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More from Lean Dean

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Left_Coast, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Because that's their only power: Scaring people into thinking they "need" the training seminars at Poynter.

    The organization takes no hard stands on any issues, other than the incredibly obvious.

    Their alleged "heavy hitters" are reduced to providing quotes on occasion. There's no presence at a time when a guiding presence with some grounded thought would be needed.
  2. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Says Mrs. Editude, who is a half-full person: "30 percent? That's depressing." It's also Del Taco manager level without the 20 percent discount on chili cheese fries. Merc has some good people and puts out a good section; this is not good.
  3. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Eight layoffs in Northern California, including a preps writer.

  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    The hits keep on coming
  5. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And to think, I was once a finalist for a job at the CC Times... :eek:

    This sucks. Big time.

    Perhaps the folks rending their garments for St. Dean Baquet will shed a few threads for these folks, who deserve it a hell of a lot more.
  6. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member


    When the number of cuts aren't being announced, just that they're "broad but not deep" that's not good.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    How about this bullshit?

    Jobs were eliminated in the Contra Costa Newspapers advertising production department. The staff was told its work would be outsourced to Express-KCS, a U.S. company with operations in India. Production artist, typist and proofreader operations will be eliminated between Dec. 8 and March 30.
  8. goose

    goose Member

  9. ARD

    ARD Member

    Ad design at Columbus Dispatch also headed to India:


    The Dispatch Printing Company has contracted with an Elgin, Ill., graphic-design company to create ads for The Dispatch’s advertising clients, allowing for greater efficiency and more rapid turnaround.


    Most of the graphic-design work done for those companies is handled by some of Affinity’s 550 employees who work in Pune, India. Advertisements created for The Dispatch will be created there as well.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I am always concerned that I have been fooling people for 20 years in this business, somehow working my way significantly up the chain.... and that at some point I will be exposed.

    That is the way I feel about Poynter, too.... that they are bad actors.
  11. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Well, at least Lean Dean is making money with all his cuts.


    Profits at the company go up to $13.3 million this quarter compared with $982,000 in the same quarter last year.
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    As soon as Deano makes the staff at the Merc re-interview for their own jobs at 25% less wages, we'll see that profit rise even more.
    A modern day Robber Baron. A profiteer masquerading as flag bearer of journalism.
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