Monday, March 2, 2009

Raleigh announcement later this month

From comments
Nothing in Raleigh until the end of the month. But we were told it was going to be the biggest cuts yet. One manager said it will be the "worse, worse case scenario".

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worst-case scenerio would be shut down ... is that what they mean?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't the "worse, worst case scenario" being the newspaper ceasing publication? I mean, it can't get worse than that, right?

Anonymous said...

Could the "worst, worst case scenerio" be layoffs combined with some sort of bigger merger with The Charlotte Observer?

Archer05 said...

“Worst-case scenario”
I think it means the fewest number of employees to keep the paper up and running. That is still a horrible thought, but it does offer hope for a comeback when the economy improves. I am not talking about the comeback of the newspaper business as it was, but a new awakened news media ready to meet the future.

Anonymous said...

OMG It means...No not that...Worst case scenario...They are...They might publish a Normal non-lib newspaper.. No, not that.

Go out of business. Do anything else. But not that!

Anonymous said...

The end of the month? They do realize it's not February any more, right?

Anonymous said...

“Worst-case scenario” - Means barebones staff, but it better be the best bones, or else the end will come anyway.

Anonymous said...

Could be. There has been talk for quite some time about combining the resources of Charlotte, Raleigh and Rock Hill to save money and avoid redundancies. They already share news content and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to have the advertising staff sell for all three papers.

Anonymous said...

Re: 201's "Means barebones staff, but it better be the best bones, or else the end will come anyway."
This is what I'm most interested in. The past few cuts in Raleigh have been anything but this. I'm shocked at how much dead weight remains there, and how many excellent people are out the door (good for them, though!)
Keep us updated! I worked there years ago and have lost touch with everyone I knew back in those days.