How Email Effs Up Workplace Communication


From: Tom
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 10:44 PM
To: John
Cc: Dan
Subject: Questions about Reid and Judgeship

Dan — Noticed that this was on our KKOH website, but never made air. It was originally posted 6am Sunday to the web and never made our news file. I updated the story this evening to our website. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it in any of the newscast from Sunday morning until I aired it a 7pm Monday. I think this would have been a great rap, but I don’t know if it is NOW old news.

“She’s being backed by Senator Harry Reid for a federal judgeship. However two senior partners at the Las Vegas law firm attorney Jennifer Dorsey works for made $150,000 in contributions to a political action committee associated with the senator last year. Records show Will Kemp made a $100,000 contribution while J. Randall Jones made a $50,000 contribution. Dorsey’s nomination is still pending.”

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From: John
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:08 AM
To: Tom
Cc: Dan
Subject: Questions About Reid and Judgeship

Tom,

I must say that’s a startling statement as I just reviewed all the Monday newscasts & found the story in the Morning News at 6a & 8a. I ran it in my news at 10a & 11a, then Jim aired it in his 2pm newscast…?

John S.

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From: John
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:25 AM
To: Tom
Cc: Dan
Subject: Questions About Reid and Judgeship, again

Tom,

Just so you know, I had placed the story on the web site Monday morning under the headline “Is It Legal?”, & now, looking back thru the web site stories, I find neither mine nor yours for your Sunday, six a.m. posting. Have no idea what happened to them.

John

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From: Kelly
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:30 AM
To: Tom
Subject: RE: Questions About Reid and Judgeship

Tom… John says Reid WAS aired several times on Monday and WAS in the story file… did you miss it? Check with him. I wonder why it was written on Sunday tho and never aired? Horrifically slow weekend. Hmmm.

Kelly
Social Media Mistress
(Unofficial Fire Starter & Cheerleader)

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From: Dan
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:06 PM
To: Tom
Subject: RE: Questions About Reid and Judgeship

I don’t think it was in the file on Sunday. It wasn’t in Matt’s Sunday morning newscasts. I’m wondering if maybe Kelly put it on the web site…I don’t know. It doesn’t appear Matt had it, so it wasn’t on the air. Neil did place it in Monday’s story file at 12:25am. It was just a short reader and was slugged Reid contributions. Would have been nice to have it on the air Sunday…there wasn’t a lot of fresh news that made it on the air or on the web site during the day Sunday.

Dan
Program Director/Talk Host
News Talk 780 KKOH/Reno

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From: Tom
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:54 PM
To: John
Cc: Dan
Subject: RE: Questions About Reid and Judgeship

I looked in both Sunday’s or Monday’s news file and it isn’t there. I didn’t look in the Monday morning newscasts for this very reason. So what was it labeled?

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From: Tom
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:45 PM
To: Dan
Subject: RE: Questions About Reid and Judgeship

Okay, I’m gonna keep my mouth shut from now on, so no point in belaboring the issue. I don’t know what it is I’m supposed to be communicating here anymore. To tired to worry about it. My point is ‘big story’ — not in file, no rap, no FB — even if it was in a newscast at some point. Oh, well. Sorry to have wasted your time on this.

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From: Dan
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 6:09 AM
To: Tom
Subject: RE: Questions About Reid and Judgeship

I’m not sure what you’re upset about Tom, and I don’t think I deserve that kind of response. I don’t see anything in my email critical of you, but if you like, I will point out the story WAS in the story file, and it WAS on the air when John said it was. You were wrong when you suggested it wasn’t. And Facebook isn’t my primary concern, which is why everyone was told NOT to post news to Facebook until we get the on-air and the web site news squared away (which is proving to be quite a challenge). Here’s a tip: If you’re serious about possibly replacing Neil if he gets promoted, lose the attitude. I’m getting real tired of people with shitty attitudes. I’m busting my ass trying to get everybody on the same page and all I seem to get are rude responses from my employees. You all seem to think you’re are smarter than me. Walk a mile in my shoes pal.

Dan
Program Director/Talk Host
News Talk 780 KKOH/Reno

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