Dreaming of a non-union Inquirer newsroom

Below is fired Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow’s email to Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, written a few days before it was announced that Katz, George Norcross and other investors were buying the paper.

In order to arrive at the $22.9 million estimate in scenario #1 [a non-union newsroom], I reduced the salaries of the non-union editors by 12 percent and the union member journalists by 6 percent.


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