Tag: news industry

Newly laid off Gannett journalists look for work in shrinking industry

Darrel Rowland was the Columbus Dispatch’s longest-serving news journalist when Edwina Blackwell Clark, the paper’s executive editor, called him into her office in August.  It was the day after the staff learned Gannett, the Dispatch’s parent company, had learned the paper would be affected by the conglomerate’s disappointing second fiscal quarter. Changes and cuts were

News business is about death and imagination

I want to tell you a story about covering Congress in 2002 that doesn’t feel that long ago but my 18-year-old students at Columba College in Chicago would assure me otherwise. I wasn’t too much older than that when I started working for The Washington Post after graduate school. I was young, ambitious, serious and