Saturday, January 13

Belo Fires DC Bureau Reporters, Hires VJs

Is it synergy between newspaper and television operations driving decisions at Belo or is it a cost-saving move? According to the Washington Post, one-man bands are now part of heavy hitter Belo Corporation. The company, with it's big television and newspaper holdings, has canned it's long time television news reporters stationed in the Washington, D.C. bureau replacing them with VJs to shoot and file stories for television AND newspapers. These folks would file packages and cover events for the 19 Belo stations across the country including some of the biggest and most successful stations in big markets. Wonder when Belo will bring VJs to it's local newsrooms? Is it worth linking their jobs page?

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