Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oct. 14-20 | Your News & Comments: Part 2

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  2. Bruce Klink, vice president/finance of the Indianapolis Star was let go the same day as the Journal and Courier publisher. Apparently, the two were part of a group of well paid drones given their walking papers that day. Karen Crotchfelt, Star Publisher and a member of Dickey's West Coast mafia delivered the news herself. Prior to Indy, Klink was Gannett's vice president of finance for the entire newspaper division.

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    1. How long ago was this?

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    2. Looks like Klink went klunk.

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    3. 6:10 This would have been in late July or early August. That's when Gary Suisman retired as Journal & Courier publisher in Lafayette, Ind.

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  3. At a salary approaching $300K a year, Klink should have been sacked years ago. Kudos to Crotchfelt for recognizing how little work he actually did and how little Klink contributed to the bottomline or goodwill of this company. Say what you want about Karen Crotchfelt, the lady has a big pair.

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  4. Another change in leadership at the Lafayette, La. Daily Advertiser... http://www.theind.com/news/indreporter/15483-and-another-one-bites-the-dust

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  5. Sell, Gracia, sell. The sky is falling. Just as you planned, chicken little.

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  6. “Tom Buesse is a seasoned media executive and we are excited about the experience he brings to Gannett,” said Dave Hunke. “His leadership will provide us with the vision to help grow our national sports initiatives.”

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    1. 6:43, this is from another USA Today press release announcing another hire:

      "He is a highly creative entrepreneur and we know he will lead this division with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that it requires."

      Do you know who that was? (Hint: two months later, he abruptly quit, and the paper never directly acknowledged he was gone.)

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    2. The Great Rudd Davis

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  7. I have to agree with 5:43. Michael Kane should have let Bruce Klink go years ago. How gratifying to see Gannett starting to eat it's own, letting those who decided the fate of others over the last few years, get what they deserve. Karma sure is a bitch!

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    1. Birds of a feather.

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  8. Oh my, interesting about Karen Lincoln Michael in Lafayette, La. Wonder if that job will be filled or if it's the start a move toward statewide consolidation. Stay tuned.

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  9. speaking of consolidations, when your presses consolidated and your offices were no longer 24-hour operations, what security did your papers keep in place for the person or two who are the only ones left working after midnight?

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    1. oh, and i'm asking because of concerns about a highly urban environment with high-crime stats,

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  10. No management changes in Cincinnati, where they're sticking with their commitment to hard hitting coverage.
    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/16/fish-tank-explodes-in-rep-steve-chabots-office/

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    1. From another publication, under a label that says "The inside scoop."

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    2. Politics Extra? C'mon. Yeah, not even original. Cincy cites Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill."

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  12. I eliminated USA Today's app from my phone today. I had sent a note complaining about what the sponsored cruise ship content to them. No one bothered to respond (not even an auto-respond.) Since they don't care about ethics, I will no longer rely on them for news. Plenty of other players, which is a shame because the website had improved substantially.

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    1. the app if free - so understand that businesses have to make money......so tired of posts where people think that they deserve news (which they do) but do nothing to support it.....you're probably one of the 9 in 10 that listen to NPR but pay nothing to support it

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  13. Interesting thoughts from a USA TODAY reader about the recent price increase.

    http://bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/rip-usa-today.html



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  14. Once again,everyone is tip toeing around trivia.
    The topic is ....financial reports due next week.
    Everything else is besides the point,if you don't have a Gannett job
    will this other bullishit mean anything?

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