Philadelphia Inquirer Guts Almost 50% of Sales Staff

It’s a really bad time to work in legacy media.

Newspapers and television stations were already declining before 2020 dropped another turd sandwich on us in the form of a global pandemic, which has resulted in more layoffs and buyouts and than we can keep track of.

In addition to Eyewitness News unceremoniously dumping 14 people on Tuesday, Jeff Blumenthal over at the Philadelphia Business Journal has some details on the Philadelphia Inquirer doing the Thanos routine with the sales department:

At the Inquirer, there were 32 buyouts and layoffs, with 26 emanating from the advertising department and six from the newsroom.

In late April, management offered buyouts to all 55 members of the advertising department. According to an April 22 bulletin sent by Guild Executive Director Bill Ross and President Diane Mastrull to membership, layoffs would follow if at least 20 staffers in the department did not voluntarily apply for the buyout package.

Ross said Thursday that 20 members of the advertising department accepted the buyouts and the Inquirer laid off six other employees. This is the company’s fourth staff reduction in five years.

On the news side, Bob Ford also took a buyout, which he announced back on April 29th.

But yeah, I mean, Jesus. The Inquirer has been cutting staff regularly for half a decade now, which makes you wonder where this ends.

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45 Responses

    1. thats applys to black women with jobs and less than 2 illegitimate childrens.
      so that comes out to 4 people in philly
      and 2 people in the rest of the state.

  1. Let me see.
    If CrossingFraud f i r e d half their staff.
    They would have to get rid of 3 young white male wiggers
    and keep 3 young white male wiggers.
    SO basically they would still be a r a c i st company.

  2. Triggered. Crack baby? Biden poofer? Trumpsucker? Huh? Who am I? I’ve worn my mask so long I forgot my face. Triggered. Crack baby? Lockdown lover? Virus killer? Huh? Huh? Ouch, I watched someone break the lockdown and my pussy hurts I’m enraged, good bye. AOC forever!

      1. It enrages you that people spit in your face when you yell at them to stay home like good sheep. Ha ha, it’s funny to see the mask nannies die of apoplexy when people go outside and play basketball at my local court, no more control for you – asphyxiate in your basement like a good helpless baby. Fucking flunatic!

        1. Sounds awful.

          Nothing like that near my house.

          You seem confused. I work every day. Furloughed? No work?

          Funny – masks are a political issue now. Seems to be backfiring.

          Trump 2020!

        2. Its clear that getting laid off from your pizza delivery job has effected your addled brain.
          Maybe once you are on a ventilator you can get enough oxygen to last for maybe 2-3 days.
          Make sure you’re wife gets all the money in the will because i’ll be banging her a week after that
          and i need some spending cash.

          Thanks for the mask advice.

  3. The Inky has been headed this way for years. It will soon be joining the Bulletin.
    It’s about time.

  4. Unbelievable. We are all so lucky to have a potus like Donald J Trump. No one could have handled this pandemic better. He shut down travel from China in February, the Dems said he was being discriminatory…. lol!!!!
    Imagine how bad things would be if a sjw dem was in charge? Wow!

    We all love Trump so much!!!!
    Please oh please, after he dominates Creepy Joe in November, please let him run again in 2024!!!

    America loves Trump!!!!

    1. 40 million unemployed.

      101k gone. Nothing to worry about. Banned travel from China but they kept coming.

      Virus still out of control – but masks aren’t cool. Can’t mess up the hair.

      Approval rating going down daily.

      Crying about social media and trying to destroy the First amendment.

      Loyal apologists bailing.

      Disinformation campaigns.

      Laughing stock.

      Great job!

      1. ha ha the same jabroni who whines about unemployment screams that we should lockdown the economy and this Whitless Whitmer Crotch Sniffer wants to forbid people from working, because SHE’S still getting paid – the unemployment and economic devastation isn’t due to any virus, numbnuts, it’s due to the panicked overreaction. Look, Trump’s a buffoon, but he was forced into accepting the lockdown – one thing he’s right about is that the “cure” is worse than the disease and it seems suspicious that democrat governors don’t seem to have any interest in getting the economy moving again but they have all the interest in the world about crying for bailout money for states they are bankrupting due to their stupid policies – including but lot limited to hysterical suicide due to covid hype – hi Wolf and Murphy!

