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Newseum employees take buyouts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Nineteen, per FishbowlDC. Two others chose to retire.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/news_notes/19_take_the_newseums_buyout_program_101294.asp
     
  2. Paper Dragon

    Paper Dragon Member

    Wow. A certain bit of sad irony in this, isn't there ...
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I'm waiting for Fredrick to blame the Internet for the Newseum's problems.
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Well, you can visit the Newseum online for free.
     
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Maybe it's part of some industry realism exhibit, you know like in "Night at the Musuem" where the cavemen are around a fire and stuff.
     
  6. pantherprowl

    pantherprowl Guest

    Jeez, I've been to this place three times. The Newseum's biggest problem is that it charges $20 for a visit.
     
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The could be part of the evolution and deevolution of journalism, somewhere between Ed Murrow, a blogger, a "citizen journalist" and Hannity.
     
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Who should be last, in that sequence . . . the waiter/bartender, or Fudge?
     
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    It's such a problem that it got you to pay $20 three different times.
     
  10. pantherprowl

    pantherprowl Guest

    Yeah, it got ME to pay it. I obviously have an interest in that stuff. But to the average Joe, why would you drop $20 on a news museum when the Smithsonian stuff and other touristy things are free or much cheaper?
     
  11. Paper Dragon

    Paper Dragon Member

    I hear the free blogger museum is doing quite well.
     
  12. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    actually, a "blogger exhibit" would probably do pretty well. You could replicate "Mom's basement" and have some dork sitting there in his pajamas, with a big stack of money next to him.
     
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