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  1. "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment for a young man

    Cons

    internship experience was short but still great


  2. "For nine years I believed we could take the newspaper industry into a new era. We did - but not the one we had in mind."

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    Former Employee - Online Operations Manager in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Online Operations Manager in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Topeka Capital-Journal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Felt like I was working for a small company, even though they had locations across the country.
    Upper management was approachable - they weren't elitists.
    Even though my position never really changed, my income did considerably.

    Cons

    This company had big dreams and made big investments in an industry that wasn't growing. Flagship newspaper was dragging down the smaller properties.
    After more than a decade they dumped their online strategy and turned the entire web operation over to the newsroom. They then proceeded to relive the same experiments and mistakes that had been made years before.

    Advice to Management

    Seek outside help for your business strategy - you need people from outside the newspaper industry who don't have a romantic passion for print. You need to understand that your product is news, not the newspaper. Quit trying to make your online products look like newspapers! Young readers have no connection to print, so why do you insist on making them see a newspaper on their phone or tablet?

  3. "Learned it the hard way"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Impressed with some of local management

    Cons

    Corporate strategies are discouraging and unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in their shoes.