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TIME TO GO [more layoffs coming at Time Magazine next week]
wwd ^ | January 13, 2006 | Stephanie Smith

Posted on 01/13/2007 7:17:19 PM PST by freedomdefender

Time Inc. next week is expected to say goodbye to up to 20 staffers at each of its titles across editorial, production and business functions, sources said. Though the number of jobs to be eliminated is not yet final, one insider commented, "No one there is safe." As if losing one's job isn't hard enough, sources also said the once-cushy severance packages are expected to be less generous than in previous years.

Time, Fortune, Real Simple, Life and Money were among the titles hit during last winter's round of job cuts. Layoffs this month are expected across a wide swath of titles, from Sports Illustrated to even the golden child of the company, People.

People staffers for the most part dodged the bullet in the last two rounds of job cuts, but as consultant firm McKinsey & Co. has critiqued each magazine to find better operational efficiencies, sources said Time Inc. may finally do away with People's siloed system of editing, writing and reporting. "They're trying to unravel that," said one source close to the company. And when they do, "you end up with a bunch of attrition." Last month, People changed some of its editing processes so that some stories would be reported, written and fact-checked by the same person.

Entertainment Weekly, which also escaped relatively unscathed during last year's layoffs, is expected to lose staffers, as are Fortune and Time. McKinsey, incidentally, is expected to continue working with Time Inc. for an unspecified time period. A spokeswoman for Time Inc. declined comment Thursday.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: dbm

1 posted on 01/13/2007 7:17:23 PM PST by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender
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2 posted on 01/13/2007 7:19:19 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: freedomdefender

It's about TIME.


3 posted on 01/13/2007 7:20:24 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ("I'll build the g--d---- fence if they want it." -- John McCain, A Modern Profile In Courage)
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To: fat city
"Is TIME dead?"

-- God

4 posted on 01/13/2007 7:21:04 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: freedomdefender
Last month, People changed some of its editing processes so that some stories would be reported, written and fact-checked by the same person.

Hmm. Isn't why they said Drudge could never be a real news reporter, because he edited and fact checked his own stories?

5 posted on 01/13/2007 7:21:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: freedomdefender

That's as uplifting as an airstrike that kills 20 Taliban.


6 posted on 01/13/2007 7:22:01 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: Cicero

>>Hmm. Isn't why they said Drudge could never be a real news reporter, because he edited and fact checked his own stories?<<

Yes. Good catch.


7 posted on 01/13/2007 7:29:25 PM PST by SerpentDove (It's not rocket surgery.)
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To: Grampa Dave; Liz; Mo1

To the staff:

I’d like to apologize for being out of town and unable to speak with you personally about today’s announcement regarding the reduction in staff...

We will talk more next week when I return.


8 posted on 01/13/2007 7:35:17 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SerpentDove; Cicero

I love it when the smarmy snotty MSM crowd gets caught like that!!!


9 posted on 01/13/2007 7:38:51 PM PST by Enterprise (Drop pork bombs on the Islamofascist wankers. Praise the Lord and pass the hammunition.)
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To: fat city
1998: "God is Dead" -- Time Magazine

2007: "Time Magazine is dead" -- God

10 posted on 01/13/2007 7:39:53 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Well, it's 2007. Time to get ready for 2008.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

LOL


11 posted on 01/13/2007 7:40:55 PM PST by Enterprise (Drop pork bombs on the Islamofascist wankers. Praise the Lord and pass the hammunition.)
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To: freedomdefender
TANK MSM SLIMES! You could have been telling the truth about Iraq during the last 3 years BUT no! You failed to talk with our soldiers about our successes, and joined the Liberal Socialist Whacko Diatribes against our President.

This was not "reporting" and your editorializing was repeatedly prejudiced by lame arrays of facts taken out of context.You could have run the true story on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, for example, and you could have run a true story about the oil for food program and how UN leeches sucked up their ill gotten money. You could have investigated and exposed Jefferson, the cold cash mavin of Louisianna who was a 3rd world kick back bag man for the Democratic Party. But No!

