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On deck: San Diego U-T

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by buckweaver, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Good luck, friends.
     
  2. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Do we know how many are currently in the newsroom?
     
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Very familiar with this product and its decade-long toe-stubbing. Even after some pruning, there are layers of management that boggle the mind. Yet, it's still paying 80 percent of the health premiums (after paying an absurd 95 percent up to now). Real estate's tumble has hurt advertising, but the problems -- particularly one of vision -- are deeper. Good luck here.
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Dredging up old news, unfortunately.

    My sources tell me more newsroom cuts are on the way, possibly soon, including in Sports, along with expected reorganization of some newsroom management and cuts to whatever remains of the copy desk. Freelance contributors will be looked at heavily to help shore up coverage.

    Good luck to the U-T folks hanging on.
     
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Union-Tribune has a great sports tradition. Sad to see.
     
  6. gutenberg

    gutenberg Guest

    One of my current co-workers used to work there. He says there is a ton of fat in sports department and in management.

    Not sure how this can possibly happen in this day and age, but he says several reporters will be sitting around doing nothing but chewing the fat all day pretending to be busy.
     
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    You've got to be kidding.
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't believe that for a second. This is a paper that has lost a baseball writer and at least two NFL writers in the last year or so, none of whom were replaced.

    The place still wins a ton of APSEs every year.
     
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Cuts at the U-T, along with "Junior" writer positions:

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/New-Wave-of-Cuts-at-Union-Tribune-96600624.html
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    A good attorney would have age discrimination charges against the UT in 30 seconds. It's all but admitting they've cut high paying senior staff to bring in cheaper bodies.
     
  11. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    No kidding, slappy.

    Geez, now we not only can't be senior writers, or staff writers; we have to be "junior staff writers."

    The blatant devaluation and denigration our work and this business continues. It's incredible, and incredibly sad.
     
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Junior Staff Writer. Sounds like when I was in elementary school and we'd get little badges after we took a tour of the fire station.
     
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