Thursday, October 23, 2008

More cuts at McClatchy's Kansas City Star?... word of new cuts comes just days after subscription price increase

From comments:

More cuts in Kansas City were announced today in the newsroom. Coming soon, before Thanksgiving. A combination of buyouts and page cuts, just after we raised the price. More for less! This is absolutely a winning strategy. It cannot fail.

"All of you are our greatest asset going forward," we were told in a post-layoff memo one month ago. "Let me say that again: all of you are our greatest asset going forward."

Today? Apparently we are their greatest liability.

The KC Star raised its newsstand price from 50 cents to 75 cents just last week.
In June, The Star cut 120 jobs, and cut another 65 employees in September.
If you have more information, leave in comments.
Advertising problems at Kansas City Star?
65 employees leaving the Kansas City Star

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure the News Tribune in Tacoma is working on a price increase as well