This blog is mainly about the spectacular train wreck at The Sacramento Bee and its parent company, the McClatchy Company. But I also post about current events, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, politics, anything else that grabs my attention. Take a look around this blog, hope you enjoy it.
Corporate management requires a barebones staff to manage advertising, premium services, payroll, and syndication.
At the local level, management and editorial review must be slashed. If a writer or photographer, and their editor, aren't capable of publishing a story to the newspaper's web site, then some training or personnel changes are in order.
well, Howard Weaver left kind of early. where he is in the time of crisis? safe on the sidelines.
we have lost a bunch of folks in my department in production, but here is the kicker....since we moved to our new production facility at the kc star back in '05 we have lost around 50 people. we have not lost one single supervisor (first pressman)or any quality guys or foremen. in fact i haven't seen the name of any company men or women. we even have the same number of v.p.'s. that we had last week. i do remember a time when i wondered why we had more v.p.'s than the n.y. times, but what do i know.
how is it that you can lose half of your indians, but not one chief?
Sacto didn't lose any chiefs either. Should have. Didn't.
Ok, so share some names with us 7:09. Those of us still in Sacto would like to know who is just taking up space and who is not. Your anon so don't be scared....
I don't know much about Corporate but they should fire pruitt...and not replace him, just like they do to the newsroom folks. That is a huge chunk of cash. Then they should completely close down the Washington bureau. It is a waste of money. They duplicate the wire services. Plain and simple. If they really want to save dough, there it is. Most if not all of the chain subscribes to if not one wire service then several. The Washington bureau closing would free up an enormous amount of money. Just a thought. It won't happen because some massive egos are tied to that operation and not having a "presence in DC would make the owners feel small an inadequate
I didn't work for McClatchy, but I did work for Lee.
Lee has had two rounds of layoffs since last fall, needed to come to a deal with its creditors to avoid default. The CEO's punishment for bringing the company to the brink of bankruptcy and seeing the stock value decline almost 99% on her watch? Getting her pay frozen at $850,000. (or enough to pay my salary almost 25 times)
I also see that Gannett's CEO got $3.1 million for 2008, plus an $850,000 bonus. While seeing the company's stock value decline 78%.
I don't want to see furloughs in corporate. I want to see these CEOs fired for running their companies into the ground. Only that will convince me that there is actually a free market in this country.
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