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Date Posted: 14:13:30 09/28/16 Wed
Author: Frank Myers (What a crock)
Subject: Re: Trib Total Media to end Pittsburgh print edition, lay off 106
In reply to: Tom (The Original Tom) 's message, "Trib Total Media to end Pittsburgh print edition, lay off 106" on 09:50:09 09/28/16 Wed

What a huge crock of crap this story is. The irony is incredible.

Massive loses by the Pittsburgh operation, has forced the company back to its roots in Greensburg and Tarentum, to "re-emphasize local news in its key markets".

For more than 20 years, these "key markets" were not "key" -- they were ignored. PTR drained the profits, raided the news staffs, and forced other staff cutbacks to free up money for PTR operations In short. they cannibalized two once respected, profitable, well-run suburban newspapers. And they did it with Impunity.

I know. I was there., When I retired in Greensburg in 2006, I was the 24th newsroom staffer to leave in 10 years without being replaced.

Now. lo and behold, we're returning to 1996.

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