Skip to comments.Gannett to cut 1,400 jobs in new round of cuts (Yay!)
Posted on 07/01/2009 1:54:55 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Gannett to cut 1,400 jobs in new round of cuts
NEW YORK Newspaper publisher Gannett Co. plans to cut 1,400 jobs in the next few weeks, about 3 percent of the work force, as it faces a prolonged slump in advertising revenue.
The majority of layoffs will come by July 9, he said.
The move follows a 10 percent cut at Gannett last year, which left the company with about 41,500 employees.
Gannett publishes USA Today, the largest newspaper by circulation in the U.S., along with dozens of other newspapers
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Add more cuts to Florida Today...the liberal socialist rag of Central Florida as they are Gannett owned as well. They never learn.
Looks like that stimulus is working out for you there in the USA? Probably with a few more printing presses, we’ll all be millionaries. The wealth of the USA, looks like has vanished.
Comes from biting the hand that feeds you.
>> The wealth of the USA, looks like has vanished
No, not vanished. The foundation of wealth of the USA is in its people, their can-do attitude, and their hard work and perseverence and entrepreneurship.
I’m sorry to say, however, that the level of official corruption is increasing in the US. I shudder to think that if it gets ten times worse (or so), it might actually begin to approach the level of corruption in Mejico. How’s that working out for YOU, FRiend? :-)
Also, when you read this weepy little article, keep in mind that these are JOURNALISTS. They HAVE no real skills. No big loss to the country if they aren’t working.
Gannett took over the Indy Star. I hope they all go down.
Usually you can specify that you don't want the paper at check-in time. Otherwise you have to step over it to get out in the morning. And in that case, you DID just buy it.
The sad part is that many of the people that lose their jobs may not be in agreement with the company’s political bias.
that is a good reminder. I didn’t realize that counted as a “sale” in their accounting... I’ll begin saying NO at hte desk.
It hasn’t shown up on any of our bills.
They don’t charge the guest for the paper, but it counts as a paid copy for advertising rates.
Our local paper got busted for delivering many extra papers to all the hotels and claiming those papers as circulation. It cost them a bundle in advertiser lawsuits.
Then they wonder why advertising is down.
Are the hotels actually paying for the papers?
Good point, indeed the true wealth of America is it’s hard entreprenuial people. Mejico... you know, I think things are slowly improving. Talked Monday to a young administrator of a hotel, his father was kidnapped, a brother. He cooperted with the kidnap squad, he was rather impressed with their GPS ability to track cell phones, their professional guiding him on how to deal with the Familia... I do honestly think there are some policemen who are doing their best. Bribes are very HIGH, and so often is the case, if the criminals can’t bribe the police, they’ll bribe the Ministerio Publico, DA...or the judges. But I see a glimmer of hope, and think that there is a rising awareness in Mexico that people want things cleaned up.... Everyone says kidnappings are down from a year ago, and extorn. Where they charge you a ‘fee’ to protect you from the thugs and Zetas.
“Looks like that stimulus is working out for you there in the USA? Probably with a few more printing presses, well all be millionaries. The wealth of the USA, looks like has vanished.”
Some of our wealth surely has vanished...the other part of it is being sorely mistreated.
No, the patron pays. You can tell the desk jockey at check-in that you don't want USA Today and they'll credit your account for the cost of the newspaper. You only have to ask.
Then I’ll be glad to do it.
While with liberal policies and the loss of a million jobs by a socialist look like a victory since it isn't the 1.1 million jobs ... thereby there was a growth of 100,000 jobs instead of a loss of a million jobs.
Even the Ministry of Truth cannot overcome the loss of all those full page color adverts paid for by GM and Chrysler dealers... I have seen a disturbing trend lately though .. many people seem to be tuning out reality and turning to what we call “prolfeed” ...
Then they can band together and form a new publication in the finest traditions of American free enterprise.
With their experience and inside knowledge and connections it might be doable.
Somehow, I think not.
Every single paper at the hotels are paid for by the hotel and most are read.
Sorry Dave, but I’ve been frequenting hotels for decades, and haven’t found the need to poke my nose in one of their papers yet.
By the time they get there, the news contained is dated. It’s been that way for decades.
Do you think all the people who travel on business read them? Heck, when you’re gone on a junket, you get up early, spend your time in meetings and after hours gatherings. I didn’t have time for paper?
I have however seen lots of them left outside the door a good portion of the day. I’m rather certain many of those papers never make it into a room.
Are the hotels actually paying for the papers?
In the case of Orlando FL ,, the answer is NO ,, the Orlando Sentinel (Slantinel) used to supply papers free to the hotels to boost their circuation numbers and therefore ad rates .. advertisers objected because tourists don’t shop at the local stores that were buying the advertising,,, the Sentinel stopped giving papers away to the hotels a year ago but they still deliver free to the hospitals since the patients are a local audience.
I realized that hospitals also got the papers.
It’s interesting to see how that plays out in the overall scheme though.
The Sentinel was playing games ,, inserting 2 and 3 copies of inserts just to get them all distributed (most advertisers print their own inserts and deliver to the papers “just in time”) ... similar to that New Yawk paper that was found dumping freshly printed papers in the landfill and reporting the copies as distributed to keep their ad rates up... Hospitals are actually a good place to distribute “free” papers as far as the advertisers are concerned as most patients are older and read papers.
Thanks for the good points. That’s interesting about the inserts going straight to the landfills. Sorta eliminates the middle-man. ;-)
No, the hotels got the papers for free, but the company claimed them as paid circulation.
I see. Thanks for the clarification.
The issues in newsstands constitute the same. Most, except for the WSJ in certain areas, remain almost full if not full, by the next dayeven at the interstate stops. They are still counted as circulation.
This is hardly an indication of increasing sophistication of the public: a large part of the public has stopped having any real interest in what ultimately affects them. Even college students/grads. Hardly a phenomena to rejoice about. Ergo, the election of Obama and the Democratic majority.
Newspaper publisher Gannett Co. plans to cut 1,400 jobs in the next few weeks, about 3 percent of the work force, as it faces a prolonged slump in advertising revenue.
In other news, the buggy and carriage business has had a prolonged slump due to the introduction of the automobile, as has the business of blacksmiths in Chicago, Boston and New York.
I don’t actually like observing the print media’s demise.
Newspapers are something of value. If you can’t trust what’s in them though, their value becomes of less importance.
The editorializing that takes place in the reporting of issues, is shameful. The editorial pages themselves more often than not seem to have writers who used to work for Pravda or worse. True red blooded loyalist writers seem to be almost non-existent.
So while I do see the print media dying their well deserved death, I lament something that was and still could have been a very beneficial service to society.
The left has single-handedly destroyed something they absolutely idolize.
The Burlington Free Press in Burlington VT is a renowned fish wrapper and Gannett owned
I have more optimism for the buggy business in rural areas than newspapers anywhere. I just sold off a buggy I had sitting in storage to a guy who restores them and takes them to events and parades. He also bought the forge that was stored nearby.
Honestly, I’m not happy to see anyone lose their jobs.
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