Skip to comments.'Cincy Post' Staffers React to Shutdown Notice
Posted on 07/17/2007 10:27:51 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
NEW YORK Although Cincinnati Post staffers were expecting today's announcement that the paper would cease publication at the end of the year, several newsroom employees admitted the final blow is not easy to take.
Members of the 52-person news staff said they were not surprised at the decision by E.W. Scripps Company to fold the paper when the joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. Inc., owner of the rival Cincinnati Enquirer, expires Dec. 31. The JOA's demise had been decided three years ago when Gannett exercised an option to pull out.
"We were surprised it took this long to announce an official date," said Peggy Kreimer, a 34-year veteran reporter. "It is nice to know that at least we will not get closed down in August or October. I think it is a money-making decision. We would like to think decisions are made by the heart and not the pocketbook. But I don't think the Post can go it alone."
Tom O'Neill, a three-year employee and current education reporter, agreed: "No one is surprised at all, but still for some people the finality of it is hard. "
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If they have quality reporters and editors, they will quickly find new jobs in journalism. More trees are saved by this move regardless of if they were a more balanced news outfit.
I lived in The Queen City for 4 years and loved it. “I’ll have a 4-way please.” Always enjoyed reading the Post...I remember how amazed I was—coming from NYC—that a newspaper could actually be REPUBLICAN!
3-way for me....YUM!
4 way, beans, dry. 2 skyliners, loaded, please.
It's not surprising that journalists confuse their personal life with business.
Operate your love life that way if you want to but not a business.
Whenever I fly and need to do a stopover in St Loo or Dallas or wherever, I always try and go through Cinti airport instead so I can get a chili. People I travel with think I’m nuts...until they taste the chili.
LOL!! NEVER ask for a 3-way in San Francisco!!
Huh? Do tell.
What is a JOA. Also what is a three way.
JOA = Joint Operating Agreement (between the two newspapers in this case).
The other reference is to Cincinnati’s tremendous chili (a link is posted up above somewhere).
Pinging with Tuesday afternoon Good News!
I was laid off by a company after 21 years with them. If my boss had told me he made his decision based on the heart I'd have kicked him in the sweet spot! I could understand it being a business decision.
I grew up in Cincinnati, lived there until I was 23. It was a super place to grow up in the 40’s and 50’s. I remember the Cincinnati Post as a staple in our household and all the relatives too. I hate to see it go, even though I haven’t been there to read it in many many years. Guess I don’t like change like that. Some things should go on forever. : ) Sigh.
Cincinnati style chili is a watery concoction of ground beef, cinnamon, chocolate and other spices. It was developed by Greek immigrants. It can be had with chili, spaghetti, beans, onions, and cheese (a five way). Topped off with hot sauce that will eat the tarnish off of a penny. It popular with regular folks across the region...
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