Trouble Ahead for the Washington Post (Note to publisher: maybe if you reduced your $2 million salary and $500,000 bonus you could keep your bureaus running)

David Kaplan reports on the Washington Post:

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With the Washington Post continuing to struggle against declining revenues and circulation numbers, the newspaper has decided to close seven of its nine local bureaus. While the locations will be abandoned when the various office leases expire next year, there are no layoffs planned.

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http://paidcontent.org/article/419-wapo-shutting-most-local-bureaus-no-layoffs-planned/

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One response to “Trouble Ahead for the Washington Post (Note to publisher: maybe if you reduced your $2 million salary and $500,000 bonus you could keep your bureaus running)

  1. As much as I don’t like to see cutbacks at any news company, this seems like a smart move to me. The Post cut its staff quite a bit in recent years, which probably means they have more space at headquarters than they need. So the people who now work in the suburban bureaus can simply have their desks downtown. The only downside is that it will take longer to get from the office to the scene of breaking news in the suburbs.

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