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More layoffs in Detroit

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by The Daily Derelict, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. The Daily Derelict

    The Daily Derelict New Member

    25 freep, 35 News, 90 partnership.


  2. MrBSquared

    MrBSquared Member

    Last person out ... get the lights.

    At the papers ... and Detroit.

    Sheesh. This is depressing.
  3. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I love the term layoffs. That's what I was told. Call it like it is: They're being fired, terminated, axed.
  4. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    No, 'layoffs' is correct--hits the nail on the head. It has become the worst word of all because it just keeps on happening and always implies good, capable people being shown the door when the other words imply cause.
  5. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    These latest have any impact on Sports, @ either or both?

    And I agree with TwoGloves: Using "layoffs" these days is an insult to all those factories that would call their laborers back to work when the worst of a downturn ended. Those still unemployed had, I believe, a good shot at returning to their jobs.

    If this newspaper downturn ever ends (hahahahahaha!), the last people getting called for job openings will be those kicked to the curb already. Too old, too pricey, too likely to recall the "good ol' days," too savvy in seeing through through the emperor/publishers' new clothes, too professional to write advertorial copy or tweet for Twitter's sake.

    Newspapers should just say "X number of jobs have been eliminated, so the people that held them no longer are employed here." Or stick with the stupid "downsized" term.
  6. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    These are the layoffs announced about a month ago. I believe the Gannett blog (link above) breaks down the losses. Pretty depressing to say the least, especially on the heels of a Pulitzer.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Are we sure? A friend over there had already lost his job as of a few weeks ago.
  8. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Well, the blog I read with a posting from last month said final decisions would be made Friday June 19, with people leaving next week. So I think it's the same deal....
  9. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    They're called layoffs because it's the correct term. With layoffs, in Gannett, they can offer you termination pay and some benefits. If you're fired, you're out of luck.
  10. chitown

    chitown New Member

    This is all from that same layoff notice last month. I hear the News lost two more writers in sports. Dave Dye and Joanne Gertsner took the voluntary buyout, plus a deputy SE.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    So who gets the MSU beat? Lacy?
  12. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    The manaagers who got laid off are already gone. Guild is still fighting over the other proposed layoffs.
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