Thursday, March 05, 2009

Waiting and waiting at the Herald...

No doubt that many in the Herald newsroom this afternoon are studying this memo written by Fort Worth Star Telegram publisher Gary Wortel. The Star Telegram is a McClatchy newspaper, as is the Herald.

Herald staffers are waiting for a similar memo from Herald publisher David Landsberg.

"I've never seen the newsroom this tense or grim," one staffer told me recently.

Last month Landsberg told staffers that more positions will be eliminated at the paper.

Today's announcement at the Star Telegram is the first of what are sure to be many such announcements throughout the McClatchy chain.

The Herald and other McClatchy papers suffered through two rounds of cuts last year.

When the inevitable cuts come at the Herald, those staffers who are left will almost certainly be taking a pay cut similar to those ordered at the Star Telegram.

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