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 […]

Rubbertown Company Fined for Pollution Violations, Secretary of State Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Ken Fleming Calls for Term Limits, $37 Million Retirement Pay for Gannett CEO Criticized: Afternoon Review

An aluminum company in Louisvilleā€™s Rubbertown neighborhood has agreed to a settlement with Metro Government in response to several alleged record-keeping and pollution violations. The proposed agreement fines Eckart America $668,250, and sets up a plan to help the company come into compliance with its permit. Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker announced she was […]

Layoffs Announced At Courier-Journal

The Courier-Journal has announced it’s laying off 51 employees. That number includes 17 people who accepted buyout offers. The layoffs are part of broader cutbacks by the newspaper’s owner, Gannett Company, amid falling revenues. Among those accepting buyouts were a number of veteran reporters and longtime columnist Byron Crawford. Rick Redding is a local media […]