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Yahoo layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Billy Monday, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Billy Monday

    Billy Monday Member

    It's not just newspapers. Almost anything involving literacy is taking hits these days.

  2. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    For those who don't want to click on the link:
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I have a hard time believing the journalists in the company -- at least on the sports side -- will be impacted by these layoffs.
  4. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    But, but, but . . . the interwebs are the future! Advertisers are turning to the intertubes in droves! [/lyingpublishers&shareholders]
  5. This website could really bolster its credibilty by not putting multiple exclamation marks in its headline ...
  6. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    I'll second that. Not to mention this isn't fact yet. "Yahoo! is REPORTEDLY...It currently has about 12,000 employees. MULTIPLE TIPS DOING THE ROUNDS say a list of between 1,500 and 2,500 individuals has been drawn up for the cutbacks."
  7. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Really! You! Think! So!?!
  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Well, maybe I don't use my exclamation points as haphazardly as you do. [/jakejarmel]
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Lippman: I was just going over the Jake Jarmel book and I understand you worked with him very closely.
    Elaine: Yes, krhm, yes I did.
    Lippman: And, anyway I was just reading your final edit, um, there seems to be an inordinate number of exclamation points.
    Elaine: Well, I felt that the writing lacked certain emotion and intensity.
    Lippman: Oh, "It was damp and chilly afternoon, so I decided to put on my sweatshirt!"
    Elaine: Right, well...
    Lippman: You put exclamation point after sweatshirt?
    Elaine: That's that's correct, I-I felt that the character doesn't like to be ch-ch-chilly...
    Lippman: I see, "I pulled the lever on the machine, but the Clark bar didn't come out!" Exclamation point?
    Elaine: Well, yeah, you know how frustrating that can be when you keep putting quarters and quarters in to machine and then *prrt* nothing comes out...
    Lippman: Get rid of the exclamation points...
    Elaine: Ok, ok ok ...
    Lippman: I hate exclamation points...
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Damn, dude.
  11. This sentence gives me the creeps too ...

    "Multiple tips doing the rounds say a list of between 1,500 and 2,500 individuals has been drawn up for the cutbacks."

    Doing the rounds? Who's doing the rounds? The writer? The tips? Huh?
  12. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    And! So! It! Begins!
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