Skip to comments.TIME TO GO [more layoffs coming at Time Magazine next week]
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.
It's about TIME.
Hmm. Isn't why they said Drudge could never be a real news reporter, because he edited and fact checked his own stories?
That's as uplifting as an airstrike that kills 20 Taliban.
>>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.
To the staff:
Id like to apologize for being out of town and unable to speak with you personally about todays announcement regarding the reduction in staff...
We will talk more next week when I return.
I love it when the smarmy snotty MSM crowd gets caught like that!!!
2007: "Time Magazine is dead" -- God
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!
Loser magazine of the year.
WOW .. that's cold *L*
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.
National Geo. seems to have turned left, from my perspective. You agree, apparently.
It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of gas bags.
What you said! LOL!
That cold but very funny ROFL
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?
That is a real quote from Marty.
(I edited it some.)
Guess the Economy is a Bad as they say it is....for them!
Pray for W and Our Troops
Good catch !
from editor Martin Baron
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.
Do you know if Joe Klein is on the hit list?
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.
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.
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.
Friday Time Waits for Chic Designer and McKinsey Cuts
Big-Shot Consultants Ready Dual Bombshells, Due Within Few Weeks; Its Clean, Its 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.
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!
"Is TIME dead?"
Love it, yup, I'll say it again and again, you reap what you sow.
Maybe so, but they're not getting anything from me.
I'm enjoying this wayyy too much.
Re your post 12, call me a sadist but I'm enjoying this too!
' 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.
Excellent! Thanks for your reply.
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.
my barber and the kids' orthodontist to cancel their subscriptions
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.
That is a very good graphic george, I snitched it from you.
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.
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.