McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

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McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

#1 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 am

Says employees should not be affected https://www.wfae.org/post/mcclatchy-new ... y#stream/0
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Re: McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

#2 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:06 am

Doesn't Skoop work for a McClatchy newspaper? --Bob
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#3 Post by Ritterskoop » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:01 pm

I do for now, anyway. When I send a story, it goes to 27 papers. Pretty cool job, for as long as it lasts.

We are feeling better about this thing than you might think. The company that will own us does indeed run The National Enquirer, but they also run actual print papers in Canada, so we are feeling good that they do have print products in their holdings.

I was hoping to get one more year out of it (I hit 32 years in a couple of weeks). I got a partial-severance bonus in January for staying, when they reduced our salaries (though for some people it was a raise, to put everyone at one of two standard rates). It you left, you could take a six-month severance. If you stayed and got a 20% reduction, you got a 3-month bonus. I did that, and then will be eligible again in January for a full buyout, though who knows if we will still be here then.

I am keeping an eye on jobs opening up on campus starting in August. Might also be interested in something like OSHA or the Red Cross, in that I have thought of newspapering as a public service, and would like to continue that. It may also be time to hook up with people who are serious about housing for low-income folks, in that our city is among those who have priced out the people who actually keep it running. I would like to help fix that.
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Re: McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

#4 Post by tlynn78 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:12 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:01 pm
I do for now, anyway. When I send a story, it goes to 27 papers. Pretty cool job, for as long as it lasts.

We are feeling better about this thing than you might think. The company that will own us does indeed run The National Enquirer, but they also run actual print papers in Canada, so we are feeling good that they do have print products in their holdings.

I was hoping to get one more year out of it (I hit 32 years in a couple of weeks). I got a partial-severance bonus in January for staying, when they reduced our salaries (though for some people it was a raise, to put everyone at one of two standard rates). It you left, you could take a six-month severance. If you stayed and got a 20% reduction, you got a 3-month bonus. I did that, and then will be eligible again in January for a full buyout, though who knows if we will still be here then.

I am keeping an eye on jobs opening up on campus starting in August. Might also be interested in something like OSHA or the Red Cross, in that I have thought of newspapering as a public service, and would like to continue that. It may also be time to hook up with people who are serious about housing for low-income folks, in that our city is among those who have priced out the people who actually keep it running. I would like to help fix that.

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Re: McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

#5 Post by wbtravis007 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:16 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:01 pm
I do for now, anyway. When I send a story, it goes to 27 papers. Pretty cool job, for as long as it lasts.

We are feeling better about this thing than you might think. The company that will own us does indeed run The National Enquirer, but they also run actual print papers in Canada, so we are feeling good that they do have print products in their holdings.

I was hoping to get one more year out of it (I hit 32 years in a couple of weeks). I got a partial-severance bonus in January for staying, when they reduced our salaries (though for some people it was a raise, to put everyone at one of two standard rates). It you left, you could take a six-month severance. If you stayed and got a 20% reduction, you got a 3-month bonus. I did that, and then will be eligible again in January for a full buyout, though who knows if we will still be here then.

I am keeping an eye on jobs opening up on campus starting in August. Might also be interested in something like OSHA or the Red Cross, in that I have thought of newspapering as a public service, and would like to continue that. It may also be time to hook up with people who are serious about housing for low-income folks, in that our city is among those who have priced out the people who actually keep it running. I would like to help fix that.
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Re: McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

#6 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:36 pm

Ritterskoop wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:01 pm
I do for now, anyway. When I send a story, it goes to 27 papers. Pretty cool job, for as long as it lasts.

We are feeling better about this thing than you might think. The company that will own us does indeed run The National Enquirer, but they also run actual print papers in Canada, so we are feeling good that they do have print products in their holdings.

I was hoping to get one more year out of it (I hit 32 years in a couple of weeks). I got a partial-severance bonus in January for staying, when they reduced our salaries (though for some people it was a raise, to put everyone at one of two standard rates). It you left, you could take a six-month severance. If you stayed and got a 20% reduction, you got a 3-month bonus. I did that, and then will be eligible again in January for a full buyout, though who knows if we will still be here then.

I am keeping an eye on jobs opening up on campus starting in August. Might also be interested in something like OSHA or the Red Cross, in that I have thought of newspapering as a public service, and would like to continue that. It may also be time to hook up with people who are serious about housing for low-income folks, in that our city is among those who have priced out the people who actually keep it running. I would like to help fix that.
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#7 Post by Beebs52 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:32 pm

I wish all the best for you. You will do good.
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#8 Post by Ritterskoop » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:51 pm

Thanks to all. It has been coming for years, and I know a bunch of people who will be glad when it is truly done.

I saw an episode of Bull a couple of months ago with a random plot about a character who had a first date with a librarian. He was waxing rhapsodic about books, and how the room had ghosts and spirits and all this cool stuff. I said I get how he feels, a sadness that bound books are going away, that something will be lost without them. I feel that way about journalism, which will be merely a ghost of its former self when there is no printed product to purchase.
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Re: McClatchy Newspapers file for reorganization

#9 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:20 pm

Ritterskoop wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Thanks to all. It has been coming for years, and I know a bunch of people who will be glad when it is truly done.

I saw an episode of Bull a couple of months ago with a random plot about a character who had a first date with a librarian. He was waxing rhapsodic about books, and how the room had ghosts and spirits and all this cool stuff. I said I get how he feels, a sadness that bound books are going away, that something will be lost without them. I feel that way about journalism, which will be merely a ghost of its former self when there is no printed product to purchase.
I imagine that I will continue to buy printed books and newspapers for as long as they're available to purchase. I don't like having to depend on my device's power source for access to my materials. --Bob
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