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Layoffs in San Diego

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by OTD, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. OTD

    OTD Active Member


    27 paper wide, five in the newsroom:

  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Just guessing here, but it reads as if they're thinning that old white male herd.
    What's not to like about that?
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Revenue losses, not the same as real losses.

    Paper's probably still making money.
  4. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    This caught my eye:

    "In total, the Union-Tribune's newsroom, once estimated at about 360 employees, has lost at least 51 staffers from the layoffs and two rounds of buyouts. Copley Press's 10-member Washington, D.C. office has been cut in half, losing reporter Marcus Stern, who broke news of the scandal that led to the resignation and jailing of disgraced former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. That coverage won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize in 2006."
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    The best honor you can get in the writing business and the guy gets nothing but a buyout and a pat on the back.

    Stay classy, San Diego. Keep those 30 percent margins coming. :)
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Shows what you know. It's 28 percent and hence the downsizing.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The most troubling aspect of this is that it came right after a shitload of people took buyouts in December...

  8. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    A lot of internal and external factors are putting a vise on the U-T. Many good people are still there, but it's a slow-moving barge in an uncertain journalistic sea (Navy reference).
  9. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    Did they fall short of the number of buyouts they were hoping for? or did they hit the mark and decide to keep on chopping?
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Fell short, according to the story, which was the reason given for layoffs.
  11. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    whoops, somehow missed that paragraph when I read the link. It's a scary time for newspapers. What I thought was going to be a slow, gradual death looks like it might be coming more quickly.
  12. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    This one sounds more like a "go fuck yourself, San Diego."

    Bad times in the whale's vagina.
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