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Has a publisher been named in Des Moines yet or did I miss that one along the way?
Sorry - I just did a quick search here and see Rick Green was named a while back. Missed that one. Thanks anyway.
Why not do the search first, then post? Or better, not post?
Someone in Nashville got laid off yesterday. Are more coming?
Two in Jackson, MS today. Advertising.
Looks like the future of the newspaper business is to have layoffs every quarter until there is no one left!
Who in Nashville? Initials? Department? Details, please.
It was in marketing. Initials are DM.
12:08 Does Nikki Finke post on this blog? You should check out her fate and learn from it.
There were some layoffs in Green Bay and Door County today as well.... unsure of numbers. Sad.
One from Door. One from Appleton. Staff was told there were 7 in wisconsin.
Have heard of 4 total in Wisconsin. Wondering about the possible 3 additional.
Layoffs in Jackson, MS. A general manager and her editor and a position was eliminated and that person given new responsibilities. Anyone else?
Anticipating more reports of U.S. newspaper layoffs and other job cuts, I've now set up a new spreadsheet listing site-by-site figures. As we've done previously, please check the sheet to see if your site is represented, then post the latest information in this comment thread.
In fact, some days my local Gannett paper reads like the Onion!
7 in wisconsin
how bad has it gotten in Cincinnati? Daily pitches to sell your managers on rop products now. 2 years without talking about the paper and they are wondering why circulation is down to nothing. They have even cut rates in half and still no one buys advertising. Letting quality people go that have been here many years and bringing in the 25yr old at 75%less pay. They even have a manager that calls 8:15 and 5:15 meetings everyday as a form of punishment to his employees for not being able to sell enough discounted ROP.........Big problems there!!!
I automatically discount any Cincinnati complaints these days. It's clear they originate from 1 or 2 bitter people who have mental problems. Normally I'd add a tag appropriate to that post, but I'll skip it this time.
It's no wonder that no one reads the Enquirer anymore. I live in Cincinnati and there is absolutely no advertising or promotion of the paper at all. A newcomer to the area isn't even aware of the local newspaper unless he notices it at the grocery store, buried near all the celebrity news tabloids. And usually the Enquirer's little rack is sitting in some lonely corner at the front of the store anyway. Pathetic.
11:30 - And like night follows day, you return - the unhinged accuser who refutes nothing but offers only the same BS speculations about the number of posters, as if it matters.
If GMs are on the list, I have a prime candidate in NJ.
Just want to say what a great job the GIADC does everyday! They are such a joy to work with and the top quality ads and quick turnaround and ease of use the systems provide is just exceptional! Come on Everyone lets give GIADC some much deserved love! YAY!
Wonder what all you liberal editors who have been touting Obamacare as the greatest think since sliced break think now since Gannett has whacked your insurance benefits.
Not an editor, but affected by the change in Gannett benefits and still support the plan...If my family has to forgo insurance for a year or two until the kinks can be worked out it will be well worth it in the long run...We are looking for other affordable alternatives and are disappointed that the congress didn't see fit to deal with the family glitch as it exists, but eventually it will all work out...For now just praying the partner and kid stay healthy.
@5:08 p.m. Jeebus, I hope you don't have a journalism/English degree. Or any degree in general, I guess. Think? Break?
We think Gannett is run by greedy bloodsuckers looking for any excuse to save money at the expense of its worker bees.
Or top management puts themselves in a position to collect on company perks and retire from Gannett leaving all the worker bees in the dust
Corporate has provided zero evidence the changes top management made to the medical plan have anything to do with Obamacare. Until then, it's just cowardly shifting of responsibility to an easy target: government.
I did some comparisons, and your theory might have more chance of being true than what I thought, Jim.Of course, you still have no facts or evidence yourself, so you aren't exactly operating from a position of strength.In case you feel like arguing, you should know that just repeating your same points as before or quoting solely from Gannett memos is not evidence. If you do that, I will be entertained, and you will still be without evidence.
Jim, you got to be nuts...I worked for Gannett for may years and they don't do anything unless they can use a government regulation to help them increase profits.
I think Jim is correct. I've heard for years how our health benefits are killing this company, yadda, yadda.. I think Obamacare was the excuse to make the health care cut they had only previously been dreaming about doing.
9:14 Corporate -- not me -- made the claim Obamacare was to blame for Gannett's radically changing its medical plans. So, it's on Corporate to provide the evidence.
Changes to the insurance plan are not because of Obamacare, which has absolutely no bearing on private insurance. Changes to the insurance plan are being made to reduce Gannett's expenses and increase their profits.
So the same dollypots who are in denial about what technology is doing to the newspaper industry—are equally in denial about what Obama is doing to the health care industry! Figures!
This is the same company that created the magic that is TPP. Was their every any doubt it would take full advantage of Obamacare to further f*ck their employees. It's in their DNA.
In other words, Jim, you have no evidence. But we knew that already.
Jim, I'm old enough to remember the price "caps" in the early 70's used to try to curb inflation. Companies raised prices right to the limit of these caps for fear of losing money later. Obamacare was instituted with the promise of affordability but no teeth to keep companies from passing costs onto employees and consumers. In fact, they were just waiting for a reason to do so. This is the unintended consequence. What is the old adage? "The road to ruin is paved with the best of intentions." The ACA was sold to us as "affordable" but what we're seeing are premiums increasing two and half times (my family) on a worse plan. If I jettison everyone, then I'm paying less, but under ACA rules, I can't do that. So we, employees of Gannett, are between a rock and a hard place. Corporate knows we can't go shopping and qualify for tax incentives. Again, government tries to "cap" something and look what happens.
TPP was created by Congress at the behest of the unions.
Announced by M. Kane in Rochester today: Democrat and Chronicle to lease space in yet-to-be -built building on former Midtown Plaza site in heart of downtown. The company will occupy 42,000 square feet on two floors and will be the sole occupant according to a story on its website. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20131029/NEWS01/310290031
2 confirmed gone in Appleton, WI
If I indicated who was gone, then management would need about 30 seconds to figure out who I am and call me into the office and give me the boot.
So it's not common knowledge.....yet.
One more let go in Jackson Miss. Advertising.
Thank you; I've now got three jobs for Jackson, Miss.
Poor managing=lstaff lay offs
Curious to see how things run in Louisville now that Tim Alexander from Lafayette has been announced to replace Teflon Tony Simmons. It's really amazing the amount of talent that Louisville has lost over the past year due to the way things are being ran.
They are in the toilet just like Indy.
Where is Simmons headed after leaving Louisville?Why is he referred to as Teflon tony?
Tony Simmons is now working at Corporate in McLean, Va., as Gannet Publishing Services' director of distribution operations and technology, according to his LinkedIn profile.
I am so glad I'm no longer with Gannett. A weight has been lifted off my shoulders and a bulls-eye removed from my back!
Is Richmond the new Gannett business model? No GM. No community "face" for the paper. How active is the paper in the community when no one is around to represent it?
Richmond is going to be folded into the Indy Star.
12:25 - In regards to the bulls-eye being removed, you will always have one regardless if you are in the newspaper industry or a greeter at Wal-Mart, it's just a matter of when they call your number.
What is coming next is that companies are going to cover employees only and quit covering family members forcing them into the higher costs of Obamacare while the companies cut their expenses.
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