Friday, August 15, 2008

The Enqurier makes itself news

The Enquirer finally reports on its own buyout offer, nearly two weeks after it first made the offer to employees and on the day the buyouts were originally supposed to be taken. The sudden attack of conscience comes because word leaked out that Gannett was looking to cut 1,000 jobs, and the rest of the industry press was reporting it. Much credit goes to Gannettblog, which has kept the pressure on. Word out of the Enquirer is that people are running for the exits, in all departments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can understand Buchanan’s reluctance to share this news, but she should have come clean two weeks ago when the Business Courier, City Beat and this blog reported the news.

Remaining silent until now goes a long way in damaging the Enquirer’s credibility with readers and as insiders know, the story still doesn’t explain it all. And, people wonder why readers go elsewhere.

Apparently, you really can miss a day (of the Enquirer), and really not miss a lot. Pathetic.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She probably was under corporate orders not to send out a note until given the go-ahead. Can't really fault her for that.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 11:25 a.m.,

Yes we can.

First, you make a big assumption that she "probably" was told not to speak about it. You present no facts to back that up.

Then, when it spread like wildfire through local media, Buchanan should've made an executive decision to try to get in front of the issue and address it. That's what real "leaders" do.

Stop being such an apologist.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who took the buyout?

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deadline for applying is Friday, then they'll notify individuals as to who gets the buyout and who has to stay (if any).

Won't know until next week who's on the list.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The entire thing has been mismanaged, but is that a surprise?

7:30 PM  

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