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Tennessean happyspeak

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Every buzzword known to man can be found here:

  2. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    Reading just the first few paragraphs has already got a "translating corporate bullshit response" writeup dancing through my head, along these lines.

    Translation: "We are cutting jobs and laying off people, while making those who remain do more work, while having to train the cheaper replacements we brought in."
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    They didn't have one?

    At least one of my former South Florida colleagues seems to be getting one heck of a promotion.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    How bold.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    FWIW, the UT job was not the promotion I was referring to.
  6. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Sports editor Dave Ammenheuser and two of his assistants have had their positions eliminated, which is beyond ridiculous. Dave does incredible, ambitious work, and you'd think any top-shelf outlet would be thrilled to have a leader and journalist of his caliber.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Ha. Yep.

    And those cheaper replacements last about 3 years before they say screw it and go write press releases for insurance agencies.
  8. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    So did the sports editor and the two assistants do anything besides think-tanking? Did they do layout or ? I'm just trying to figure out how you can lay off those three positions.
    My guess is some muckety-muck will "run" the sports department and they've added the columnist and UT writer. The problem, if I'm reading this correctly, is somebody who doesn't know squat about sports will be demanding these poor sports writers/columnists go to incessant numbers of meetings and pretty much drive them insane as they try to do their jobs.
    So again ... what did these 3 editors do? Was it all planning, etc?, that the executive editor thinks some news editor can tackle easily? What's going on there?
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Just like in Alabama.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anyone new to the biz, if you read a memo like this at any time...start sending out resumes. Gannett has been touting the "journalism of the future" for 20 years. If it hasn't happened already. It won't.
  11. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    So true. Feel free to create your own translations.
    "Highly engaged group": Read: Fewer staff will work harder.
    "redefined jobs" Read: Lower paying.
    (Newsrooms jobs) "Changing dramatically" Read: People in the wrong positions.
    "Ambitious project" Read: Throwing shit on the wall to see what sticks
    "Newsroom of the future" Read: Fewer staff, less quality.
    "Exciting new structure" Read: CEO will get a bonus.
    "Scientific principles" Read: Hits on digital articles
    "YOUR needs and wants" Read: You like the Kardashians? Here ya go.
  12. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    In corporate bullshit speak, that is "exciting opportunities for advancement."
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