Monday, March 23, 2009

What are you hearing? (Lexington update)

To see how things are shaking out in Lexington, go here.

If you have news, rumors or tips, post 'em in comments.
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wild rumor of the day: The News $ Observer (Raleigh) publisher, Orage Quayles will assume the duties for The Charlotte Observer. Caulkins will be leaving. This makes sense if you look at what has gone on in the past few months. First the sports departments were consolidated with one sports editor running the show. Raleigh took over the State government beat, adding two Charlotte reporters to the mix. Just recently it was announced Linda Williams (Raleigh) will be the editor of both the CO and N&O feature staffs. Why have an overpaid publisher at BOTH papers. Now they can have an overpaid publisher in CHARGE of BOTH papers. Adios, Annie old girl.

Anonymous said...

Hey, rumor monger: It's Quarles, not Quayles.

Learn how to spell BEFORE you starting spreading things that might or might not be true.

Anonymous said...

2:44, you've posted the same thing in 2 or 3 spots, with incorrect spellings both times, and a $ instead of an &.
Fail.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, copie editers, sorrie. Complane abuot it latre when yew find out its trew. Wankers and Yankers.

Anonymous said...

wel sayd 4:24

Anonymous said...

Speaking of craziness - I heard in Lexington that we're only going to be running the presses at night and losing 6 pressmen & that some of our printing will now be done by the Louisville Courier-Journal - which is 1 hour+ away and a Gannett paper!!

Anonymous said...

The Herald-Leader had under cover cops roaming the building today and will probably be there the rest of the week.

Anonymous said...

We're going to be delivering our competitor's newspapers to their subscribers in our area. Not sure when that's starting, but I guess we'll be like a company delivery boy (or girl). Wonder if we'll be getting Christmas bonuses???

Anonymous said...

Linda Williams (Orages's girl)
is an affirmative action employee.
(another?)

She is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Omigosh! Black people work for this company!

Anonymous said...

hey 5:33pm--is ed royce still preeroom mangr? biloxi wants to know

Anonymous said...

i mean pressroom mangr

Anonymous said...

fyi - The Lexington paper has been delivering other periodicals and newspapers, including the CJ, for quite a while now. This started in 2007 and has been a huge revenue gain. Some Lexington carriers deliver 5 papers through the week.

Nothing new there.

Really sorry to hear about pressroom change. They were already struggling to keep up with everything. Hope the "executives" have a PLAN for that.

Anonymous said...

The Herald-Leader is very diverse in it's employees. If the job gets done, it doesn't matter what gender or color you are.

Anonymous said...

But they are getting less diverse all the time. They laid off at least 3 minority employees in the newsroom yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:28 its John Royce...he took a buyout last year and its never been the same .

Anonymous said...

thanks 5:54 for info on john royce--he was fun to hang around with at METRO USERS conf.there was another guy that always came with him too that i believe was head of the press maint dept.hope he made it through the layoffs as well as u.be well---biloxi

Anonymous said...

4:51 pm - 3 minority laid off against 54 employees ain't bad.

Anonymous said...

Yes 2:48 John was a good man... he is missed everyday. The other guy u speak of is Jim Napier we still have him thank god.take care

todd said...

8:34pm--thats him--i remembered his name last nite while rolling out the paper,and day dreaming between pastes-- please tell him biloxi says hello and glad hes still employed--be well

Anonymous said...

actually, what i said was AT LEAST 3 minorities were laid off in the newsroom (out of 20 people). don't know about the rest of the building.