Dooley & Andreu leaving the Gainesville Sun

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    Yes it's bad. Dooley should have been put out to pasture long ago. But I will say that my anger at that idiot had me looking for alternatives and brought me here. Then the high entertainment level kept me.
     
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      That is the way therapy sessions start.
       
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      Now comes the interesting part. Finding someone who’s willing to fill the void while needing a roommate to afford the low salary.
       
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        People think Im kidding when I say Gannett pays less than a garbageman salary.
         
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          Plenty more here:

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            Somehow it would be more appropriate if the pay were the same.
             
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              I hate you! That's some funny shcit
               
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              Dooley in his FB announcement says, “I am not retiring but retiring from the paper,” adding that Andreu is leaving with him.

              Does anyone buy into the motion that they decided to retire together? This sounds like a Sun house cleaning.
               
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                Its definitely a weird time to retire, with the gators run to Atlanta and hopefully more and Trasks run to the record book. He said that on the radio the other day he and slobbie both had 66th bday and they can collect social security....so there's that
                 
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                  Sun probably made an executive decision to drop Sports Section due to lack of traffic.
                   
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                    Local talk Radio (Frangie) says Robbie's also in the middle of buyout negotiations. According to Donkey, the issue is whether the amount will be 5 bucks even, or $5.50. They are at an impasse.
                     
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                      This really is interesting. Any theories as to what the Sun has up their sleeve? Do you think it was a pure monetary decision (want to bring in someone cheaper, they have no money) or a performance thing?
                       
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                        Also from Frangie. He, Frangie, had a discussion with Dooley yesterday. Sum and substance. Dooley wanted to stay through the end of the season. But he and management couldn't come to an agreement. I had to think about that for 30 seconds. If Dooley wanted to stay but they couldn't come to an agreement, that sounds like a shove out the door. Whatever you think of Dooley, after 30 plus years at the same paper, that's an ugly way to end a decades long career at the same place.
                         
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                          I've got plenty of theories but no knowledge of the newspaper business. Where's '78?
                           
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                          Yes, this ain't 2017. We're talking about a SECCG, a possible playoff run, and a Heisman. It's not the kind of season you leave right in the middle of after 3 decades.
                           
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                            Management sees 2 fat, lazy, old men who rarely work in the office. Traffic is waaaay down. Management doesn’t want to admit it is due to pay wall.....fire the old guys and blame it on them.
                             
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                            This is accurate. As far back as the early 2000's it's been this way. I have no idea why anyone would even consider a journalism degree. Had some exposure to Gannett during that time because of a deal I was working, and it was mind-blowing. I also dated a girl with one from UF and aside from knowing how to write AP style, it was useless and she couldn't afford to pursue her career because of the pay.

                            Great body though.
                             
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                              So far, this has been all about shareholders and all about the financials — it hasn’t been about journalism at all,” said Bernie Lunzer, president of NewsGuild-CWA, the nation’s largest union of journalists.

                              “The only the way they are going to be able to pay (debt service on the deal) is they are going to have to lay people off,” Lunzer said. “There is going to have to be less news (for readers as a result), and everyone loses.”

                              New Media is taking out a $1.8 billion, five-year loan from private equity firm Apollo Global Management — at an annual interest rate of 11.5% — to finance the acquisition. Reed has characterized that debt as a bridge loan, saying the combined company plans to pay it off early and refinance at a lower rate.
                               
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                              New Media is the parent of Gatehouse and the surviving company of the New Media/Gannett merger operating now under the Gannett name only.
                               
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                              They are probably having a hard time paying the electric bill. How long ago did you see someone reading a newspaper? All newspapers are going out of business, it’s just a matter of time. As ugly as Dooley is
                              he doesn’t need to do any type of video.
                               

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