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What was Gannett's FT staff number in December 2010 and what is it now?What was USA Today's FT staff number in December 2010 and what is iit now?The field is still expected to support and finance this bloated, money-losing national newspaper.
I see the Gannettoids are back with the ad hominem attacks (since they haven't got anything else), accusing others of writing hoax posts.Even if Jim and others did do that, it wouldn't affect the substance of any particular comments, whether it's one person posting or one hundred. But substance isn't what these pathetic attempts to discredit are about. Accusing Jim on no evidence at all? That tells you about the kind of people these are. Yes, but we can thank these Toids for bringing a little laughter into our lives. Most of us at a certain site have a good idea of who the Crockett fan is. Since you're sucking up to your bosses and can't get in trouble for it, why use the "anonymous" option when you post here? Why not put your name behind your accusations? The answer's pretty clear.And don't you just love the "no one cares" post that speaks for the entire universe? Wow, what a killer point.
A specimen of fresh, incisive media reporting — of the kind that USAT might do if Kramer really wanted to differentiate it, rather than just provide overexposed overpaid hack Michael Wolff with another pricey no-show gig:http://freebeacon.com/the-media-mogul-protection-racket/?print=1
Sports reporters tweeting that they've received gift cards from schools that they cover? Hmmmm...what up with that, Green Bay?
My site has about 5 percent of its goal for online subscription activations (Not just new ones, but existing print customers that activate online access). Big meeting this week after the editor visit to corporate last week. Wondering what's next.
All those people suing the Enquirer are really just aliases for one disgruntled guy making Davy Crocket noises.And he probably wants you to send Jim money, too.
Yesterday’s Crocket rant should be viewed with emphasis on the first five letters of that name as adults’ debate substance. That poster argues with near childlike behavior, a more than fitting comparison given what they suggest and what is likely their Freudian usage of a fictional Disney character.While they may believe in the fanciful world they and Gannett suits create, a plurality of employees who reside in the real world do not…especially those who were involuntarily added to the growing ranks of former Gannett employees last week.
We've got em surrounded, Davy!
7:57 has missed the evidence. Too bad for him.11:12, the fanciful world is the one where you believe 2-3 posters are the equivalent of an army.Do you have them surrounded, Davy?
7:42 Gannett had 32,600 employees as of Dec. 31, 2010, and 31,000 as of Dec. 31, 2011. This table gives a year-by-year breakdown back to 1994, the oldest data published on Corporate's website.The company no longer provides a breakdown of USA Today's employment, however. The last figure I saw was about 1,400 employees.
Hey, that Davy thing gets better every time you use it, dude. And it's you can use it every time there's more than one post on any subject.
Yes, the continuously growing ranks of former Gannett employees agree with 11:12.
8:59, care to share the Tweet? A link, perhaps?
Leave GB sports alone, they can do no wrong. Ask them. That's more revenue than sales brough tin las tweek. Sounds like they need a three hour ethics sitdown with Genea.
You know, there is no doubt there are hundreds, if not thousands, of Gannett employees who have posted here with observations, complaints, news, rumors and such things.But tghere is also no doubt that there is a small subculture of Blogites from individual locations who, whether justified or not, do post repeatedly the same things. Marketing is one example. Cincy another.That's why the "Davy Crockett'' analogy is so perfect, signalling the illusion of a crowd when in fact it is one person.The phenomenom is undeniable, and the worst part about it is that the endless repetition actually undercuts what the person is trying to say."We've got them surrounded, Davy!''
The funniest part of this DAVY CROCKETT INDIAN FIGHTER thread is what the original Davy post tells us about its author's range of culture.He reaches back to his childhood television viewing for an example of the Backup Bluff, which more than fifty years later still impresses him as a creative plot contrivance. Worthy for sure of an equally creative post.The device is so hackneyed it has a name, and can even be found in them things called books.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BackupBluff
2:44, any sense of the irony in your message?
@2:44 – Is it your inability to silence those with whom you object or that you have zero substantive comments to refute what they post that bothers you most?
2:44 here. I have no problem with the complaints these few people are posting. Have at it.But it just seems abusive of the format to post the same thing repeatedly in an effort to appear like a crowd-sourced movement.Thus the "We got em surrounded, Davy'' metaphor.A simple observation that other people seem to agree with. Not trying to launch any disinformation campaign. Out here in the outland, just pointing out the obvious, I suppose.
One last thing, it's not me repeating the single ''we got em surrounded, Davy'' posts. That indeed would be ironic!
We got em surrounded, Davy!
4:47, as silly as this Davy angle might be, it's no more ridiculous than the "Gannettoid/corporate shill" responses that appear here on a daily basis to drown out very legitimate criticism of some of the sketchier posts.5:03 is right. The daily attempts to be "first" with predictions that amount to nothing more than "Next week is the week for furloughs or layoffs" are not productive. And those do originate from 2-3 people at most.
A General Manager quits.No yee hah ! No damn he was great !What's up with that besides no one in Iowa either reads here/posts here or are all paranoid of Hollingsworth. Well it could they are all true Gannett loyalists.Hard to believe, seems odd either way.
Hows that Prestelligence system working out? Will all of USAT's production staff get wiped out on schedule... ie the end of 2012?So much bluster and to-do from GPS, but not a word when they screw up. Austin and Evan are the epitome of overpromoted, undertalented fluff.
Nothing Evan and Austin have in the works has run on time, efficiently, or can even sustain productivity the way they've promised. They're the stuff Gannett is made out of.
but dale is riding his white horse to push everything over the GSP cliff.
Those that write negatively about GPS have not worked with or listened to the messages from management. This is a business they are running; they are trying to keep as many people employed as they can in a dying industry. Take some responsibility for your own career and not just bitch about what they are not doing for you. There are hard working, decent people behind GPS but you have to be open minded and skilled for change in order to succeed.
10:25 - Isn't that an oxymoron? Be open minded and skilled for change in order to succeed in a dying industry? Think about it.
thank dale and austin for their comments at 10:25. just more BS to make them feel good
What is the appropriate name for the free advertising/fluff papers that get thrown in my yard? I really hate these things. I have tried to cancel my "free" paper twice, but it pops up again after 6 months or so.
11:27, one name is TMC, for total market coverage. The brand here is called YES, for your essential shopper. I have gotten calls from people who want to not get it, and, I'm sorry to say, the answer is just to keep on hounding them and more importantly making sure you reached someone who could really put you on the do not deliver list. You might also call up the publisher's office (if you have one).
Please, please, please sell my local paper to another company.
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