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ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus [Updated]
LA Times ^ | 09/07/2010 | Matea Gold

Posted on 09/07/2010 1:08:58 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

As part of the deep cuts announced this week at ABC News, the network plans to close all of its physical bureaus around the country except Washington and halve the number of its domestic correspondents.

ABC News President David Westin confirmed in an interview Friday that the network's ranks of bureau correspondents, which currently number several dozen, would be cut in half and be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abcdisneynews; dinosaurmedia; isvestia; msmdeathwatch; news; pravda; pravdamedia; television; tv
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That's going to leave a mark. More "green shoots".

It's clear why Westin quit yesterday.

1 posted on 09/07/2010 1:09:00 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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I nominate little georgie stephanopoulos to join the unemployment line - it will give him more time to kiss 0bama’s ass.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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ABC pushes anti-business Obama down our throats.

Obama destroys business.

ABC fires much of its staff.

JUSTICE IS SERVED!


3 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:29 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: OldDeckHand

The rewards of propagandizing.


4 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:29 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: OldDeckHand

So will the dinosaur media source ABC still be predominantly white after this action? Just wonderin’.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 1:13:33 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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Fox needs to come out with a story headline reading “Fox news hiring” just to rub it in.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 1:13:46 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: OldDeckHand

Oh, you haters of the MSM, this is just a bit of retooling. Once this last downsizing has taken place, it’ll be all sweetness and light.

You just wait and see.


7 posted on 09/07/2010 1:14:21 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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How ironic is it that the ONLY bureau THEY think worth keeping is INSIDE THE BELTWAY.

As out of touch as their master.


8 posted on 09/07/2010 1:14:46 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: OldDeckHand

They shouldn’t need that many people to quote the party line anyway.


9 posted on 09/07/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: OldDeckHand

Maybe now that the policies of Obama are hitting the talking heads they will open their eyes


10 posted on 09/07/2010 1:15:49 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: OldDeckHand

Raoul’s First Law of Journalism: BIAS = LAYOFFS


11 posted on 09/07/2010 1:15:56 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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"be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories."

What the heck does this mean?

12 posted on 09/07/2010 1:16:15 PM PDT by stumptalker
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Rut-roh, rubble Raggy! Guess some folks are going to have to get some real jobs out there.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 1:16:39 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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...and be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories.
Egad. They'll be bloggers. What about their layer and layers of fact-checking editors?
14 posted on 09/07/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT by TheGeezer
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Good riddance state-run media! Serves you right, when you do nothing but lie to the American people, you all deserve to lose your jobs. You can join all the dem congressmen in the unemployments lines soon.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 1:17:52 PM PDT by NOBO2
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So ABC, how is that Hope and Change thing working out for you? Bwahahahahahahaha. You ba$tard$ deserve the worst for the way you have been misreporting things over the years.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 1:18:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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"be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories"

Kind like some FReepers do.

18 posted on 09/07/2010 1:18:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: stumptalker
"What the heck does this mean? "

It means they're going to fire all the people who are over 40 and making 6-figures annually, and replace them with twenty-something who will work for for Cheetos and Red Bull.

19 posted on 09/07/2010 1:19:25 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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The Internet is slowly replacing the print and visual news media. The bad guys can’t control the news outlets like they could 30 years ago. That is why Jay Rockefeller and other socialist hate the Internet. Quote from Jay-

“So, I mean, it really almost makes you ask the question would it have been better had we not invented the internet and had to use paper and pencil whatever?
Dinosaur Death Watch - Lovin’ it.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 1:19:37 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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