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Up to no good at Union-Trib?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From The Pipeline, if anyone knows more please advise:

    Looks like things are moving at the Union-Tribune.

    The talk is layoffs, possibly starting tomorrow, of 250-850 total and as many as 40-50 in the newsroom. Managers supposedly meeting today to discuss.
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    If anyone thinks equity groups are anything but vampires in a turnip patch, here's proof.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    And lest anybody miss this, this is one of the companies looking at buying the Globe.
  4. The No. 7

    The No. 7 Member

    Today is layoff day, from what I heard. Don't know anything else. I have a friend who works there.
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    The ax is falling again:


  6. gutenberg

    gutenberg Guest

    The other thread says the Union-Trib got rid of their MLB writer shortly after baseball season began. So by that logic, it reasons the NFL writer should be packing up his notebooks this time.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I doubt that, since they've lost two NFL writers in the past year, one to SI and the other to retirement. I don't think either was replaced. But they did lose one of their college writers on the eve the season beginning.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    My understanding, unfortunately, is sports will get hit hard.
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Like many papers, the U-T sports section is a skeleton of its former self. I can't imagine how they can look at their staff and see a ton of expendable parts.

    But management types seem to have that gift.
  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest


    Sports innovation editor Chuck Scott is the only sports name I see so far. But this is not the full list.

    Eight web guys (including an online advertising rep) were laid off. So this equity firm obviously has no fucking clue what direction they want to go.
  11. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    Sadly, I see a sports name in there. Former sports editor Chuck Scott

    Feature writer Jennifer Goodwin, sports innovation editor Chuck Scott, web application developer Jay Wood and senior web designer Noah Albrecht were among those let go Wednesday, sources said.
  12. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Chuck Scott is one of the top 2 editors I have worked for in 39 years in this biz.
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