Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Burgher Packs It In

He/she/they did so in the contemporary manner...

13 comments:

  1. He/She has a good run.

    Total speculation, but is there a possibility that the move is related to this?

    PG offering more buyout packages

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette yesterday offered another voluntary separation package to its unionized newsroom employees as part of ongoing cost-cutting moves. Twenty-three employees accepted a buyout package last week. The new offer was extended to about 195 writers, editors, artists, photographers and others who belong to the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh. The employees have until Dec. 31 to accept the offer.


    Speaking of packing it in - What ever happened to Char?

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  2. I know Char personally and recently lamented that the Pist-Gazette is sorely missed. Char says that the blog must take a back seat to career at this point (this point being the point at which our economy is tanking).

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  3. A damn shame. I hope it wasn't because of another threatened outing. Is there any chance he'll hand over the keys? I really enjoyed the group blog aspect of it, since I don't have time to read more than a few blogs.

    And yeah, I hadn't thought of it in a while, but it's too bad Char disappeared as well.

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  4. Actually, the Burgher was Mike Woycheck.

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  5. You could consider this an opportunity to explore other blogs that have been sort of in the shadows of the big anonymous bloggers. Maybe everyone should check out a blogroll and poke around a bit.

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  6. Glad to know that Char is alive. Some of us were worried about her.

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  7. Given the activity of the Burgh Report, this is a real shame.

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  8. Invite: Check out OMGPittsburgh.com and Rustbelt.ning.com.

    Would love to have more of us posting with Chogger.com.

    Finally, for now, I had a TalkShoe.com conversation with Bram. If you want to sound off more on the phone -- give me an email with your phone # and I'd call you for opinions / podcast blending.

    Heard of NetRoots? Check it out in Jan 09 in Pgh.

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  9. Now, Judge, that's just crazy talk.

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  10. Actually Judge, the Burgher was Jim Motznik.

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  11. Sorry to see the burgher go, it's like the fall of the dot.com industry lately in the burghosphere! Until a time comes that Blogs survive a lengthy period of time through good times and bad, they will NEVER be taken seriously. This is a SHAME since I think alot of the blogs do a decent job of relaying information and gauging public support and opinion on important issues. Although some folks give them no credibility at all because they say it is the same 50 people sitting at home in thier bath robes preaching from thier cyber soap boxes.

    Just my opinion.

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  12. Folks who are interested in the Burgh Report's closure can read the Burgher's explanation here or check out the Busman's Holiday here. Warning: The explanation is only slightly less cryptic than the man (?) himself.

    -- Chris Potter

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