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Buyouts at the Strib

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mark, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Mark

    Mark Member

    Sad, but since new ownership unexpectedly swooped in recently, I guess it's not a total shock.

    I loved Aschburner, he did some great takeouts and was entertaining as can be (I believe "King Crimson" once appeared in one of his game stories), and I know Derek Simmons won some national awards for design.


  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yet Sid stays on... good God...
  3. don't know him, but that makes him one of my favorites & I wish him the best

    sundown dazzling day
    gold through my eyes
    but my eyes turned within
    only see
    starless and bible black
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Some of my older brethren chime in - can you in good conscience recommend this business to young folks anymore? Not sure I can.
  5. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I'd like to think I ain't THAT old, but I can't in good conscience recommend this business to anybody.
  6. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    WOW! G'night everybody. When you lose Moddy, you lose the nation.

    Sadly, it seems you couldn't be more right, Moddy.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    No shit...they probably could have kept three staffers on with what that douche makes...
  8. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Well put.

    And absolutely true, both to you and to Moddy.
  9. goose

    goose Member

    From what I hear, it's not as bad as it seems. The buyouts were voluntary--staffers could trigger them within a few days of a sale. Sale closed last week, so some people who were looking to retire anyway do so with a nice bonus check.
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Not to mention this is the first time Strib's done this, as far as I can recall.

    Now if they do it again and again, then hit the deck.
  11. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Departing staff members gave a number of reasons for leaving. Some will retire; Simmons is joining the Los Angeles Times; Reinan will go into public relations while Lutsey is joining the ministry.

    Interesting career change.

    As far as getting into the news business, there will always be a place for reporters and writers.

    What they write and report for, and how that information gets distributed, is changing, though.
  12. Eddie_Vedder

    Eddie_Vedder Member

    I'm very interested to hear what Aschburner plans to do. When someone finds out... please share.
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