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The cut count for '08

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diego Marquez, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Do the old timers remember when they used to change the number on the golden arches (before saying billions and billions served)? That's what the industry has become: fast-food tripe (thanks to the management of today). It's like they want to see the guy go out with the step-stool and long pole to change the number from 2,000 sent packing to 3,000 sent packing. And yes, the MCall saga is especially distressing.

    Allentown, Pa. 35-40 (we'll use 40 since 35 is such a low number to such lame execs)
    Newark, NJ 200
    Trenton, NJ 25
    Atlanta, Ga. 58 (or 100 if you count those they never replaced)

    That's 323 just on page 1 of this board. What's the total for this year so far? How does it compare to other years?
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Page 1 of this board also has the NW Times cuts.

    That said, 22,000 California state employees just lost their jobs today, too. And 51,000 people across the nation lost their jobs in July.

    Lot of cuts being made everywhere, in every industry.
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Somewhere, Zagoshe just started humming "Rock and Roll Part 2" and doesn't know why.
  4. SportySpice

    SportySpice Member

    Just from the month of July, you'd have to add cuts from four major papers in Florida (Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando) and a fifth on the way in a matter of a couple weeks (Palm Beach). I know we all regularly hear about this corporation or that industry losing hundreds or thousands of jobs and we're certainly just part of the downpour, but that doesn't make it less painful or make it less amazing how quickly the economy has gone down the crapper. Just so sad.
  5. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    Sun-Sentinel in Lauderdale, too.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Wait, is it official on the Trenton Times? They're closing?
  7. Smartwriter

    Smartwriter Member


    This provides an estimate of the cuts so far this year.
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Trenton Times is only closing if they don't get the 25 buyouts newspaper wide (all departments, not just newsroom).
    They're not closing. They'll easily get that amount.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it ...
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Whether or not the Ledger gets its 200 buyouts AND the mailers and truckers unions to agree to new contracts to prevent the sale of both papers is another story that I don't have any info on.
  11. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Wanted to bump this link again. Run by someone at the StL PD
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