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Next up - Columbia (S.C.) State

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm told it is cut day at The State "and it's not going to be good."

    Details as I have them, feel free to add your own.
  2. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    Again? Shit.
  3. PirateSports

    PirateSports Member

    The State has consistently been an outstanding sports section...sucks for the staff and the readers
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Pipeline calls it a "shitty, shitty day."

    At the minimum, that's accurate. 12 in the newsroom, three in sports. Clemson coverage will now come from Greenville News.
    Two editors gone, too, though I'm not sure if that's in sports or the newsroom in general.
  5. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

  6. Really feel for Paul Strelow, one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Since he lives in the Upstate, would they even offer him a chance to work out of Columbia, or is he on the street?
  7. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Second on Paul Strelow. Great guy. Done at the end of the month, no option to move for another job.
    I have a feeling that a good writer like him will find a chance to keep doing it somewhere, in some form. I hope.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    McClatchy, right? Any other McClatchy houses get bad news today?
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm told there was a cut in Raleigh today of a former sports writer who had been moved to another department. Not sure if current sports staff was hit.

    This all sucks beyond belief.
  10. wannabeu

    wannabeu Member

    Not a good way to start the new year. Sad for all involved.
  11. mb

    mb Active Member

    Know a few folks up there and can't imagine how they found 12 people to cut.
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Didn't McClatchy just announce that things were better and putting back in pay raises, 401k contributions and ending the hiring freeze?

    And now they are laying people off?

    Something doesn't make sense.
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