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Sports (and more) to return to Washington Times

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by reformedhack, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Sorry if this has been posted previously, but ...

    The Washington Times on Friday announced that it has blown out its current editor and is in the process of finding "a newsroom leader to carry out future plans for [the newspaper]," according to a news release. "These plans call for The Washington Times news coverage to expand with the return of sports, metro and entertainment sections. These will complement the Times’ respected coverage of government, politics, national security, intelligence, economics, geopolitics, culture/religion and opinion that has been its strength over the past 28 years."

  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    So after they offload all those people, disrupt lives, turn the paper into mess, that's when someone says, "Maybe this isn't a real good idea??"

    Jeez. They had such a quality sports staff. Be interesting to see what they put together this time.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    douchebags. :mad: :mad: :mad:
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Gee, giving the readers less to read in the paper leads to the paper flopping. What a novel concept.
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Well, the upside is they'll probably be hiring (or at the very least, maybe asking those people they bounced to come back). The downside... what an assnut that editor was to just whack indiscriminately and assume people wouldn't know the difference. Surprise!!
  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The paper was sold. There has been a big-time regime change. The Rev. Moon and his people repurchased the paper from the son, who made all the cuts after the family cash spigot was cut off. So to blame the folks now at the top for this is misguided.

    A lot of the Times' former staffers are otherwise occupied now, though. It will be interesting to see how much sports coverage they do present.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Would those people really want to return? Would anyone leave a good job to join this staff? How can they ever get that section back to where it was?
  8. Gator_Hawks

    Gator_Hawks Member

    With no current sports staff (i.e. sports editor) at the paper now, how should people send in a resume?
  9. VJ

    VJ Member

    You would think those former staffers who are still without jobs would be given first crack but that probably makes too much sense.
  10. Gator_Hawks

    Gator_Hawks Member

    Any idea when the sports section will return?
  11. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    "Respected coverage."
    Apparently they're bringing back the funnies, too.
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