There are good people at the Gazette, no doubt. And it does supply some information. But as ths article indicates, pour decisions have been made. The Gazette's coverage of our community has been reduced to only the areas that create traffic for its websites. Everything else is ignored. What once was a daily spread of creative, thoughtful and hard-hitting journalism has been replaced by a dry and predictable online popularity contest. It's a place where the employees' "Klout" scores are more important than digging for facts, or writing good leads and headlines. Rather than take their "beats" to a deeper level, reporters are forced to play a game of Facebook grab-ass. This, unfortunately, is the path introduced by the Gazette's "leadership," if you can call it that.
Yeah, I love the way they posted the help wanted ad for a copy editor on the day they canned three who edited copy, four if you include Jeff Thomas. This newsroom slaughter was nothing more than a hunting expedition by Boles, who eliminated all who dared to question her.
"We want to collaborate in real-time with the community in defining what is relevant."
Gazette insiders and the large contingent of former Gazette employees know the only thing relevant to Carmen Boles is Carmen Boles.
Funny that on the very day that The Gazette fired 14 people - including an excellent copy editor - so that its employees could use Facebook more, it also posted a help wanted ad for a copy editor ... http://www.creativejobscentral.com/editori….
Denver Post buys out, what, 19 employees last week? The Gazette fires 14. Is there something brewing between these two?
To "Has a Life": Yeah, REALLY! And I too have a life ... and a sense of pride that prevents me from working for self-serving hacks like Carmen Boles.
Responding to Another former G employee: Carmen Boles and Liz Cobb have no clue what they're doing. Liz just lives from meeting to meeting, saying whatever needs to be said to keep her job. Boles never had an original idea in her life. Yes, newspapers must change. But they have to do it with real leadership. Carmen and Liz are fantastic at climbing the ladder, but they offer nothing else. And if anybody thinks the layoffs are over at the G, think again.
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