'Small number' of layoffs possible in Globe newsroom

WGBH reports newsroom reinvention may have a price. The layoffs would be in addition to the 19 positions being left unfilled after people left recently, either through buyouts or because they just wanted out.

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Michael Cohen and Renee

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Michael Cohen and Renee Graham for starters.

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Don't forget about Shirley

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Please, please, please let Shirley Leung be on the layoff list. Maybe her neighbor, John Fish, has a job for her somewhere. After all, she's his biggest cheerleader.

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Besides that layoff being good for the Globe

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I think that staffer might have an easier time finding a job than a real journalist would. There are a lot of 'social media' jobs for useful idiots who'll take up an agenda enthusiastically, but not many jobs left for someone who does real journalism.

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You're kind of wrong there

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Outside of a few markets (including Boston), there are wide swaths of the country where people really want real news coverage and a ton of non-MSM people who are getting paid to provide it.

Boston is kind of lucky to have a fairly strong local news business, even after years of layoffs - not many places have two newspapers anymore, let alone two NPR stations that invest in local news and TV stations that actually do original reporting, rather than only regurgitating what they read in the morning paper.

So me, I'm probably in the wrong market :-).

But elsewhere, journalism is slowly being reborn through independent news sites, some mom-and-pop operations, some with actual newsrooms. Charlotte, NC has an independent site with 11 people on staff. It's a different model than what old-line journalists are used to, and in some ways a harder, riskier way to earn a living - especially if you have a family to support. But it's being done and people who still want to commit journalism (rather than moving into PR) can find ways to do it.

OK, I will exhale now.

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Let's crowdsource this!

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Why does the number 2024 keep popping into my head...

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Unfortunately, major

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Online media and print is dying. Which means with all the major mergers of multi billion dollar web based companies, will soon be getting our news from a VERY small weathly group of people.

Weather you agree with liberals/socialist like facebooks CEO Mark Zuckerburg of Twitters Jack Dorsey; it's scary to see people have so much influence. Imagin if they where the opposite of your political belief.

The global news can easily turn into a propaganda campaign by wealthily owners.

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Can?

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Where have you been the last few decades? Or the century before that?

And you totally got your ideological biases of particular dotcommers wrong.

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Oooooh, socialists!

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Weather you agree with liberals/socialist like facebooks CEO Mark Zuckerburg of Twitters Jack Dorsey; it's scary to see people have so much influence.

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, socialists. I may never stop laughing.

You, anon, have a truly goofy and delusional world view.

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Laugh all you want but the

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Laugh all you want but the thought of news being decided on by just a few is a scary thought. It shouldn't matter what your ideologies are, it will affect us all.

People are already so gullible, it's rather scary for the rest of us. You cannot deny Zuckerberg is and already has tried to influence the information people get. Facebook was called out on it.

But go ahead, laugh at the messenger instead. It's easier.

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Zuckerberg, Murdoch,

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Zuckerberg, Murdoch, Bloomberg, Turner, Hearst.

The few have ALWAYS controlled the output of the media. This is not new, and it is not news. The biggest difference is the divergence of what the left and the right are willing to print, and how it relates to the truth.

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I don't know what "reinventing" they are doing

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All I see is a thinner paper and more syndicated stories. The Online version is just repackaging the paper version, with some stories two days in advance.

The continued buyouts and layoffs make one wonder about the future of the paper.

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People have been saying print is dead

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For a decades, well it's day of reckoning is finally here.

My only hope is people learn how to hide their IP and access news from across the globe versus just reading .com crap.

If people want I'll post it here, rather easy to set up on google chrome. Onecr set up its no different than a normal search engine.

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How many subscribers lost since fake Trump front page?

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Will anyone ask how many Globe subscribers were lost since the fake Trump front page? As I mentioned many times before, when I called the fake Dorchester number to cancel my subscription, after a long hold, a nice woman in Manila, Philippines told me "many, many" had canceled. Maybe a reporter could ask?

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Alienating half your

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Alienating half your potential customer base is never a good idea. The media doesn't get that.

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Go for it

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You keep asking this question. Why don't you go investigate and report back to us when you have the numbers? Don't forget to cite your references.

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I don't investigate for under $10,000 a day

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With apologies to supermodel Linda Evangelista, I don't get out of bed for under $10,000 a day. I'm retired. Sad and revealing though that nobody who is paid to report/investigate has called the Globe to ask how many canceled after the fake Trump front page and whether that has prompted these shocking cuts. Then again, better off not calling because you'll reach the Philippines, like I did. Stop by Morrissey Boulevard if they're still there. They used to have a nice cafeteria in the heyday, not sure if that's closed also.

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Awwww

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Will anyone ask how many Globe subscribers were lost since the fake Trump front page?

You just did, bright boy. Now that you've asked, the answer could probably be counted on the fingers of one hand, and is limited to that fortunately small segment of the population that derives enjoyment from subscribing to publications just so they can froth about the Lib'rul Media Bias and threaten to cancel their subscriptions. Although I'm not sure what you'll do for fun now that you've indulged in that no doubt gratifying exercise.

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Again, attack the messenger.

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Again, attack the messenger.

Been a Globe subscriber for over 30 years and when I got the paper that day, the fake newspaper was wrapped up as if it were the actual news paper (the delivery person probably didn't notice when preparing the papers). Right in the recycle bin it went.

Many of us don't want to live in an echo chamber. Many of us are actually interested in honest news, something you can't find easily now a days. While the Globe undeniably has a left slant, it still can do news, but that prank was juvenile for what was once a well regarded paper.

Yes, from what I've read the Globe regrets that juvenile prank.

PS, there is no need to be so snarky in response. It doesn't bolster your argument at all, in fact does the opposite.

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Well said, Patricia

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Well said, Patricia. I'm not sure what was more juvenile, the fake front page or the response by the cub editors that the Globe paraded out to defend it. While it was always painful to pay for the Sunday Globe, I enjoyed the 24/7 internet access that came with it. Based on what the woman in the Philippines told me when I canceled, and based on Donald Trump's record vote in New England, I'd say the loss was significant but still unreported, even by the media "critics" who either ignored or defended the scam. The proof is in the pudding, layoffs, buyouts, property sales, re-inventing since the fake Trump front page. Even sending the wife, Lisa Pizzutti to take over boston.com, LOL. I would normally enjoy it but I happen to have many friends who are active and retired Globe drivers, mailers and pressmen. Not responsible for the toxic journalism and downfall. They tell me it's a lot worse than we know. Buy a copy, it will be a collector's item soon.

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