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Did something happen at the Tampa Tribune?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NancyLou, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    I just saw three postings put up at JJ.com today of three reporter slots. I sat there and stared, thinking, "Um... Do I apply for one of these?"

    All of you are so in the loop here (and I'm in awe, really) I thought I'd check here to see if anyone heard anything?
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Heck, go for it! Worst that could happen is they say no. I also wonder if there will be one sports position eventually...
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Nothing ever happens at The Tampa Tribune.
  4. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    There has been some movement at the Tribune in the last few months. People have moved on to other places, and there was a handful of layoffs about a month ago -- a copy desk leader, a community reporter or two, and some part-time newsroom clerks. Surprised to see they're advertising for reporters ... especially since today's front page obviates a need for some help on the desk. (Glad to see FSU quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared in the death of Nelson Mandela. :) )

  5. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    It's happenings such as this that have me wanting to work for a smaller newspaper in a smaller market. It just seems too "Johnny come lately" and capricious at the larger market newspapers. Here today, gone tomorrow.

    Could it be they got rid of their higher pay reporters in favor of younger, need-less-money fresh grads?
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's horrific page design.
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Yep. Do they always try to have what looks like a black flag on the cover there?
  8. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    I get what you mean about their needing help over there, made more obvious with your aside of the QB being cleared in the death of Nelson Mandela. Aren't there layers of editors at a newspaper to catch stuff like that?
  9. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    In fairness, that's not a typical layout for them. I've never seen them do anything like that before. Not sure why they tried it today of all days, and am certainly puzzled whether anyone was thinking about the final result. My guess is that they're just so short-staffed, no one saw the forest for the trees.
  10. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    There was a spadea (partial ad) wrapped around the front page and the idea was so folks could see the Mandela news in the racks. Not sure it was a wise choice, but that's the reason for it.
    And hack has it right. A couple of reporters and editors have moved on recently, so they apparently will replace a couple of those.
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    The Tallahassee police made sure of that.
  12. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    We'll see more about Winston in the future. Leopards not changing their spots and all that.
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