Yep, even more bad news

Media General has cut 90 jobs from its flagship newspaper, the Times-Dispatch in Richmond, according to a story on the paper’s website Thursday.
Twenty-eight of the positions were in the newsroom, according to an Associated Press report. The rest were scattered throughout the production, circulation, marketing, business, advertising, operations, facilities, prepress design and targeted solutions departments.

Media General, the parent company of the News Virginian in Waynesboro, has cut 170 positions from the Times-Dispatch labor force since last April.

“This is not a day I ever wanted to see come. I thank each and every departing employee for their years of valued service that helped publish Richmond’s daily newspapers,” T-D president and publisher Thomas A. Silvestri said.

The story on the Times-Dispatch website reported that there are no plans to eliminate days of production, and that the paper will focus on breaking and local news in its core market of Central Virginia, in a nod to moves over the past several months to cut deliveries in many areas outside of that core market and reduce news staff in outlying parts of Virginia that had made the T-D for decades the paper of record for the Commonwealth.

“Despite today’s announcement, our news mission at the RTD remains clear,” vice president and executive editor Glenn Proctor said. “We will provide readers and viewers with a vibrant news website and print product worth reading every day. We will do that by sharpening our focus on state and municipal government, state and local politics, education, crime and public safety, college and prep sports, and, of course, the economy and business.”

“We will do everything we can to retain our current customers by demonstrating our strength as the leading provider of high-quality content and services,” Silvestri said.

 

– Story by Chris Graham

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
Pre-order for $20: click here.


The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
augusta free press

Shop Google


Comments

%d bloggers like this: