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Copy editing job cuts at Toronto Star

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by canucklehead, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. canucklehead

    canucklehead Member

  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That sucks.
  3. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Is the outsourcing company a 100% North American operation or is some of this work going to wind up overseas?
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I believe it's a North American operation, and unionized. Still.....
  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And the union is asking for a byline strike for Wednesday's paper. All perfectly legal within the CBA.


    For Wednesday’s newspaper – the printed paper, that is, not the website – we are asking all reporters and photographers to exercise their unfettered contractual right to withdraw their bylines. We are asking columnists — who are in a different and awkward position, because byline withdrawal from a column means no column, therefore a refusal to work — to write about why editing and page design and the good ol’ “legacy product” of the paper itself is still vital to our community, etc.
  6. How quaint the union thinks readers gve a damn about bylines.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Did you read the full text? He wrote an entire paragraph acknowledging that issue.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I'm more interested in asking columnists to write about how important deskers are. Anyone heard of this before?
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I actually thought the opposite was policy in Canada.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Copy editors have surpassed designers as the most endangered species in journalism.

    Although the middle managers who do as little as possible have taken a well-deserved beating.
  11. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Sure does.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    And then he wrote that it would send management a message. Which it won't.

    Want to send management a message? Do what the NY Post did to Abe Hirschfeld 20+ years ago when Hirschfeld bought the paper. Rip his ass on every single page, and post nothing on the web site other than anti-management stuff. That will get the attention of readers, and management.
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