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Asheville to move its printing to Greenville

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smartwriter, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Smartwriter

    Smartwriter Member

    Asheville: Print moves to Greenville; 60 jobs lost
    Asheville Citizen-Times Publisher Randy Hammer says there had been talk of combining production at the North Carolina paper with its sister Gannett paper, The Greenville News, 63 miles south, in South Carolina. “The economic downturn we're seeing across the nation has pushed us to make this move sooner rather than later,” Hammer said, according to a story on the paper's website.
    Although 60 jobs will be eliminated in Asheville, some of the employees laid off could transfer to new jobs being added at Greenville to handle the extra work, the paper says. But any press job cuts will be on top of those eliminated at Asheville in the 10% workforce reduction now underway; those additional layoffs will be announced early next month, Hammer's memo says.

  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    This isn't the only place that this has happened.
    The Gannett paper in north Arkansas is now printed about 120 miles away in Springfield, Mo.
    I haven't heard if the Mtn. Home press is completely shutdown, or if they are still doing commercial printing.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Delivered in my best Tony Soprano voice: "It would be a terrible shame if some of those trucks carying your papers were to, well, have problems on the roads between Greenville and Asheville. Sixty miles, that's a lot of road."
  4. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Isn't Asheville in the mountains where it like, snows? How's that going to be in the winter when the roads get messed up?
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Should be wonderful when Gannett has one of their semi-annual computer meltdowns, only a mater of time before Gannett just merges the papers.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    People consider you a dinosaur, headed for extinction. So you make yourself less relevant with changes that will call for earlier deadlines, which will mean older "news" and less "news," making you more of a dinosaur.

    There are too many vicious cycles working against newspapers right now and not enough virtuous cycles.
  7. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Or imagine the deadlines Asheville will have to operate under ...
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    why would asheville be laying below the deadlines?
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Tire chains are cheaper than press room employees.
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