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To those who think the Cincinnati Enquirer editor isn't human, she finally came clean. She's LITERALLY the product of mortar and tiles.In a column about murals at the local airport, Carolyn Washburn wrote "these are not just abstract works of art. These are literally our grandparents and great-grandparents."(However, Carol, you're right that the airport murals "are not just abstract works of art." They're not abstract art at all.)
Too bad the desk didn't have her back on that one. Also, why would the print edition put the murals story on black-and-white pages? I thought the great thing about the new miniature paper was the ability to print color on every page. (And why did the Page 1 piece send readers to the wrong page?) Enquiring minds ....
Ahh, Carolyn just can't seem to get anything right.
Mortar, huh. That explains her pantsuit wedgie on natonal TV during our notorious debate in Des Moines.
A former Register editor still calls her "Wedgeburn."
You keep using that word, literally. I do not think it means what you think it means.
So what does everyone think USAT's next move is after the buyouts are official? I am guessing more folks will be pushed out, but how and when?
What's hilarious about the buyouts, layoffs, etc is they never seem to affect the layer upon layer of editors at USAT. Pretty soon the place will be nothing but a few bloggers aggregating content from rival media, who wroite it first and better, and the same old crew of assignment editors going to meetings with their clipboards and pencils but contributing little. But that's what happens when you bring in a whole new layer of management at USAT SPORTS. They all have to justify their existence by pushing out the people who do the actual, you know, work.
Sad so sad that everyone has to feel this way
What's the latest with the Freedom Forum/Newseum? How have they done since their layoffs in January?
anyone know the status of union contract negotiations at gannett properties?
Someone said the Mailroom in Phoenix turned down last, best, and final last night.
Another smart union decision. Who runs the show, former Hostess union members.
Why should all the perks, bennies, raises, bonuses, etc go to Gannett's elite?
1:22: Yes!I haven't heard of a single top editor in News at USAT taking the buyout, even though, as far as I know, they all meet the criteria as far as age and length of time at Gannett. The main people who are leaving are very experienced, respected beat reporters. I'm sure the reporters figure, and rightfully so, that there will be other opportunities for them. The editors, not so much.
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Stay tuned! Just because you haven't heard doesn't mean no top editors have raised their hands. All will be disclosed in due time.
One very senior editor just disclosed she's leaving via Facebook.
April showers benefit area flowers and gardensHard-hitting, impactful journalism coming out of Appleton, WI todya.
Nice cheap way to fill the news hole since they no longer cover governments,schools, breaking news or a lot of other things unless it comes in via e-mail or fax.
To quote the two critics above:"impactful" and "todya"faxShocking you were shown the door.
So who is it? I'd say that's now for public consumption.
She is not an editor. Neither is she in News. But she is one of the respected beat reporters who's leaving.When I say News editors, I'm talking the likes of Weiss, Colton, etc., etc.
I'm on pins and needles...
Just saw the picture of Neuharth's grave site. You know, nothing screams "class" like logos on your tombstone.
Just thank God he didn't leave directives for the Newseum to erect a mausoleum on the Mall.
pam brown, a very nice, competent pereon, is tsking the buyout. She is a senior editor who is on marketing's payroll.
Good to see the posts from assholes were finally wiped off the board. Jim must have finally awakened from his nap to take care of business.Note to assholes: At least try to be clever with your mudslinging. Today's juvenile crap was weak. Do better.
The White House Correspondent's Dinner pictures are up at Gannett's Facebook page. Two comments: 1) Gannett has less than 2500 'likes' on FB. This for a company that has ten-fold that of own employees? Telling that the new social media directors can't even get a significant portion of its own staff to throw their own company a bone. and, 2) whoever posted them did a better, but still not good, job of identifying who's who. For a company rooted in journalism and for a medium meant to share info and sharing to the public and fans, this really does a poor job of telling a story of what / why / who. But with only 2000 people maybe looking at them, I guess not even the Gannett cares.
It is only Monday of Derby week in Louisville & already the presses won't run. Both USAT & the C-J are now over 2 hrs late.Chilling unit is down. Still 5 nights to go!!
Barbara DeLollis announces she's out at USA Today.
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