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  • Kimo
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    Someone also posted this in the "new Star Bulletin" thread:

    http://www.starbulletin.com/business...5_workers.html

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  • LikaNui
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    Originally posted by Kimo View Post
    Maybe it's been mentioned before - or maybe Platte outlined this as part of TheChanges - but I just noticed that the Saturday Advertiser no longer has an editorial page or letters to the editor.
    That first started three or four weeks ago. I noticed it then. I imagine they had a reason for doing that, though I can't imagine why.

    No thinking on Saturday I guess . . .
    Not much, anyway. Or Sunday either.

    As for the new size, I saw the mention yesterday and then the reduced columns today. They're using the last of the existing paper before they go to the smaller size, and I think they said it would be later this week.

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  • Kimo
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    Maybe it's been mentioned before - or maybe Platte outlined this as part of TheChanges - but I just noticed that the Saturday Advertiser no longer has an editorial page or letters to the editor. No thinking on Saturday I guess . . .

    Oh, yeah, and Platte did write today about the shrinking page - losing a couple of inches in page size.
    Last edited by Kimo; March 22, 2009, 10:31 PM. Reason: additional info

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  • MyopicJoe
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    Jeeze. I thought this was the SB thread, and that it exploded in an overnight flame war

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  • Kimo
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    This morning's Star Bull reports (just to continue with what's current):

    http://www.starbulletin.com/news/200...cut_of_10.html

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  • mediababy67
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    Sad.

    Anybody know who's departing from the newsroom?

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  • LikaNui
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    Whack whack goes the Advertiser ax (again) according to this Breaking News item:

    Advertiser announces staff reductions

    "The Honolulu Advertiser today announced a third round of staff reductions, with 41 employees accepting voluntary buyouts and another 10 being laid off.
    "The reductions were company-wide and the result of "continued deterioration in local, national and world economic conditions," said Advertiser Publisher Lee Webber.
    "The 10 positions that are being eliminated included six full-time and four part-time employees.
    "As 2008 draws to a close and we head into 2009 with our eye focused firmly on the future, we continue to face many challenges as we navigate through these increasingly difficult economic times," Webber said in an e-mail to his staff. "As I have said before, we have a great team here at the Advertiser. I am confident we will all continue to work together, changing when, where and as we must to ensure our future."

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  • Kimo
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    Good reporter leaving the fold...

    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar...811290358.html

    No indication of whether Kevin was one of those who accepted the Advertiser buyout and was looking for other pastures.

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  • MyopicJoe
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    Originally posted by LikaNui View Post
    "Honolulu Advertiser union members tell KGMB9 the newspaper wants to slash salaries as much as 31 percent.
    Damn...

    Condolences to the staffers at the Advertiser, and everyone else in the newspaper industry.

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  • LikaNui
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    KGMB had this story on the news today:

    "Honolulu Advertiser union members tell KGMB9 the newspaper wants to slash salaries as much as 31 percent.
    "They say union and company negotiators made progress on a number of issues involving work rules and staffing levels when they met this week. However, the company says revenue has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years.
    "That's causing officials to seek across-the-board pay cuts and another $4.5 million in additional savings. The next round of negotiations is scheduled for the week of December 15."

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  • Composite 2992
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    Here's a possible sign of the future: The Christian Science Monitor will stop printing daily editions and go to an internet-based delivery system.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1029/p25s01-usgn.html

    Partly responsible for the shift is a declining circulation over the past 40 years.

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  • Kimo
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    Dismantling? Anything for a buck? Get ready for another Kapi`olani high rise?

    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar...localnewsfront

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  • buzz1941
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    Yeah, I heard from a Tiser person that Dooley is still the enemy. Bring it on, Jimmy!

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  • Kimo
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    Apparently the information about Dooley leaving is NOT correct:

    Here's what as posted on Stephen Tsai's blog:

    "The Advertiser offered buyouts to its employees. Among those who
    accepted are Wayne Harada, Lynne Chang and Rod Ohira. That's a lot of
    "institutional knowledge," as they say in our biz. They indeed will
    be missed. Jim Dooley, however, is not leaving. He's still our best
    investigative reporter. I apologize for including him on the original
    list."

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  • sin
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    Be a hoot if Jim came to work for the SB part time with Ken K while Rick and Rob stayed at the Tiser. Basically both papers would have switched their best investigators. I actually think Jim might thrive better at a paper like the SB that allows him more freedom to pursue stories and write what he actually wanted to write.

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