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Good morning all you happy Gannett worker bees. Just wondering...did you paper look like a rag last hight, with 0 news of interest and very little advertising. It was a disgrace. gut it has become the norm around here, i would not pay a nickel for the content they put in hte paper But I guess some folks do, good to know, keeps our jobs secure. wonder if our Editor has ever considered hanging himself,, it has to be an embaresment to put this content in the news,... wow what a joke
Hopefully you're not a copy editor,
Fortunately, Usa Today doesnt have a weekend paper to laugh at. Although the crap that passes as Sports "news" (read copy on dwight howard and michael phelps) is laughable. Someone needs news judgment and and editor in Beusse' kingdom.
Our weeklies are the same.With advertising at less than half of what is was a few years ago,you would think the layout and content would be absolutely perfect.This means the the number of ads to be designed and placed are half of in the past.The same full page in house promos are used several times over with no thought of creativity.The editors should be thrilled that they could fill the papers with content.But no,not the case at all.The layouts look like they are being done by someone on a an assembly line.No pride in their work what so ever.This is the atmosphere that has taken over Gannettwide. Nobody gives a damn.They just want the checks to keep coming,and nobody is sure that will happen,so why care about the product.
As long as I get paid, I don't give a F---k any more. I am just a number, waiting to be called to get my walking paper..GANNETT SUCK AND THE SUITS THAT RUN IT ARE PIECES OF SHIT
You're right there 11:14.I used to do extra and worry about quality. Now they get my 40 a week and I turn it off when I walk out the door. I've learned to laugh at the crap product and sloppy work, and when someone outside complains I agree with them.Why bust our butts and ruin our health for those jerks running this place. I can't wait for a separation.
These two replies before mine are on target and summarize how feel. Go in on time, leave on the stroke of quitting time and give then the least you can.
Oh, grow up. If that's your attitude, get another job. You owe that much to your fellow workers — to say nothing of yourself, if you have even an ounce of self-respect.
Grow up? I'll grow up and care when this company cares. That will never happen. Gannett doesn't care if the product is crap so why should I? Mediocre is just fine and there is no reward for going above that. No raises, horrible leadership and probably going to get laid off anyway.
“Sealing records of students charged with a first misdemeanor offense is common practice in Ohio college towns”….yet the Enquirer singles out Miami University in an INVESTIGATION, despite that admission, that smacks more of a stretch for readership than one exposing nefarious acts.All of which suggests Oxford’s liberal, highly educated and engaged citizens – who even read this story, are likely questioning the Enquirer’s motive and whether or not its reporter, its editor and its publisher would’ve even made the cut to get into Miami.http://tinyurl.com/aw63fl4
Miami University is in the coverage area of the Enquirer. And the judge acknowledged using the wrong law in sealing cases. Could the Enquirer brought in other universities? Yes, but they are far outside the coverage area. And a stretch for readership? Isn't that what some of the other stories like this is? I this was on a sweeps week TV station, would you accuse them of trying to get viewers?
Sealing records of students charged with a first misdemeanor offense is common practice in Ohio college towns, according to court officials in Athens, the home of From the story: Ohio University, and Bowling Green, where Bowling Green State University sits. For instance, Bowling Green Municipal Court seals an average 500-plus misdemeanor cases a year in a court that sees about 3,000 new misdemeanor cases annually.
“Miami University is in the coverage area of the Enquirer,” writes 11:16.No kidding. The point is stories like this risk making it less relevant to citizens – especially on its farthest edge, citizens who’ve long played active watchdog roles over govt’s duty to them, citizens well familiar in exposing outside media’s other motives.In this instance, the Enquirer seems to have done just that by throwing lots of stuff on the wall….questioning all acts students commit, the police, prosecutors, judges and the punishment they met out or not, including sealing results to which the Enquirer admits IS commonplace throughout Ohio. 11:16’s distance defense begs this: did it look at student crimes and punishments surrounding numerous colleges within the Enquirer’s vast coverage area, including Kentucky, Indiana, even at UC, Buchanan alma mater? Apparently not.All of which suggests its story was motivated by its frustration with rape flyer outcome and its need to slow declining readership, something that’s best done by steady coverage, not randomly parachuting in. And yes, TV stations are fair game too.
This question is for Jim Hopkins but I would be interested in other's thoughts. Why hasn't 60 Minutes done a story on Gannett and/or the Freedom Forum? Is it probably because they see all this as just the way things are in the overall corporate world?
Uhhhh, because Gannett owns TV properties and you figure some of them might be CBS affiliates.
Gannett's story is dull because it lacks a central character, someone like Al Neuharth. If he were still CEO and fighting for the company's survival, that would be interesting, because he was such an outsized personality.Freedom Forum? I don't think there's enough at stake there. Why would viewers or readers in, say, Fargo, N.D., or Austin or Gainesville, Fla., care about a foundation in Washington, D.C., that blew a wad on a museum that still relatively few people have heard of?
While dave callaway is in san francisco taking the bureau to an expensive dinner, most of the senior editors he just promoted are bad mouthing him behind his back.
4:48, I think they see this as typical in the corporate world. And to some extent, the same kind of ugliness might go on in their companies as well.Still, media companies are the only ones protected by the First Amendment and should be subject to scrutiny.Perhaps an alternative media publication that does investigative reporting, like Mother Jones or Media Matters or even The New Yorker. And this is not a kiss up to Jim - he knows much of the history in the last 25 years and has sources. Someone should hire him to write it.
Please God tell me this is a joke. You crybabies are always amusing... but now you're just getting scary.
Why would 60 Minutes or The New Yorker waste its time on Gannett, the Honey Boo Boo of journalism?
Okay, I give up... Exactly what are the octogenarian gumshoes at 60 Minutes supposed to expose? That a company in a dying industry managed to avert bankruptcy (unlike most of its peers) — and is at least trying to adapt, despite the incessant whining, kvetching and caterwauling of a handful of Luddites mired in the mythical golden age of print?
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