Former Herald Press editor emerges from the top position in Illinois to save spots

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.

Angie Muhs

Angie Muhs retired from her role as executive editor of The State Journal-Register, in Springfield, Ill., On Friday, she hopes to introduce more people, according to a staff writer. Muhs worked at Portland Press Herald before moving to Illinois in 2014. The State Journal-Register through Associated Press

Editorial posts were held at Muhs previously by Teleland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, including the managing editor.

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. The Times-Picayune sale of this month of 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. ”

Last summer, the newspaper sports editor was set. The award-winning photo editor was cut this month. Olsen said that the newspaper had approximately 35 reporters when the union was established in 2012. Today, the newspaper has 15 reporters and three managers, he said. City Hall, crime and the courts and education, do not have reporters targeting them full-time, Olsen said.

Staking on his masthead requires to be "the oldest newspaper in Illinois," the daily in this city of 115,000 about 200 miles southwest of Chicago its roots to 1831. The Journal Sangamo came to the Illinois State Journal, Republican Party Abraham Lincoln was used to promote his politics once. 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 operated them as morning and afternoon papers until they were registered with The State Journal-1974. holdings in 2014.

WMAY radio news and Jim Leach's program director worked with Muhs again and again on joint projects such as political debates. He gave her a “top 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

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