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.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Richmond-Times cuts 90 jobs!

The blood-bath has begun. Monday will tell if the Danville Register & Bee has lied to its employees or not. Another Media General newspaper - The Richmond Times Dispatch sent 90 employees packing last Thursday. The Register & Bee will tell its workforce who has a job and who does not on Monday.

Thursday's layoffs mean Media General will have 602 full-time and part-time employees. Last year about this time they had 772. Twenty-eight of Thursday's layoffs were newsroom jobs. While the Register and Bee says they're actually HIRING extra reporters other areas of the paper may be not be so fortunate.

Employees at the paper have ALL had to interview for their jobs and say that the position of managing editor - Arnold Hendrix's job, will be cut - leaving only the position of editor to be filled - putting all power and decision making into the hands of a Lynchburg based Managing Editor who will decide on what is best for Danville in terms of news and other decisions. And people wonder why the paper is failing? Yeah - send your ads, editorial, copyediting and management to India or Lynchburg and see how relevant your news is then!! But remember, this is a company that thinks it's okay that their male reporters videotape the breasts of female advertisers and show them around the newsroom and laugh at them.

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