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RIP 72 Marietta Street

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dixiehack, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    The folks at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will be OTP people now.

    http://www.ajc.com/business/ajc-moving-from-downtown-117372.html


     
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This newspaper has turned into a blitzkrieg zone. Those left in the newsroom are no doubt looking for hiding places in MARTA tunnels.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Amazing... simply amazing.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Perimeter friggin Mall. So sad.
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for the pending AJC article that starts "In the latest blow to downtown Atlanta...."

    You'd think a newspaper with 850 employees might have some leverage to at least stay downtown. In a lot ways this is emblematic of what has happened in the industry. Used to be a paper's location, in the heart of a downtown area, was more than symbolic. It let everyone know that a paper was in the middle of everything, near city hall, the business district etc. The building was a reminder of the paper's landmark status in a community. Throwing the masthead on an out of the way non-descript building makes them as important and durable as dental technology college.
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    “The decision was made to benefit our customers, employees and business,” AJC Publisher Michael Joseph said.

    “We hold corporations and government officials accountable for fiscal responsibility, and we must do the same for ourselves. This move will reduce controllable costs and help the company remain viable and focused on our core mission of journalism, while continuing to serve the community and provide advertising solutions.”


    And if a company its size with 150-year ties to downtown Hotlanta bolted for the burbs, the AJC would jump all over them...
     
  7. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    Line of the thread.
     
  8. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    here is what I don't get: The story said that the company has no plans to sell the building.

    If so, why move? Unless they plan to become landlords and rent it out .......
     
  9. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Their next move will be moving Ga. Tech and UGA down on their coverage priority list, with University of Phoenix and DeVry taking their place.
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    nice...
     
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Don't forget Life University ...
     
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but the cost of sending a writer out on the road to cover their football teams will be too high.
     
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