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CNHI may close some papers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by chazp, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    According to the rumor mill where I work, CNHI may close (I would hope they would shop them) some weekly newspapers at the end of this fiscal year. If this happens at my shop, should I draw unemployment and look for another fulltime gig, or should I string for larger papers in the area? If the papers do close, couldn't they still be bought by another chain and be opened again?
  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    WOL, chazp.

    (Weeping out loud.)

  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Yes, they could be bought and remain open without missing a deadline. At least I would think so.

    And, personally, if I was ever bought out or laid off, I'd be stringing and going back to school.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Chazp, what makes you think the larger papers in the area would want you to string for them? They know you, right?
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They're already giving him a deadline for 2009 so he'll be right on time.
  6. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    Not very surprising. I work for a CNHI paper and right now, the only discussions are about how much money we can save. Do you know which ones they're talking about closing, as of now? (You can send me a PM if you don't want to discuss it here.)
  7. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Actually I work at a biweekly with deadlines that allow me to get the games from the night before in the next day's paper (Tuesday night 10 p.m. deadline for Wednesday's paper and 11:45 p.m. Friday deadline for Saturday's paper), so I already work on deadlines like a daily does.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Good luck getting dailies to see it that way.

    Not being snarky. Just speaking from experience.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    BYH is right, and the dailies look at it that way because, while you may be good a couple nights a week on deadline, the grind at a daily is decidedly different. I know because I made that leap, and it takes time to get used to the different pace.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    OTOH, sometimes it has nothing to do with the former place of employment but everything to do with the former employee.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What really pisses/pissed me off is that I went from a daily to something else to a weekly (back when the economy was in the crapper earlier this decade...sound familiar?) and no one would even look at me. It was like the previous daily experience didn't even count.

    It's OK. their loss.
  12. Wow.

    And to think CNHI is one of the four semifinalists looking to purchase ALL of LCNI's dailies and weeklies.
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