The Chronicle is having many issues we're told, once again, with some longtime staffers, mainly reporters, feeling the effects of continued financial problems facing the Hearst-owned SF daily.
To say there's a lot of angst in the newsroom would be an understatement.
One significant transaction has a whole lot of rank and file both fuming and worrying en masse.
John Crumpacker, a sports reporter who covered Cal football and basketball was fired last week, that's fired, like with cause, only a source close to Crumpacker, who'd been at the paper for 37 years, told me the real reason he was 86ed with cause was because by doing so the Chronicle wouldn't have to pay him a normal severance package, you know, like money?
The Crumpacker imbroglio has been met with reverberations around the entire newsroom; the feeling being, if they do that to him what might they do with me?
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