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Layoffs at AL.com?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Pipeline says today isn't going to be a good one there but not much detail yet. Anyone know anything?
  2. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

  3. spadjo martin

    spadjo martin Member

    In Huntsville, I'm told the cuts included a longtime sports/news side columnist along with one photog. Five total.
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Drew Champlin, who had recently been promoted to Bama beat, tweeted this week that he was back to doing UAB, but would also be handling Tide and Tigers recruiting. And this was just a couple of weeks after hiring a new Blazers writer.
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Does Ala. Media Group operate Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile as a combined operation or separately? For example, does sports have a combined or individual desks? Does the preceding question assume a degree of clarity within the organization structure than actually exists?
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It's all one company, though there are individual hubs that operate semi-independently on the news side (though less so with every round of layoffs). Sports is run as one statewide entity.
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Desk work is centralized in Bham.
  9. spadjo martin

    spadjo martin Member

    Of course, that desk work is now for a three-day-a-week publication.
  10. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    Sorry to hear this news. I worked with Jeff Dute years ago back east.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Columnist and good guy Mark McCarter confirms on Facebook that he's among those getting the axe. Just criminal.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    The new writer is Gary Estwick, who came over from NOLA. He's moving to high school sports primarily. I don't *think* he got the axe. I don't know of a list being released so far.
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