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Singleton: Newspapers need to get with the times

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by trifectarich, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Hey-- it was Zell's idea to put puppies on A-1.
  3. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Lot of good ideas in there from Lean Dean ... oh, wait, he doesn't have any bright ideas, just criticism.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You noticed that too?

    We need to give the readers what they want, dammit! Just as soon as we figure out what that is.
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Perhaps Lean Dean should focus more on taking care of the people he already has and less on acquiring newspapers and laying off people? That would make too much sense.
  6. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    This sounds like a warning bell for MNG people (or am I wrong?):

  7. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    More consultants...
  8. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    You are not wrong, Bud.

    In the poker world, you would call this a "tell." Any time a company brings in a Bain, a McKinsey, an Accenture, a Deloitte and Touche or any other consulting firm, many somebodies are going to lose their jobs.

    That's what these firms do. They come in, poke and sniff around, then to justify their existences (not to mention the fat fees they're getting), they recommend that X number of people exit the premises to "protect the bottom line."

    Picture the Bobs on "Office Space" and you know what I'm talking about. There's more reality in that element of the movie than anything else (well, save for Gary Cole's Lumberg).
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Birdscribe is, of course, right.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Dean wants to discard old ideas. How about if he discards this one? Cutting jobs for the bottom line.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    This train is never, ever, ever late.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

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