Magazines saw their newsstand sales fall “at their fastest rate in decades during the second half of 2008,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The decline foreshadows “a likely downsizing of the industry as it braces for an extended advertising slump.”
The Denver dailies may get the lion’s share of attention, but the downwardly spiraling economics of publishing are affecting newspapers across the state. The latest is the Grand Junction Free Press, which announced it will convert from a daily paper to a Monday-Wednesday-Friday paper. The paper’s Web site will be updated daily, however.
(Hat tip to Michael Roberts at Westword)
Sterling-Rice Group hired Riley Gibson as a market analyst for its brand innovation group. Gibson formerly was a business analyst at Intel.
Only Andrew Hudson would attempt a combination career seminar, job fair and salsa dance, and I am sure his “Red Hot & Hired” event is one that you aren’t going to want to miss. Costs are $40 for the career seminar, job fair and networking party ($119.95 if you want to add a one-year subscription to the DBJ) or $25 for just the job fair and networking party ($104.95 if you want to add the DBJ). Details:
Seminar – 4 p.m.
Job Fair, Networking, Salsa Dancing – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 12
99 West Ninth Ave.
Dovetail Solutions added Assurity Financial Services as a client and promoted Beverly Razon to director of Client Services.