December 8, 2008

'Feckless bureaucrats' are killing newspapers

And Tina Brown lays the blame for the massacre of newspapers right where it belongs -- on the businessmen who gutted the papers. Read her piece Kill the Media Zombies.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steve,

Why don't the employees of the Press or JRC band together and institute an employee buyout?

I'm sure a company about to enter bankruptcy would be amenable to providing some favorable terms for its own employees.

If the employees owned the paper then they would be responsible for its success.

Steve Collins said...

It's probably worth exploring, but the reality is that few employees have any money at all to pitch in, after so many years of JRC wages.

Bob Jelenic said...

As I've said before, purchasing this newspaper isn't the hard part. Finding money to operate it (salaries, rent, utilities, insurance, health insurance, ink, paper, taxes, and on and on) on a daily basis is a burden that few, if any, people can risk on an industry that is collapsing.

Former Circulation Employee said...

It's probably worth exploring, but the reality is that few employees have any money at all to pitch in, after so many years of JRC wages.

Been there...done that...Couldn't afford the T-shirt

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7 a.m. wrote:
"I'm sure a company about to enter bankruptcy would be amenable to providing some favorable terms for its own employees."

Really? You're sure that the JRC would be amenable to providing favorable terms to its own employees? I wonder what planet you live on. Why would they suddenly change their entire way of operating NOW, as they're closing papers?