Things may be more quiet than they were a year ago, but rumblings of dissension persist. Several anonymous employees sent this along, detailing some mighty nice bonuses top GateHouse officials paid themselves to publish understaffed newspapers run by overworked, low-paid journalists.
Leading the parade is chief executive Michael Reed, who got $500,000. Taking the silver, with $250,000, was president and chief operating officer Kirk Davis, a top GateHouse official in Massachusetts before decamping for upstate New York last year.
It’s an old story. Ordinary people work hard for short money while the folks at the top reward themselves.
GateHouse Media owns The Carthage Press, Neosho Daily News, and more than 300 newspapers in the United States.