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Paxton strikes again: Layoffs at Paducah (Ky.) Sun

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    This is according to a radio station's report:

    http://www.wkyx.com/local-news-details.asp?NewsID=6545

    The survivors were going to have their pay cut 5 percent, but Paxton honchos changed their minds.
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    SOP for Paxton. Make the layoffs, say nothing to any other media sources and act like it's an "internal" matter.

    So that's where Duke Conover landed. He was in Morganton, N.C., for a while. I worked with a guy who was under him ... he's nicer than I am, but let's just say he wasn't overwhelmed by Mr. Conover.
     
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Probably not a good sign that they are cutting at their flagship, but then again, Paxton likes to see how badly they can screw their employees, just ask Durham.
     
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    You've heard that too? I have friends and family out that way and I don't get the impression the community was terribly fond of Conover.
     
  5. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    From a friend: The sports designer is gone, and they're going to a universal desk.
     
  6. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    Typical of the media. Exploit others but don't share shit about your own issues.
     
  7. braveworld38

    braveworld38 New Member

    Diabeetus,
    if you know the sports designer who was let go IM me because was have an opening on the design desk and are looking to fill it quickly
     
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    and we talk shit about PR folks.
     
  9. Apparently, Paxton has dropped its hammer again on another Sun.
    This time, it's in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
    I was told that the Sun was told to make a cutback, meaning a young sports writer was laid off Monday.
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't want to be a newspaper designer these days. As we continue to shift to the web, the need for designers becomes less and less.
     
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    How big a paper?
     
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Paducah is about 25K and it was their largest paper for a number of years until the past 5-6 years when they started their buying spree. Their corporate is also based there.


    Jonesboro is about 22K.
     
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