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Sad and confusing day in Norfolk

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Andy _ Kent, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Gotta love the headline and the second and third grafs in the face of totally turning upside down the lives of so many employees:

  2. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Nevertheless, The Pilot's financial outlook is brightening, said Maurice "some people call me Maurrrrr-ice!!!!" Jones, the president and publisher.

    "But I speak, as the pompous ass of love (for newspapers)."

    Combined, the newspaper and its associated companies turned a profit in the first quarter of the year .... which declined to disclose figures.


    March was The Pilot's most robust month in at least a year, he said, with every unit recording a profit.

    I bet there's some robust units thereabouts.

    Thanks for the link Andy.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Confirms my suspicion. You're not LOSING money, you're MAKING money, just not fast enough to suit your greedy ass.
  4. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Breaking out the Steve Miller Band reference? Nice! Oh, and this guy truly sounds like a "Joker."
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Shitty headline.
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The same can be said about the publisher.
  7. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    That's what I meant. Probably should have put that first part of my post in blue font.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Anybody in sports?
  9. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Haven't been able to see any names yet, but it would not break my heart to see someone shit-bomb the door to that joker's office after his quote in the story.
  10. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Yo, pub:

    Brighten this pal.
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    And the Pilot is hiring:
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If I'm a reader of the Pilot, does it really make me feel "good" to know the paper's bottom line will be better but the product will be worse?
    Whether you are selling widgets or jet engines, it has to be about the product. For too long now, newspaper companies (and others) have seen their product as being profits and not the actual thing that generates those profits. You can monkey with the books all you want, but whether a company is making .10 a share or .13 cents a share won't make me want to buy your paper.
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