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Trentonian layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by EStreetJoe, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Just heard a rumor that there were 7-10+ layoffs at the Trentonian and that 2/3 or more of them were in sports.
    Anyone else hear this or hear who the casulties were?
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    All wire copy, all the time.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    "No one reads us because we have no staff-generated content. Therefore we must cut further to give you the newspaper you deserve."
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Can't wait for the Trentonian hed on this story.

    "Canned nuts."
  5. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

  6. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    I know someone who recently freelanced for them -- he said they paid him $35 for one story. Cheapskates.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hey . . . he got paid.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    And he should be happy.

    Next up: Paying companies to let you write for them.
  9. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member


    and no mileage, apparently

    they sent a kid to some remote place up in the northern reaches of the state for a tournament basketball game - couple-hour drive each way - and he got $35 and nothing for mileage

    he lost money working that night
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Update? Names?
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I've heard that it wasn't any of their big names. Just a handful of part-time correspondents and/or newly hired writers.
  12. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    newly-hired writers? i thought the point of most layoffs was to get rid of some of the higher salaries?
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