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More layoffs at Paxton's Durham Herald-Sun

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by UNCGrad, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    According to a couple of Tweets this morning, The Herald-Sun has let go Sports Editor Jimmy DuPree and reporter Beth Velliquette. Not sure of others, if others, or if other N.C. Paxton papers will suffer losses as well.

    Dark day.

  2. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    Re: Twitter: More layoffs at Paxton's Durham Herald-Sun

  3. joe

    joe Active Member

    Fuck Bob Ashley. Weasly motherfucker from way back.
  4. diamondchips9

    diamondchips9 New Member

    Six bodies total, also including graphic designer Pam Lappegard and veteran IT laptop guru Ronnie Wahlers. (When is that $#!+ Rick Bean ever going to lose HIS job?) They're having a reunion meeting of some sort tomorrow at 1 at Chili's on 15-501.
  5. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Wonder if this is a Paxton-wide thing, or just limited to Durham?
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interviewed there years and years ago, they had a top-notch sports section and I think 11 writers plus a desk. Maybe it was 11 with desk but it was a strong, full staff. I think they were down to three recently with Jimmy. Wow. Yeah, what now? They have some pretty good sports in that town.
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    In the mid-2000s, there were 12 full-time sports people. Pending any additions, the staff is down to 4.
  8. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    When Paxton came in with the initial bloodletting, there were 87 people in the newsroom.

    Reports indicate after this round, that number may fall to 18.

  9. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    R.L. Bynum blogs about the Herald-Sun:

  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. I'll bet Rick Bean is still drawing his huge salary, though.
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