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Herald to cut about 175 positions

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Andy _ Kent, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hey, "Stop Draggin My Heart Around" is one of my favorite songs ever.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's 'cause you love Tom Petty.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

  4. HorseWhipped

    HorseWhipped Guest

    Daily Pulp update:

    I have been told that 35-40 newsroomers are losing their jobs while about 15 are being reduced to part-time (and losing their benefits and most of their pay in the process). Most want to see at least one or two assistant managing editors go, but so far no word on that. "The anger is a little more acute now," one Herald reporter told me. "The gangrene has set in and we're now chopping off extremities. We're going to have to wait and see how much of the rotten fruit on the top branches is cut off as opposed to trimming the roots."
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This post is an interesting one...

    "Hopefully, we can trim some of the useless managerial staff that do nothing at the paper but sit in meetings all day. Alvarez, Hirsch, the myriad unnecessary photo editors = waste of thousands. For every one of these we cut we can afford to keep on four people that actually do something more. There are way too many managers in the newsroom, not enough do-ers.

    Also think it is time to stop paying Dave Barry, his wife and his son salaries, as well as his personal secretary. This is just too much for the diminishing returns he produces as his readers trail off into senility and die of old age."

    For the record, I've always liked Michelle Kaufman's work.
  6. Full of Shit

    Full of Shit Member

    Honk if you've ever put out the Clipper.

  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    That is indeed a cheap shot against Michelle, but emotions are running really high right now I guess.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Interesting back and forth with people upset that names are being posted on the blog.

    For the record, though I can understand how some people might feel, if you are a journalist you should support information getting out to the public. Even if it hurts.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Way out of bounds cheap shot.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Damn, some familiar names on that list. And we haven't hit sports yet.
  11. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    I can't believe Bob posted those names.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

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