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Heisler's last day

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rudy Petross, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Rudy Petross

    Rudy Petross Member

    I know this got posted on another thread, but I thought it deserved its own post. This is beyond depressing. Stay classy Tribune. What really depresses me is the roll call of great people at the times that I grew up reading and now I look at the section and it makes me ill.

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    "If only we were as good at newspapering as we are at dumping people."
  4. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    That's the only thing newspaper executives have ever been good at ...
  5. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Don't forget taking bonuses.
  6. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Oh yeah -- that's a given ...
  7. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I feel that way when I read the Atlanta and Orlando papers. It sucks but things change.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    As if this really bad fast-food meal wasn't gonna make me sick enough ...
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Classy by Heisler, and you'd expect nothing less.

    Never missed his Sunday package.

    His talking of all the great names takes me back. What a section. It was called the World Champion for a reason. RIP.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I would actually argue they failed in this case. Seriously, if you're making these cuts for financial reasons, why would you give what I presume to be a 32-week buyout package to a guy who was planning on retiring in 40 weeks? That just makes no damn sense at all. If you want to look at it as a nice thing to do, keep in mind that more cuts are coming, we just don't know when yet.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It never gets easier reading those. I get sick every time...
  12. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    From a journalistic standpoint there's no national basketball writer at the Tribune Co. with a major news story going on.
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