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mchicken is dejected.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Newspapers Reply with quote

They are so done.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/05/04/boston.globe.threat/index.html

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The negotiations follow a gloom outlook for the 137-year-old newspaper, which is expected to lose $85 million in 2009 if it does not make major cuts
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jaster is back in black
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are doomed, but notice of mass firings hasn't been filed so they've presumably got at least 60 days to slowly twist in the wind.

As soon as I find an apartment, I'm getting a subscription to the NYT.

Damnit people, a "blog" is not a source of news.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They aren't allowed to do mass firings, which is one of the problems with newspapers. You shouldn't give writers tenure because they start mailing it in, and you can't afford to hire new talent since you have all the old guys still, forever. When your columnists don't change for 30 years, that's not necessarily a good thing.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant mass firings in terms of closing the newspaper as closing the newspaper involves terminating the employment of everyone there... and there are laws and procedures regarding that sort of thing.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Burn it to the ground and start over.
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