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Questions on the 1-year anniversary of the Alabama Media Group

One year ago today, the Birmingham News ceased daily publication after 124 years and began a thrice-weekly schedule. Continue reading

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ADVANCE CRISIS: The insanely obsessive guide to the Birmingham News/al.com implosion

A look at the ups and downs since Advance’s restructuring of its Birmingham operations … Continue reading

Media of Birmingham, the final phase

Media of Birmingham will no longer be an active networking organization. The board of directors, which started in July 2010, voted to disband on Aug. 7 and to turn organizational control and assets back to me, Wade Kwon. Continue reading

Birmingham News fires more than 100 employees

Advance cuts 400 jobs statewide, 200 more in New Orleans Continue reading

News blackout at al.com? State’s biggest site at loss for words

While the Birmingham News’ reduction in print editions and jobs has received much attention, the plan to put al.com at the forefront has received relatively scant attention. Continue reading

Insiders detail Birmingham News’ lurch toward digital future

The mass firings start next week. That’s the word at the Birmingham News and other Advance newspapers pushing forward the digital agenda. Continue reading

Birmingham News, other Advance papers to cut jobs, print editions

The newspaper world was hit with some bombshells this morning, all lobbed by Advance Publications. Continue reading

Is the Birmingham Business Alliance requiring “pay for play” for media access?

The Birmingham Business Alliance has had much news to share of late, from recent hires to position statements on the ongoing Jefferson County financial crisis. But its preferred method of sharing has raised my hackles as a journalist: members first, media second. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham Weekly, the untold stories

Birmingham Weekly made its reputation on untangling the lies and the financial misdeeds of former mayor Larry Langford. Just 2 years later, the alternative paper now finds itself enmeshed in its own set of accusations and denials, questionable figures and sobering facts. Continue reading

MOB May Event

MEDIA OF BIRMINGHAM MAY EVENT “New Media is Old Again” Dr. Minebere Ibelema Tuesday, May 17 11:30 a.m. check-in and networking; 12:00 p.m. lunch and presentation The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Lunch will … Continue reading