An FBvian with good contacts for the Super Keen Buyout Sweepstakes at the DMN has a new number for the potential winners, and a question about spinoff consolidation:
At lunch with a DMN staffer (who for the first time is worried about his job), I heard the number of desired buyouts at 75. He also lamented the fact that the cuts would likely all be of newsroom people, bringing the ratio of middle managers and paper pushers (no pun intended) to writers closer and closer to 1:1.
Ummm…regardless of ‘delivery method’, ‘medium’ or ‘publication’, doesn’t there need to be someone left to actually write copy for all of these ‘cool, new media outlets’? By the way, I’m still looking for the melding of Al Dia (Spanish language paper) and Quick (free daily) into a hip, free, Spanish language daily. “Pronto,” anyone?