Chatter: A Currie & Co. sighting at Asbury Park

On your minds in yesterday’s Real Time Comments: Corporate suits are in the house, and shares are in the tank.

Much chatted-about incoming top Editor Hollis Towns was reported on site at the Asbury Park Press earlier in the day, greeting a News Department delegation led by Phil Currie. “All metro editors in some big planning meeting that lasted for hours,” Anonymous@8:22 a.m. said. “Currie and Kate Marymount also on site, apparently to pick some brains. Any first impressions of Hollis?”

Plus: Would there be a blowback if anyone noted Gannett’s shares dived 6.8% at the close? “Shhhhh,” wrote Anonymous@4:31 p.m. “No one mention that the stock closed at $15.18 today because that one idiot always complains that we mention it when it does bad but we don’t mention it on the days it does good. So please, no one talk about it because I do not want to hear him crying.”

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8 Responses to “Chatter: A Currie & Co. sighting at Asbury Park”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    In regards to the mystery meeting in Asbury … are people who post to this site so timid that they won’t go up to a METRO EDITOR to ask them what was up with the big meeting on Thursday?

    I mean, I understand not knocking on the publisher’s door, but metro editors are off limits too? How about a little reporting and let us know what you hear.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    You know, that was my thought too. When I was in Gannett, if someone from corporate was at our site you can bet I would be nosing around to find out what was going on – and I wasn’t in the newsroom. Our department was a hotbed for gossip and I can’t imagine this going by without someone finding out the ‘story’.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Currie and Co. should drive north to the Westchester site to look over that horrible operation.

  4. Jim Hopkins Says:

    Me, too: I never checked my reporter’s credentials at the newsroom door.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    They were probably there doing a “TASTE TESTING” for the food that is being served for the Special guest’s invite party for the fancy bigshot magazine

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I’d still like to know how Marymont came across — that is, if she actually interacted with any of the troops.

    Currie is history, Marymont is the future. What are we in for?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Currie = Dinosaur.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    guess you guys just assume it was a reporter that passed on the info, did it ever occur to you it might be someone on outside (from buyouts layoffs etc) who might be a) alerting you to what they heard and b) seeking info. thought first rule of journalism was never to assume – but i guess all you pulitzer-prize winners know that.

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