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Big-time GateHouse sports layoffs in New England

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

  1. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    You are absolutely correct. The Times, Post and Journal do not lose money. I wrote a horrible sentence that I corrected in the original post.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  2. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Were most of the hits on cape cod or did they slash at the various wicked local outlets as well?
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Two gone at Newport Daily news, one in editorial and one in advertising.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I heard the weeklies got hit hard. They also ditched the Celtics beat writer for the chain.

    If the Globe/GateHouse thing is legit, it would make sense if they cut most of the sports staff. They’d just use Globe copy.
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    John Henry said a couple months ago that they’re making a profit. Interesting timing if sales rumors are legit.
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    That is good to hear. Last July Henry said the Globe was losing money. Things improved.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  7. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Thanks. In fact, the Post is making all kinds of money. It's running a Super Bowl ad today and is on another hiring spree.
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  8. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Norwich is going to a 7:45 copy deadline, which if you ask me, you might as well just become an afternoon paper at that point.

    Spent 15 years there. What a shame.

    The Celtics beat writer? Is that Jim Fenton?
  9. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    They could for pros, I guess. The Globe doesnt do local very well. That sucks. Most of the weekly sports folks up here are good people
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  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Scott Souza was the Celtics guy. He may have split it with Fenton.
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I hope the New York Times continues to see profits increase. I own a miniscule amount of stock for my meager portfolio.
    Has Gatehouse quietly closed any of their New England weeklies?
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