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More layoffs coming to Raleigh

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SEeditor, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    This is a follow-up to what Moddy had on Raleigh in the Fayetteville thread. Word is that a round of layoffs will be announced in September. Employees there were told that, as well as about the no pay raises. The company, however, has also been trying to hire part-timers to patch over the CCI transition.
  2. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Hearing Charlotte may send some more people packing as well ...
  3. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    Well isn't that just grand. Raleigh, Fayetteville and Charlotte, not to mention Durham. Will there even be a newspaper in North Carolina that survives all of this?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    They'll all end up looking like the former site of the now-defunct Kentucky Post. Scripps kept the URL and turned it over to its Cincinnati TV station.

  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Well, that's another nasty sign in North Carolina.

    -McClatchy is cutting down in Raleigh and Charlotte again.

    -Paxton has its nasty little claws and has slashed Durham beyond bare. Never mind that Paxton will make Henderson, Sanford and High Point even leaner.

    -Media General cut a good man in Joe Menzer among others in Winston-Salem, and is claiming it might take hundreds more job throughout the chain. That means Hickory, Reidsville, Eden, Statesville and probably Winston-Salem should continue to look over their shoulders.

    -The Gannett announcement of wanting 1,000 scalps won't help Asheville.

    -Cox is threatening to sell Greenville, Rocky Mount and Elizabeth City.

    -Lexington cut one day a week in publication, down to six. If NYT is laying off at other papers further south, just how long can Wilmington, Hendersonville and Lexington go without being hit?

    -Landmark has already cut in Greensboro.

    -Fayetteville sent Brett Friedlander away rudely and probably isn't done yet.

    -Heartland completely mutilated Mount Airy, and will almost ensure its other properties will never improve. See also: CNHI.

    -Freedom hasn't slashed anyone yet, but the ENC cluster consolidated desk operations in Jacksonville.

    -The family publications - Dunn, Wilson and Goldsboro - might be OK for now, but for how long?

    Yeah ... bright picture.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    They hired consultants earlier this year and froze all jobs that weren't considered "necessary" to getting the daily product out.
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    These days, that almost qualifies as a generous move.

  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    To my knowledge, the only Freedom papers to have layoffs are the big three (Orange County, Colorado Springs and the East Valley Tribune) and a paper in Illinois.
    Everyone else has just eaten positions and cut travel, etc.
  9. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    I think that the family papers might be ok, at least Wilson was when I left there.
  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/story/1181354.html">Beat shifts at the N&O announced. Real surprised Luke is off the Canes beat.</a>
  11. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Luke is becoming a columnist, so it's not exactly a demotion. It looks like Raleigh and Charlotte are eliminating redundancies with one beat writer for both papers. Wow, it will be strange not to see Ron Green Jr. at Carolina basketball games.
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Obviously it's not a demotion, but he did such a good job with the Canes. He'll probably do a good job as a columnist as well, but you're taking a good hockey writer off the hockey beat.
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