Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Report: Associated Press pink-slipping 80 to 90 employees

A tipster told Gawker 80 to 90 AP employees are being laid off. Casualties include news editors, reporters, photographers. No word on the status of the 11 AP reporters who were assigned to fact-check Sarah Palin's book. Click here for more.


Anonymous said...

One thing is clear. They have proved beyond any reasonable doubt that they are grossly over staffed.

Actually the AP should be broken up and their Anti Trust exemptions should be eliminated with the next administration.

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, one must have a heart of stone to read this account of the tragic layoffs at AP without bursting out laughing.

Anonymous said...

38 layoffs affecting Guild-covered managers, reporters, editors, photographers, and editorial assistants.

(waving): “Buh bye! Write when you find work!”

AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book 'Fact Check'(Fox)

Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently "Going Rogue" is no normal book.

When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin's motives for writing "Going Rogue: An American Life," stating as fact that the book "has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto."

Palin quickly hit back on a Facebook post titled "Really? Still Making Things Up?"