Gannet, Trib up classified ante

So reports PaidContent: A deal between Gannett, McClatchy, and Tribune has been reached, on the fate of the jointly-owned online/classifieds businesses: Gannett and Tribune will increase each of their equity stakes in CareerBuilder and ShopLocal.com to 42.5%, and in online news aggregator and search site Topix.net to 31.9%.

News in brief

Steve Rubel weighs in on the WSJ's partnership with Technorati. Trib columnist Steve Johnson writes on most e-mail story lists are misleading. The reason? "Sometimes that means hard-news stories, as in, 'Holy cow, Israel is dropping bombs in Lebanon.' More often, though, it seems to be on the order of,... [Read More]

Online ed. pay outpaces pack

Cyber Journalist reports that a survey done by the Inland Press Association shows online editor pay saw a “8.1 percent increase in base pay from 2005 to 2006, and an 8.8 percent increase in total direct pay, which consists of salary and incentives, according to the NICS.” [Read More]