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Reading Eagle

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by lantaur, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Didn't see this posted anywhere, but just found out someone I went to school with once upon a time got laid off from the Reading Eagle (in sports). Not sure of the total number gone.
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm working on finding out.
  3. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Per Facebook, an SJ brother was one of them.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Who owns this paper?
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    That would be correct.

    Three layoffs from the sports department. No severance pay.
  6. Chris_Korman

    Chris_Korman Member

    Sad day for a superb section put out by great people.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    No severance? Wow, that is fucking horseshit.
  8. dinosaur

    dinosaur New Member

    I can shed some light on the situation.

    Three FTs and two PTs in sports were let go. Correct, no severance package whatsoever. The newspaper is privately owned. They just bought a new press and erected a building to house it, and that huge expenditure is eating them alive. A total of 18 in editorial were fired, 50-something company-wide. It seems the sports section was hit the hardest, with all three FTers having high school beats.
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Let me add a candle on it. The Eagle does a good job but like the Intelligencer Journal and the few more hinterland publications, what they do isn't seen by the masses. While it is disappointing, I am not surprised there is no severance package.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I don't quite know what to make of that. The Eagle is the newspaper for Berks County, just as the Intel is the newspaper for Lancaster County. They are seen by the "masses" as much as any other daily short of a major metro.
  11. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    So will they re-assign "pro" reporters to high school sports? You can't give up the high school sports market....
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    They won't, Pendleton. They'll move around. One thing about the Eagle staff, even if they've moved on to pro or college beats, they know Berks County sports.
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