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Just how bad is the Durham Herald-Sun now?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by diamondchips9, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. diamondchips9

    diamondchips9 New Member

    I learned tonight they are now offering stringers $30 a game for covering the minor-league team that helped put the city on the map after they axed the beat writer. Durham circulation has gone down from 50 thousand to 40 to 30 to 20-some since the Paxton idiots bought it 3 1/2 short years ago.
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    STRINGERS to cover the Bulls? Stringers?

    Bad enough they cut Mike Potter, a tireless worker and a man who had more balls up in the air than any circus act in existence. But stringers for the primary beat of the summer ... at least until ACC football swings into gear?

    Just when one couldn't think less of the Herald-Sun and Paxton ...
     
  3. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Wow, they used to pay stringers $50 a story. Then again, they never paid me, so I guess they saved some money there.
     
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Seriously, $30 for a game in Durham? Hey, I'll do Duke-Carolina for $50 if they need help ...
     
  5. bmm

    bmm Member

    Definitely a paper that has went off the deep end.
     
  6. Paper Guy

    Paper Guy Member

    When I first got out of college, I tried to give them a copy of my resume. They wouldnt even take it. They said they hadnt hired someone in two years or so and me giving them a resume would be a waste.
     
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If the fanboys want to whore themselves out for $30, that's there choice. Unfortunately the pay that little because someone will take the gig.
     
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