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More layoffs at MG

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SportsGuyBCK, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Hearing that a long-time shooter for one of Media General's North Carolina community papers was given his layoff notice today ... he's out the door on Dec. 16 ... anyone else hearing anything?
     
  2. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    There was a lot of buzz in a Facebook group for Tampa Tribune alumni that the hammer was to come down again -- yes, again -- this week, with as many as 30 from the newsroom to go. Fortunately, that does not appear to have happened. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything about this particular MG property.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Happy holidays. Scripps, MediaNews with buyouts ...

    Companies shedding employees and payroll ahead of the end of the year.
     
  4. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    ... some some corporate VPs can make their bonus, I bet ...
     
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Tampa continues to be a total mess and a financial drain on the rest of the company. I feel for the employees down there. It's not their fault. But that is not a financially solvent property.
     
  6. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    It's a shame how much money Tampa has lost for MG. It's even bigger shame that more good people are probably going to lose their jobs.
     
  7. DKIA

    DKIA Member

    Heard the axe was supposed to fall next week and that it's unlikely Tampa will be the only one affected.
     
  8. writingump

    writingump Member

    Got to save bow tie money for J. Stewart, you know.
     
  9. Prospero

    Prospero Member

    For what it's worth.

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/media/content/tension-over-impending-layoffs-sends-rumors-flying-tampa-tribune-wfla-ch-8
     
  10. TheWhiskeyDiaries

    TheWhiskeyDiaries New Member

    Good thoughts go out to everyone that will be impacted by the changes at the Trib. Life is better. Trust me.
     
  11. Prospero

    Prospero Member

    It has begun. Likely to go on through tomorrow.
     
  12. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    165 in Tampa today alone, according to the paper. Not known how many in the newsroom. Story confirms layoffs at other MG papers as well.

    http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2011/dec/12/165-layoffs-under-way-at-tampa-tribune-sister-pape-ar-333846/
     
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