Friday, October 07, 2011

Sponsors | Martore's getting paid a gazillion!

And I'm only looking for $4,000 this quarter. What a bargain! Today, I moved a step closer with a $5 gift from a long-time supporter in Virginia. (And boy, did this reader give me an up-close-and-personal view of newly named CEO Gracia Martore!)

With the quarter 7% over, I'm already at 8% of my goal. Thank you. The breakdown:
  • Reader donations: $74
  • Advertising: $237
I'm trying to earn $4,000 quarterly, through donations of $5 per reader, plus advertising sales. Please use the PayPal "Donate" tool in the green rail, upper right. Or mail cash and checks payable to: Jim Hopkins, 584 Castro St. #823, San Francisco, Calif., 94114-2594.


  1. Hey Jim - not so easy running a business, eh? Easy to beg for crumbs though with little value proposition other than poor journalism and an abundance of unsubstantiated claims.

  2. Jim, your work is appreciated by those who care about the chaos across media companies, the death of the newspaper biz model and the suffering of the displaced. There are a lot of ugly things also happening at all publicly traded news companies and those being run into the ground by hedge funds. But no one else has the tenacity to watchdog them or earned the trust of current and past employees. You have shined a light on the poor choices made by Gannett and the Freedom Forum.

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  4. 11:58 is right, and 1:07 is wrong, no matter how often Jim wants to delete that assessment.

  5. I find value in some of Jim's posts and certainly the blog is a forum for the frustrated employees. On the other hand, there is a lot of rumor mongering and untruths told that poison this blog and negate its credibility. Maybe it's the nature of the beast in anonymous blogs. The personal attacks are not productive.

    Wish they would end and we could have productive discussions here.

  6. Amount of my revenue that's digital: 100%

    Amount of Gannett's revenue that's digital: highly debatable, despite what appears in the quarterly regulatory filings to the SEC.

    Gracia Martore told The Washington Post that the company’s share of revenue from digital sources is growing and now accounts for about 21% of its sales.

    But does GCI include 100% of CareerBuilder's revenue in its totals, even though GCI owns barely 51% of that company?

    I believe that may be the case. And while it no doubt conforms with GAAP, it would paint a misleading picture of digital's top-line contributions.


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