Tip: Newspaper division re-reorg waiting in wings?

A reader I’ve swapped information with in the past says some sort of additional reorganization of the community newspapers division is to immediately follow the layoffs — and that meetings are already scheduled.

Publishers: What can you tell me about any new reorg? It supposedly came up during last week’s teleconference call with newspaper division President Bob Dickey (left).

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Earlier: Friday’s massacre — real change, or real retribution?


16 Responses to “Tip: Newspaper division re-reorg waiting in wings?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    What is next? Merging of some sites, the selling of some sites, the wrapping of pages with USA Today?

  2. Jim Hopkins Says:

    I was told the call lasted under an hour, and that Dickey didn’t mention the reorganization rollout until the last few minutes. True?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Rumor around the Republic IT department for the last few weeks has been.
    1. Shutting down three zones.
    2. Merging the Tucson and Phoenix papers. into a true state paper. this will eliminate more than 900 jobs just in Arizona alone. Just waiting for the shoe to drop on this one

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Easier said than done. Its both a shame and a sham. A major league still “profitable” media corporation puts this kind of pain upon people. I hope Bob Dickey is reading this.

    Employees won’t forget this week and the poor handling of these very human matters.

    I left nine years ago and have followed the Gannett woes for too many years.

    Those that aren’t laid off…I hope…make a living elsewhere.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Lots of rumors that Lee and Gannett are contemplating a property swap. Their Arizona paper for the Des Moines Register.

    Heard this for a while, but there has been an increase in chatter lately.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    In NJ – Anyone got any ideas of what’s going on with the Star Ledger? Andy plans for Gannett to buy/merge papers?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    In Mississippi —any plans to merge the Clarion-Ledger and Hattiesburg American? Also, any word on which Hattiesburg positions were eliminated?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Hopefully they’ll merge our paper with a cafeteria.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    If Lee included Flagstaff in any Tucson trade, it would give GCI a significant statewide dominance and achieve some nice cost savings. GCI also owns a Phx TV station.

    BTW, Tucson Citizen has been sans publisher for about 6 weeks.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    If you read this article, it sounds like classifed ad jobs will be going to a “Center of Excellence” in the not too distant future.


  11. Anonymous Says:

    That’s a 2007 article …
    But 500 people might include more than subscription cold calls.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    They ARE golden, so golden in fact that they have always had two thats 2 managers and a specialized spec artist. What a luxury! And we at the other Jersey papers lose our jobs while they stay fat!!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    10:19, can you expand on that? Are they letting go managers or higher ups?

  14. Anonymous Says:

    I believe that is what is called “sarcasm” by the kids these days….

  15. Anonymous Says:


  16. Anonymous Says:

    How does a paper with so few advertising sales people (CN) have so many managers? Does anyone know how many total ad people there are there? How many classified reps – they have a classified manager too.

    Which ad managers at the HNT were let go? Anyone?

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