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Add this to the pile....cuts in Portland (Me.)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dan Hickling, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    Portland Press Herald has sliced 31 jobs, 25 through buyouts and six through layoffs...no names yet, but this does hit the newsroom..Paper is also closing its four satellite bureaus...Augusta, Biddeford, Bath, and Washington....parent company Blethen (Seattle Times) has been trying to sell the PPH and its other properties in the state...this is the third round of layoffs...
  2. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    shit! this is getting out of hand.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Why (other than suits grubbing money) would Portland close its bureau in Augusta.... Wouldn't that be, you know, important

    And no, grifter. It's the end of the quarter
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    So much for getting through Thursday unscathed.
  5. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    This is getting too close to home for me. Not fun being a newbie in this business.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Shit, you're golden as long as you aren't in a union shop. You come cheap.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    End of the quarter next week. Cutting by the first.
  8. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Portland, ME, home of Julie 'The Cat' Gaffney.
  9. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

  10. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    It just keeps getting worse. Good luck to all affected.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Sorry man, but there's absolutely no way any of us should be saying "phew, bad news over, at least for today."

    It just keeps coming and coming and coming. It's mind-blowing.

    And Portland's supposed to be one of The Good Ones. Jesus Christ.
  12. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    bit of an update....no losses in sports...about 8-10 in the newsroom, mostly via the buyout...including veteran night editor David McNab, who had two tours as the SE there
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