Sunday, August 19, 2012

Utica | Publisher gives credit where credit's due

"Son of a gun, those Corporate folks were right."

-- Donna Donovan, publisher of the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, N.Y., in a column today saying the 2006 Information Center concept had been, in retrospect, the right move. A year after Corporate renamed its newsrooms, Gannett sold the paper and three others to GateHouse Media for $410 million. Post-sale, Utica reverted to the original "newsroom" name.

Earlier: In 2008, Donovan said consolidating customer service didn't work.


  1. We got that senior editor thing a few months ago. His name its Randolph Essex. Here in Cincy he's nothing but a Carolyn Washburn clone. Good luck

  2. The whole "Newsroom" vs. "Information Center" thing is Exhibit A on the uselessness of Gannett corporate.

    Had they spent more time worrying about how to get their papers more digital friendly and less time on stupid nicknames for their newsrooms, Gannett's properties would be in much better shape.

  3. The fact that employees had to worry about losing their jobs because they didn't use the stupid nickname for the newsroom some corporate idiot came up with says it all about this company.


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