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What's up in Cleveland?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone who has more information can PM me if they don't feel like posting.

  2. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Would the last person out of the newsroom please turn off the presses?
  3. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    Newhouse has a no layoffs guarantee that's going to really be tested if this economic climate/market deterioration continues.
  4. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    An aging heavy-metal band is lost backstage.
  5. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    I hear good things about that policy overall, but as things get darker and darker, I can see the usual work-arounds for a "no economic layoffs" guarantee: Management either starts a paper trail of tougher job evaluations to justify dumping folks for cause (heck, it could just embrace one of those corporate systems where everyone gets graded on a curve, so 20 percent have to be classified as "poor"). Or it could go for the time-honored tradition of sticking people in jobs they cannot do well or jobs they cannot stand, then wait for the fallout from that.
  6. At my old (Newhouse) paper, I believe that policy applied only to "non-represented" employees. I could be wrong, and others feel free to correct me.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Too bad. I've been impressed with The PD lately. They've been covering the shit out of things. Perhaps a last-gasp, failed effort at increasing readership.
  8. Tiger16

    Tiger16 Member

    I had heard the PD was changing Cavs writers (it was probably discussed on here, I haven't been around much) but I didn't know this.
  9. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    There was a thread on the Jobs board, but since there hasn't been a real posting of an open position, I'm not sure what its fate is. Might just be dealt with as internal shuffling.
  10. Given this news, I'd find it hard to believe they'd hire from outside. But (again, correct me if I'm wrong), I believe a larger percentage of sports staffers took the buyout, so perhaps they have more flexibility to hire.
    Just seems unlikely in the current climate.
  11. VJ

    VJ Member

    I hope the news about the sports section isn't true, their design staff always does a great job with Cavs playoffs, Ohio State, etc.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Buh buh buh... how can they cut the special sports sections? What if the Cavs/Indians/Browns win a championship?
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