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

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What's the offer? If it's two weeks per year of service -- and I don't know if it is, I just know that's somewhat standard -- and you have 13 or more years in, wouldn't it be pretty good to lock in six months' pay? I always say this pre-supposing that people are looking for their exit strategies, but that sounds like an opportunity as much as anything else. And if you're so committed to the biz that you couldn't ever see yourself leaving voluntarily, God help you, but I don't think it's going to end well for you.

    If this is some bullshit "buyout" that really isn't much of a buyout but is just a precursor to layoffs, then never mind.
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    It's Singleton.

    He often doesn't seek to meet the "standard" for buyouts.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Oh I'm well aware of that history. Just asking what the terms are.

    Also, though, is this still Singleton? I thought when they pushed him aside he was removed from decisions like this.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Well, the BANG newspapers are going to retain their mastheads, but Monday delivery is gone.

  5. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Reading this makes me want to spill out a whole long string of profanities.
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I think this is going to start a trend. It is difficult to figure out what the circulation of a MediaNews paper is, given the corporate ability to game the circ statistics. So year to year comparisons are hard to make. But I think the industry will be looking at this closely and anticipate others moving that way, especially if Media News expands the practice to other papers.
  7. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Singleton already doing this in Detroit, of course, with the New (in concert with Gannett and Free Press).
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yeah - it's not like Raider fans know how to read anyway.
  9. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Raider fans will read the stories on their silver-and-black iPads.
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    No more Monday papers for some in NoCal.


    No paper on Monday for The Vacaville Reporter, the Vallejo Times-Herald and the Eureka Times-Standard. No home delivery for the Oakland Tribune, the Fremont Argus and the Hayward Daily Review.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, who wants to read a sports section on a Monday anyway.
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