Gannett
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www.gannett.com McLean, VA 5000+ Employees

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Gannett is simplistic in it's approach to serious journalism at many of it's papers and t.v. stations.

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Sacramento, CA

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ProsIt's a company that tends to be more focused on journalism per se...and that tends to keep things professional and steady, not too focused on the immediate, short-term, but more on quality, performance and results over time (both personally and the entire newsroom.) Note, this does not apply to financial considerations with the company.

ConsGannett's operations may be focused on journalism, but it tends to be a rather light, less consequential focus. It's brand of journalism is very much 'USA Today;' more flashy and simplistic. It ain't the NY Times. But having said that, it can mean a more serious devotion to 'real' news than many stations in local markets. Less flash and trash, more 'human interest' reporting, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the long-term. Don't manage for the next quarter, but for the next ten years.

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A job ideal for the manic-depressive

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Elmira, NY

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Pros: Working at a Gannett newspaper can be a joy: you are a part of an organization that the community wants and needs. You make ordinary… Cons: The company has made a number of changes in recent years that suggest that it values short-term profits over long-term viability. It does its best… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in the product by investing in employees. Respect the customers. Respect the employees. Stop rewarding yourself for mediocrity. Accept a lower profit margin. People are… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Challenging times at Gannett

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Saint Petersburg, FL

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Pros: Large company with opportunities for advancement in other major markets… Cons: It is a challenging time in the media industry with Gannett stock at an all time low. Company is downsizing and trying to squeeze… Advice to Senior Management: n/a Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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