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Our property seems to be moving toward becoming a semi-weekly or Sunday-only publication. Some of the indications are certain reporters deemed "investigative journalists" that are being salvaged. Has anyone else seen any indicators of this at their properties?
The number of daily publications across North America and the developed world will decline precipitously.
getting ready fro the disaster that will be Thanksgiving papers at Florida Today. Creative accounting leading the way for too high draws, huge papers still put into bundles of 8 instead of 5's or maybe even 4's. Add to that carriers also handling Orlando sentinels which will not be delivered early so the early loading carriers will have to sit around and wait. Also the New York delivered papers also are not arriving early to cause more delays.I understand the need to gobble (pun intended) up more revenue but it was done with no thought as to the extra burden loaded upon the single copy people. Or if there was thought there was no caring.Maybe there'll be a miracle in Brevard but I doubt it. FT has been progressively ruining Thanksgiving for it's carriers for years now. Why should this year be any different!
Anyone who works in distribution has given up on Thanksgiving as a holiday to enjoy.....
at FT the press came up and actually ran smooth. Even through insertion the huge, 40 lb. plus bundles came out fairly OK, though most came tumbling down the belts into the vehicles or rolling onto the ground.Most carriers had their FT's by 11pm which was great. The Orlando however got here at 11:30, then had to off load, get to the carriers, then get inserted (4 preloads), then loaded into their vehicles.One carrier had their Fla's at 10:30 but still didn't leave until 1.I understand the money grab for the deliveries but they should have either kept the Orlando carriers for their paper or hired others. It's too much for S/C carriers to deliver both.All in all however it could have been much worse.
My Gannett Retiree health insurance premiums go DOWN by $57 a month starting next year (I got in at age 55, I'm 58 now). Did anyone else experience this?
Same with me mine went down by $57 a month also. That is because for single retiree the deductible went from $500 to $1500, The plan basically does not pay for anything until you reach the $1500 deductible, Check the NYS affordable care act. You may find a better deal!
That is true, but now you have to pay all of your out of pocket untill you reach the $1500 deductible. Once that is met then you can submit items for 80/20 payment.
Mine went down $114 a month for employee and spouse
Jim, do you know the outcome of the Mike Huot lawsuit? Was it settled out of court or did it go to trial? Thanks.
It was postponed with no new date scheduled.
This just in, Lafayette, Indiana, will be closing it printing plat in Janurary, The Indy Star will pick up all the work
But it's not a broadsheet. How will that work?
Yes it is a Broadsheet Jim
Throw in 2 slitters, and you have a tabloid.
Oops - I meant to say REMOVE two slitters.
Broadsheet, Berliner, tabloid, pony or quarterfold - most presses can produce more than one size product with a change of paper width, slitter blades, folders and trimmers, both online and offline. In addition, with the design studios handling the work for multiple sites, it's incredibly easy to pick up the basic templates from one configuration and adjust for a new site.
Source? We've heard all sorts of rumors about Lafayette, Indiana, in the last few months. None of them has even been true.No source, no credibility. No press closure.
your wrong, most of what has been posted has come true, Jim knows this as do the folks in Lafayette
None of it came true. Just search through the claims.
Dont have to troll, I live it
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all former GANNETT employees!!!
FYI -- Washington Post headquarters sold.http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/washington-post-headquarters-to-sell-to-carr-properties-for-159-million/2013/11/27/1a0cab56-57aa-11e3-835d-e7173847c7cc_story.html?hpid=z4
I am not a Gannett employee but I was reading USA today and got to wondering. Does it make money or is subsidized somehow. I know they raised the subscription price but I have never paid for a USA Today in my life. I get them free at the desk of my hotel. And advertising is sparse. It is hard for em to imagine they turn a profit but I could be wrong. Does anyone have an anonymous, definitive answer?
The sites that print USA Today do not make money printing it. Corporate reimburses them for the consumables they use. The profit from selling the paper is almost break even. The money they receive from advertisers is spread out, so profits are also minimal. The paper you receive at the hotel is part of a contract that Gannett has bartered. If you noticed that the hotel label is no longer on the paper, that was part of a restructured deal. Hope this helped.
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