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Blind leading the blind

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsInitially seemed like they were committed to multimedia journalism; decent benefits package; excellent environment to learn about how to work on other platforms

ConsIt's corporate journalism to its very core, which ultimately means it's a bean counter-driven operation. Any talk of "multimedia" inevitably came down to a way to downsize the operation, forcing multiple jobs on one person, which led to an inferior product. Poor judgment from upper management in evaluating good journalism. Upper management tried its best to marginalize innovative, contrarian ideas that did not match up with theirs, as well as the voices of young people (ie, the people they are trying to reach the most), which is frustrating to see as the young public continues to laugh at their product and their subsequent and transparent attempts to be "hip."

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees at the worker level. Respect their input and don't put all stock in the ideas of a senior editor who hasn't left the office in 20 years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A dinosaur trying to say all the right things. Respect for employees? None. Honesty? Don't bet on it.

    Artist (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    I worked at Media General


    Pros: I enjoyed my work immensely when not impeded by supervisors whose primary function was to "write people up," as told to me by one disillusioned… Cons: Secrecy, shifting and fuzzy management whims, adversarial relationship with employees, a history of half-truths or untruths fed to employees (in a COMMUNICATIONS company). No interest… Advice to Senior Management: Management has never been interested in the advice or feedback of employees in my 10+ years there. Management. At LEAST don't be a stumbling block… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Talk a lot of talk, but still a dinosaur that never woke up.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Media General


    Pros: Great people. Used to be a safe place to work. Nothing changed (if you… Cons: (1) Company leadership talks a good game, but does nothing about it. (2) Disconnect between COO / CEO level and the next level down who… Advice to Senior Management: Retire. Get out of the way. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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