Jan 7, 2009

Cuts today, more tomorrow*

I'm trying to get a full accounting of the cuts today in LANG's Inland Division. Here are the names I've heard thus far:
San Bernardino Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin photographers Eric Reed and Jeff Malet
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Mark Petix
Daily Bulletin/Sun sportswriter Darin McGilvra
Daily Bulletin news assistant/receptionist Cathy Martin

San Gabriel Valley Tribune sportswriter Doug Padilla
San Gabriel Valley Tribune advertorial writers Karen Webber and Clarice Prittie
Additionally, LA Observed has posted a memo from the Southern California Media Guild alerting guild members of impending cuts at Los Angeles Daily News and Long Beach Press-Telegram - seven at the DN, three at the P-T.

*Updated with additional names.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any word about cuts at the Daily Breeze?

Anonymous said...

what fools to let Petix go!

Mike Rappaport said...

Mark Petix was one of the best reporters and most stylish writers they had, as anyone there will tell you.

Just another example of getting rid of older, highly paid people.

Anonymous said...

Ugh!

Anonymous said...

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Anonymous said...

Those of you still hired, how about writing a story about how much of a pain in the @ss collecting uneployment benefits is? Seriously, it's worst than begging....

Anonymous said...

Older doesn't mean better. You should see our Septuagenarian editors at the Press-Telegram

Old guy still working said...

Older people can be much worse. They can be playing out the string, have less energy or be set in their ways and not want to change.

But at many papers, the ones who have been there a while are the ones who know the area and provide whatever institutional memory the paper has.

Maybe 70s are too old; it's a different story at a union paper. But you can't have a real newspaper when everyone is 12 years old.

Anonymous said...

You could start with the no talent publisher who still commutes from Arizona.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the HR honcho say no more layoffs?

Anonymous said...

In Long Beach, the older generation defines "playing out the string."

Start with the Managing Editor (and his high chair). Then the main sports columnist (and his high chair). Continue with the oblivious main front-page columnist.

All the young talent is getting whacked, while Archbold - excuse me, Archcapitulate - makes speeches aboput how the newspaper will be around for 100 years.

I'll be happy if it's around as a newspaper for 100 more DAYS.

Anonymous said...

I'll be adding Office Space to my Netflix Queue.

Anonymous said...

I'll be adding Office Space to my Netflix Queue.


I'm adding Falling Down to mine