What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Monday, July 7, 2008

25 more layoffs....


The Daily Progress,
a Media General newspaper in Charlottesville, VA has shut down its printing press and laid off 25 people. The printing will move to Richmond. The Danville Register & Bee is expected to make a similar announcement about moving their press work and layoffs soon too.

So - money will be leaving Charlottesville and Danville and going to Lynchburg and Richmond. There is also talk and "unofficial" notice that some additional operations will be going to India. Yup. Nothing like someone in India knowing what folks in Danville want to read about. I think in India they frown on the whole video-taping and humiliating women thing tho.

At least the Daily Progress praised their employees contributions as they announced them. And....the Daily Progress SAID employees were offered positions at other Media General papers where available. Although this is the official version and not what I'm hearing from the Progress folks...so - who knows.

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