Men’s Journal cutting staff, moving operation

Men’s Journal is cutting all of its editorial staff and relocating the operation to Carlsbad, California, the New York Post reports.

The move should happen by the end of May, the Post said.

The publication was bought by American Media in 2017.

Around 20 editorial employees will be laid off, the paper said.

American Media recently sold Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers and the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition to businessman Jake Wood for some $70 million, the Post said. The titles are going all digital in the wake of the sale.

American Media owns US Weekly and In Touch, among other titles. Its majority owner is Chatham Asset Management. Its recent efforts to sell the National Enquirer have hit snags, the Post has reported.

Source: News and Tech, 2020

Springfield News-Leader moves printing

The Springfield News-Leader (Missouri) is relocating its printing and production from Springfield to a sister facility in Columbia, the paper reported. The facility prints the Columbia Daily Tribune. Both are Gannett papers.

The News-Leader news and advertising teams are staying in Springfield, the paper said.

The move is set to take place at the end of March, the paper said.

The company aims to link workers with area resources to help with looking for new jobs, and opportunities will be extended, if possible, at other company spots, according to the paper.

“As our industry continues to evolve and transform, we are forced to make changes that allow us to be competitive in the future marketplace. This is without a doubt one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make to date,” said Allen Jones, upper Midwest regional president. “We must strategically invest in quality, local journalism and the digital experience we provide our readers and business partner

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Austin, Palm Beach, Albuquerque papers work with Tecnavia

The Austin American-Statesman, Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News have gone live with print replicas from Tecnavia. Last month, the Albuquerque Journal implemented Tecnavia’s e-edition on web browser and Total Media 2-in-One App to upgrade their audience user experience.

Tecnavia provides a print replica platform that is used by large daily papers including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, the company says. 

Minnesota-based Tecnavia manages over 2,000 titles and processes over eight million pages per year for publishers large and small, the company says. Along with digital editions, their services include live news apps, website hosting, meters, digital archives, eTearsheets and the new Tecnavia Ad Network.

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New Yorker launches climate change newsletter

The New Yorker has launched a weekly newsletter focused on climate change, Nieman Lab reported. The Climate Crisis newsletter will be authored by environmental journalist Bill McKibben, an ex-New Yorker staffer. Among other things, McKibben is known for writing the 1989 book “The End of Nature.”

The newsletter will be free.

Every issue of the newsletter will have an essay, links and an interview called “Pass the Mic” to feature emerging perspectives on the topic, Nieman Lab said.

Source: News and Tech, 2020