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Columbus Dispatch sold

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Clippers Logo

    Clippers Logo New Member

    That's how long it takes for Austin to make the transition to doing their pages.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I figured that, but it doesn't exactly give the current staffers much to feel good about.
  3. Clippers Logo

    Clippers Logo New Member

    Certainly nothing for Columbus' designers and copy editors to feel good about.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well, yeah. But usually, these corporate types do their typical "Everything will be awesome!" speeches and don't flat out say that they're laying people off.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yeah, sweat 'em. Sweat 'em hard.
  6. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    So pages for Gatehouse newspapers, probably including Columbus within three months, are designed and edited in Austin, Texas.

    Meanwhile, pages for the Austin American-Statesman are designed and edited in West Palm Beach, Fla.

    Welcome to the new normal (or abnormal).
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  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    And the Statesman has been named best paper in Texas for the past two years.

    Is there a problem with that operation?
  8. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    When Ben Marrison quickly walked away from this disaster, it just reinforced to me how evil Gatehouse is.
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  9. Clippers Logo

    Clippers Logo New Member

    When GateHouse lays off copy editors and designers from properties it acquires, it makes those poor souls agree not to apply at any other GateHouse paper for one year. Not that most would, but still. Just one added kick to the gut.
  10. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    How do you make people not apply for a job at a company?
  11. Clippers Logo

    Clippers Logo New Member

    By holding their severance pay hostage.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So when they get laid off, they don't get their severance pay for a year?

    Ridiculous, although not surprising.
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