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Digital First pursuing Gannett

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SoloFlyer, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member


  2. Readallover

    Readallover Member

    In a proxy war, we are the collateral damage. An expensive takeover means massive cost cutting after the deal is done. Sigh...
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    This "battle" makes me think of the Russian army in WWII when they didn't have enough guns for their troops so they just had soldiers run behind those that did and then have them pick them up once those soldiers got shot.
  4. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    And the defense against the takeover is normally to promise to cut costs. I am not for sure who will win the proxy war but worker bees get exterminated either way.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    There but for the grace of God go I and all that, but ... oof.
    For the Clarion-Ledger, this is an unforgivable mistake. Where is the CL designed these days?

  7. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    This is a guess but I think Nashville. Even then it’s gotta go through local hands I gotta believe. There’s no good excuse. None.
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  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Between the byline and the first graph. It really looks bad when something like that shows up in a local paper. It's not like it was a deadline deal either. Don't people check things?
  9. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    I saw the pic and thought “what did my old paper do,” before realizing that 100 newspapers look exactly like that now.
    2muchcoffeeman likes this.
  10. The CL is designed in Nashville and, I believe, doesn’t have a sports editor currently. The only desk guy departed a while ago and I don’t know if they replaced him. I’m not sure if someone local read over the paper, though I would like to believe someone did.
  11. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I thought the Nashville Design Studio was "consolidated" into oblivion a year or two back, with the duties there shifting to other design studios? Thinking the CL is now done in Phoenix, but wouldn't swear to it.

    As far as someone local looking over the pages before they are sent, it wouldn't surprise me if that isn't the case. From what I understand, the notion of having a local "producer" on site looking at pages before they go to press is the next luxury Gannett is doing away with.

    Our local site, for example, has one local producer remaining to work at night, and when they are off or on vacation, there is literally no one on site in the evenings, and the Design Studio people just plow through the material available to them and send pages without any local oversight.

    Surprised things like this don't happen more often.
  12. That could be the case. When I was there, it was Nashville.
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