Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey has stepped down after growing anger from shareholders about her £1.7m pay package, reports The Guardian. The article notes that in March the publisher posted a 40% drop in pre-tax profits for 2011 and that Trinity Mirror’s share price has fallen by 90% since Bailey became CEO in 2002.
Somali journalist Farhan Jeemis Abdulle was shot and killed on Wednesday, as he was walking home from the private radio station where he worked, writes CPJ. According to the article, Abdulle’s colleagues said he had received anonymous threats a few days before he was killed.
Arianna Huffington’s role at AOL has been reduced, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter. After AOL bought the HuffPo, Huffington was put in charge of all the company’s editorial operations. But speaking at Business Insider’s Start-up 2012 conference yesterday, Huffington said she has now asked, “to be freed up to just concentrate exclusively on HuffPost,” states the article.
Poynter has published a discussion with Everett J. Mitchell II about what skills a journalist needs to work for a niche news site. Mitchell is the managing editor of a site that covers issues to do with Medicare.
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