Monday, 20 April 2009

Centres update

A TSF tipster update:

"Another 'centre of excellence' is being set up in Dresden, Ontario. Pagination of The Observer, Chatham Daily News and a variety of other southwestern Ontario Sun weeklies will be moved there.

"There will be seven jobs, but nine people applying so two people will lose jobs, probably in either Sarnia or Chatham.

"Since April 2007, layout of The Observer and Chatham Daily News has been done out of the Sarnia Observer's office. These paginaters will be going to Dresden.

"The Observer's press was shut down last week, with printing for Chatham and Sarnia and sundry weeklies being done at the London Free Press. (Observer pressmen were offered jobs in London).

"Print quality is terrible with black and white photos consistently underexposed and type at times barely legible. On Saturday, The Observer printed a classified page of The Expositor. Maybe they had to fill a hole."

1 comment:

  1. On that same note of Sun Media reliability....
    Many residents and rural readers of the Fort Saskatchewan Record – newly launched in a weekly format called simply The Record (re: Fort days trimmed, April 5) - have been left wanting for the past couple of weeks.
    One the first day of the new launch, April 9, many people wondered why the classifieds and sports had suddenly disappeared from the paper.
    It seems, as people from The Record said, there was a miscommunication between the press and the delivery contractor that meant the second section (sports) was left behind when the contractor left the plant and had already delivered tons of copies to carriers and other locations before getting called back to pick up the 'missing' that left thousands with half a paper and a bunch of complaints about it being late as well (it used to be delivered by 8 a.m.)
    The following week was a little better - this time out by 10 or 11 - but rural people aren't happy they have to travel to some yellow box (many of which aren't out yet because they didn't get the needed permissions before going forward with it some people were told) to get the paper because Sun Media won't use Canada Post any more....
    Makes one wonder when it will go strictly online....