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Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL reporter | Columbus Dispatch

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ss90, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    True story: GateHouse paper hires an experienced guy from Florida for one of their New England properties. Six weeks later, layoffs come out of nowhere. Guy is sent packing. Hope that doesn't happen to this chap.
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  2. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    Aaron Portzline was already doing that.

    But George Richards can do that as well.
  3. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    No doubt, no slight to what Aaron has done. Very excited for George
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
  4. ss90

    ss90 Member

    They added a second person, as well. Their No. 2 Jackets writer/Bengals writer left around the same time as Portzline to join the Athletic as well. Note that they have not found anyone to replace the Bengals content.

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  5. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Wow, wicked. I guess your story ranks right up there with one of the worst I've heard regarding the company. In my own case, I simply burned out trying to fulfill all the multi-tasking mandates. In the end, the quality of my work suffered. Had to get out to preserve my sanity.

    The Dispatch's hockey hires are outstanding ones. However, I cannot forget former Editor Ben Marrison exited within days of the sale to GateHouse. Marrison's one of the best newspapermen I've ever known. Best of luck to all involved.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Happy for George, a former co-worker from my 1 Herald Plaza days.
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  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I believe I read a few weeks ago that the Miami Herald was planning to severely whack its Panthers coverage. So this makes sense.
  8. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Unless something changed, there isn't a full-time Panthers beat writer among Herald, S-S or PB Post.
    Guessing Marlins, by far the costliest to cover, are next, if they didn't already whack road trips this year.
  9. Nathan Foutnier

    Nathan Foutnier New Member

    Yeah one of the papers just pulled back their coverage of the Panthers.
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