Saturday, June 02, 2012

Rockford | Words to avoid in your farewell column

Rockford Register Star "word guru" Barry Wood apparently was a little too candid in his farewell column at the Illinois paper, which Gannett sold way, way downriver to GateHouse Media in 2007.

Perhaps, blogger Jim Romenesko asks, GateHouse killed the column because Wood used words like "layoff," "fire," "ax" and "terminate"?

Earlier: GateHouse pulls blog post criticizing layoffs at another paper GCI sold to the company.

[Photo: Wood After Words]


  1. There's a reason present and past employees refer to that joke of a company as S--thouse Media.

    Best wishes to you, Mr. Wood.

  2. Another guy dreaming about the good old days

  3. I don't understand 4:36's unnecessary arrogance.


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