By the numbers: How they retire top executives

1,295

— number of words retiring News Department chief Phil Currie spent in yesterday’s News Watch honoring four Corporate executives leaving the company. (Rank certainly carries privilege: Two of these guys didn’t even work in Currie’s department.)

22

— number of words Currie spent honoring the other 2,000 or so newspaper workers losing jobs in Gannett’s mass layoff. (“Indeed, this week many other good people are departing, too, and their individual losses also are deeply felt wherever they have worked.”)

Consolation prize!
Those other good people forcibly laid off in the worst economy since the Depression can always take CEO Craig Dubow‘s advice for students seeking journalism jobs:

You may not count as much at Corporate, but you definitely count here! We’re tallying job cuts, paper-by-paper. Please post your figures on our list, or in the comments section, below. You may also e-mail confidentially via gannettblog[at]gmail[dot-com].

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