Motivational Video Filled With Lies

Rebecca · 04/22/08 12:30PM

Times are tough for journalists. Sure, there are humorous t-shirts, but that's probably not enough to save the industry. The McClatchy Company, which owns The Sacramento Bee and The Miami Herald, put up a video of their CEO Gary Pruitt to encourage and dupe their employees. In the clip, Pruitt says that no company won more than their two Pulitzer prizes. The Washington Post's six apparently don't count. He also claimed that no organization won as many George Polk awards as their two, when The Nation Institute won as many. But surely Pruitt wouldn't lie about the future of the McClatchy. Everything's going great there.

'Important Media People' Have Breakfast

Doree Shafrir · 03/29/07 02:00PM

This morning, Doree roused herself at an ungodly hour to attend a panel discussion called "Do Newspapers Have a Future?" at the W Hotel in Midtown, with the New Yorker's Ken Auletta lobbing questions at Times Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet and McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt.