Fredrick's Recent Activity

  1. Fredrick replied to the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    If you are older sounds like you have a good age discrimination case. They laid you off then hired a replacement? Hmmmmmm.

    Aug 19, 2019 at 12:40 AM
  2. Fredrick replied to the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    550 for an obit is really really obnoxious. What is our business doing? It'd be different if we always charged. But suddenly newspapers...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 1:43 AM
  3. Fredrick replied to the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    It's disgraceful and yet do the suits care?? Frick NO! This all adds up, but the obit policies of newspapers, abysmal delivery and the...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 2:07 AM
  4. Fredrick liked Baron Scicluna's post in the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    I told this story on here years ago, but one of my better moments in journalism was in my first year at a small-town weekly. And I...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 2:05 AM
  5. Fredrick replied to the thread General state of the industry thread..

    Interesting stuff. Usually the freelancers get treated a little bit better cause they are more apt to just not show up at the next...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  6. Fredrick replied to the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    Very sad. This should be a free service even if we have to lay off two more people a year in the newsroom as we head toward closing the...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:12 PM
  7. Fredrick liked daytonadan1983's post in the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    Frederick, my good sir, I DEMAND this conversation and wish I could unload on the local shop MANAGEMENT without adverse affect on my...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM
  8. Fredrick replied to the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    Yes, somebody suggested giving 40 to 50 dollars for a second story. Cmon. That money isn't there. Most news outlets aren't even paying...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:06 PM
  9. Fredrick replied to the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    The right questions? Good luck covering a prep game thoroughly especially if it's raining or snowing. The right questions ... sure.

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:04 PM
  10. Fredrick replied to the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    I stopped reading here. You do understand some teams go right to the bus? By the time you send they are pretty much gone. Covering preps...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:02 PM
  11. Fredrick liked SoloFlyer's post in the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    You have a 9:30 deadline on Friday night? How are you even getting content from football games in on time as it is? Think about that...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM
  12. Fredrick replied to the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    Great post. Let's face it people can't sympathize about high school coverage that are in the business. It's been deemed the first to go...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM
  13. Fredrick liked SFIND's post in the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    No need for a freelancer? So we call up those coaches and interview for the follow-up story? Yeah sure, why not. We'll re-work the...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 2:57 PM
  14. Fredrick replied to the thread Wichita Eagle bails on Saturday print.

    Truthfully, I think most sports editors in pro towns or neighboring pro towns killed high school coverage on their own as a casualty of...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:49 AM
  15. Fredrick replied to the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    And Daytonadan sorry for your loss and sorry you hate to bite your tongue experiencing that shake-down. Bless you and your mom.

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:40 AM
  16. Fredrick replied to the thread Obscene Obituary Rates.

    I know Fredrick can be crabby and is seen as a hateful jerk, but I'm glad you started this thread. Anybody trying to bury a loved one in...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:39 AM
  17. Fredrick replied to the thread General state of the industry thread..

    I'm sure you are an excellent journalist. It's a sign of how bad our profession is that you are counting the months til you can get away...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:34 AM
  18. Fredrick replied to the thread General state of the industry thread..

    Freelance. That's 3.5 years you can't get back from the suits.

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:32 AM
  19. Fredrick replied to the thread "Getting out of the business" resource thread.

    Hey driftwood, is it hard to become a teacher? Can we go straight from journalism into the classroom? I would like to give back, dump...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 1:29 AM
  20. Fredrick replied to the thread General state of the industry thread..

    Severance dollars are just a miniscule amount. No reason to stick around for that pittance. Get out now.

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:45 PM
  21. Fredrick replied to the thread General state of the industry thread..

    Yes it does. Less work, more pay. That's a winning combination and very little interference of the suits.

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:43 PM
  22. Fredrick replied to the thread General state of the industry thread..

    You have to get out. There are no positives to newspaper work right now especially in sports. When are the newspaper suits going to get...

    Aug 14, 2019 at 1:24 AM