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A Bad Buzz in Miami

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm hearing a buzz that Miami is laying off 50 or so from across the company - anybody knows anything please post or let me know.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Romenesko put up the memo.


    Seven full-timers and two part-timers in the newsroom: An assignment editor, a copy editor, a designer, a position in the library, a photographer, an online editor and two positions in the wireroom. Four open positions won't be filled.

    Also, another week of furloughs.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    49? That's got to hurt a bunch.

    Not quite as bad as the 85 (43%) at my joint, but still painful.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Who's got the record for most furlough weeks in a year?
  5. The Miami Herald Media Company has announced 49 staff reductions company-wide through a combination of voluntary buyouts and involuntary layoffs. The jobs will come from across all divisions of the company, according to publisher David Landsberg.

  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Writers covering the Miami Heat in any way, shape or form need not fret.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Ah, but what about the Florida International beat? [/crossthrread]
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, no writers from the seven in the newsroom.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I actually think writers will be the last to go in any layoffs at any papers right now. Copy editors, and photographers are the first targeted.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    And have been in virtually every layoff at 1 Herald Plaza. And actually, management might be the last to go at any paper.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It'd be fun to see if a bunch of managers could ever put out a section on their own.
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Careful, Mizzou ... I could still bring it if need be. :)
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