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Denver Newspaper Agency to lay off 200

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SEeditor, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    From the Associated Press ..

    The Denver Newspaper Agency says it plans to lay off about 200 people representing 17 percent of its payroll dollars
    in the next several weeks, now that the Rocky Mountain News has closed. The agency handled business operations for the News and The Denver Post under a joint operating agreement, but the News stopped publishing last month. The first 40 employees to be laid off were told Friday, agency spokesman Jim Nolan said. The agency will have about 850 full-time
    employees once all layoffs are done, he said. The latest cuts are across all departments, including non-union
    and union employees. The cuts don't affect The Post newsroom, which lost six managers to layoffs.
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Lean Dean strikes again. ::)
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    And, so it begins.

  4. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    This can't be a surprise though, can it? Theoretically, they've got half the work to do now.

    Not that it doesn't suck. It just figures.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And be sure to spread them out so he can skirt the WARN act... fucker...
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    This story originally was reported here.


    And this is no surprise. MediaNews sought $18 million in cuts from the DNA. Later revised to $30 million-plus. And hasn't gotten it.

    It got the $2 million in cuts it sought from the Denver Post newsroom and this does NOT affect the Post newsroom.
  7. HorseWhipped

    HorseWhipped Guest

    So what's the take here?
    Suck up 20 or 30 or 50 of that Rocky talent, then lay 200 off?

    I don't know the details. I'm just wondering.
    But I'm guessing it's more corporate bullshit.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    20 or 30 or 50? I thought it was more like 10.

    Shedding bodies 20-to-1 is a surefire way to boost the bottom line. Short term.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Again, this does not affect the Post newsroom. It affects the Denver Newspaper Agency, the business arm of what was the JOA between the Post and Rocky Mountain News.

    The Post newsroom actually grew by five with the recent end of the Rocky. Six managers were laid off in the Post just before the Rocky went away. After the Rocky went away, the Post pick up 11 (out of about 215 in the newsroom).

    After these cuts, the DNA will be at about 850 people.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Funny. The people I know in Colorado get a call from Dean Singleton bragging about the people he picked up when the Rocky closed its doors, yet didn't bother to tell us about the massive number of people he's kicking out.

    Strange how that works.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    And yet, oh so Lean Dean
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If layoffs ever get to the newsroom, and I pray they do not, it will be done 100 percent on seniority because of the union.
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