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Tampa Bay Times layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by playthrough, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    Most are eliminating paywalls for coronavirus coverage.

    As far as laying off sports writers, more will lose their jobs. We're not having sports anytime soon. Some will transition elsewhere, but some will just get cut.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I know some businesses are laying people off so the employees can collect unemployment during the hiatus. Wouldn't be surprised if those laid off end up collecting more in unemployment than those remaining at work. But then again - I imagine health care would be good to have.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Today they laid off Craig Pittman, an environmental expert with an encyclopedic knowledge of Florida and its quirks (he was always a great source for "Florida Man" stories). Just terrible.
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  4. Readallover

    Readallover Member

  5. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

  6. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Paul Tash's legacy is going to be that he killed 2 great newspapers. Not the way the story should end.
  7. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Jesus. A 10 percent paycut AND layoffs? Rough. Does anyone know who the 11 were?
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Times will now only print on Wednesdays and Sundays.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    I think we’re going to see a lot of newspaper corporations rolling out the 7/2 stuff they’ve been trying to sort out.
  10. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Wednesday and Sunday, not Saturday. Tash says it's temporary.
    We'll see about temporary, but I can't imagine not having a Monday print edition once the NFL resumes.
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Fixed, thanks.
  12. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I don't need to tell you once they get used to Wednesday/Sunday the only days for print, why go back? Some states now are talking stay at home orders until June 10. No need to go back to more than two days a week ever. Let's face it, until there is medicine or a pill that cures this there will be no stay at home orders lifted. That means no sports probably until warm weather 2021, let's say Memorial Day 2021 it resumes again. By then newspapers will be a thing of the past. There will be no print product in May 2021. Newspaper websites will employ very few people.
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