Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Herald fires another 119

As I speculated earlier the McClatchy job cuts announced today do include the Miami Herald, where 119 positions will be eliminated (about 10% of the total employee base). This is addition to the 250 that were fired a couple of months back. 23 of those to be fired are from the newsroom staff.

The Scott Andron article at Herald.com says the journalism staff will be down to 275. Reading between the lines, that means about only about 1/4 of the Heralds staff are journalists. Obviously there's important non-journalist positions at a paper (sales, accounts payable/receivable, printing, production, etc.) but I think as the Herald evolves into the internet age (if it doesn't die first) the proportion of journos to non-journos is going to have to increase.

1 comment:

Yamilet Lopez said...

O Oscar, Oscar Corral! Wherefore art thou Oscar? You no longer drive your black Acura around Flagami at midnight after you were arrested last year for soliciting teenage prostitution!