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DMN buyouts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ARD, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. ARD

    ARD Member

    Via Romenesko: http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2006/06/19/daily42.html

    Buyouts looming at Dallas Morning News

    The Dallas Morning News plans to offer buyouts to 50 or more employees as it restructures its news operation to focus more heavily on the Internet, sources familiar with the newspaper's plans said.

    At least one source familiar with the newspaper's plans said the potential employee reductions likely will be much higher than 50.
  2. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    Man, that's pretty sad if it's true.
  3. printdust

    printdust New Member

    That's total bullshit. Adding new products....cutting jobs. If you cut your manpower, just how the flying fuck do these people think the product improves?

    Sonofabitch bastard accounting suckholes to the CEO. And I don't even work at the soon to be shithole.
  4. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    Who says they're worried about the quality of the product?
  5. Makes me feel good about not accepting a prep gig there last year.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    Dallas just went through an upheaval a few months back. And unfortunately, this is going to start the down-sizing trend again. Hold on tight gang. it's going to get ugly.
  7. occasionally

    occasionally Member

    October 2004 to be exact. If you recall, they let Gary West, their horse racing writer, go -- three days before the Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park. Gary's now doing quite well, thank you, at the Star-Telegram.
  8. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Belo-owned Riverside just made a bunch of cuts a few months back. I want to say in the 80-90 range.
  9. boots

    boots New Member

    I feel a tremor in the force.
  10. Billy Monday

    Billy Monday Member

    Of what magnitude? What's a safe size for a sports staff at a major metro like the DMN?
  11. boots

    boots New Member

    No layoff is a appreciated. I just know that once one the big boys start triming down, the little guys follow suit.
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Morale at the DMN is at an all-time low.
    One of the people cut loose in 2004 was editorial cartoonist Bill DeOre. He hasn't been replaced. Anyone else think that a paper the size of the DMN should have its own editorial cartoonist. DMN still runs ed cartoons, but they're all syndicated. The most local guy that they use is syndicated out of Austin paper.
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