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Chicago Tribune cutting 120 jobs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Human_Paraquat, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Human_Paraquat

    Human_Paraquat Well-Known Member

  2. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Yeah, that $85.7 million PROFIT for the QUARTER isn't enough. Cut, cut, cut.
  3. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    You know that if a prominent Chicago-area business made that kind of profit, and cut 120 jobs, the Tribune's editorial page would rip the company a new one for being too greedy.
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Here is the problem with many papers: They keep investing/upgrading printing facilities - and that cost is incredible, especially in a "dyng field*" like newspapers.

    However, Hiller said, the newspaper will be investing where it sees growth potential, including Internet operations and its free paper, Red Eye. He cited a $75 million upgrade at the paper's Freedom Center printing facility, which he said will enable the Tempo feature section to print the night before delivery starting this fall rather than a day in advance, as it now is.

    "That will be great for readers, but it costs money," Hiller said.

    * OK, I'm an online guy so I stuck that in there for effect. :) But reality is newspaper profits are down, thanks in part to this thing we call the Internet.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I assume the 120 jobs won't be everyone associated with the Cubs. And that's too bad.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Is Dusty Baker one of the cuts?
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Cheer up . . . chances of Crusty the Clown continuing to take up valuable space on the Cub bench in '07 is slim-to-none.
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    They should sign Krusty the Clown to manage the Cubs. He'd do better than Crusty Dusty.
  9. i worked for the chicago tribune once. totally bad corporate bullshit.

    workers are monkeys. management is god descended on a lovely white cloud.

    john madigan ran the show back then. you couldn't find a bigger pompous asshole in this country than john madigan, and i include dick cheney, karl rove and little georgey bush in that crowd. madigan is out there on a beach somewhere laughing at all the money he took away for being a total pussycat to anyone who met him.

    there. got that off. feel better now. nonetheless, hope tribune keeps going ass-up on wall street.
  10. someone changed my c*nt word to "pussycat," but i guess you get my drift. why anyone on this site censors me on that one is weird, but my point was that mr. john madigan was, and probably still is, a corporate c*nt..........
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The C word always becomes pussycat. It's one of the little quirks here, plus it keeps all the girls from getting offended when it's used to describe a bastard asshole of a man.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    damn chick, you're rollin' tonight.

    you gotta forgive him though, he's probably either 15, has never been intimate with a female or both. that's because you wouldn't of had to explain the point to any 16-year-old guy who's been around enough to have had a coupla twirls in the hay. most men pick up on that point early in life and don't have to ask.
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