Feedback from a former DMN staffer:
Having been RIF’d in October 2004, I’m watching this DMN business just as I would a train wreck. I can’t help it, in part because the colleagues were so supportive of those of us who took it in the shorts for the mismanagement back then.
Don’t worry about the snark, I say. That’s a tough crowd in the newsrooms. People inside the DMN are passing along their unvarnished observations. (The only ones who are crying in outrage are the officers and, no doubt, their consultants. They’ll still be employed after all this is over, donchaknow?)
Meanwhile, I hurt for them, and I remember the folks who at the time told me the company would be back for more scalps sooner rather than later. We all hoped it wouldn’t come to that, but it has.
And from a current staffer who appreciates a hopeful, less gloomy tone:
That was incredibly well put and right on the money.