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, April 20, 2009

Another Lay-off scheduled

Apparently the blood-letting isn't entirely over. Look for the Register and Bee to cut services even more this week or next when they reduce the front desk hours.

Major newspapers around the country are folding. It's just a matter of time until Media General follows suit. The question most folks have is why cut 30 little people - the ones who actually DO THE WORK, instead of cutting the $200,000 and $300,000 salaries of the big dogs in Richmond who weren't tech and media savvy enough to figure out how to make papers make money without advertising? By 2012 there will not be a major newspaper printed on paper.

The newspaper industry as we know it will have ceased to exist. The internet is changing the world we live in and the way we do business. When is Media General going to get on board and quit longing for the good old glory days? Answer? Never. They didn't even know enough to apologize to the women of Danville OR THE WOMAN their reporter filmed.....it's too late in the game for them to do anything but sit back and wait for the final axe.

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