Friday, July 27, 2012

Sad Coda for Today's Post-Dispatch News

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

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As you may have heard, the Post-Dispatch laid off 23 employees today. The company announced the development eventually, in this unbylined story. Is it unbylined because no one wanted to write it, or because there was no one left to write it, edit it and produce an image to accompany it?

Lee Enterprises has eliminated 234 people at the Post-Dispatch since 2008, and 235 at the Suburban Journals in that same span of time. That's 469 people who lost their jobs, or roughly one person per $2,452 of bonus cash given to Lee Enterprises' CEO Mary Junck this year alone.

To those who lost their jobs, our condolences. I'll eschew the St. Louis video this week and go with one of my favorite songs. Pharoah Sanders always clears out my head, heart and pineal gland, allowing me to start over clean. It's the most I can offer you at this point.

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