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Denver Post layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SEeditor, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    From Denver Post editor Greg Moore:


    Today, I gave separation packages to people who have meant a lot to this
    newspaper. Leaving us will be Gary Clark, Mark Cardwell, Erik Strom,
    Ingrid Muller, Stephen Keating (who will continue work on a project with
    MediaNews)and Cynthia Pasquale. Their last official day is Friday,
    though some of them understandably chose to leave this afternoon. Our
    colleagues will be deeply missed. These departures were forced by budget
    cuts I have to make. I had hoped to avoid having to make any more
    personnel reductions, but that was impossible. I want to thank each and
    every one of them for all their contributions to The Post. I will miss
    them all, but especially my right-hand man, Gary, whose hard work,
    dedication and friendship has meant the world to me.

    I will have a staff meeting tomorrow at 4:30 to talk about this and
    other matters. I think you all know the financial challenges facing this
    industry and this newspaper. Today's action should drive it all home for
  2. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    AT least two of these executives are Internet types. Unless they are not very good --- and I have no reason to think that --- this is nuts.
  3. well

    no bullshit industry buzzwords

    no hollow rationalizations

    just the straight shit

    every one of these is a punch in the stomach

    at least moore didn't go on about working smarter or becoming a leaner, more efficient operation or any of that fucking shit

    best of luck to everybody who lost their jobs

    and the band played on
  4. micke77

    micke77 Member

    damn. just damn.
  5. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Kudos to the straightforward letter from the editor.
  6. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member


    My guess is he probably had to pay by the letter.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    All management people. The union is in the middle of negotiations for cutbacks, and the grumblings are they will be somewhat hard.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    i was thinking the same thing. the news sucks. i don't need some condescending "we're experiencing an unpredecented economy" b.s. to drive it home.
  9. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I thought this part was sort of abrupt and condescending.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Translation: Get back to work. Work harder and smarter. Or your ass will be next out the door.
  11. GlenQuagmire

    GlenQuagmire Active Member

    I love it when the suits tell us to work hard and do more with less. Sad thing is that we're beyond that. Most of us were doing that before the string of layoffs, cutbacks, etc.
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