Skip to comments.Hawaii's largest daily newspaper planning to lay off nearly half its news staff
Posted on 06/14/2020 7:41:05 PM PDT by Libloather
The largest daily newspaper in Hawaii is reportedly making deep cuts to its newsroom staff, eliminating many positions and reducing the staff's size by almost half
Honolulu Civil Beat reported that the paper will cut 31 positions across several departments, around half of the roughly 60 employees currently working for the Star Advertiser. The announcement reportedly comes after months of negotiations between the company's owners and the Pacific Media Workers Guild, a union representing journalists at the newspaper.
"There are ways through this, not only short term but long term, that are viable options," said Michael Applegate, the union's executive officer, in a statement to Civil Beat. "The company is either posturing to get us to agree to what they want or don't really have the interests of workers in mind and they're planning to do these layoffs anyway."
The newspaper's health reporter, Kristen Consillio, who has covered the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Hawaii, is among the reporters whose jobs have been cut, according to Civil Beat. She confirmed the layoffs in an Instagram post, noting that they included 29 "newsroom positions."
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Whatever happened to the Dinosaur Media Death Watch?
I guess those “journalists” will just have to learn to code.
A good start for most of the dead tree media.
You beat me on that post!
Okay, learn the phrase, “Would you like fries with dat?”
Eighty percent of the paper is reprints from the Washington Post and New York Times, sometimes the stories are weeks old but they are careful to leave out time identifiers so you can’t really tell when they happened. You can read the paper in about 5 minutes time, although even the local news by that time is a couple of days old. Everything is filtered through the liberal mainland media lens.
They have a couple of local stories but it looks like they are laying off most of the reporters so that will go to nothing. They already stopped printing the newspaper on Saturdays. You buy the paper on Sundays so you have the Longs CVS Drugs ad for the Sunday sale items.
Ironically we don’t really need a newspaper, local people have no say in anything already, we have no real choice when it comes to politics (the politicians are pretty much selected by the Democrat Party and we have Russian style elections with no real choice). I’m sure we will get the news we need through press conferences by the governor’s and mayor’s office.
I'm by no means a tree hugger but why bother printing something I can read online. Plus online I can look at ten articles on the subject and figure out myself what liberal leftist slant the new put on the event.
Plus online its free.
probably the last small piece of good news i will read today.
Majority of their commerce/economy is tourism.
They’ve pretty much shut that down.
Not much to report on.
The stupid are eliminating themselves
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.
You need to say that in native Hawaiian, after all you don’t want to be un-pc...
Newspapers can’t survive. They will go the way of the pay phone.
No, those unemployed “journalists” will now have to take out their rage by beating up hapless “haoles” wherever they find them.
The Hawaii government encourages this.
The bad news is they are keeping the biggest liars.
The luggenpresse is going down.
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