Skip to comments.USA Today is Broke - Furlough for Workers
Posted on 01/15/2009 8:54:40 AM PST by OregonRancher
The Gannett Company, the nations largest newspaper publisher, said on Wednesday that it would force thousands of its employees to take a week off without pay in an effort to avoid layoffs.
Gannett, which owns 85 daily newspapers across the United States including its flagship USA Today, said it could not say exactly how many people would be required to take time off, or how much money the company would save. But it said it would require unpaid leave for most of its 31,000 employees in this country.
Also on Wednesday, USA Today notified its staff of a one-year pay freeze for all employees.
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Sounds like they need a bailout. They are, after all, “too big to fail.”
Maybe all those employees can move in with Ted on his ranch?
My heart just bleeds ink for those guys
LOL, at $1.25 per copy it is too expensive for a bird cage.
Maybe if this continues we will no longer have the “Liberal Media”
The USA Today would be a great newspaper for conservatives to buy and make into a conservative voice and wire service. It has national reach and would be a great foundation for an alternative media.
Install some of the National Review editors to oversee the news, etc.
Partner with Fox, Washington Times, etc.
It’s a real opportunity.
And “The Wall Street Journal” seems to be doing just fine. Hmmm... What is the difference between the WSJ and all those other papers?
Should we call Rush et al to help?
Pay cuts usually do not work to a company's benefit.
From your lips to God's ears.
I would encourage contact.
This just strikes me as a huge opportunity to create a wire service and a paper.
It could bleed over to local media, as well, many of whom are conservative, but look to biased national media for national stories for simple economics.
It could be a game-changer for the MSM.
The WSJ editorials lean right, but the news is actually more leftist than the NYTs. (Seriously, confirmed by outside study.)
Equally hilarious and insidious are their polls on things which assume one of two things:
1) Everyone in their audience is obsessed with advertising just like they are. Super Bowl ad meter? Are they bloody joking with all the DVRs out there?
2) Forget morality - their questions are meant to eliminate any objection to the concept itself e.g. should gays have red or blue flowers at their wedding?
Gannett and USA Today are pestiferous vector of the virus of liberalism and political correctness.