Media Mutt Blog Archive 2008
Been on the job too long: WGME-TV in Portland may be offering buyouts to longtime staffers. According to a knowledgeable source outside the station, Channel 13 is offering early retirement deals to employees who joined the station before Dec. 31, 1999.
News director Robb Atkinson
On Sept. 3 and 4, representatives of Brunswick News Inc. toured the Portland Press Herald’s facilities, prompting speculation that the Canadian company is interested in buying the Blethen Maine Newspapers. Blethen is trying to sell its Maine holdings, which include dailies in Portland, Augusta
Needs honing: On Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. I turned on the TV to check out the first edition of WGME-TV’s “News 13 at Seven: The Political Edge.”
Well, not really.
I’d already had enough politics for one day, so I watched the Red Sox game. But I recorded
Raise praise: How wonderful was the Maine Sunday Telegram’s long, long story on Aug. 31 on the terrible financial mistakes the Portland School Department made in negotiating a new pay scale for teachers?
It was “riveting.”
Cancel the funeral: Rumors of the deal’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
Moving in: The Bangor Daily News has reached an agreement with the Blethen Maine Newspapers to share office space at the State House. According to BDN editor Mark Woodward, the rival companies will split the cost of the Bangor paper’s space in order to save money.
The more things change: The problem with the Bangor Daily News’ old Web site was you had to look in at least three places just to check on the top stories of the day.
Some were at the top of the home page.
Some were near the bottom.
Some were hidden in tiny
Who’s on first? Starting Sept. 1, Atlantic Coast Radio’s sports station in Portland will have a new rival – owned by Atlantic Coast Radio. ACR’s “Big Jab” programming, including its local morning
If politics doesn’t work out: As a reporter, Laurie Dobson makes a great candidate. The ex-independent U.S. Senate hopeful has twice in recent weeks made questionable forays into journalism, apparently as unconcerned with the ethical implications of her activities as she was with gathering enough