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Phew! Three days after my four-year-old laptop died for good, I've now booted up my new one. It's amazing how dependent on technology we get. I can do a lot with my iPhone, but it definitely has limitations.
If Rick Green comes back to Cincinnati what will he do with Washburn? Gannett could save some $$ by him replacing Washburn and Buchanan. He needs to come soon because the Enquirer is mostly already fallen into the river. So much talent has either been laid off, bought out, unjustly fired or just left.
Why the speculation about Rick Green and Cincinnati? He was just named publisher in Des Moines. I would think that rules Cincy out.
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What happened in Pensacola is nothing short of a nightmare many rumors as to what actually happened with the managing editor's ousting.
'A "nightmare" is what the citizens of Pensacola have been enduring under the horribly incompetent leaders who have been running the Pensacola News Journal. Nowhere have I ever witnessed such a blatant lack of journalistic integrity as I have seen at the News Journal under the leadership of its now fired publisher, Kevin Doyle. The citizens of Pensacola have been begging Gannett to get rid of Doyle for years. He used the newspaper to promote his petty causes and to personally attack his enemies. Gannett's employee, Kevin Doyle, has done irreparable damage to our city. Both he and his pal, the managing editor, came from the "sports" field, not the journalism field. Good riddance!.
I worked with Kevin under Thomson in Wisconsin. Back then, we expected Thomson executives to act like Kevin. He could be as brutal as he needed to be. Never imagined that Gannett executives acted that way, but after we we were bought we learned that the Gannett folks made the Thomson folks (like Kevin) appear appreciative and competent.
The managing editor did not come from a sports background. She came from a news background and is very well connected to the community and was essential when it came to the paper's watchdog stories. The executive editor has a sports background
'Oh, sorry if I have their titles confused. I am glad to see all 3 of them hitting the highway. The Studerville News Journal's "watchdog stories" were only written about those who were not on their list of favorites. There was plenty of corruption in Pensacola that the editors swept under the rug to protect their friends and, in the managing editor's case, relatives.....! Indeed, the lack of reporting by the News Journal contributed greatly to the corruption that we have suffered under for the past decade. The perpetrators had little fear of being exposed by the non-existent "watchdog" press!.
9:30 -- corruption in Escambia County is not caused by the press. It is inbred in that community -- for many years. Get a clue and vote them out, instead of blaming the media
And it is the county, not the city. Not much will change so long as the average education level among goobers in the county remains below 7th grade.
Layoffs still not over. They will drag into next week unfortunately.
CPer here hearing rumors of a possible merge with another Jersey paper. Anyone have word on this and what it means for everyone?
Usa Today's still bloated staff will be adjusted by the end of the year. Just waiting for the numbers to come in and see how Project Butterfly launches before Uncle Larry makes his list and is checking it twice.
Let's hope Uncle Larry isn't the only one. Banikarim and Murcko need to do some serious house-cleaning of their bloated, inneffective sales and marketing staffs. Minimal to non-existent advertising in USAT is disgraceful, even at those remnant ad rates they're offering to any takers.
Not really 1:52. You can wish all you want but Murcko and company are actually doing quite well. But keep wishing for it to get worse.
Please quantify. And while you are at it, tell me why we need a deputy publisher, three executive editors, an editor in chief and two managing editors that only deal with print, plus a several other high ranking managers in the newsroom and advertising.
Where will they be dragging into next week? Wilmington?
I'm just wondering how Tom Beusse is doing after his near-death experience at the Boston Marathon. Hope he is now feeling better.---Boston Marathon runner Tom Beusse on the twin explosions that erupted shortly after he crossed the finish lineOn Monday Tom Beusse, the president of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group was running the Boston Marathon. About three minutes after he had completed the race twin explosions erupted near the finish line. Beusse estimates he was about 150 yards away. This morning he joins a special edition of “Starting Point” to discuss the smoke and the devastating aftermath.Beusse says his experience during the bombings at Monday’s marathon was “crazy.” He adds that after the race he and other runners were “meandering along and the next thing you know these explosions took place. Everybody sort of panicked. Everybody knew immediately there was a problem.”He describes smoke rising immediately above the buildings and says “it was clear it was a big explosion. The sound in itself sort of rumbled the ground.”After the explosion Beusse says “The Boston police just gathered everybody. Took us immediately through the corral. Called it a crime scene and got us out of harm’s way.”
It'll give him excuse for not coming close to his $300 million annual revenue promise.
On Monday there will be an announcement in NJ
What about Delaware?
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