- Le Devoir looks at QMI, the wire service setup by Quebecor to allow its publications to share stories (in other words, have underpaid kids at 24 Heures scab for the Journal)
- Steve Proulx says Michel Vézina’s last column for ICI was edited to remove unflattering comments about management.
- Michel Dumais says neither side of the conflict has come out on top in the public relations battle yet, and both are putting out an acceptable product.
- Chrystian Guy says that the newspaper industry is in crisis and Quebecor has to do something about it. He adds some rapid-fire comments in another post, including the opinion that journalists should be well-paid but that “dead wood” overhead jobs (like accountants) should be eliminated. I’ll just quote him directly: “on devrait niveler les salaires par le haut, mais couper le bois mort ou mourrant”
- The union is holding another general meeting next Wednesday.
Nowhere in my article is there such a phrase like “dead wood overhead jobs (like accountants) should be eliminated”. Especially not accountants! Please do not quote according to your understanding of the matter but to the facts stated. I really do not appreciate being falsely quoted.
Apologies. I’ve replaced that with a direct quote to avoid confusion.
Thank you. We’re good! :)
Let me just emphasize on the fact that “dead wood” does not mean “accountants” or the likes; this can mean journalists not adapting to the new paradigm.
Thanks again for the correction…