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More layoffs--Santa Barbara

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MileHigh, May 1, 2008.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    http://craigsmithsblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/may-day-massacre-at-news-press.html

    16 staffers let go, including the sports editor, Barry Punzal.
     
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    The money quote from management's memo:

    "Understand, we will never give up our defense of the right of the ownership of the paper to control the content of its newspaper."

    Awesome. Yes, many newspapers are operated this way. Few ownership groups are foolish enough to come out and say it.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I just hope they scrubbed the hard drives on their computers.
     
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    They had 16 employees left?
     
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    On the main board this reads More layoffs--Santa

    I knew times were tough but shit, if he's laying off the elves, is nothing sacred?
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    People ain't got no money, they can't do as many gifts. Elves feelin' it like the rest of us.
     
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The seeds of the destruction of the republic are sown by dickwad management teams such as this.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Surprised nobody has mentioned previous appearances here by the News-Press and Wendy McCaw ...

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/45760/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/51209/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/37348/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/30686/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/29018/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/50216/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/29416/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/35387/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/40516/
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    That paper is the journalistic equivalent of a Superfund site.
     
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    The blog calls it the May Day massacre, but fails otherwise to note what I think is rather obvious symbolic timing.
     
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    rough couple of days to be an SE in calif.
     
  12. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Any resemblance between what's happening in Santa Barbara and what's happening in the real world of newspapers is purely coincidental.
     
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