          1. noone has strokes anymore – that’s so 2019. Are you not up-to-date on the latest media disease-fad? If you go outside without a mask it’s Ventilator Time!

    2. My daddy beat me unmerciful after I told him I rubbed Joe Biden’s legs in the pool.

      Thank you daddy!

    1. If you’re a young white male wigger who knows the keyboard sequence ctrl-v and ctrl-c
      we’ll hire you!
      But you have to be willing to work for 60 hrs and only get paid for 40.
      We pay about 29K/yr.
      You must have a 4 yr degree, master preferred and at least 7 years experience.
      No bennies or 401K.

      Drop me a line if interested.

  5. 4 people gone in Hong Kong.

    Mask wearing 99% of the population.

    Weird.

    Seems the economy would be open by now with some leadership and some education. Weird stuff.

    Anyway – no mask for me. Don’t believe in it. Don says no need for it.

  6. Down the shop me and my employees laugh at all the people wearing masks. Lol. Don’t they know that will make them sick? Libtard bull shit. We are all healthy and in shape. We ain’t got shit to worry about. Fuck masks. Fuck social distancing. Fuck the democrats!

    Trump forever baby!

  7. Yes of course Biden has no chance and Trump is king.

    Quick side note, does anyone happen to know the ethnicity’s of the people protesting down in Fishtown today?

    1. Thank you for the entertainment. Because I care, please don’t forget to remove your mask before going to bed, last thing we need is another covid-related stat. Sweet dreams, Gretchen.

      Biden 2020! He can massage my shoulders anytime!

  8. 🤬😡🤬😡we do not want the economy to get better. We agree with Biden. Let young black kids run your legs!

    Lol!!!!

    Trump 2020!

    Trump 2024!!!!!!!!

  9. Kyle posted a fake voting poll in 2016 that had Hillary winning by double digits???

    😂 lol 😂

  10. The Country is out of control. More people dying. Economy in ruins.

    The President condoning violence and getting his Tweet flagged. Should be interesting when he wakes up.

    Turn on the state run media and they say the people in Minneapolis should protest peacefully like Colin Kaepernick. I thought they just spent years blasting Colin.

    Things don’t seem to be going very well.

  11. hahaha oh man, so George Floyd and the cop that knee’d him, worked together doing security as early as last year bahahaha. Also apply the 48 hour rule with news. Why anyone listens to the MSM narrative is beyond me. PS, why is this a race issue? did the white cop and the yellow cop make a comment to the black man?

    They want us divided by race
    They want us divided by religion
    They want us divided economic status
    Divided we are weak, together we are strong

    1. Get some coffee.

      Maybe some insulin or hydroxychloroquine, or some disinfectant. Maybe shine some bright lights into your lungs.

  12. Minnesota is burning to the ground because of violence against Trump.
    Trump is tearing america apart and people aren’t wearing masks as our inner cities
    burn to the ground in violence.

    1. Crack baby? Trump looting stores? Trump stealing Nikes? Trump scoring himself a free large-screen? I hate Trump and he’s guilty of many things but he’s to blame for people looting stores that had nothing to do with killer cops? What did the store do to these people? Or are they thugs? Trump’s fault? How about a culture where decent men who want to work for the police go elsewhere, so the only people left to fill the force’s ranks are the sadistic a-holes? Ever think behind the headline? People weren’t poor under Obama? Crime went away in the inner cities then? Flu and other diseases didn’t kill 800,000 people a year under Obama? Why didn’t Obama order everyone to wear masks and cause mass unemployment? It would have solved everything.

      1. Funny how all this violence is being committed by blacks in the inner cities.,
        You don’t shit where you eat.
        What’s wrong with these people?
        fucking degenerates.
        The least they could do is goto starbucks and talk it out over some hot buttered scones and java.

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