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Palm Beach Post 300 holds first annual reunion

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ksteinhoff, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. ksteinhoff

    ksteinhoff New Member

    Three hundred Palm Beach Post employees left the newspaper August 12, 2008, under a "Voluntary Separation Program." The production of the newspaper was outsourced and most of the circulation department was gone by the end of the year, dropping about another 300 employees. Cuts this year have made the overall paper less than half its size a year ago.

    Former food editor Jan Norris plays mother hen to what she calls The Post 300 and keeps them up to date on news, rumors and job prospects. She also produces a blog, wewereprint.com.

    With the anniversary date of the first wave of buyouts appoached, Eliot Kleinberg, a reporter who is still working at The Post, suggested holding an annual reunion on August 12 of each year and Jan promoted it.

    Here's an account with pictures and video of the West Palm Beach First Annual Post 300 Reunion.

    The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Post 300 held its reunion a couple nights later.

    Ken Steinhoff
    Former Post photographer, director of photography, editorial operations manager and telecommunications manager
  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    first annual? ;D
  3. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Leave it alone.
  4. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    From the look of the photos, seems like there might have been a lot of age discrimination lawsuits possible.
  5. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Most of those departures were voluntary (at least on paper).
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