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Gatehouse Media? Anyone heard anything about this company?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sportswriter99, May 15, 2008.

  1. sportswriter99

    sportswriter99 New Member

    Would appreciate any comments, good or bad, about Gatehouse's newspapers, management, pay, etc.. Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    seriously? isn't that kind of like asking, what do you know about Gannett, Cox, or any other news organization
     
  3. sportswriter99

    sportswriter99 New Member

    Seriously, just looking for some information. Nothing nefarious about that.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    My sources up in Rockford say Gannett >>>>> GateHouse.

    That should tell you something.
     
  5. sportswriter99

    sportswriter99 New Member

    How bad we talking? Looks like Rockford still covers the Bulls and Cubs, right?
     
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    like everyone else, i hear they're going through layoffs. a buddy of mine worked pretty high up at Gatehouse and had good things to say about them until he got canned.
     
  7. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Depends on the paper. Ours is a cash cow, so no layoffs are on the horizon. No hiring freezes or anything else like that, either. But I know they cleaned house big time over in New England, so it really depends where you're looking.
     
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Colbert is right. They laid folks off over in Brockton and Quincy a few months back, as well as some other outposts.
     
  9. sportswriter99

    sportswriter99 New Member

    Thanks. It looks like they still cover local sports fairly well with some travel with their college and pro teams.
     
  10. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Right. Weren't they the ones who decided against sending their Patriots beat writers to the Super Bowl?
     
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Yes. They don't travel with any of the Boston teams anymore, except maybe down to New York.
     
  12. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    For every Rockford I suspect there's a Utica, which improved significantly in print and online within months of getting liberated by Gatehouse.
     
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