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Layoffs coming today at the OC Register

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SnarkShark, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    So much for the good feelings coming out of Orange County when they were on their hiring spree last year. Just heard that there are going to be several layoffs there today, including editor Ken Brusic.

    I already know of some senior reporters that got the tap on the shoulder, but none are from sports, yet.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Ah, shit. Well, it was good to see the experiment tried. Very sad to see the ending, albeit a familiar one in this business.

    I'll wait and see what happens in the end, who got let go, etc., before looking further at this.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yep. Bummer for the industry's future. Everyone was waiting for that angel investor to put some of those great ideas into practice, but it clearly isn't working. More validation for the "cut it to the bone" theory of newspaper preservation.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, that theory doesn't work either.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    True. But you lose less money.
  7. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    My source tells me that one editor in the sports department is volunteering to leave.
  8. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Newspapers don't seem to get that you still get zero if you keep dividing by zero.
  9. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Isn't that where MileHigh is now? If so, best wishes, MH. I know you've been through all sorts of stuff like this before, man, and it never gets easier. Got my fingers crossed for you.
  10. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    One sports writer out so far...

  11. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Just found out another. This one a pretty big name on the sports editing side. Won't disclose because he hasn't come out and said it yet.
  12. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    List of names:

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