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3,800 jobs lost in 2014

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by UNCGrad, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Member

    Add me to the list of 2015. I left on my own though and have no desire in going back full time working for the man. But I'll hawk freelance gigs while working on my own in another venture.
     
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised there were that many jobs left to lose in 2014.
     
  4. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Active Member

    To put this in some perspective: The newspaper I worked at for many years had peak newsroom staffing of about 365 in 2003. So the equivalent of more than 10 early 2000s major-metro newsrooms vanished in a year. And who knows how many years of experience and institutional knowledge went away.
     
  5. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    The sad part is that when I saw that number, it actually seemed low to me.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It seems like Gannett hasn't been doing as much slashing and burning as of lately*. In the late aughts, they were chopping thousands a year.



    * I hope I didn't jinx anything.
     
  7. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Active Member

    Breezed through the story, and maybe I missed it, but is the story just talking about dailies, or all newspapers? If all, then count me among the lost because the weekly where I worked for 19 of its 20 years of existence closed shop last fall.
     
  8. Mauve_Avenger

    Mauve_Avenger Member

    The really incredible information is looking at the graph from 2006 to 2014. Basically 20,000 jobs gone in 9 years.
     
  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Copee editers is rredundantt.
     
  10. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Write for one for a general sports/opinion website for free and it will pay off.
     
  11. Preps

    Preps New Member

    How?
     
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    It's a crossthread joke.
     
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