation by offering employers tax credits [...]

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Gannett Execs Paid Handsomely; Contract Vote Set In St. Louis

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Gannett Blog reviews some details about salaries of the media company’s top execs, culled from a regulatory filing. Craig Dubow, CEO and chairman, was paid $4.7 million last year, which [...]

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January Unemployment: 10.6 Percent

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January’s national employment rate was 10.6 percent, according to figures released today by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other facts included in the release: Fifteen of the [...]

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Roles Change On NYT’s Politics Desk; Gordon Back To BET

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Those changes on The New York Times’s national desk have prompted some shuffling in the politics department, reports Politico. Jeff Zeleny will become a daily reporter; Matt Bai will leave [...]

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Unemployment Claims Remain Roughly Steady, Says DOL

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There was again little movement in the number of initial unemployment insurance claims filed weekly, according to data released today by the Department of Labor. Claims dropped to 457,000 the [...]

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Capital Business Will Employ About A Dozen, Editor Says

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Earlier this week The Washington Post announced plans to start a new weekly business publication, Capital Business. Editor Dan Beyers gives Talking Biz News some details about the focus and [...]

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Seven In 10 Workers Say Jobs Are “Ideal”

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In his latest “Ask the Recruiter” column, Poynter’s Joe Grimm takes a look at a Gallup study of job satisfaction among Americans. Seven of ten respondents told Gallup their jobs [...]

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Job-Holders Hold Tight; Job-Seekers Get TV Show

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A new study by HR consulting firm Towers Watson finds predictably grim attitudes among workers riding out the recession, with many reporting that they are staying in jobs they dislike [...]

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Workplace Tardiness Blamed On Traffic, Clown Duties

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This CareerBuilder survey doesn’t tell us exactly why, but more employees are getting to work on time these days. Sixteen percent surveyed said they’re late to work at least once [...]

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Berke Shuffles NYT National Desk; Lehmann To Yahoo News

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A New York Observer article compiles and scrutinizes the changes taking place at the New York Times’s national desk under new editor Rick Berke: It’s standard practice for a new [...]

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Getting The Most Out Of Conferences

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Your customary blogger might be off enjoying South by Southwest, but she still found the time to write a handy article about SXSW, as well as other conferences on the [...]

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More 55+ Workers, And More Working Part-Time

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More Americans are continuing to work after reaching age 55, and in recent years older workers have increasingly held part-time jobs. That’s according to an analysis of Census Bureau data [...]

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For Freelancers, Whose Ethics Matter?

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A memo sent yesterday by the New York Times suggests an opportunity for freelancers to review their practices for ethical soundness. The memo urged freelancers to revisit the Times’s ethics [...]

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More Furloughs at Gannett; Genocchio Leaves NYT

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More furloughs are on the way for some higher-paid Gannett employees in the second quarter of the year. Via Media Matters. New York Times arts scribe Benjamin Genocchio is leaving [...]