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OC Register Departures

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Elliotte Friedman, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Was going to put in on the OC Register thread, but felt these people deserved their own. Good luck to all of them.

    Three departures from sports:
    From Print is Cynthia Stone, who took a voluntary buyout. She did layout and rim. She is from Milwaukee and has worked at a lot of places including Nashville, Virginia and Indianapolis. Been at OCR for about 10 years.
    From Content is Robert Kuwada, veteran beat writer who had covered Dodgers, Angels and UCLA. Worked previously at Long Beach, Tacoma and San Jose. Been at OCR for about 10 years.
    From Content is Artie Casas, who worked for one of the community papers and helped out with high school coverage.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Good luck and best wishes to all.
  3. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Damn shame about Kuwada. Seems as though he has covered the Pac-10 forever.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Is it me, and I know the terms are correct but, "Content" and "print" completely corporate and totally dehumanizing?
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I've never particularly liked the word "content" for what we all do ... but it's accurately descriptive, and I think we're stuck with it.
  6. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    When my "staff writer" badge was replaced by my "content" badge at the Freedom shop in Yuma, a part of my soul died a little bit. I know it's semantics, but I had a visceral, gut-level hated for the change and all the other reporters and copy editors felt precisely the same way. And I don't feel it's a particularly accurate description of what a reporter does on a daily basis.

    It's probably getting up on a soap box about nothing, given all the problems within the company and within the industry, but I felt devalued. Do I shelve boxes at a super market? That's "content management" too. One of our feature writers had a moment of genius when, as she was being forced to do a story on septic tank maintenance for the gardening mag, she compared management of that "content" to our new title.

    In any case, my heart goes out to the folks at the OC Register. That was Freedom's jewel, not to mention a damn fine paper. I hope it's able to sustain some of its quality throughout this mess. And, frankly, I hope it gets bought right quick by a company that'll do a better job managing it (not that that's likely :p).
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yes... As is "voluntary buyout"
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I've worked at a Freedom paper for 2+ years and have never heard the phrase "content" used in the sense it is on this thread.
  9. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Me neither.
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