The latest piece of bad news landed today in The Oregonian
The grim details on top of past rounds of bad news
at the daily:
—the paper's lifetime guarantee
of employment for full-time staffers will go away
—staffers must take an additional six furlough days;
—and staffers will pick up a quarter of their health insurance premiums.
Of course, few papers are immune to cost-cutting measures
these days. But these steps at The Oregonian
on top of all its previous cost-cutting moves show just how dire things are in some places.
: Today's news is not confined to The O — newsrooms at all the Newhouse papers are hearing about the upcoming loss of the "no layoffs pledge