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 […]

WFPL News Hires Erin Keane as Arts and Humanities Reporter

89.3 WFPL News has hired Erin Keane as the new Arts and Humanities reporter. “We are all thrilled Erin is joining us,” says Gabe Bullard, WFPL News Director. “She is a sharp and thoughtful reporter. She’s a skilled writer. And she has great ties to the community. Her talents and insights will improve our ever-expanding […]

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 […]

CIty Hopes to Sign New Contract With Insight Before Time Warner Sale

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s office hopes to sign a new contract with Insight Communications before the company is purchased by Time Warner Cable. The three billion dollar sale won approval from the FCC last week and could close at any time. But Insight is still in talks over its contract to operate in Louisville. The […]

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 […]

FCC Approves Insight Sale, Time Warner Purchase Could Close Soon

The Federal Communications Commission has approved Time Warner Cable’s purchase of Insight Communications. In an order issued this week, the FCC declared that the potential benefits to service under the sale outweigh any possible public harm. The three billion dollar deal has already earned approval from the Federal Trade Commission, and an Insight spokesman says […]

Former WLKY Reporter Starts New Job in Florida, Says Political Coverage Is “Hard Sell” on TV News

Andy Alcock, formerly of WLKY in Louisville, will begin work at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida this week. Alcock worked at WLKY for 14 years. In the last few years, he became one of the most frequently-seen TV reporters around City Hall, and, despite occasional stints anchoring or covering other topics, was described as the station’s […]