And now you are going to tank. And I , for one, among many conservatives, will joyfully dance on your grave.May the New York Times not be far behind? One can only hope!

12 posted on 01/13/2007 7:43:34 PM PST by Candor7 (The hope of the West disappears into liberal flatulance, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: freedomdefender

Loser magazine of the year.


13 posted on 01/13/2007 7:45:02 PM PST by Radix (My Tag Line has a first name....its O S C A R.)
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To: george76

WOW .. that's cold *L*


14 posted on 01/13/2007 7:45:59 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: freedomdefender

Time and National Geographic are two American institutions I grew up with and had ultimate respect for, and it really hurts to see them taken over and strangled to death so thoroughly by a single generation of intolerant, one-note lefties.

Mind-boggling how quickly our 'free' press has devolved.


15 posted on 01/13/2007 7:46:53 PM PST by Jhensy
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

LOL-LOL-LOL


16 posted on 01/13/2007 7:47:33 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: SevenofNine

ping


17 posted on 01/13/2007 7:48:52 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Jhensy

National Geo. seems to have turned left, from my perspective. You agree, apparently.


18 posted on 01/13/2007 7:51:06 PM PST by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender

It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of gas bags.


19 posted on 01/13/2007 7:53:13 PM PST by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: Candor7

What you said! LOL!


20 posted on 01/13/2007 8:00:18 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: george76

That cold but very funny ROFL


21 posted on 01/13/2007 8:01:38 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Mo1

RIP, TIME.


22 posted on 01/13/2007 8:22:13 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: george76

Love, Marty.....


23 posted on 01/13/2007 8:23:47 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: SerpentDove

Have you checked out their new online version? In it they feature Andrew Sullivan: he of the 'johnnyonenote' daily dish and only one realclearpolitics non-liberal. What else can we expect from the media arm of the appeasementatallcosts party?


24 posted on 01/13/2007 8:25:27 PM PST by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: Mo1

That is a real quote from Marty.

(I edited it some.)


25 posted on 01/13/2007 8:30:20 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SevenofNine

Marty

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1766164/posts


26 posted on 01/13/2007 8:32:12 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: fat city

Guess the Economy is a Bad as they say it is....for them!

Pray for W and Our Troops


27 posted on 01/13/2007 8:33:25 PM PST by bray (Redeploy to Iran)
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To: A Citizen Reporter

Good catch !

from editor Martin Baron


28 posted on 01/13/2007 8:33:56 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Lancey Howard

http://www.hchp.info/images/tarpit.gif


29 posted on 01/13/2007 8:39:21 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: fat city
Soon we'll be saying TIME used to be the name of a magazine. I can't wait.
30 posted on 01/13/2007 8:40:09 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Well, lah-tee-freekin'-dah....)
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To: Jhensy

The amusing thing about the National Geograpic decline...is that so many people grew up with it and would readily return to it today...IF they simply went with the original concept of telling a geographic story with neutral respect. A quarter of all the stories are now non-geographic and don't have any place being in the magazine...other than being environmental or anti-global business (amusingly tied together). During any election period, over the past ten years, they've gone heavy against the Republican party and attempted to stir up serious negative feelings. I gave up on them two years ago...and other than seeing the magazine at my dentist or doctor's office...I never read it.


31 posted on 01/13/2007 8:46:43 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: freedomdefender

Do you know if Joe Klein is on the hit list?


32 posted on 01/13/2007 9:47:00 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: fat city

Time: Is God Dead?
God: Is Time Dead?

Time turned into one of the most leftist rags, and now wonders why people like me won't touch it.


33 posted on 01/13/2007 10:35:40 PM PST by FastCoyote
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To: freedomdefender
Previously posted

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1767212/posts

34 posted on 01/13/2007 10:51:54 PM PST by MovementConservative (The US will win in Iraq. Thank you all US troops.)
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To: pepsionice

I agree. I subscribed to National Geographic for my wife for at least 15 years. I noticed the slant at least 10 years ago. It got worse and worse till I gave up on it 5 years ago. Kept the subscription for my wife. She let me know last year not to renew as she had reached her breaking point. She is far less political than I. That they managed to run her off speaks volumes.


