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Worst company to work for

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 6, 2006.


What's the worst newspaper chain to work for?

  1. Boone

    3 vote(s)
  2. Brown

    2 vote(s)
  3. CNHI

    13 vote(s)
  4. Copley

    1 vote(s)
  5. Cox

    2 vote(s)
  6. Gannett

    29 vote(s)
  7. Heartland

    0 vote(s)
  8. Hearst

    4 vote(s)
  9. JRC

    29 vote(s)
  10. Knight-Ridder

    8 vote(s)
  11. McClatchy

    1 vote(s)
  12. Ogden

    10 vote(s)
  13. Patton

    2 vote(s)
  14. Tribune

    9 vote(s)
  15. Other

    37 vote(s)
  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Be careful. You don't want the moral arbiter of all things Booth to come down on you...
  2. nebraska_rules

    nebraska_rules New Member

    What about Media General? I'm a candidate for a writing position at one of their papers. Good beneifts? Are they top-driven like Gannett? your thoughts?
  3. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    I've never heard anything bad about them....I think I know some people who worked in Dothan, Ala., and they never ripped it. That's about all you can hope for nowadays...to find a place that people don't bitch about venomously.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    A couple of the people who have worked at their smaller Va./N.C. papers and post on here have had bad experiences. Myself, I never had a problem with them. But the other chains I worked for were Bone and CNHI, so maybe I'm not the best judge here.
  5. How's the Freedom train still running? Seriously. I worked for the min the mid-1990s and despite their Libertarian values, they instituted several new policies that included random searches of employee's private automobiles in the company parking lot, invasive drug testing and what not.

    Been awhile since I have had to deal with them though so perhaps they have changed, no?
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    From what I've heard, Freedom's flagship paper, The Orange County Register, is a snakepit. Reporters hide their Rolodexes from their coworkers and if the bureaus get a hold of a good story, the main office people swoop in like vultures and nudge them back to the zoning board meetings.
  7. Grey

    Grey Member

    worked at one of their biggies for five years (mid- to late-1990s). very cheap then, but salaries have improved at said place. they don't issue credit cards, which is strange, and they do question expensive meals. mileage not too hot, either. but all in all, comparatively speaking, not that bad.

    as for the posts on KR, i worked for one of their outfits for a year. would've stayed but another opportunity knocked. great to work for in my experience. the shop i worked for insisted u have a nice steak dinner or whatnot each night u were on the road and no expenses ever were questioned. also got home delivery of my paper and the competition's. was sorry to see them sell out.
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    We've for m---------ing snakes in the m---------ing newsroom!
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  12. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Member

    Yeah...I imagine 90% of the other votes are for paxton.  Corporate stays out of editorial, but they make terribly shortsided financial decisions. Imagine it being the year 2006 and your newspaper doesn't feel that giving it's staff cell phones is neccesary.
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