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What's going on with the Florida Times Union?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BRoth, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    They've got about 10 jobs posted on JJobs.com.

    Anyone have some insight onto what's going on?
  2. JHath

    JHath Member

    Unlike many papers, the Times-Union is actually adding people. Management came in and decided these were beats that needed to be added, and so they're doing it. Needless to say, folks in the newsroom are happy about it.
  3. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Jacksonville sucks and its river stinks........

  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How does management come in and decide that? Is there new management?

    Did it slip someone's mind previously?

    Did someone sell an ad?
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Yea, did the Times-Union get sold to some bizarro cousin of Morris? Cause that ain't the Morris I know.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    That's awesome. Hopefully the news reporters get some great stories, sell some more papers and other dailies follow suit.
  7. JHath

    JHath Member

    The paper has an interim publisher and an interim editor from the corporate office, and as far as I know, they decided to add the positions. There was a lot of turnover, especially in the business department, and this will help alleviate any sort of strain on the newside folks. Sports isn't receiving any new positions right now.
  8. trench

    trench Member

    There's no question the T-U needs to add people, but these additions merely fill chairs that have been empty for months and even years at that paper. It's a good sign, but it's not as if they are bringing that staff to the size it needs to be. They are merely bringing a skeleton crew back to where it was when it was small to begin with.
  9. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    My thoughts exactly.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's great. Good start.
  11. Exactly. When jobs stay vacant that long, you're not understaffed -- that's your new baseline. Management looks at that as adding positions. Just be glad they did. Most places would just keep letting attrition take its toll, then when you miss stories, can't staff something important, or blow deadlines, they ask accusingly, "What's wrong with you?"
  12. You mean, if we hire more people, they'll report more news and write more stories, and people will read us and buy ads?
    What a concept.
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