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Weekend Buzz: PNJ reporters of the future, Mayoral spin, Putting out firefighters

Weekend Buzz: PNJ reporters of the future, Mayoral spin, Putting out firefighters

PNJ Reporters of the Future An insider at our daily newspaper sent Jim Romenesko, industry analyst and founder of JimRomnesko.com, the new job description for reporters at the Pensacola News Journal. According to the tipster, the job titles/descriptions/duties are being standardized across [...]

PNJ ready to implement Project Butterfly

PNJ ready to implement Project Butterfly

Pensacola News Journal readers will soon find USA Today inserts in their daily newspaper, according to sources inside the Romana Street offices. Gannett, who owns the PNJ, hopes its national newspaper USA Today will help boost its entire publishing division, not just Pensacola's daily [...]

PNJ cans Gulf Breeze Pelican

PNJ cans Gulf Breeze Pelican

The Gulf Breeze Pelican is no longer in print. The paper, owned by the Gannett/PNJ, was published as competitor for the south Santa Rosa County market. In the 1990s at the height of the UFO craze, Gannett bought the Gulf Breeze Sentinel, which had been privately owned and in print since the [...]

New interim publisher at PNJ and btw their circulation is down to 32,000 during the week.

New interim publisher at PNJ and btw their circulation is down to 32,000 during the week.

The daily newspaper reported Carol Hudler, special assistant to U.S. newspaper division president Bob Dickey, and former president of the South Group of community papers, has just been named its interim publisher She replaces interim publisher Rebecca Boles, who quit last month for a public [...]

Buzz: The Ax Man Cometh, Layoffs at PNJ

Buzz: The Ax Man Cometh, Layoffs at PNJ

Gannett has mandated layoffs across its newspaper empire. Pensacola News Journal employees aren't escaping the ax. Managing Editor Ginny Graybiel and Columnist Shannon Nickinson were notified yesterday their services will no longer be needed. Over the next few days, we may get a more complete [...]

Daily drops comments on some articles

Daily drops comments on some articles

Not the Pensacola News Journal, but the Marion Star, another Gannett-owned paper. The Managing Editor Tom Graser writes that the paper will not allow reader comments on its crime reports. We disable comments on the police beat because people were constantly violating our terms of service in [...]

Gannett outsources comment moderation

The Gannett blog reports that Gannett has started outsourcing the moderation of the comments readers post on its websites. Gannett may have finally conceded that its newspapers and TV stations are too thinly staffed to do an adequate job moderating often-harsh reader comments posted online, [...]

BTW: Gannett will start competing with local ad agencies

BTW: Gannett will start competing with local ad agencies

The venture will be called "Gannett Local" ..."focused on working with small and medium sized business to provide them a high-touch marketing consultation and a suite of multiplatform solutions (search engine marketing, e-mail, digital display, website, and geo-targeted print/flyers) delivered by a [...]

Buzz: Insider look at pnj.com stats

Buzz: Insider look at pnj.com stats

Gannett Blog got the secret web stats for pnj.com and other Gannett websites (see spreadsheet): Pensacola FL Unique Visitors April 2009: 469,880 Nov 2009: 444,952 Dec 2009: 449,245 Jan 2010: 453,487 Feb 2010: 431,506 Mar 2010: 467,318 Apr 2010: 508,586 Page Views April 2009: [...]

BP ad runs in Sunday Pensacola News Journal

BP ad runs in Sunday Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola's daily newspaper fulfilled the Gannett mission of being a marketing solution...this time for British Petroleum. The ad, titled "The Gulf Oil Spill Response," tells readers that -"BP has done and continues to do everything possible to respond to the situation" -"BP has taken full [...]

GB UFOs military research?

GB UFOs military research?

In November 1987 contractor Ed Walters allegedly snapped a Polaroid picture of a UFO craft that he claimed was hovering over a road near a shoreline at Gulf Breeze. For the next five years, Walters and others claimed to see UFOs on a nearly nightly basis. The Gulf Breeze Sentinel published weekly [...]

Is PNJ more about marketing solutions than news?

Is PNJ more about marketing solutions than news?

The Gannett Blog is the one who is asking this question. In its 2009 annual report, Gannett, the owner of Pensacola's daily newspaper, described itself as "a leading international news and information company." In its latest reports to Form 10-K, Gannett describes itself as "an international media [...]

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