Sunday, December 31, 2006

Huge news: Pocono Record editor resigns

Kim de Bourbon, editor of the Pocono Record, quit. Or was fired. Hard to tell. She will be joining Allison Walzer and Casey Jones in a new Audiotex venture based in Nanticoke.

  • EARLIER: de Bourbon Writes about naming the wrong guy in a fatal car crash and about shaking up the comics page -- all in one column!
  • 23 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Times Tribune's top story today is the Top 20 stories of the year...and their presentation goes from 20 to 16.... and that's it....Anybody else see that?

    Plus their No. 2 story is Chris Kelly's 12 days of Christmas...still....

    It's a lame-a-thetic!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Seriously, where did Casey Jones end up? Is he still in the area?

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, she looks like a bag lady.

    Anonymous said...

    She's fuckin' scary!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Times Tribune's top story today is the Top 20 stories of the year...and their presentation goes from 20 to 16.... and that's it

    Use the scroll bar retard.

    John Mitchell said...

    He's right, there's a scrollbar but it's clunky and doesn't work well, it's hard to get to the story you want.

    I found the package pointless because it's not really the top stories of the year, just the most-clicked-on. Joby's football preview is one of the top stories of the year??

    We all know how these lists work -- if you get linked to some kind of "news of the weird" site, like the faceless dog in the frying pan -- a story that didn't even run on the front page, if I recall correctly -- you get lots of hits. It's got nothing to do with what's a top story.

    Not to mention that the stories are poorly edited ("a pack a bubble gum" in #4??)

    Typical Times Tribune, in other words, just kind of half-baked and half-assed and not well executed.

    Anonymous said...

    Iseman Fired!!!

    Hooray!!

    Anonymous said...

    We all know how these lists work -- if you get linked to some kind of "news of the weird" site, like the faceless dog in the frying pan -- a story that didn't even run on the front page, if I recall correctly -- you get lots of hits. It's got nothing to do with what's a top story.

    Of course the top web stories are going to be based on web hits. WTF else would you base them on? We'll forward your message to Al Gore and have him fix the Internet so only local hits count.

    You are such an asshole know-it-all.

    John Mitchell said...

    The top 10 NEPA stories of the year, for me, would include the Hugo Selenski trial, the casino boom, Hazleton's jihad against the furriners, the sale of the Times Leader and G-Mac's run through the Big East tourney. None of which are in the top 20 most-read stories.

    Do you also think the Pulitzers should be based on clicks?

    Meanwhile, scrolling through the list again, I noticed the football preview was written by Joby "Facett". Talk about freakin' amateur hour.

    So, yeah, I'm an asshole know-it-all. The Times Tribune could use a few know-it-alls.

    Anonymous said...

    I love the nastiness here.
    That fuck Iseman got canned. I hope that bitch Fennick is next.

    Anonymous said...

    She's city editor now. Allison's idiotic team concept is now also history.

    Anonymous said...

    Looks like it's called 20 most read stories...what's Mitchell blabbering about? Where's the confusion? Top is different from most.

    Anonymous said...

    This is crazy Since July, the TL has lost:

    Pat McHugh - publisher
    Matt Golas - editor
    Dave Iseman - managing editor
    Sue Kahlu - vp, sales/marketing
    Donnell Giles - vp, circulation
    Brian Malina - newsroom editor
    Todd Meyers - newsroom editor
    Kurt Kanapek - newsroom editor
    Stacey Kanapek - designer
    Mike Liechty - head copy editor
    Dave Janoski - top reporter
    Bret Shoemaker - circulation
    Diana Kurutz - commerical print
    Art Smith - finance
    Amy Gates - HR
    Frank Prest - circulation
    John Ryan - IT manager
    Kevin Kazokas - reporter
    Amy Savage - circulation/marketing

    Are there more??????

    That's probably well over 1 million in salaries. Some quit. Some were let go. Most were good people and good at what they did. What is going on at that crazy place?

    Anonymous said...

    You forgot Casey Jones, another big name. It does seem like the place has no identity right now. At least that old whiz-kid Jim McDonald is back in the fold. (insert sarcasim here)

    Anonymous said...

    Amy Hoosnic from the distribution deptarment - another very nice gal -also split last fall

    Anonymous said...

    Dave Janoski ?? Top reporter?? more like biggest prick.

    Dave Iseman, Self righteous asshole

    Todd Meyer, Fat fuck self-righteous asshole.

    Casey Jones, Asshole.

    Fatty McHugh, enough said.

    A new day is dawning in Wilkes-Barre. Things are getting better and better. I like reading the Times Leader a lot more now than I ever did. Disclaimer: I do not work in the newspaper industry.

    Anonymous said...

    Yes but thet hired the CV outdoor writer, so it's all even now.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, she looks like a bag lady. 5:35 PM.

    She's fuckin' scary!!! 4:32 PM


    Ok, so she's got a good face for newspaper work. What do either of those ad hominem (ad wominem) statements have to do with her abilities to edit the paper? I've seen reporters and editors at newspapers who could go one-on-one pictorially with Charlie Weiss.

    Anonymous said...

    "Ok, so she's got a good face for newspaper work. What do either of those ad hominem (ad wominem) statements have to do with her abilities to edit the paper? "

    Nothing, and who said it did?
    If she was a guy who looked like Charlie Weis, we'd be commenting on that, too.

    Tom Carten said...

    5:35 and 4:32 make remarks unconnected to the story. No, they were not connected to her talents, but you could see it from there. And they aren't what I expect from people I assume are professionals in this business.

    Anonymous said...

    Loved the Charlie Weiss reference. Maybe he's going to replace Iseman.

    Anonymous said...

    Looks like the Record pays well for this region. $75k-$100k for a paper that's not even 30k circulation?

    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=720561

    Anonymous said...

    the chumster bulletin board -- it's back up!!