Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Staff Cuts on the Nines

Back in May, Time Warner announced that they were consolidating their upstate news operations ---an fact, Syracuse's 24 hour News 10 Now will actually be anchored in Albany. Such is life in the age of fiber optics. This was supposed to mean the loss of about a dozen positions in Albany, but word on the street is that many more jobs are being cut, including some reporter and photographer positions. That's an unconfirmed report, but if true, it's a troubling sign. There's only one way for Capital News 9 to do what they say they do, and that's to have boots on the ground. Here's what GM Al Marlin told Mark McGuire on 5/25:
The most important thing is the local stories we are providing to our customers will not change.
We'll see about that, won't we?