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@LarryHannan — 2,417 followers, 11,625 tweets

5. It's hurting journalism, and newspapers in general. There was a time when newspapers were run as a public trust. You couldn't lose money, but it was okay if you had a small profit margin. Sadly, those days are long gone.
4. Gatehouse is doing the same thing, laying off 10 good people today in a craven attempt to make more money. And it's not just in Jacksonville. Papers all over the county have been decimated by short-sighted and stupid corporate owners.
3. This has been the issue for a long time. When Morris Communications owned the TU the company was in debt, and the TU was basically propping it up, So they laid people off to make the TU more profitable.
2. But wait...you say.....why would an organization that makes money lay off 10 people? The answer is that it isn't profitable enough for its corporate overlords.
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