Newspaper Roundup: Gannett; Canwest; A Good Day For Print


Gannett’s Dubow slashes own salary: Adopting a policy of “spreading the pain,” Gannett (NYSE: GCI) Chairman Craig Dubow has taken a voluntary $200,000 pay cut through 2009. The 17 percent reduction in Dubow’s $1.2 million base salary will still leave the Gannett chair with a bonus, deferred compensation and stock awards and options, amounting to a total compensation of about $7.5 million. The move comes a week after Gannett said it would shed 3,000 jobs across its local papers.

Canwest scales back print delivery: Canada’s National Post will cease home delivery in Manitoba — the home of parent Canwest — and will only offer Saturday papers through Manitoba stores and in nearby Saskatchewan. Instead, the Post will sell discounted digital subscriptions and will share content with the Winnipeg Free Press.

A good day for print: It looks like saving a screenshot just can’t compare with an actual page one. The successful conclusion of Barack Obama’s history-making presidential bid had NYC dailies all sold out by early morning. Still, it looks like news sites fared pretty well too, as NYT claimed it scored a “record-high 2.7 million” for mobile page views on Tuesday. For those who still avoided print the morning after election day, Romenesko has excerpts from newspaper front pages here.

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