Tips and rumours

Aug 23, 2012

Dear Kim … Schubert leaving The Age? … Packer’s Xmas cheer …

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … "Don't fire me, Kim". Journalists at The Australian in Canberra's Press Galle

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

“Don’t fire me, Kim”. Journalists at The Australian in Canberra’s Press Gallery have been asked to pen a personal screed about why they should remain with the paper. In an extraordinary intervention by senior News Limited management, gallery staff were asked yesterday to write to their bosses yesterday with the implication that the least impressive essayists would be asked to take a redundancy. Several News gallery sources have confirmed that they are sharpening their keyboards for what some consider the most important story they’ll ever file. The Oz is looking for two more redundancy candidates from the 10-or-so-strong Press Gallery after chief political correspondent Matt Franklin upped sticks last week. The loss-making paper — part of Rupert Murdoch’s struggling global publishing arm — is looking for at least 20 redundos in total to ease the strain on its balance sheet.

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2 thoughts on “Dear Kim … Schubert leaving The Age? … Packer’s Xmas cheer …

  1. klewso

    An essay for “Kim O’Saaby” for his “political correspondents” to keep their jobs?
    Why not a “colouring-in contest”? They’re good at that – they’ve had a lot more practice doing that sort of thing.

  2. izatso?

    Aaaaaaaahahaa ! …..bein’ told what to write, right to the end …… ! there would be a couple worth reading surely …… well, they know how to c and p, maybe one day …… Aaaaaaa hahaa !

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