A House Divided

Brandan O'Shaughnessy '93 | July 16, 2015

What finally drove me in 2009 from a newspaper job I loved was not a singular blow by a management team slowly destroying the paper. No, that would come later, as I walked out the door. What incensed me was the steady strip mining of the best assets of the company over the years by the Gannett corporate leaders who chose short-term profits and personal bonuses over sustainable value.

Like other papers, our readership and revenues had been declining for years. If the constant cuts of employees whose experience, passion and talent used to make newspapers worth reading were the only way to align the money coming in with expenses, that would be understandable. But that’s not what happened.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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