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Monday, December 31, 2007

Dry Run

posted by on December 31 at 11:25 AM

The Cincinnati Post prints its final edition today, another print-media dinosaur going extinct. But it’s not the reporters’ fault. They’ve worked hard. They’ve been committed. Some for decades. So on closing day—on New Year’s Eve—they should enjoy a commemorative toast. Right?

To: Colleagues; From: Mike; Subject: Last day

Here’s what I know about how things are going to work on December 31, our last day:

John Vissman will arrange for food, beverages and treats for all as we get the last editions out, clean out our desks and say good-bye. But … tempting as it may be … please do not bring any alcoholic beverages into the newsroom. Let’s go out like the professionals we have been these last, difficult weeks.

Each staffer will also receive six free copies of the 50-cents-a-piece newspaper. Cheers.

Via The Bellwether Daily.

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as a born & raised Cincinnatian, i can say with authority: now the Rubes of Rubetown will be even easier to fool.

Posted by max solomon | December 31, 2007 11:47 AM

What the hell are they going to do, fire you? Bring whisky, and lots of it. And an effigy of the publisher to burn, just so he goes home with that special feeling.

Posted by Fnarf | December 31, 2007 11:48 AM

Let’s go out like the professionals we have been these last, difficult weeks.

If you people do not get wasted and trash the place, we will never hire you to 'create content' on the Internet. Get on it.

Posted by jseattle | December 31, 2007 12:06 PM

The professional thing to do would be to drink, set the building on fire, go home, and blog about it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 31, 2007 12:13 PM

No problem. We have Cincinnati covered. Fair and Balanced. We Report, You Decide.

Posted by Rupert Murdoch | December 31, 2007 12:23 PM

The six copies apiece, over one or two hundred employees, could help make the biggest bonfire since the Great Fire of 1808.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 31, 2007 12:26 PM

@5, I wonder how much longer until Murdoch buys the publisher of The Stranger? Oh, those will be good times, good times.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | December 31, 2007 12:45 PM

What do you mean buys the publisher of The Stranger?

You think it's a coincidence that you never see Tim Keck and Rupert Murdoch in the same room, at the same time?

Posted by NapoelonXIV | December 31, 2007 12:52 PM

I've seen both at the yacht trials.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 31, 2007 1:08 PM

So, why are they getting drunk and cleaning out their desks instead of yelling at their webmasters for using pictures that make them look fat on their web only version?

Posted by Gitai | December 31, 2007 1:29 PM

Oh, That's just typical goody-two-shoes HR crap. I'd SO be bringing a keg of beer in.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | December 31, 2007 3:50 PM

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