David Simon, call your office
The newsroom needs to hear in person from those who are responsible for today’s announcement. Someone in authority should appear before us to attempt to justify the actions announced.
In July, when the sale of CQ was announced, we were told that both Roll Call and CQ are profitable.
We were told that the Economist and CQ had many shared values.
We were told that “there is a higher purpose to what we do.”
We were told that the people in the company were highly valued.
And now this.
What possible justification can there be for throwing people out of their jobs simply to make MORE money?