35 posted on 01/13/2007 11:05:04 PM PST by packrat35 (guest worker/day worker=SlaveMart)
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To: potlatch; Liz

36 posted on 01/13/2007 11:13:43 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: packrat35

If you examine the fact that its a not-for-profit organization...then the number of subscribers really don't matter. They've been able to develop their TV operations and their on-line store to help make up for magazine losses. They certainly won't admit that they've lost 10-20 percent of their magazine sales...but it doesn't matter. Corporation advertsing on the tv network carry the entire organization.


37 posted on 01/13/2007 11:19:30 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: george76; abb
Time Inc. next week is expected to say goodbye to up to 20 staffers at each of its titles across editorial, production and business functions, sources said.

Off the Record pegs the total layoffs at 150:
Friday Time Waits for Chic Designer and McKinsey Cuts

Big-Shot Consultants Ready Dual Bombshells, Due Within Few Weeks; ‘It’s Clean, It’s Elegant’; But Building Is Shaky With Layoffs in Wings

...

McKinsey has a reputation in the publishing industry for providing consultant-certified cover for staff cuts. After multiple rounds of layoffs last year, Time Inc. C.E.O. Ann Moore announced in November that there would be more budget cuts coming in January. Though the individual magazines will be charged with eliminating a certain amount of spending, rather than a specific number of jobs, Time Inc. sources estimated that the result will be a loss of some 150 jobs this time around.

38 posted on 01/14/2007 12:01:40 AM PST by Milhous (Twixt truth and madness lies but a sliver of a stream.)
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To: freedomdefender

LOL, I knew if I could get my barber and the kids' orthodontist to cancel their subscriptions it would hit Time hard, right in the pocketbook!


39 posted on 01/14/2007 12:09:46 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: AnAmericanMother

"Is TIME dead?"
-- God

Love it, yup, I'll say it again and again, you reap what you sow.


40 posted on 01/14/2007 2:11:16 AM PST by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: pepsionice

Maybe so, but they're not getting anything from me.


41 posted on 01/14/2007 2:34:28 AM PST by packrat35 (guest worker/day worker=SlaveMart)
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To: freedomdefender

I'm enjoying this wayyy too much.


42 posted on 01/14/2007 2:38:35 AM PST by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Candor7

Re your post 12, call me a sadist but I'm enjoying this too!


43 posted on 01/14/2007 6:51:15 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Lancey Howard

' orthodontist to cancel their subscriptions

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Magazines come to my office for free and completely unsolicited. I don't need to subscribe. I throw those mags with ads and photos that border on porn in the trash as soon as they arrive in the mail.




44 posted on 01/14/2007 6:58:41 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid)
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To: wintertime

Excellent! Thanks for your reply.


45 posted on 01/14/2007 7:10:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: freedomdefender

This is good. I used to subscribe to Time. Then when I didn't subscribe I'd buy it occasionally. Now I won't even read it for free in the doctor's office.


46 posted on 01/14/2007 7:15:34 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Lancey Howard

my barber and the kids' orthodontist to cancel their subscriptions
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Tell you kid's orthodontist and your barber how you feel about Time magazine. Tell them you object to its political bias, and that it reflects badly on their offices.

Chances are, the next time your at the barber or orthodontist Time magazine won't be there.


47 posted on 01/14/2007 7:47:23 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid)
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To: devolve; george76

That is a very good graphic george, I snitched it from you.


48 posted on 01/14/2007 8:52:52 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch

Thanks.

I snitched it from someone else.

These graphics are like golf balls...I find them in the woods, use them for a while, then lose them for someone else to find and enjoy later.


49 posted on 01/14/2007 10:18:37 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Jhensy

I was surpised to see how "NG" has changed in the past twenty years. TIME I gave up on more than five years ago and I no longer look at National Geographic.


50 posted on 01/14/2007 10:24:28 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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