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Another Big Round of Layoffs is Imminent at Gannett (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2009 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

Posted on 06/30/2009 2:55:32 PM PDT by abb

The Gannett Company, owner of the nation’s largest newspaper chain, will go through another round of layoffs soon, with an announcement possible in the next few days, executives said Tuesday.

The company’s United States and British newspaper divisions eliminated more than 10,000 jobs in 2007 and 2008, including about 2,000 layoffs last fall, and Gannett executives have said repeatedly that they expect more downsizing, including layoffs. The company, which also owns a chain of television stations and Internet ventures, ended last year with 41,500 employees, including 35,800 in its newspaper divisions.

On Gannett Blog, a former Gannett editor who closely follows the company, Jim Hopkins, quotes an unnamed person in the company as saying that it will announce on July 8 that it is eliminating 4,500 United States newspaper jobs, and cutting salaries in its broadcast division.

Gannett executives, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information, said the number of jobs affected would be significantly smaller than that, and the news would probably come sooner than July 8.

Tara Connell, the company’s chief spokeswoman, declined to comment on the matter, except to contend that numbers cited by Mr. Hopkins had often turned out to be incorrect.

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and 84 other U.S. papers, saw newspaper advertising revenue fall 34.1 percent in the first quarter, compared with the period a year earlier. Analysts say second-quarter numbers will be similarly weak. The company has taken some drastic steps to lower expenses, including cutting home delivery of The Detroit Free Press from daily to three days a week, and stopping print publication of The Tucson Citizen.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; ccrm; dbm; gannett; layoffs; liberalmedia; newspapers
Tuesday evening good news!
1 posted on 06/30/2009 2:55:33 PM PDT by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Birch T. Barlow; ..

ping


2 posted on 06/30/2009 2:56:04 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=166016
Poynter’s First Buyout a Reminder that Goodbye is Never Enough


3 posted on 06/30/2009 2:57:32 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
O N E !
4 posted on 06/30/2009 3:00:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: abb

If they stuck to reporting news and reflecting public opinion rather than trying so hard to shape it (opinion)... they wouldn’t be in this mess.


5 posted on 06/30/2009 3:02:30 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: martin_fierro
B I A S !
6 posted on 06/30/2009 3:11:26 PM PDT by mallardx
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To: abb

Good.


7 posted on 06/30/2009 3:13:25 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: abb

Another “All Obama...All the time” newspaper in trouble. My question...who is still reading Time magazine, with a record 17 Obama cover stories in the last year.


8 posted on 06/30/2009 3:18:17 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: abb

Looks like another round by the Obama Administration of hiring former journalists.


9 posted on 06/30/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mallardx
Raoul's First Law of Journalism
Bias = Layoffs

Raoul's Second Law of Journalism
Ignoring Bias = Bankruptcy



10 posted on 06/30/2009 3:19:22 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Huskrrrr
My question...who is still reading Time magazine, with a record 17 Obama cover stories in the last year.

Stop in and doctor's, dentist's, accountant's, lawyer's, ad nauseum, waiting room and check the mag pile. Plus every plane has at least a couple of copies. I would hazard a guess that individual sales/subscriptions are less than 40% of the total press run. JMHO.

11 posted on 06/30/2009 3:30:59 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: abb
one of the local gannett rags the Ithaca Urinal just chopped it page size by about 1/3, and there's still no news in it...
12 posted on 06/30/2009 3:36:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: abb
Thanks, I'm looking for to seeing their demise. They overlooked a lot of corruption in my hometown when they owned the local paper.

Good riddance!!

13 posted on 06/30/2009 3:39:38 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: abb

Who wants to pay for extreme left-wing propaganda when they can get it from Obama for free??


14 posted on 06/30/2009 3:48:14 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: abb

Good. The enemy of the truth.... continues to die.


