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Wilmington News-Journal writer fired for press release announcing hiring

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BlackBerry, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. BlackBerry

    BlackBerry New Member

    I assume everyone has now heard about this. Complete joke on the News-Journal's part if you ask me.

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we've been discussing it on this thread.


    And you're right on the complete joke. But what do you expect from a company that once fired three people for drawing in the dust of a sculpture?
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member


    I prefer American IPAs.
  4. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I just can't imagine this being your immediate reaction, to fire the guy. I mean, you just hired him, presumably you're excited about adding him to your staff, why did this strike you as such a horrible thing. Is writing yourself up like that a little gauche? Sure. Why not just tell the guy, "hey, how about you take that down, let's have a talk about what's appropriate, in our view, and what isnt."?
    Does anybody know, is this really the whole story? These people are that uptight?
  5. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Oh my God. Had at least one college class with this guy.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I would not have a problem with him doing it, but I would be concerned that he seemed a tad verbose.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    His press release was six inches and it didn't jump. Sounds like he fits right in.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    This feels like a situation where there's more to this than meets the eye.
  9. writingump

    writingump Member

    Terrible, just terrible. And people wonder why newspapers execs are looked at with such scorn by the worker bees.
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