Saturday, February 21, 2009

Welcome aboard!

Sorry for the lag in updates, this week has been crazy!

Lots of news to report. We'd like to welcome Keith Higginbotham to the team. Keith is a former Press-Telegram writer and all around smart guy. He'll be working to help facilitate communications between the units, and coordinate our various projects, community outreach, and other activities.

Keith and the rest of the team spent this week with representatives from the Bay Area News Group (BANG), who came down to learn a little about our operations, and share their insights on organizing within the MediaNews empire. As always strength in numbers is the name of the game, and we're building a closer relationship with our northern counterparts so everyone working in MNG will have the best, most comprehensive information and tools available to them.

Karl Fischer, Jeremiah Oshan, and Pia Basudev spent time with Lesley Phillips, Keith, and me as we visited LANG properties, spoke with members, and learned more about the issues facing Southern California journalists.

We're working on some exciting new projects, so stay tuned for more information, and please give Keith your support!


Anonymous said...

BANG -- gotta love the acronym.

Anonymous said...

Posted by DN reader in response to the latest cuts in Woodland Hills....

It doesn't matter what you do. Your newspaper is a disgrace, your editorial staff are zombies, your journalists are amateurs, and you can't even get a half-way decent circulation staff. I canceled my subscription when the delivery boy was caught by a neighbor of mine peeking in our window on the side of my house watching my wife get dressed after coming out of the shower. The DN did nothing, didn't even offer an apology.

Anonymous said...

When it rains, it pours.