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Boston Globe cuts newsroom staff by 24 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Boston Glob ^ | March 21, 2007 | Martin Baron

Posted on 03/21/2007 2:37:38 PM PDT by abb

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron sent the following note to the staff today concerning employee buyouts in the newsroom:

To the staff:

I’d like to update you on the buyout.

We have accepted buyout applications from 24 of our colleagues in the newsroom. A handful of buyout applications were approved over the last several weeks, and some people already have left the Globe. The vast majority are being notified of their acceptance today, and they will leave the newsroom on various dates over the next few months. The dates have been set so that the newsroom has time to adjust to their departures.

It is always difficult to say goodbye to co-workers and friends. Wonderful people who have dedicated themselves so fully to the success of the Globe will no longer be working with us side by side. I know that all of us wish them well.

Because the buyout was oversubscribed, we were able to avoid layoffs, which would have affected talented people recently recruited to the Globe. The applications of some staffers were not approved. They included certain individuals with special skills and those in difficult-to-fill positions that required immediate replacement. No applications from those who hold the formal titles of section editor, department head, or above were accepted.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe; dbm; globe; newspapers; pinch
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Raoul's First Law of Journalism
BIAS = LAYOFFS

1 posted on 03/21/2007 2:37:41 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

What a day for dino-wrap bad news!


2 posted on 03/21/2007 2:38:10 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Pray for our President and for our heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world!)
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; bwteim; ...

Ping


3 posted on 03/21/2007 2:38:10 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

Oh and IBTP!


4 posted on 03/21/2007 2:38:28 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Pray for our President and for our heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world!)
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To: abb

Rule 2

You lie- You die

People who watch the news want news - not propaganda


5 posted on 03/21/2007 2:41:07 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicde committed by our leaders..)
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To: abb
The applications of some staffers were not approved. They included certain individuals with special skills and those in difficult-to-fill positions that required immediate replacement.

That would be the staffers who write copy from the AP wire and the op-ed writers.

6 posted on 03/21/2007 2:41:34 PM PDT by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: abb

Depending on the individual circumstances; getting a buyout for resigning is like winning a lottery. I bet that most of those who were disqualified feel gypped.


7 posted on 03/21/2007 2:43:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: abb

The 24 who were the least leftist.


8 posted on 03/21/2007 2:45:55 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: abb

Another one bites the dust.

Another one bites the dust.

And another one's gone.

Liberal biased reporting [whether news or print]=Another one gone.


9 posted on 03/21/2007 2:46:32 PM PDT by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: abb
Is the numerology behind the number of layoffs significant? Paging Calypso Louie, paging Dale Gribble...
10 posted on 03/21/2007 2:47:52 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: abb

"Because the buyout was oversubscribed, we were able to avoid layoffs."

It appears that even liberal "rats" can still see a sinking ship and try to get off before it goes under.


11 posted on 03/21/2007 2:49:35 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (I faithfully fart toward Mecca five times a day.)
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To: abb

Hope they don't fire Jeff Jacoby. He's the only conservative they've got.


12 posted on 03/21/2007 2:50:59 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Bobkk47
They'll just suspend him on trumped-up charges before any significant event.

-PJ

13 posted on 03/21/2007 2:52:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: abb

"I love the smell of dying Leftist newsrags in the morning. It smells like... victory!"


14 posted on 03/21/2007 3:08:39 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: NickatNite2003
The 24 who were the least leftist.

You can bet on that...

15 posted on 03/21/2007 3:11:47 PM PDT by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: pabianice
"I love the smell of dying Leftist newsrags in the morning. It smells like... victory!"

These guys like that smell, too...


16 posted on 03/21/2007 3:12:06 PM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb
avoid layoffs, which would have affected talented people recently recruited to the Globe.

They hire first (less salary) and then offer buyouts to long term, higher salary employees.

Then comes the reason for less profits - due to the cost of buyouts. And the wheel of deception goes round and round.
17 posted on 03/21/2007 3:13:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: abb
Ping!
18 posted on 03/21/2007 3:14:47 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

I'll bet Howie Carr is laughing


19 posted on 03/21/2007 3:17:11 PM PDT by hondo1951 (i live in happy valley, but i'm not happy, BUT I'M TRYING)
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To: abb
When these job reductions are completed, the Globe will continue the ambitious journalism that brings so many readers to our newspaper and website every day.

Terrific libspeak on display.

20 posted on 03/21/2007 3:38:55 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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