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Add my paper to the carnage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by crusoes, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    We laid off 11 this week in Howell, Mich., to cut costs, including a layer of management. A lot of empty offices and desks today.

    No one in sports, but I think the next cut will include me. Not worried. Just getting ready in case it comes.
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Wow ... cutting 11 people from your shop had to be a sizable chunk of the newsroom.

    Sorry to hear that, and you are wise to look ahead. Good luck.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I think two other Gannett shops made cuts this week. Arizona Republic laid off 30 and another place, I can't remember laid off some folks.

    There is a ton of a chatter on the Gannett blog about regional copy editing hubs, massive layoffs (5-6k) and ContentOne taking over.

    We should all be getting our resumes ready. Again.
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Ugh. Good luck.
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    But the RTC remains!
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    You guys really hate that thing? Huh?
  7. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    The cuts were across the board, but still more than 10 percent of the total work force. Our newsroom cuts were both of my bosses, who had a combined 46 years at the paper.
  8. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    You don't want me to get started on that subject.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you are not a "content provider," your job is in real peril.

    If you are a "content provider," your job is in normal peril.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'm a web part content part non content provider... medium to normal peril.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Your risk factor is ORANGE
  12. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Gallows humor, of course, but that made me laugh, a little.
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