Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 16-22 | Your News & Comments: Part 8

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27 comments:

  1. fuck GPS and EVAN RAY

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    1. Heh heh easy on Evan. He was Sue Clark Johnson's hand picked bean counter. He was in charge of lots of businesses before he got this job.

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  3. Jim, I don't see the point in the the NYT article you blogged yesterday?

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  4. How about the horse he rode in on too. Yes. His high horse. And then ... Oh I give up v

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  5. Read this "fuck GPS and EVAN RAY"

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    "fuck GSP"

    And I wondered what poor Georges St.-Pierre had done to earn your ire.

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  6. 1:07 Sue Clark, was smart and got out before all these no noting on how to run a newspaper took over, I have other choice words, but Jim will delete me if I use them

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    1. Smart? She abused folks, coddled her Renoir favorites and then ran away when things got tough.

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  7. Why is it the pressmen at the asbury park press have to take a furlough this quarter and now they are looking for people to work overtime ?isnt that defeating the purpose ?

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    1. Last time we did furloughs in Louisville I made up my lost pay in overtime worked the week before & after.
      Most weeks it cost them more in OT than furlough saved.

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  8. Jim, I see the point of the heads up on the New York Times article. Thanks. It was a great read.

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  9. That was a very nice article, Jim. Thanks for posting.

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  10. Hunke, just like Moon before him, got so fed up with Corporate's BS, he finally had enough.

    Good luck with the USA Today Publisher search. You could send in the greatest Publisher in the world and he/she could not save the place....it all stops with Martore.

    Let's hope they don't hire another "out of work" exec like Banikarim, Micek, Buesse, Murcko, etc. They were all thrown out by former employers.

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  11. 3:03 PM--same here, it costs more in mileage to cover my area while I am off since I cover an area where the closest backup is well over 100 miles away. They have the wages of a DSM, mileage, hotel, and meal costs. The total cost to cover my area is about $1,500 while they save $800 in my wages. It makes no sense at all to me.

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  12. on Furloughs..Gannett is fucked up, is that yo fail to see we are under staffed and OT is the only way out
    To 2:10 it GPS, not GSP don't make a dumb comment if you don't know what the hell you are talking about..Is that you Evan? if so, go fuck yourself

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  13. I will furlough every period if I could, I hate GPS and Gannett and this gives me more time to look for a new job..FU EVAN RAY jackass of the year awarded to him by AP last night at Gala at Garcia's place

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  15. Is there anything out there on GPS? Are retirement packages going to be offered? It's like we are all out there but nobody knows what is happening.

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  16. Today's Arizona Republic's Business Editor wrote a "Farewell and Warm Wishes" to 2 retiring journalists in Betty Beard and Max Jarman. Combined, they had 55 years at the newspaper, I'm 55 years old and have been thinking of this all day. I'm struggling with the idea of how many years of experience Gannett will be losing in their layoffs (voluntary or otherwise), and what takes their place? Will I be reading articles by a new writer who's accustomed to ending all written communications with a smiley face? Will I see fewer pages or more ads?
    What will take the place of these lost writers? There's plenty of very supportive Gannett employees visiting this blog, please take a moment and tell me as a reader what I should be expecting. Just a "Heads Up", a few weeks ago there was a posting by a young writer saying that despite being a few years removed from the University, they can certainly write as well as someone who's been with a paper 25+ years. I have no doubt they could string words together but I doubt their schooling and 3 years of experience can offer the insight of someone who had been on the job longer than they've been alive.

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  18. 9:38, if you are lucky, you're new peers will be seasoned pros who can do a bit of everything well, especially early and often for the web. (The traditional one or two stories a week reporter is no longer valued by Gannett, or for that matter, most outlets. Hopefully, the hiring editor gets it and operates accordingly.)

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  19. One thing's for sure 9:38PM.
    The college punks can talk out their ass a lot better than someone with 25+ years of institutional knowledge.

    They'll have to; that's all they've got.

    Did Henry Ford ever discontinue his highest-selling vehicle and replace it with an untested one, with fewer bells and whistles? And then charge more for it?

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  20. You are so right, 9:38.

    I'm sure the Harrisburg, Pa. Patriot-News wishes they had a seasoned veteran instead of that clueless 24-year-old kid Sara Ganim.

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  21. Don't you think 10:34 actually naming a reporter and calling her clueless should be perhaps filtered a bit? Never met the person, but that's really not fair.

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  22. 1:27, I think the other poster was being sarcastic in the age-old debate over youth versus veterans, and what they bring to the table. I believe the woman mentioned was the very talented reporter who broke the Penn State sex scandal.

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  23. Here's part of a story the Patriot-News ran April 17. At 24, Sara Ganim is one of the youngest reporters to win a Pulitzer.

    Date: April 17, 2012
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    Patriot-News wins Pulitzer

    Sara Ganim and the staff of The Patriot-News on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for coverage of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case. The Pulitzer Prize board lauded Ganim and the newspaper for "courageously revealing and adeptly covering the explosive Penn State sex scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky." It's the first Pulitzer Prize for the news organization, which was founded in 1854. In March 2011, Ganim broke the news that Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was under investigation for alleged child sexual abuse.
    "This is definitely a win for the whole newsroom, for everyone standing here," said Ganim, surrounded by Patriot-News staff shortly after the awards were announced.
    "But more importantly it's a win for everyone in every newsroom just like ours all across the country because, better than any award, the most rewarding thing in this whole process has been people telling me that this story and our coverage has changed their mind about local reporting."
    "What really struck me about this story and about Sara's work is that this was not a case where a big newsroom put together a team to look at some issue," said Patriot-News Editor David Newhouse. "This originally came from one reporter on her beat, doing her job." Only 24, Ganim, a 2008 Penn State graduate, is one of the youngest reporters to ever win a Pulitzer Prize.
    "She's kind of the classic gumshoe reporter," said Executive Editor Cate Barron. "It's all about getting the interviews and going back and back and getting one-on-ones and getting people to talk to you. It's very classic reporting but with 21st-century mobile skills for video, for everything."

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