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Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call ceasing publication

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Small daily paper, but it has been publishing since 1911. Last paper is Thursday. CNHI will give the paper's 18 full-time employees no severance, from what I understand.

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    No severance, but I betcha the top brass gets their bonuses this year.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    It's a dirty, stinkin' town yeah - without a newspaper.
  4. writingump

    writingump Member

    Sickening. If they get no severance, it's a truly unconscionable decision.
  5. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    No doubt. Of course they will.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    100 years ... how sad.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    A friend of mine got his start there out of college.
  8. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    Absolutely depressing news. Prayers for those who lost their jobs. :(

    I've always felt that if anything survives of this business, it will be the smaller dailies and weeklies. Guess that rule doesn't always apply.
  9. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Feel for those who lost their jobs, but this was a mercy killing. LLC has been on life support for the past 10 years, at least.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I'm stunned. I knew the paper was in trouble but there were indications from some that the move to cut the paper down to four days was going to make a difference.
  11. FTP_FDF

    FTP_FDF New Member

    That really sucks...
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Why was the situation in Laurel so problematic? Were they competing with a larger metro daily? Or is this just the beginning of a lot of small paper closures?
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