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Layoffs in Indianapolis

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dirtybird, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    Apologies if this was posted elsewhere, but there was a small-scale bloodletting at one of Gannett's crown jewels.

    http://www.ruthholladay.com/2014/aug/11/mary-beth-schneider-on-twitter/
     
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    "Copy editors from 12 to zero."

    Woo-hoo.
     
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis


    I guess Ronnie was right.

    No jobs were frozen. They were just put through a wood chipper.
     
  4. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    If the blog about layoffs is accurate and my math is right, it looks like they are killing 13 positions. That will make the product better?
     
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    They are increasing the number of reporters (for now), and some of the beats are "Beverages", "Party Crashers" and "Holidays and Observances."

    Not kidding.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    But hey, it's another repurposing of the Passion Topics!
     
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    I thought you were joking until I read the link. That's just crazy. The suits running that asylum have lost their minds - if they had any to begin with.
     
  8. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    I'll let my guy Ronnie share the good news about the new SE.
     
  9. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    I'm curious how many of the copy editors/photogs/etc. will be moved into these new "producer" or reporter positions.
     
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    In light of that, the typo in the subject line of this thread seems appropriate.
     
  11. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    If Indianapolis follows the pilot program discussed on The Tennessean thread, most of the desk can transition. But the web production positions don't necessarily involve editing copy, mostly creating and repurposing it.
     
  12. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Re: Layoffs in Indianpolis

    It's the Ronnie Ramos effect.

    No hyperbole here, I've never met someone who has worked for him who doesn't HATE him. I know someone who Ramos gave him his career break and he still can't stand the guy.
     
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