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LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Baltimore Sun....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pendleton, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    ... This week's ugly spate of 100's of "voluntary buyouts" can stop just about any time.

    Scary times...
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    At least the ad above provides some comfort: "Jobs for News Writers" AHN is continuing to expand its news division ... careercenter.allheadlinenews.com

  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Denver Post wants 37. If they don't get it, the story this morning said there will be layoffs.
  4. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    Should this not be considered a scare tactic?
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Consider that three of the four named papers are from the Trib chain, and the fourth is a Media News property.

    I'm not sugarcoating these, believe me. If Gannett, Lee and McClatchy join the fray here shortly, then a good dose of syrup of ipecac might be in order.
  6. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    At least they're buyouts. My shop is quietly doing layoffs.
  7. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Trust me on this one: Media executives are going to look back on 2006-2007 in about five years and say, "Man, we were really shortsighted." Won't fix the problem, of course, but the lack of vision at the top is going to become apparent at some point pretty soon.
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    When was the last time USA Today had buyouts or layoffs?
  9. donaugust

    donaugust Member

    I believe they laid off around a dozen from the newsroom in about 2002 or so. Not aware of any since.
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The Mother Ship always gets what it needs, or something close. The rest of the chain often has to suffer to pay the freight.
  11. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    A couple of questions from a rube here at a family owned paper in flyover country.

    Are a lot of the buyouts and layoffs just in in the newsroom or are every other department of the newspaper cut also? Are the layoffs at the major metros or are medium and small papers being impacted too?

    And generally, what kind of belt tightening have you seen at your respective papers?

    Just kind of curious.
  12. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    My paper just isn't hiring replacements when someone leaves.
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