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"Massacre at Newsday"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Frank_Ridgeway, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Is the N.Y. Post's tasteful headline. Apparently 25 union positions in the newsroom and 10 newsroom managers:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/02292008/business/for_whom_zell_tolls_99852.htm
     
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    So much for Zell being "fresh blood" or a "new direction."

    Sounds like Mr. Fuck You is just one of the many bean counters we've come to know and love.
     
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Yikes...they had some nasty cuts a few years ago, too.
     
  4. derwood

    derwood Active Member

  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Plus 13 vacant positions that will go unfilled:

    http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bznews0229,0,696528.story
     
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    New boss, just like the old boss, in the world of leveraged buyouts.
     
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    If he really was searching for a new way to stop the bleeding and fix things, he would enlist the help of all his employees in seeking new ideas, rather than dumping a bunch and then relying on the overworked survivors to save journalism in their spare time.

    Who's to say that one of the folks cut loose isn't someone who might have offered a fresh idea or two? You'd think that the cunning bastard would milk as many ideas as he could first, and maybe then dump people.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Really, is anyone surprised by this? How could anyone think Zell would be different? Especially at an already blissfully mediocre paper like Newsday, which has a monopoly on the market and no reason to try hard?

    I remember when people thought the Cereal Killer was as bad as it was going to get. The sick thing is 11 years from now we'll probably say the same thing about Zell.

    He's just another soulless piece of shit. May he and the rest of the beancounters rot in hell.
     
  9. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Feeling their pain in LANG. Good luck and best to all at Newsday.
     
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Zell proved that he learned well from Dean Singleton.
     
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