Media Mutt Blog Archive April, 2009
Independent stonewalling: Rumors began circulating this week that the Independent Publishing Group in Windham was shutting down two of its three weekly papers, the Gray-New Gloucester Independent and the Tri-Town Independent, which serves Poland, Mechanic Falls and Minot. According to the industry gossip, the company was also laying off several people.
Deep-sixed at Channel 5: WABI-TV, Channel 5 in Bangor, has laid off seven people, including three in the newsroom. According to Mike Young, vice president and general manager of the station, the cuts represent 10 percent of the station’s staff and the same percentage of the news staff.