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Big, big changes at USA TODAY

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by geddymurphy, May 23, 2012.

  1. geddymurphy

    geddymurphy Member

    I'm not comfortable posting names until they're more public, but some really surprising people are departing USA TODAY as Morgan swings his ax. Yikes. Stay tuned.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Wonder if it's a purge of people still there from when I was a loaner there more than 20 years ago.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Bailing or getting pushed off the ledge?
  4. geddymurphy

    geddymurphy Member

  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I heard a few possibilities last week, wasn't sure whether to believe it.
  6. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    From today's Sports Business Daily's Closing Bell:

    USA Today Sports Media Group Restructuring Editorial Staff

    USA Today Sports Media Group has enacted a significant restructuring of its editorial roster that has resulted in the departures of about a dozen veteran staffers of the media outlet, including sports business and media writer Michael McCarthy and "Game On" blogger Tom Weir. Company officials declined to say how many staffers overall were affected in the move.
  7. BlackBerry

    BlackBerry New Member

    Sad to see anyone lose their job. I especially enjoyed McCarthy's contributions.
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Jesus H. Tapdancin' Christ. A lot of good names, it sounds like, are headed out based on the sampling above. I wonder if this extends to inside the other sections. Hate to see them lose Robert Bianco, one of the last remaining decent TV critics a newspaper has.
  9. CNY

    CNY Member

    Is USAT going to hire a bunch of people to replace those who got cut? Seems like they're leaving themselves open for a lawsuit.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Restructuring doesn't really mean moving people around to make your operation work better. It means getting rid of salaries to protect the excessive bonuses of corporate execs, no matter the cost to the product.
  12. geddymurphy

    geddymurphy Member

    Some of them are definitely older, and it's a salary dump.

    Some aren't.
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