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Dirty Old Bastards (of Belo) Strike Back!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Eighteen former DMN employees who were laid off in the wake of the 2004 circulation scandal have filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the DMN and Belo Corp. in federal court.

    Most of them are former writers and editors, and all are over the age of 40.

  2. deportes

    deportes Member

    those old-timers always throwing the age card.
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Watch this one carefully... if a court rules against Belo in this, things could get pretty interesting. (obviousremarkfontturnedoff)
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Any sports guys involved in this?
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    40 years old and older! How can they even manage to write a story with those cataract-filled eyes and arthritic fingers?
  6. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Mmmmm...might explain why Belo's Providence Journal pulled a 180 Sunday and endorsed the referendum which would change the state constitution to allow Harrah's to build a casino in Rhode Island. Harrah's has showed the ProJo PLENTY of advertising money this autumn.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Just the rumors about this suit eventually being filed have affected other papers. At the very end of the Herald's buyout/layoff process in '05, one poor young woman in news was laid off solely to be the only person under 45 let go by the paper.
  8. Basil Exposition

    Basil Exposition New Member

    Yeah, at least two -- Jan Hubbard and Gary West, both now at the Star-Telegram.
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Now why am I not surprised they ended up there?
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