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Don't Mess With Texas: Entire Staff Leaves Jefferson Newspaper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Riptide, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    JEFFERSON — The staff of the Jefferson Jimplecute, the fifth-oldest newspaper in Texas, decided to leave the newspaper over disagreements regarding pay.

    The owner has said the paper still will be produced. The last issue the former staff worked on was Wednesday's.

    "There were a number of issues that had been going on related to being paid for the work we were doing," former General Manager Hugh Lewis said, not elaborating more than saying the staff spent more than a month trying to resolve those issues. "We stayed through graduation season to get out a graduation section for our local area students so we could ensure they got the recognition they deserved for their achievements. Once that was over, we all optioned to leave."

  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    "Dadgummit: They done killed my Jimplecute."
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Two things:

    - Jimplecute. Amazing.
    - It's not quite exact, but I love the idea of a newsman named Hugh Lewis. Hope he stays in the business.
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  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Lewis reportedly started the staff meeting by saying "If this is it, please let me know."
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The reports are the staff hadn't been paid for a month, yet had continued to work because it was graduation season. I don't know whether to laud them for their dedication or castigate them for not letting their owner take the heat from the community over his shady business practices.
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I sense your displeasure at working for free.
  8. What an awesome name for a paper.

    I see the Jimplecute, though, had not really adjusted to the digital age. The website is meh, the Facebook page looks poorly run and its Twitter is nonexistent.

    There has to have been at least one "famous" alum to come out of this paper, right? I see the 1986 state champion football team produced 10 D-I-caliber players, including Rafael Robinson. Never heard of the guy but he had a cup of coffee in the NFL.
  9. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Their big graduation story has exactly one photo on-line. (Walking to the Future |) It's not a bad one but it's about the size of a match-box, placed at the bottom of the article, and finally, tilted sideways.

    I sense some passive-aggressiveness here.
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  10. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Jimplecute sounds southern and racist to me. Should be banned.
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  11. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Jimplecute sounds like some ol' boy was trying to tell a girl her dimples are cute but the wad of Red Man chaw got in his way.
  12. Kolchak

    Kolchak Member

    Damn you! When I was reading this thread I was gonna comment that he's getting a lot more than a couple days off, but then you had to get there first.
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