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JRC axes 3 at Pontiac, Mich.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DyePack, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. DyePack

    DyePack New Member


    I have only one thing to say: YES! More, more!
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    What's better -- the story or the google ads below talking about jobsinsports.com, become a journalist and find your right school?
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The story, definitely.

    And believe me, with one of these dismissals, there has to be more to it than simply a reorganization.
  4. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    Terrible news. Feel bad for those editors.

    But give the company a little credit (emphasis on little) for at least being upfront about it, unlike other newspapers in the state that target longtime employees and dismiss them for non-work related issues (hello, Newhouse).
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Karma's gonna get ya, Dye.
  6. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Karma has gotten three people, and none of them is me.

    One of those people was a flat-out non-performer. The company can't be upfront without saying: "This person was a waste of space and is being dumped."

    One of them didn't deserve the ax, but that person overlooked an awful lot of B.S.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Actually, it's possible. JRC owns the chain of Heritage bi-weekly and weekly papers.
    Write this day down... you are wrong
  8. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    OK, but read the rest of the sentence. The comparison of the 2.2 percent ad drop is to what?

    Something is amiss with that sentence. JRC certainly owns more than 91 papers in the U.S., so the earlier thought is off. But the comparison here needs some context.
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member


    What a market. People in and around Detroit must be so proud.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    While the new owners of all concerned suck, Lessenberry is a total fool and has been for years. Yet, people who hire him to "consult" are easily fooled by smoke and mirrors.
    At one stop, the Observer and Eccentric chain, Lessenberry -- a parttime corporate VP in editorial -- spent a Journalist of the Year speech berating the staff on what was supposed to be a feel good occasion, telling it that it needed to work harder, that it was lazy -- a staff that is not allowed to have parttimers, temps or any other frivolity.
    After the meeting, the general manager of the O&E was spotted fronting up Lessenberry over a car, telling him in no uncertain terms that if he ever told his staff that again, he'd kick his ass.
    The GM is still there, Lessenberry moved on shortly there after prior to the sale to Gannett.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Lots of changes in the staff box online for The Oakland Mess. Could there be more reorganization?
  12. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The fool has some good points, though. I wish he'd identified the Oakland Press idiot who couldn't be bothered to get the name in the article he referred to. I'm pretty sure I know who it is, but there's at least one new idiot listed as a "news reporter" for that newspaper.

    If ever there were a newspaper that should nuke its entire newsroom staff and start over, it'd be this one.

    Notice how there's no longer a Business or Sports section listed in the staff box. Coincidence?
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