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Gannett, Gatehouse talking merger

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SoloFlyer, May 30, 2019.

  1. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I have my own bad memories about SuxoTech.
  2. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    It's Presto for the on-site folks and NewsGate/CCI for the editors and designers.
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Oh, Newsgate. Fun times.
  4. Craig Sagers Tailor

    Craig Sagers Tailor Active Member

    Saxotech?!?!? That takes me back. Soooooooo sloooowwwwww.
    Baron Scicluna likes this.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Hope they updated ... if only to undo the massive mistakes incorporated into the last version.

    And SaxoTech? Blech ... trying to be kind ...
  6. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    That's all journalism truly is now. It's so strange. We really should be nonprofit organizations and get rid of the moneygrubbing 1 percenters. I mean these companies don't give a flip about their employees, journalism, good stories. They care only about the top execs getting to stockpile their billions. Yes, some woebegone buttkiss suits care about good journalism and winning Pulitzer prizes and I suppose the top echelon 1 percenters at companies nod in approval if they win some top awards, but make no mistake. The little guys producing good journalims are pawns in arguably the worst business in the history of businesses: Newspapers (news gathering companies, whatever you want to call them). It's sick. Reporters and deskers really should all get out. All they are doing is helping 1 percenters, that's it.
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  7. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Wait, SaxoTech is still a thing? Gannett switched from that to its in-house CMS Presto in like 2014. And honestly, it was pretty good relative to a lot of other CMS. Assuming it has improved somewhat since I was last on it in 2017.
  8. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Last time I used SaxoTech was for Gannett in 2008. It was like working in satan’s asshole.
    playthrough likes this.
  9. cubman

    cubman Member

    I'm shocked SaxoTech is still alive. I used that when I was the web editor in Newark (Ohio) in 2007. I think it was still around in my second stint there a few years later but haven't thought about it in years.
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    The last paper I was at full-time switched from Blox to Saxotech in like... 2016, 2017? One copy editor in particular pretty much thought it was akin to a second Holocaust, and spent more than a week complaining to every single person who came into the newsroom about it. (Like, even regular randoms that came in from the street.) I didn't think it was a great CMS, but I've also used like five different systems at this point, and pretty much all of them have had downsides.
    Dog8Cats likes this.
  11. Old Time Hockey

    Old Time Hockey Active Member

    The worst CMS in history is always whatever you're currently on.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    That will never change.
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