Tip: Broadcasting’s graphics group a ‘clusterfuck’

Two months after Gannett’s 23-station TV division started consolidating graphics production near Denver’s KUSA at the Gannett Graphics Group — or G3 — an employee says the transition has been, uh, rough. “It’s hopelessly mired in politics and positioning by the TV general managers who all want ‘THEIR GUY/GAL’ to be the one running it,” my tipster says. “The space is being built, the computer systems are in from Apple and sitting in the warehouse, but NO ONE has been hired to run this circus. One person (name withheld to protect him) is trying to build the department, supervise the graphics being built by AXIS and the design studio doing the Gannett new look, and try and appease all the morons back in Virginia who keep chewing on his ass. This is going to be a classic clusterfuck: They’ll hire people far too late to train them, have an AD who will try and secretly serve his old boss at station X, and have no time to plan or organize the systems they’ll need to have in place once 22 TV stations’ worth of work starts rolling in in October.”

Earlier: Lougee letter hints at broadcasting job cuts

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One Response to “Tip: Broadcasting’s graphics group a ‘clusterfuck’”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Gannett will exist in October???

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