Courier-Journal Publisher Discusses New Online Paywall and Content Strategy

Courier-Journal publisher Wesley Jackson is in an odd position. He’s essentially the connection between a local institution (the paper) and a giant national corporation (C-J parent company Gannett) during an emotional and dramatic time for both. With revenue waning and on orders from Gannett, the Courier will soon start charging visitors to its website who […]

Courier-Journal Names Wesley Jackson Publisher

The Louisville Courier-Journal has a new publisher. Wesley Jackson will fill the office last held by Arnold Garson, who retired last month. Jackson is a Louisville native—a graduate of DuPont Manual and the University of Kentucky. He has spent the last nine months as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Courier, which is […]

Gannett Offers Buyouts to Newspaper Employees

Forty-two Courier-Journal employees are being offered buyouts in exchange for early retirement as part of another round of cost-cutting at the paper’s parent company Gannett. Across all of Gannett’s newspapers, 665 employees will receive buyout offers. The employees must be more than 56-years-old and have 20 years of service with the company. Those who accept […]

C-J Publisher Garson to Retire

After three and a half years in Louisville, Courier-Journal publisher Arnold Garson is retiring. Forty-six of Garson’s 70 years have been spent in the newspaper industry. The last 27 of those years were with Gannett papers: the Courier-Journal, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the San Bernardino County Sun and the Des Moines Register. Gannett now […]

Gannett Orders Fifth Round of Furloughs

Newspaper giant Gannett has announced it will furlough employees at its publications for a week during the first quarter of 2012. The company owns the Louisville Courier-Journal, as well as the Indianapolis Star and the Cincinnati Enquirer. In a letter from president Bob Dickey, employees were told that the national economy’s slow improvement necessitates spending […]

Two Sections and One Bureau Slashed in Courier-Journal Cuts

Two sections of the Louisville Courier-Journal have been gutted by recent layoffs. Half of the Neighborhoods section and much of the Velocity staff have been cut. As a result, Velocity will become part of the regular newspaper, rather than a weekly publication distributed independent of the Courier-Journal. A similar weekly publication in Indianapolis recently folded. It […]

Fifty Jobs Cut at Courier-Journal

Fifty Courier-Journal employees were laid off today, including 24 in the newsroom. The layoffs are part of a 700-person staff reduction across all of parent company Gannett’s newspapers nationwide. The cuts have gutted the local publication Velocity and decimated the Neighborhoods section. Publisher Arnold Garson has not returned a request for comment and no statement […]

Gannett Executive Bonuses Criticized Amid Layoffs

Employees at Gannett newspapers are taking to Facebook and Twitter to post their comments about today’s nationwide round of layoffs. The newspaper giant is cutting 700 employees nationwide, including at least 36 in Louisville. Among those laid off are several editors and staff writers in the Neighborhoods and Velocity sections. No official announcement has been […]

36 Courier Employees Reportedly Cut in Nationwide Gannett Layoffs UPDATE: Now 50 Jobs

For the updated story, click here. Several employees at the Louisville Courier-Journal are being laid off as part of a nationwide two percent staff reduction by parent company Gannett. In the largest round of layoffs since 2009, Gannett will cut 700 employees from newspapers across the country. The Gannett Blog is reporting confirmation that 36 […]