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LAYOFFS: NEW JERSEY'S STAR-LEDGER WIPES OUT 25% OF NEWSROOM
Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | April 4,2014 | by JOHN NOLTE

Posted on 04/04/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT by Hojczyk

New Jersey's largest newspaper, the Star-Ledger, has announced that it will wipe out 25% of its newsroom staff with the elimination of 167 jobs, 40 of which are newsroom jobs that make up 25% of that staff. Of the Star-Ledger's current staff of 750, the only staffers being spared are among those who are unionized. Apparently existing labor contracts protected every single union member from the axe.

In 2012, the Star-Ledger endorsed Barack Obama over his Republican rival Mitt Romney for re-election as president. The editorial board based its endorsement in part on Obama's handling of the economy.

New Jersey.com reports that at the Star-Ledger "whole offices now stand vacant, attesting to tremendous loss of personnel through buyouts and earlier layoffs[.]"

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: economy; newjersey; unions

1 posted on 04/04/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

The 4th estate is a 5th column.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 10:30:09 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Hojczyk

This is what happens when you alienate about half your potential customers.

I spent a large part of my career in troubled industries and the MSM is the single dumbest industry I have ever seen. Morons from top to bottom.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Hojczyk

Well the good for you folks is there is a boom in service sector jobs! Paper or plastic?


4 posted on 04/04/2014 10:33:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Hojczyk

We freepers have really become diligent on these matters.

It’s only a matter of time before the libs in Washington will divert Stimulus or other govt monies to these operations to keep them afloat. There is so much unaccountable federal and state dollars that will be funneled under the radar to keep their MSM buddies in operation.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 10:33:35 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Hojczyk

What goes around...


6 posted on 04/04/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Hojczyk
25% of it Newsroom???????

Sounds to me like this fishwrap never had a newsroom. Just another stenography pool for the DNC.

7 posted on 04/04/2014 10:36:50 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: buffaloguy

You are right, the media IS the single dumbest industry on the planet, followed closely by the entertainment industry.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 10:40:01 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Hojczyk
LAYOFFS: NEW JERSEY'S STAR-LEDGER WIPES OUT 25% OF NEWSROOM

LAYOFFS: NEW JERSEY'S STAR-LEDGER WIPES OUT 25% OF PROPOGANDA STAFF (Fixed it)

9 posted on 04/04/2014 10:44:54 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Hojczyk

Which one of the media cartels owns and controls the Star-Ledger?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 10:50:19 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Hojczyk
LAYOFFS: NEW JERSEY'S STAR-LEDGER WIPES OUT 25% OF NEWSROOM PROPAGANDISTS
11 posted on 04/04/2014 10:52:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: buffaloguy

The print media is declining period. Young people don’t read print newspapers. The Internet is now becoming the main source of news along with TV.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 10:53:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Common Sense 101

Re: #11- great minds think alike!


13 posted on 04/04/2014 10:53:47 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: fella
Which one of the media cartels owns and controls the Star-Ledger?

Gannett, I think.

14 posted on 04/04/2014 10:54:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: kabar

You don’t even really have to “go” onto the Internet anymore...

Apps like ZITE or notifications onto your phone, iPad, etc... these are things that don’t even feel like you’re on the internet.

And I personally still look at several newspapers, but they’re all digital on my iPad. Dallas Morning News, NY Times, Washington Times & Post, WSJ, and IBD.... All digital.

Who would want papers??


15 posted on 04/04/2014 11:01:30 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: McGavin999

“You are right, the media IS the single dumbest industry on the planet, followed closely by the entertainment industry.”

In reality, you are talking about the same thing. They are both just “entertainment.”


16 posted on 04/04/2014 11:10:07 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Hojczyk

When your idea of “news” becomes regurgitating progressive talking points, you probably don’t need as many people in the newsroom.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 11:19:03 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: Hojczyk

Why would this liberal rag need reporters? The White House and democratic
hacks write the stories. This rag just runs them as news.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 11:21:29 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: George from New England
“It’s only a matter of time before the libs in Washington will divert Stimulus or other govt monies to these operations to keep them afloat.”

This has been happening since ... well since forever. Look through any “newspaper of record”, and you'll see a lot of official government notices, and government advertising (much of it soft-core propaganda). Those ads subsidize a lot of other pages.

19 posted on 04/04/2014 11:40:57 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kabar

I worked in manufacturing firms which were trying to match foreign manufacturers in cost as well as quality for about 30 years. Our work mostly succeeded in keeping them in the game.

The MSM seems absolutely determined to destroy themselves by Pi$$ing off most of their potential readership with bad product.

I have never seen anything like this. MSM is owned by morons and run by morons.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 11:51:55 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Hojczyk

They can always go down to the bus station or a nearby truck stop and have sex for a living. They’ve got considerable experience as prostitutes.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: George from New England
There is so much unaccountable federal and state dollars that will be funneled under the radar to keep their MSM buddies in operation.

Well... There's that $6 Billion that PIAPS 'lost' while head of State...

22 posted on 04/04/2014 12:15:21 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: JimRed; fella
Which one of the media cartels owns and controls the Star-Ledger?

Gannett, I think.

Not unless Gannet owns Advance Publications.

"Advance Publications, Inc., is an American media company owned by the descendants of S.I. Newhouse Sr., Donald Newhouse and S.I. Newhouse, Jr. It is named after the Staten Island Advance, the first newspaper owned by the Newhouse family, and where the mailing address for Advance Publications is listed on paper (although Advance does not have an official headquarters). As of November 2012, it was ranked as the 52nd largest private company in the United States according to Forbes." source

23 posted on 04/04/2014 12:24:50 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I know, I’m antiquated. . .I like to hold a paper in my hands, sip my morning coffee, watch the sun come up, do the crossword, etc.
Later, I wake my wife.

Some are still not totally in the “Digital Age”.

Wish you well


24 posted on 04/04/2014 7:54:00 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: HippyLoggerBiker

Try swatting a fly with your i-pad. Or lining a bird cage, wrapping fish, etc.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 5:44:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hojczyk

             

26 posted on 04/06/2014 5:48:34 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Vigilanteman

Sorry that I am so long in my reply.

Maybe I’ll try out one of those iPad thingys one of these days. For now, I will continue to swat flies with my (actual paper) newspaper or the windshield of my RoadKing.

Wish you well.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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