15 posted on 06/30/2009 4:00:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: abb

http://www.magazinedeathpool.com/
Vibe: RIP June 2009

http://cancelthebee.blogspot.com/
Report: Sacramento Bee trying to avert furloughs

Miami land sale delayed again


16 posted on 06/30/2009 4:03:44 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Sympathy meter set at zero

17 posted on 06/30/2009 4:22:35 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama: Always wrong, never in doubt.)
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To: Zakeet

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124640099819376069.html#mod=testMod

JUNE 30, 2009, 6:36 P.M. ET

Gannett Will Cut More Than 1,000 Jobs

By RUSSELL ADAMS

Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher by daily circulation, will cut more than 1,000 jobs in response to continuing revenue declines, according to a person familiar with the company’s thinking.

The cuts will come from the U.S. Community Publishing division, which consists of Gannett’s more than 80 local dailies, the person said. They won’t affect the flagship publication, USA Today. It wasn’t clear exactly how many jobs will be shed, although the person said it will be fewer than 2,000.

snip


18 posted on 06/30/2009 4:28:39 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Huskrrrr
who is still reading Time magazine, with a record 17 Obama cover stories in the last year

NO ONE...they are laying on tables in doctor's & dentist's offices because some patients' kid sold it to them during a ‘fund raiser’!

19 posted on 06/30/2009 4:37:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: abb

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003989257
Gannett Co. to Execute Another Round of Layoffs

http://gawker.com/5304625/thousands-of-layoffs-coming-at-gannett
Thousands of Layoffs Coming at Gannett?

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-gannett-layoffs-to-come-in-next-few-days-smaller-than-rumored/
Gannett Layoffs May Come In Next Few Days; Smaller Than Anticipated


20 posted on 06/30/2009 4:37:45 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Going, going, gone.


21 posted on 06/30/2009 4:47:48 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Gator113

Just not fast enough for me.


22 posted on 06/30/2009 4:56:32 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: abb
They aren't dying fast enough, Abb. This “10-15%” stuff isn't the same as “dead.”
23 posted on 06/30/2009 5:23:42 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (The UN has never won a war, nor a conflict, but liberals want it to rule all militaries.)
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To: Huskrrrr
My question...who is still reading Time magazine, with a record 17 Obama cover stories in the last year.

Not me. I was quite unaware they were doing Obama stories, cover or otherwise.

24 posted on 06/30/2009 5:46:48 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by illegitimate government)
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To: abb

Awesome.

I am waiting for the Hussein economy to hit my workplace.

In some ways, it already has; some hours have been really really cut back.

There are some extreme libs here, though. Hope ‘n change loonies. They oughta be next, and I’ll just wonder how they’ll feel then.


25 posted on 06/30/2009 6:11:53 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: abb

Thanks for the ping.


26 posted on 06/30/2009 7:19:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Is the gay community condemning "perv dad for fun" for trying to sell a 5 year old for rape parties?)
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To: abb

A hip-hop magazine bit the dust? So sad. I can’t believe anyone buys any of these magazines off the newsstand. I subscribed to Men’s Health last fall when a friend was selling subscriptions for her elementary school daughter. Cost like $20 for the year, or about $2 a magazine. It’s been ok. Somehow I also ended up getting Maxim, which I definitely didn’t sign up or pay for. I see it on the newsstand across the street for $5.99. Who would pay $6 for any magazine? I generally just cut my name/address off the bottom of the magazine and then leave it in the workout out room for everyone to read.


27 posted on 07/01/2009 12:41:13 PM PDT by MovementConservative (www.stephenfowlersucks.com.)
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To: abb

A hip-hop magazine bit the dust? So sad. I can’t believe anyone buys any of these magazines off the newsstand. I subscribed to Men’s Health last fall when a friend was selling subscriptions for her elementary school daughter. Cost like $20 for the year, or about $2 a magazine. It’s been ok. Somehow I also ended up getting Maxim, which I definitely didn’t sign up or pay for. I see it on the newsstand across the street for $5.99. Who would pay $6 for any magazine? I generally just cut my name/address off the bottom of the magazine and then leave it in the workout out room for everyone to read.


28 posted on 07/01/2009 12:41:37 PM PDT by MovementConservative (www.stephenfowlersucks.com.)
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