Courier-Journal Announces Paid Web Subscription Plan

The Courier-Journal will soon require readers to pay to read a certain number of articles every month. Many Gannett-owned newspapers are implementing similar steps as a means of generating revenue. In a post on the website, publisher Wesley Jackson explains the paywall model, which will go into effect in June. Non-subscribers will have access to… Continue reading Courier-Journal Announces Paid Web Subscription Plan

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… Continue reading Courier-Journal Names Wesley Jackson Publisher

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… Continue reading WFPL News Hires Erin Keane as Arts and Humanities Reporter

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… Continue reading Gannett Offers Buyouts to Newspaper Employees

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

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… Continue reading C-J Publisher Garson to Retire

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… Continue reading FCC Approves Insight Sale, Time Warner Purchase Could Close Soon

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

Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Star Will Go to Trial

An age discrimination suit against the Indianapolis Star will go to trial. Judge Richard Young ordered the case to trial last month, but unsealed the records this week. (Read the records here.) The plaintiff in the case is Susan Guyett. She created the paper’s “Talk of Our Town” society column and wrote it until 2008,… Continue reading Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Star Will Go to Trial

This…Is Louisville Photo Magazine Released

The first issue of a crowd-funded photo magazine is now on newsstands. This…Is Louisville is inspired by Life Magazine. The idea was posted to the website Kickstarter last year. The creators raised enough to pay for the first issue, and they sold enough ads to finance next month’s issue. The editors hope to have similar… Continue reading This…Is Louisville Photo Magazine Released