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Where's the escape hatch, inflatable slide and beer?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Idaho, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Lots of heads about to roll in Utah. Not good at all
    http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/blog-4054-open-container-deseret-news-layoffs.html
     
  2. That link is not working for me.
     
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Mark Willes was the guy at the LA Times in the early 90s, wasn't he?
     
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Subject line assumes you can get beer in Utah ...
     
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    A lot easier than some places in Texas. Utah's liquor laws were liberalized quite a bit a few years ago.

    I could see this coming. There's just not enough ad revenue to go around. There used to be a full Utah County bureau and edition that was gutted a few years ago.
     
  6. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Mark Willes heads this paper's company? Wow.

    Thought he'd disappeared after floating away from the L.A. Times with his $60 million golden parachute.
     
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The LDS Church, IMHO, doesn't want to subsidize a purely-local product when there is a worldwide membership, with most members living outside of the U.S. now.
     
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Especially after the whole Staples Center fiasco, I would have thought Willes wouldn't have much credibility.

    Then I remembered, this is the newspaper industry.
     
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    That sounds horrible.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I thought it meant people we being let go for drinking in the newsroom.
     
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