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Seattle Times to cut work force by 10%

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Wallace, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Wallace

    Wallace Guest

    More cuts for the Times...


    Additional cuts hinted at as well. Best of luck to anyone over in Times land.
  2. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Re: Seattle Times to cut 10% of work force

  3. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    10 percent is a good news figure, actually. I've heard as many as 30 percent could get lopped in the newsroom, and the desk is expected to get hit hard.
  4. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Shit. That sucks.
  5. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    About 45 out of approx. 200 are going to be leaving the newsroom.
  6. wannabeu

    wannabeu Member

    I have numerous friends in that newsroom and I just want to wish all of them the best in this difficult time.
  7. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    I second that. I hate seeing a great paper and even better people go through this horrible ordeal.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Especially the sports section. Haven't they been through enough? The Sonics leave, the Mariners, Huskies, Cougars and Seahawks vie for suckiest team in Washington (and it's a toss-up). Really - hang tough Times-ers. Hopin' things work out well.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yeah, more gloom. {/blue}

    good luck, folks. i hope you find another profession and leave this sinking ship behind.
  10. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    The Suits probably already have said, "Hmmm....the Sonics left, that's worth cutting two writing and one editing job."
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Probably, Fran The Man?

    I'm thinking The Suits knew of Clay Bennett's plans to move the franchise and were gleefully rubbing their hands, thinking of the cost-savings in discarded journalists, even before the news of the Sonics' relocation ran in their own damn paper.
  12. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    From the PNW Guild blog, the list of buyouts/cuts:

    officially, the names of buyouts and/or layoffs aren't out yet, but I know some folks who were on the "maybe" list were being told starting today ... I know for sure of one sports writer and one photographer (who was brilliant with sports) who took the buyouts, but haven't caught wind of others yet.
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