Gannett’s top five executives received a total of $24,553,521 in 2014, a year of layoffs at company’s flagship USA Today and its community papers. The figures were released Monday in Gannett’s annual proxy filing with the SEC.
CEO Gracia Martore – $12,407,338
CFO Victoria Harker – $2,746,777
President/U.S. Community Publishing Bob Dickey – $3,998,327
President/Broadcasting David Lougee -$2,487,680
President Gannett Digital Ventures Jack Williams – $2,913,339
ERIC ROY writes: “I am the midday news host at NPR affiliate KCRW/Santa Monica. I was filling in on the afternoon shift yesterday (when we air All Things Considered), when this item (below) came over in the AP CA 10th Newsminute at approx 6:27 p.m. PDT. I wish I had a screengrab to validate it, but I am not making this up. If nothing else, I’m impressed by the size of the overlooked generation gap.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state – on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges.
I see that this correction went over the wire this morning after I asked the AP’s spokesperson to confirm the Robert Durst/Limp Bizkit error:
In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.
Update: The Robert Durst/Limp Bizkit reference was in “a brief that appeared solely on the California broadcast wire last night,” says AP spokesman Paul Colford.
* Memo to USA Today: Nobody wants to discuss race with a Starbucks barista while getting morning coffee. (And have you ever seen the lines at SBUX stores? The goal is to keep them moving. Why are you promoting this Howard Schultz PR stunt?) (usatoday.com)
* “There’s nothing a kid [barista] just trying to put himself through school wants more than to engage caffeine-starved rich people in fraught social discourse.” (nymag.com)
* New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet returns to New Orleans to talk about his newspaper career. (bestofneworleans.com) | (nola.com) | (theneworleansadvocate.com)
* Ex-AP reporter Terry Anderson: “In the last 30 years, I have rarely remembered the anniversary of my kidnapping or my release. What usually happens is one of my friends sends me a greeting on Facebook, ‘It’s the anniversary of your kidnapping’ and saying congratulations or something like that.” (touchvision.com)
* Redskins execs order ESPN 980 radio to cancel the debut of “The Man Cave,” co-hosted by former Washington Post columnist Jason Reid. (washingtonpost.com) | February 20, 2015: Reid leaves the Post to co-host “The Man Cave.” (washingtonpost.com)
* New York Times reporter Charles Bagli saw “The Jinx” finale long before it aired – but under an embargo. (nytimes.com)
* Jeff Jarvis says editors “don’t know what to do with a mangy beast such as me.” (buzzmachine.com)
* Apollo Global Management is expect to get Digital First Media’s 75 daily newspapers and 100 non-dailies. (capitalnewyork.com)
* New York Times headline from 1911: “Irishmen parade without silk hats.” (@NYTArchives)
* Colorado loses one of its best political reporters as Eli Stokols joins Politico. (cjr.org)
* McClatchy Publishing Center aims to cut costs by 20%. (raleighco.com)
* Oh, darn! Hearst’s sushi chef is not jumping to Conde Nast. (wwd.com)
* A new Tumblr features bad Kindle book covers. (Kindle Cover Disasters) | Earlier: A “terrific” cover boosts sales of Dick Babcock‘s Kindle Single. (jimromenesko.com)