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Austin American-Statesman staffers get bonus

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    From Romanesko:


    Congrats and I'm envious.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'm doubly envious. They get a bonus AND live in Austin.
  3. tmayforth

    tmayforth Member

    I heard they took their paper off the market too. Not a bad day to be in Austin.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I remember when my paper switched from a $50 gift card to the local grocery store to a $25 gift card.
    Amazing that 10 years later, that remains the largest Christmas bonus I've received.
  5. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    cox communications is still the only company i ever got a christmas bonus from. i was at my paper for four days and i still got one in 2007. then a full one in 2008, of course they laid me off two months later...
  6. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    Merely a ripple in the dirty pool of newspapers nationwide.
  7. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    The bonus I got when I was making $6.50 an hour at a small-town roofing company was 10 times larger than the largest bonus I've ever gotten at my newspaper, which is owned by a multi-billiion-dollar corporation.
  8. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Good for them. It's nice to hear positive news in this industry from time to time.
  9. Prospero

    Prospero Member

    They must be doing something right in Austin. Anyone know what it is? And would it work elsewhere?
  10. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    The major companies would rather follow the slash and burn tactics that work so well, and have created a legion of happily employed journalists than do what Austin does.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Most of Texas, and Austin in particular, are weathering the recession better than most other areas.
  12. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Some really good people put out the sports section in Austin. Glad they'll be enjoying a merrier Christmas.
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