Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday, Jan. 2 -- Got news or an update?

If you have news or an update, leave it in comments.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Howard Weaver sez.

http://www.buzzmachine.com/2009/01/02/bad-news-good-news/#comments

Archer05 said...

Re: Howard Weaver sez.

Howard writes on Jeff’s blog without using the “F” word. It was boring for sure, until the dirty “O” word came up.

Howard credits McClatchy’s new found cost savings with [outsourcing,] and says that the process will continue. The future looks bleak for newspaper employees unless they live in India.
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Howard sez: “Meanwhile, the company’s cost structure has been radically altered, reduced by more than $350 million in the past two years alone.

Much of that has come from staff reduction, but a [large and growing percentage represents efficiencies like “out-sourced” production work, accounting and billing, and even printing.] This process will continue as technology continues to make further efficiencies available.”

Archer05 said...

Tough times ahead for journalism grants?
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EDITOR & PUBLISHER

-Knight Foundation Freezes Salaries and Jobs-
By Joe Strupp

NEW YORK The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, one of the leading grant providers for journalism, is freezing salaries and leaving open positions vacant to save money, according to Foundation President Alberto Ibarguen.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/

Anonymous said...

"Much of that has come from staff reduction, but a [large and growing percentage represents efficiencies like “out-sourced” production work, accounting and billing, and even printing.]...."

What a moron. So he doesn't realize that when you outsource work you are also reducing your staff in the process? He acts like there were no jobs lost due to outsourcing! Wish that were true!

Anonymous said...

The Monday Note

http://www.mondaynote.com/2008/12/28/numbers-to-keep-in-mind/

15.586 + job cuts. 2008 has been a terrible year for the journalistic profession in the United States. These job cuts in the newspaper industry (layoffs and buyouts), represent more than seven times the 2007 number of staff reductions (already a record high with 2185 people being axed), according to the blog papercuts. Altogether, the US Department of Labor estimates job losses in newspaper industry at 21,000 (editorial staff and others). And losses in the magazine industry are extra.