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The axe falls in South Bend

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Herky_Jerky, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    The South Bend Tribune just had a "reduction in force." Approximately 25 people were given their pink slip -- although, I think it was actually a yellow envelope.

    There hasn't been an official list, but at last count, the cuts included at least 11 in the newsroom. Sports lost three part-timers, all of whom had been there for 10-20 years. It pretty much decimates the section's high school sports coverage.

    Should be an interesting football season.
  2. If there's no one there to cover it, we'll never know. Sad to hear this.
  3. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    Latest count includes 18 in the newsroom.

    The cuts were going on well into the late afternoon.
  4. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    That's some series gouging...makes it difficult to reshuffle when you lose that many.
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Last one out of South Bend, please turn off the lights.

    Cripes, is there anyone left there?
  6. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Active Member

    Is there anyone left anywhere?
  7. Terrible news. I'm sure the ND football beat will go untouched, which means high school coverage probably will take the brunt of sports' cuts.
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    They used to venture into southwestern Michigan for preps a lot. I'm guessing that will be done with these cuts.
  9. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    18 cut in newsroom? What did they start with?
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I guess spending all that time writing reports detailing the work that each employee did didn't help them out.

  11. lohengrin

    lohengrin Member

    Any cuts elsewhere in that corporation?
  12. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    The whole "productivity points" thing ended a couple of years ago.
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