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More cuts in Atlanta

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HackyMcHack, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    This time, 30 percent of the newsroom gone.

    Full AJC story: http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2009/03/25/ajc_job_cuts.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    AJC up AGAIN?

    A Facebook status updated said something about a 30 percent cut (90 spots) in Atlanta?
    Aren't they already cut to the bone? Can that be for real? I suspect it is because the statusee has a pretty good in there.
    Jeebus Cripes.
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Re: AJC up AGAIN?


  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Hacky got this up as I was typing so I merged.
    Mu-fucker. The situation. Not Hacky. Hacky's the man.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Absolute insanity.

    And those with as little as five years get buyouts? Wow.
  6. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Thanks for the vine, moddy. I just wish it didn't have to do with this subject.

    This, combined with the A2 news from Monday, makes it imperative for EVERYONE in this business to have a bailout plan.
  7. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Fuck me. This is sickening.

    They got rid of 48 part-timers and are dumping another 90 or so full-timers? Holy shit, that's about 140 people, <i>all from the newsroom</i>. Is this the biggest newsroom-only cut we've seen that didn't involve a paper basically closing down? I can't think of one this big before.

    The AJC is really in some major trouble. I fear greatly that Atlanta is surging closer to the lead in the race to become the first major U.S. city to be without a newspaper. I don't know how much more of this I can handle.

    Thoughts go out to everyone there, including Ronnie Ramos, a great guy and an occasional poster here. Those of you who there who know me, beers are on me next time I go through town. Fuck.
  8. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Jesus. This is becoming a perpetual cycle of this industry making me think it can't get any worse and immediately proving me wrong.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Ramos gets a lot of crap from people on here, but he's been put in an impossible situation.

    I wish everyone there the best.
  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    They brought that talentless asshole from Palm Beach to do only this.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Which one?
  12. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    I always enjoyed my dealings with him, but I understand the sentiment. I didn't mean to make this thread about Ronnie, though. Just wanted to mention a guy who I like personally and know is going through a tough time. Everybody at the AJC is hurting right now.
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