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Buffalo News offers another round of buyouts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.buffalonews.com/businesstoday/localbusiness/story/543212.html

    Deadline 27 Feb, off the payroll by 31 March.
     
  2. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    I don't think the initial offer was extended to the newsroom. This one is.


    Update: as far as I know, no one in sports is leaving. Can't say I blame them -- the BN may be one of the safest places left in this business.
     
  3. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Does anyone know what happened here? The deadline just passed.
     
  4. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Deadline was extended by a week, until March 6. Think there was supposed to be a big meeting with the Guild yesterday, though.
     
  5. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    A minimum of $60K? Minimum? Gotta say, I'd think long and hard about that.
     
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    no shit. I'm not even there and I'm thinkn long and hard about it. That has to be the best buyout package to date.
     
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Well, not the best, exactly:

    Supreme-Court-Whisperer Linda Greenhouse Takes $300K Times Buyout
    The first deadline to volunteer for a buyout is on March 5 and Ms. Greenhouse has applied. (The Associated Press reported it last evening here.)
    The buyout should be a good one—it's a two-year-salary plus a bonus since she's been at the Times for more than 35 years (she started there in 1968).
    All in all, she said it would be about a $300,000 payoff (she makes $140,000 a year).

    http://www.observer.com/2008/supreme-court-whisperer-linda-greenhouse-takes-300k-i-times-i-buyout
     
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