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More news from the AJC (actually old news updated)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigbadeagle, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    From Matt Winkeljohn's Georgia Tech beat blog this morning:

    Not a victim indeed.
    Made a choice last month when the AJC offered a voluntary separation to reduce staff numbers. Enough staffers accepted that no layoffs were required.

    Winkeljohn also wrote that D. Orlando Ledbetter and Larry Hartstein will be taking up the Tech coverage mantle soon.
    But for anybody looking to move onward and upward in this biz these days, these words may be troubling:
    Enough staffers accepted that no layoffs were required.
  2. sammalone

    sammalone New Member

    Wow, it just keeps getting worse there. I agree with Mike Knobbler: The sports section will not be irrelevant, far from it, but they have far fewer people than they did when I was a huge fan of the AJC sports section. Haven't they also lost a lot of editors? I know Virginia Louis was one of the top people in the department, and she's no longer there
  3. MMatt60

    MMatt60 Member

    Sports still has Ronnie Ramos; he's holding it together.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I don't know what he's holding but it definitely isn't together.
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I thought Ronnie was moved out of sports.
  6. BartonK

    BartonK Member

    AJC also just announced they're dumping their Sunday opinion section, effective immediately.
  7. KG

    KG Active Member

    That sucks.

    They are also doing something with the comics where it's split into two separate sections or something like that.
  8. sammalone

    sammalone New Member

    I'm familiar with Ramos. He wasn't what I meant by 'good' editors. I'm told by someone there that he spends more time reading this board than actually working.
  9. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Two years ago, the AJC had a newsroom of 500 strong.
    Soon, that number will be approximately 350.
  10. MMatt60

    MMatt60 Member

    I thought Ramos was the original young effin' stud.
  11. Dr. Beardface

    Dr. Beardface New Member

    Strickland and Kendall

    Does anybody know what it was they're joining forces in? It seems like communication skills are lacking in that few from their old shops seem to know. Nothing like letting your old colleagues know.

    So much was made of their departures.
  12. djc3317

    djc3317 Guest

    who exactly from their old shops needed to know why they were leaving? it's not like either of them spent much time in the office.

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