SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois capital-city newspaper, an 188-year-old institution that is closely connected with Abraham Lincoln, without news chief after organizer has resigned from hope that more people will be rowed, according to a staff writer.
Angie Muhs announced that she was resigning Friday from The State Journal-Register in Springfield, which is owned by one of the nation's largest publishers, GateHouse Media. When the general manager of the Muhs newspaper assembled from the building on Monday, she was accompanied by the newsroom which was left as editorial employees as “a reverence and support,” said staff writer Dean Olsen.
The newspaper has 18,191 weekday circulars and 22,028 on Sundays, in accordance with the quarterly audit report of the March 2019. This was less than half of its circulation in September 2010.
The distribution of newspapers in the US has decreased each year for thirty years, and advertising income has been set aside since 2006, according to the Pew Research Center. Given these economic challenges, many newsrooms have collapsed, through slides and reinforcement. This month's sale The Times-Picayune from New Orleans and its merger is planned with Baton Rouge Advocate, Louisiana, the latest example of industrial uncertainty.
According to Olsen, Muhs explained that her event was in part “to save money on salaries in the hope that GateHouse would not try to make more cuts in the newsroom.” T
Others applied for professions for similar reasons. Soon after your GateHouse The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Massachusetts, received in December 2014, its editor added an end to extra breaks. The executive editor of the El Paso Times who owned Gannett came out in September 2017 after being ordered to cut a newsroom team.
Muhs, who came to Springfield in 2014 from Maine and became president of Media Editor Editors in late last year, refused to comment when contacted on Tuesday. Eugene Jackson, general manager of the National Journal-Register and GateHouse did not respond to requests for comments on this story. However, GateHouse in the past rejected the view that its financial incentives are complete and has indicated that measures have been taken to keep news coming to newspapers throughout the United States.
“She has always praised good stories, not based on the number of what happens when readers created the web, but what a good public service in the community is and we all know she has done it,” she said. Olsen, a long-term health writer for the paper and chairman of the Springfield unit of the United Media Guild. “It's sad that she felt she had to do this because GateHouse says it's local news. We are waiting for them to show us how they are to fulfill that mission. ”
In March, the newspaper sports editor was set up. The award-winning photo editor was cut this month. Olsen said that the newspaper had about 35 reporters when the union was established in 2012. Today, the newspaper has 15 editorial staff, including part-time, and three managers. City Hall, crime and the courts and education, do not have reporters targeting them full-time, Olsen said.
A claim on its own lasts as “the oldest newspaper in Illinois,” which reaches its roots until 183 the day in this city of 115,000 about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Chicago. The Sangamo Journal came to the Illinois State Journal, a Whig and Republican member who later used Abraham Lincoln to once again be political. He was in the Journal office in May 1860 when a telegram from Chicago announced his nomination for a president.
Copley Press bought the Illinois State Journal in 1927 and the Democratic stains Illinois State Register in 1942 and performed them as morning and afternoon papers until they were registered in The Journal Journal-in 1974. The paper was like part of the purchase of $ 380 million of Copley's Midwest from GateHouse holding in 2007.
WMAY radio news and Jim Leach's program director worked with Muhs again and again on joint projects such as political debates. He asked her to be a “world-class journalist” and “a very strong advocate for local journalism.” T
“The people there (at the paper) do a great job every day providing community coverage. But it takes people, it takes manpower, to give an insight to a community he wants to understand what is going on around him, ”said Leach. “I am afraid that people will not recognize it until it is not readily available to them.” T