By paulgillin | July 29, 2007 - 5:57 am - Posted in Fake News

Bruce Brugmann writes of how a Bay Area chain buries news of layoffs and consolidation in its East Bay newspapers in an announcement in its San Francisco paper. It doesn’t even mention its own name in the headline.

Robert Wilonsky at Dallas Observer notes that Belo Corp., a major media holding company, refers to 2006 layoffs at its newspapers as “headcount reductions.” I suppose this is what happens when you let the accountants approve the press releases.



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