Monday, August 21, 2006

More Beacon Rumors

A group of retired Beacon Journal staffers run a blog called (appropriately) BJ Retirees. Needless to say, they have more sources than I do and they are hearing the same rumors of major bloodletting in the newsroom. Here's what they say tonight:

Guild contract provisions require a 60-day notice of any layoff plans and so far neither the owner nor publisher has given one. Some middle management folks have been talking to individual staff members so it is pretty messy around the newsroom. One rumor indicates that about 50 staff members will be cut.


Anonymous said...

50? If that's newsroom only, and not production, that's got to be 20-25% of staff. Mercy.

I've got a neighbor that works there in pagination. His is the family's only income. Bet they're on hair triggers over there.

This is bad, wrong, stupid, pick your adjective.