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!