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Isthmus to Lay People Off?

Postby Genie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:09 pm

Is this just a rumor or is it true? Not Dean Robbins, I enjoy his writing - really!

Isthmus, a Madison weekly newspaper, is considering layoffs to cut costs in the wake of the advertising-draining technological revolution that is shaking the news industry.

"We are making plans that may involve layoffs. Nothing is decided," Isthmus Publisher Vince O'Hern said Monday. "It may involve some people taking leaves, and some people not being on staff anymore."

O'Hern would not say who was facing layoffs, calling it "speculative" at this point, but said the paper would not lay off more than one or two staff members.
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Postby Ducatista » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:25 pm

Where in that article did Bunny Chow say anything about you? I read the whole thing and couldn't find it.
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Postby Genie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:30 pm

Ducatista wrote:Where ... article say anything about you? I read the whole thing and couldn't find it.


I don't know.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:32 pm

Genie wrote:
Ducatista wrote:Where in that article did Bunny Chow say anything about you? I read the whole thing and couldn't find it.

I didn't know she works at Isthmus. :shock:

You are a grade-A moran.

But I would be interested in hearing more about this issue.
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Postby Genie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:34 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:But I would be interested in hearing more about this issue.

So would I.
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Postby Shipley » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:03 pm

so... my hounding for a proper staff position won't work out.

oh well. freelance has its benefits.
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Postby Ducatista » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:10 pm

Oof, Genie. You said...

Genie wrote:Then tell your Bunny friend to stop posting about me. I wouldn't be here except for that.

...and then started a non-Bunny-related thread.

Mildly funny, I thought, and worth a little two-line nudge. But having to explain it to you takes all the fun out of it.
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Postby boston_jeff » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:48 pm

Blaska
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Postby Bwis53 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:12 am

I'm going to say, what others may be thinking: Jason, I hope Isthmus and Madison will not lose you.
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Postby jammybastard » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:16 am

Jason's not going anywhere.
He's a lifer.
:wink:
Plus this is his baby, the TDP experience that is.
If anything he'll be the last man standing as the Isthmus ceases printing and becomes "web only".
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Re: Isthmus to Lay People Off?

Postby Wanda » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:18 am

Isthmus, a Madison weekly newspaper, is considering layoffs to cut costs in the wake of the advertising-draining technological revolution that is shaking the news industry.



HURRY!! Everyone start clicking through the ads so the Isthmus can up their per click count and revenue!
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Postby Genie » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:01 pm

Ducatista wrote:Oof, Genie. You said...

Genie wrote:Then tell your Bunny friend to stop posting about me. I wouldn't be here except for that.

...and then started a non-Bunny-related thread.

Mildly funny, I thought, and worth a little two-line nudge. But having to explain it to you takes all the fun out of it.


Very mild. In fact barely noticeable.

Since this was in the Cap Times and it does relate to this place ( you do know that the Isthmus is connected to TDP, don't you?), I thought it would be worth posting here. And maybe someone with some actual knowledge (ie, not Ducatista) might comment. I do read Isthmus and have read it since it started and I think it would be a shame if we lost it.
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Postby Shipley » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:17 pm

i really don't think Isthmus is in any danger.

of course, my employer is one of the paper's biggest advertisers so its in no danger of losing this business.
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Postby Wanda » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:17 pm

Why do I have this feeling that Genie likes to collect Precious Moments figurines?
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Postby Genie » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:36 pm

Wanda wrote:Why do I have this feeling that Genie likes to collect Precious Moments figurines?


I'm not part of your little "Precious Moments Figurines" club, sorry, Wanda. But you could take a picture of yours and post it here if you like. Start a whole thread about it if you wish. :wink:
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