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Shouldn't we be learning soon which 56/20 employees were successfully bought out and retired from the early May offer?
Shreveport paper ... Production issues AGAIN today. They are sorry AGAIN that delivery will be delayed ... AGAIN. This apology is worn out!!,
Well-researched content killed by piss-poor design. Wisconsin ran a two-day story on booming heroin use and the front page treatment for many of the papers yesterday had black type running down a man's arm - so dark that the type was illegible. I'm sure it looked great on screen and the usual self-congratulatory Design Center email will go out for yesterday's atrocity - but today's white on black text was a thousand times clearer.We don't get much enterprise reporting, why we have to waste it through design clutter is baffling. On the other hand, when it runs online there's no enhancement at all.
Whew. Glad I'm not the only one. I could barely read the story on A1 Sunday.
www.facebook.com/designstudiosgannettToday's was about as convoluted. DS-DesMoist must have had a little extra heroin left over before they designed the caffeine package.
Maryam Banikarim reorganizing one more time (fourteenth time her charm?) with axing of USAT vp Bill Cronin after year and a half. "Bill is an experienced global marketing executive with a passion for building successful teams and strong brands. His cross-platform and partner marketing expertise will be a tremendous asset to USA TODAY as we head into our 30th anniversary year. We are thrilled to have him on board,” said Micek.
Is this true? Is Cronin really gone?
Yes, Bill left last week.
Here's my original post on Cronin; his was one of a slew of VP hires under former USA Today Publisher Dave Hunke.
Geez...Hunke was an unmitigated disaster.
The Hunke credo: VP's for us all!!
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