Fort Myers editor tells ‘real story’ behind county funds pledged to Gannett

Fort Myers News-Press | Poynter.org
“It is always interesting to be on the other side of the news,” Fort Myers News-Press editor Terry Eberle writes after a TV station questioned Lee County’s $105,000 job-creation incentive to Gannett — the News-Press parent that eliminated 14 jobs last week. “The incentives were to be used for [digital division] startup costs like desks, computers, software, etc.,” writes Eberle. “None of the money has gone or will go for salaries.”

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  • Anonymous

    Gannett seems determined to have the best computers and desks for no one to use. The company’s rebranding is a failure. All I think of when I think of Gannett is understaffed newsrooms, overworked writers and a dying newsprint operation they refuse to sell to private owners who might want to run REAL functioning newsrooms.

    Why would I ever then spend 75 cents on one of their papers?

  • Anonymous

    Gannett seems determined to have the best computers and desks for no one to use. The company’s rebranding is a failure. All I think of when I think of Gannett is understaffed newsrooms, overworked writers and a dying newsprint operation they refuse to sell to private owners who might want to run REAL functioning newsrooms.

    Why would I ever then spend 75 cents on one of their papers?