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KC Star layoffs?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Rumor out of KC is that the Star laid off 40-plus people yesterday.
    Anyone know anything? Any in sports?
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    All of us who have a job by next Friday meet at a restaurant in Tahoe. I'll book a room for 20.
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Like I said, this is just something I heard from someone I trust.
    Please let him be wrong.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    24. And they were, uh, voluntary.

  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Interesting reader comment at the bottom of the story:

    "xxxTully declined to say how much The Star would save, but he said the program was The Star?s initiative and not mandated by its parent company, the McClatchy Co. of Sacramento, Calif.xxx
    You think your readers believe this? No wonder revenue is collapsing and your circulation has imploded."

    Even they see through the BS.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Yeah, what wick said.

    Does the SportsJournalists.com Intelligence Agency have any info on who bailed out of the sinking ship this week?
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The Pipeline has been quiet, though it has never had a strong KC connection.
  9. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    So Tully wouldn't break it down by department, but would say 2 were copy eds? odd.

    I think might have had a thread in November about the announcement, or maybe I saw it on Romenesko.
  10. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    will there be any jobs left in five years?
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Thread announcing this topic.

  12. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Not to minimize this, and it sucks any time something like this happens, but all things considered, six newsroom buyouts doesn't seem so bad these days.
    I can only think of a handful of papers its size that haven't gone through at least that in the last few years. Most publicly-traded metros have been hit a lot harder.
    Granted, this says a lot about the industry, but maybe I'm just desensitized at this point.
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