A reader who asked be anonymous writes:
When Halifax took over the [Daytona Beach] News-Journal, employees were not given any extension or reprieve. The noncompete agreement was handed out with the many other “re-hire” docs and employees were given a few days to sign and return it, no exceptions. Those who objected were told if they didn’t sign, they would not be hired. Also, the news staff lost several top drawer people because of the nepotism policy. Salaries of new hires were slashed under the receivership during the Cox-Davidson court battle, but Halifax has continued that, and one can expect to get $30K or less, probably much less, for a reporting or copy editing job. All great ways to attract great talent!
Also, Daily Kent Stater enterprise reporter Doug Brown thanked me in an email for posting the story about his investigation of an alum that resulted in Kent State University losing a $1 million gift. “I have been getting a bunch of emails from people who read it because of your link, including a couple who expressed interest in hiring me. That’s huge. Your blog’s readers have been great and encouraging.”