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Orlando Sentinel, other Tribune papers abandoning their offices

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FileNotFound, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Commercial real estate is going to more than crater.
     
  4. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    This figures to be a popular trend in the news business and many others. As soon as it worked remotely, it became a viable option.
     
  5. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    Orlando Sentinel reporters on Twitter are optimistic they'll get SOME kind of office space after the pandemic. My message to them: Don't count on it. The suits are pocketing the savings from the real estate and won't be looking to invest in office space any time soon. Their thinking, "why pay for space when everyone can work from home?"
     
  6. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Am suspecting they’ll be able to get some use of a co-working space for limited days/times for the occasional in-person meeting, but yeah, I think the newsroom as they know it is forever a thing of the past.
     
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Per the Reliable Sources newsletters, one of the papers losing its newsroom is in Annapolis.

    The Capital Gazette. Think about it. If there was ever a paper that needed its newsroom back, it's the Capital Gazette.
     
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  8. Readallover

    Readallover Member

    This is a smart move by management. Separate the office gossipers and malcontents and weaken the collective power of the employees. I'm not praising the execs but I see how it fosters their objective to weaken dissent and sell off buildings in order to generate their profits.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That really sucks. But for many papers, this isn't an outrage. Takes away the romanticism of the newsroom but most would tell you that's been long gone.
     
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  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I would have done cartwheels to work from home when I was in newspapers a decade ago. You avoid the coworker who wants to talk your ear off about bullshit all day, the editor who seems to always be looking over your shoulder, the coworker who always seems to have drama. All of it.
     
  11. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    And the co-worker with kids who gets you sick because of their little germ factories at home.

    Yes, I have kids.
     
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    The news editor that thinks every dispatch of a fire truck should send a reporter running, rather than listening to see what the firefighters say upon arrival.
     
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