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GateHouse to buy Schurz publishing division

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Human_Paraquat, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    What can you say? Prayers. And sadness. And anger.
     
  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Two were laid off at the paper I am familiar with and two fairly high ranking vacant positions (both newsroom editorial) were eliminated at the same time. One of the two working at the time was the IT guy.

    Rather than yearly, GateHouse tends to lay off in 10 1/2-month cycles. So get your resume brushed up by March 15 next year.
     
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    One in Asheboro. Had a two-man staff. Now there's one.
     
  4. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Some of those Gatehouse papers are shredded to almost nothing.
     
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    One of the layoffs in Stockton: 34-year veteran Lori Gilbert, who transferred from sports to features about 10 years ago.
     
  6. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

    So over 150 and counting nationwide.

    Meanwhile, that jackass Gatehouse exec told Business Insider that these "immaterial" cuts were low and that an estimate near 200 was "bullshit".

    Fuck outta here.
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    He’s not any old “jackass Gatehouse exec,” he’s the fucking CEO.
     
  8. Paul_Bowker

    Paul_Bowker New Member

    The last Gatehouse layoff sweep was February 1 this year.
     
  9. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Missed that one. How big was it?
     
  10. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

  11. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Sounds like those layoffs were more targeted and not general. So I'll hold to my timeline.
     
  12. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Has Gatehouse grabbed the lead in "worst company?" Or is it Gannett, followed by Gatehouse, Digital First and McClutchen in a close tie for third?
     
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