Media General Consolidation - a bit more detail
Media General confirmed last week that it would consolidate editing at Richmond and Tampa, leaving Winston-Salem the odd man out.
Here are a few more details I've picked up:
- Apparently the decision on Tampa reversed course. MG originally feared it could be vulnerable to hurricanes, but there was heavy lobbying, and MG had made investments in Tampa and Richmond that it had not made in Winston-Salem.
- The 21 Winston-Salem staffers get a chance to move. Those who don't will get severance, and those who do move will get relocation.
- Media General will roll out CCI among all three papers (it's the system the Tampa Trib now uses). The transition should be done by August.
- The consolidated desks will be treated as a separate content division, with the managing editor reporting to Donna Reed, vice president of content.