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Pay cut for Calkins chain in Philly area

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, May 8, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From The Pipeline. I have the memo, trying to figure out how to copy and paste a pdf

    10 percent pay cuts just announced this afternoon

    The Calkins chain consists of three suburban dailies - The Bucks County Courier Times, the Doylestown Intelligencer and The Burlington County Times

    combined circulation is now about 120,000 after peaking at 180,000 or so
  2. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    This news makes me very, VERY sad.

    Good luck to all of my friends at the Intel and Courier. You guys kick ass and always have.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    First off, it had been rumored that Calkins was going do an el foldo on a few smaller papers in the area. Glad that didn't happen.
    Those three papers do an excellent job of covering community journalism. The pay cuts shouldn't have come as complete surprise. That combined circulation number I believe is a bit inflated. People in those bedroom communities still read the Philadelphia Inquirer religiously.
  4. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    There's some good people with those newspapers who do major league work with Triple-A circs. I would think, like the folks in Newark, it's gotta be tougher to lose money in big-city areas. Not like it's easy to lose money anywhere, just the cost of living can be higher. I'd imagine the Philly burbs can cost a pretty penny.
  5. tagline

    tagline Member

    Calkins also owns the Beaver County Times and Uniontown Herald-Standard near Pittsburgh.

    Pay cuts there, too.
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