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Down-sized columnist on the state of newspapers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Scripps newspaper in San Angelo, Tex., fires a longtime editor to cut the budget. He fires back in his final column...

    http://gosanangelo.com/news/2008/jan/03/columnist-caught-up-in-newspapers-changing-times/
     
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Well done, Perry. Well done.
    Classy and well presented.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I wonder if he would have let one of his underlings write that type of column after letting them go. He speaks a lot of truth. Newspapers need to drastically reinvent themselves, but they're not going to do that without a massive investment similar to Gannett's launch of USA Today. That paper was in the red for several years before turning a profit.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why didn't he write that column about all the other people who got shitcanned for the bottom line? He had to wait til it was all about him?
     
  5. Yes
     
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    That and these sorts of columns are boiler plate these days.
     
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Good column. But Scripps cut good people? Color me shocked!
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sad but true.
     
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    At least the paper had the stones to run the column.
    I can think of a couple different places where the publisher had those kind of columns spiked.
     
  10. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison Member

    Publisher: "What the fuck do I care as long as the sudoku puzzle is four columns wide and all the coupons are there? That's all people want anyway."
     
  11. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    A well-written farewell. Too bad the people who made the down-sizing decision don't read.

    Fuckabuncha-Wall Street-Italian-suit-wearing-investment-analysts.
     
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The more I read these things, the happier I am at my family-owned paper.
     
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