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Big-time GateHouse sports layoffs in New England

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by wicked, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I heard they whacked about 80 percent of the staff, including a number of former colleagues who are good journalists. Godspeed to all who were affected.
     
  2. Paul_Bowker

    Paul_Bowker New Member

    Yup. I can say there is no SE on Cape Cod now.
     
  3. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

    Such a load of bullshit by Gatehouse. Company goes out and buys new properties and then not even a week or two later, it chops a bunch of personnel from already owned outlets.
     
  4. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    So who is left? Will coverage only be provided by interns? The post above refers to 80% layoffs. Is Gatehouse giving up the ghost entirely on local coverage?
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  5. Readallover

    Readallover New Member

    This sucks. How many colleagues are we talking about?
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Never good to see these threads. Hearing rumblings GateHouse might be angling to get the Globe and that John Henry is ready to sell.
     
  7. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Please, God, make these rumors false. I don't know why but I get e-mail alerts (I must have signed up for something) from the Globe and sometimes I get inside their paywall. What a great paper.

    The Globe also claims they have about 100,000 electronic subscriptions at $30 a month. They are probably the most successful paper in the country aside from the national outlets in selling subscriptions. I arbitrarily classify the Washington Post as a national paper along with the NYT and the Wall Street Journal. And yet the Globe appears to be losing money.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2019
  8. Readallover

    Readallover New Member

    Did Norwich get hit? I always liked how the local paper covered the Navigators.
     
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    GateHouse and the Globe? Yikes.
     
  10. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

    The Seattle Times is getting some publicity for their subscription efforts, too.

    How the Seattle Times is empowering reporters to drive subscriber growth - Digiday

    But if Gatehouse comes in, the Globe will have its legs cut out from underneath.
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Folks, GateHouse doesn’t give a shit about journalism. Their sole goal is to acquire enough papers, strip the profits from them, then declare bankruptcy, collect their bonuses, move on to another company and leave the creditors, employees and the papers’ communities fucked over.
     
  12. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    I don't believe any of the Big 3 you mention is losing money.
     
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