Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Why Gannett Blog rivals a big-screen soap opera
Anonymous@7:34 p.m. has been paying attention! Regarding my recent post about why non-Gannettoids read this blog, they wrote:
I have never worked at Gannett, knew none of its executives until I read this blog, and have no investments in GCI stock (although I do wonder why it keeps rising). So why do I read this blog? It's because it is better than any of the Perils of Pauline soap operas, except it is real.
There's the white hat Chris Saridakis, brought in to lead Gannett into the digital future, who as the revenue picture shows fails, and heads off to other operations. There's Craig Dubow (left), sidelined by what sounds like a very serious back operation, who re-emerges looking like a bearded hippie. Could it be the morphine for the back pain?
What is Dave Hunke going to do with USA Today after engineering the cutbacks in Detroit, and will Tara Connell's ContentOne be successful in cutting expenses at community newspapers? There's also the reports from the rank and file, including one plaintive former employee who felt his layoff unjustified, and repeatedly said that. Haven't heard from him recently. It's all anonymous, but it is all so real . . . and interesting.