Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday Feb. 11 -- Got news or a question?

If you have news or a question, leave the info in comments.
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I notice that McClatchy stock is up.01 of shares 6,250.

Please post your name if you are an idiot and buying McClatchy stock.

Archer05 said...

Awareness Information:

More Star furlough protocol -“This is legally different from a vacation day...”

From: Ruth‘s Blog or
“Ruth’s Kick Ass Web Log”

"When you are off for furlough days you are not working for the Star, We can't be calling you and you should totally remove yourself from work for the day or week you are gone. This is [legally different from a vacation day] where you are still being paid...so as we start this process over the next couple of months[ be sure to stay clear of any work contact] when you are supposed to be off."

Anonymous said...

Can we start to identify which "Star" it is since there is more than one.

Anonymous said...

An interesting blog entry at http://cabdrollery.blogspot.com/2009/02/uh-no.html that you may want to link to and comment on!

Anonymous said...

Can we start to identify which "Star" it is since there is more than one.
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There is no need. Hyphenation protocol, age, and level of corruption assigns the KC Star the "Star" logo as it's hyphenation precludes the name. I.E. The Red - Star, The KC Scar - Star, The Fallen - Star etc.

All others are trailing hyphenations with less distinguished record of slime and systemic violations of journalistic ethics. These carry traditional identifiers as Star - Telegram, Star - Tribune, etc.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of poop.

Anonymous said...

"Dinosaurs to hummingbirds," that is a good one.
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-Claim: The odds of Seattle P-I becoming an online-only entity are slim to none-

"Dinosaurs don’t turn into hummingbirds overnight, and neither is the P-I likely to make a successful transition despite good metrics."

http://publicola.net/?p=1394

Anonymous said...

@ Editor & Publisher
A little humor for a change.

More Ideas for Saving Newspapers: Flavored Ink? Page One Girls?
By Bill Shein

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of poop.
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↑ Still dreaming of Gary's Brown Eyed Gravy.

Anonymous said...

A KC blogger notes that MNI is still listing job openings. Three in Alaska, weren’t employees just laid off at the ADN?
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-Nationally Syndicated Columnist My Ass-

Hey, Zieman! What’s with you?
What is this now, DAY 45?
Is this just your way of spitting in the face of all the employees you’ve mismanaged out of a job? Or are you thinking of starting a “In Memoriam” page for all the people you’ve fired this past year?

Seriously - walk downstairs and introduce yourself to your IT staff. One of them is going to say, “Sure, Mark; we can do that. It’s a simple global search and replace. Plus, we’ll archive her stuff and disable all the links to her. Take…oh, give us an hour? Okay?”
Or…no, tell me you didn’t, right? You didn’t outsource IT to India, right?
Jesus…what an ultra-maroon.

http://willnotbetelevised.com/tv/

Anonymous said...

Would you like to put YOUR name with that 9:11?

Anonymous said...

Chances are 9:11 is still drawing a check from the KC Star.

Anonymous said...

This KC Anonymous poster seems to think the leaks about upcoming layoffs comes from management.
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A Business Model
Submitted by Anonymous
February 5, 2009

I am starting to wonder if there is anyone left at The Star or McClatchy who has ever run a business. I do not understand why they don't just figure out where they need to get to or what the minimum number of people with which they can run the newspaper is and cut to that point. You can always rehire later. As it stands, they have everyone living in a constant state of fear about when the next round of layoffs will come.

It usually goes like this ...
[Someone in management ALWAYS leak it before it is announced.] The staff then spends a week discussing the rumors of more cuts. Then it is officially announced and the staff spends another two works worrying about their jobs. Then they make the cuts and they spend the next two weeks trying to figure out how to function without the people who were let go.

About the time they get everything back to normal, someone from management leaks news on the next round of cuts and the whole process starts over again. Wouldn't some of the problems be addressed if management quit undermining productivity?

http://economy.kansascity.com/?q=node/1052

Anonymous said...

Market Cap Closed 47.06M.

Three days ago it was 56.14M.

Anonymous said...

Ever heard of Kachingle?

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/stopthepresses_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003940234