Military Call-Ups from Newspapers: Most Papers Unaffected by Number of Reserves Called to Fight in the Persian Gulf War
Fitzgerald, Mark, Editor & Publisher
Military call-ups from newspapers
Newspapers have been remarkably unaffected by the huge call-ups of armed forces reserves for the Persian Gulf war.
A random, informal survey of newspapers across the country found very few papers that have lost many personnel to active military duty.
"It's funny. In Salt Lake, we've lost a tremendous amount of doctors, nurses, medical people out of the community, but not many at all out of our industry," said Jay A. Carlson, administrative director of human resources for Salt Lake City Newspaper Agency Corp., the joint agency operating business and production operations for the Salt Lake City Tribune and Deseret News.
Carlson estimated that "only a couple" of employees - none of them management - from both papers are reservists who have been called to active duty.
That is a typical story.
Among the 13,000 employees at the Los Angeles Times, for …
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Publication information: Article title: Military Call-Ups from Newspapers: Most Papers Unaffected by Number of Reserves Called to Fight in the Persian Gulf War. Contributors: Fitzgerald, Mark - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Volume: 124. Issue: 7 Publication date: February 16, 1991. Page number: 13+. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1991 Gale Group.
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