Republic newsroom staffers — who asked not to be identified — are worried the restructuring could be coming to Phoenix and they will have to reapply for jobs in a new digitally oriented structure. One Gannett employee said there are worries the reorganizations could result in newsroom cuts of 10 to 15 percent. Another said the process could involve being interviewed by external hiring managers outside the Republic.
Truly unfortunate news, if accurate. If only someone could clear the air:
Lovely and Republic Publisher John Zidich did not respond to telephone calls or emails seeking comment.
Republic Executive Editor and Vice Presdient Nicole Carroll declined to comment and referred questions to Zidich.
Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.
The future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear: Maybe 25 year olds will start demanding news from yesterday, delivered in an unshareable format once a day. Perhaps advertisers will decide “Click to buy” is for wimps. Mobile phones: could be a fad. After all, anything could happen with print. Hard to tell, really.
Brutal, but a must-read.