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Ogden Newspapers trims staff

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ArchStanton, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. ArchStanton

    ArchStanton New Member

    http://www.wtrf.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=49990

    NASCAR writer and a full time sports person got dropped in Wheeling.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The movie critic started working there in 1964.
    Wonder how old the other two were... I'm smellin a big buyout or a big lawsuit...
     
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Enterprise editor Jay Young, one of the best journalists I've worked with, was let go in Altoona, Pa.

    Say what you will about the Nuttings, they have been very patient through this storm and haven't been walking people out the door the way other chains have. They've let their publishers have more control over the product -- except (usually) for the pay scale.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    True on both accounts; for an extra 3.50 a week once, the publisher had to go to the regional VP who took about three seconds to say "of course, why are you bothering me with 3.50?"
    But it's also because there hasn't been much fat in the Oggie budget
     
  5. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    I interviewed at an Ogden paper once. The editor and publisher were pretty up front. "We don't have the biggest budgets in the world, but we never lay people off." So much for that.
     
  6. ArchStanton

    ArchStanton New Member

    Warren (Ohio) Tribune-Chronicle recently had a round of layoffs

    No word on how many, but here's a link that says a photographer was let go.

    http://onpanews.blogspot.com/2009/02/tribune-chronicle-memories.html
     
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    But Warren needs a sports editor.
     
  8. wheels89

    wheels89 Member

    Where did the sports editor in Warren go, or was he laid off?
     
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