Philadelphia Inquirer editor Stan Wischnowski says of the “painful” layoffs announced Thursday:
The cold reality of all this is that it’s all about economics and no reflection whatsoever on the quality of work of these outstanding journalists. But our work continues, and the only way we can honor those who are no longer with us is to keep producing high-caliber journalism that our readers expect and deserve.
It was also announced on Thursday that Philadelphia Daily News cartoonist Signe Wilkinson will draw three cartoons a week for the Inquirer, on top of five for the Daily News. The Inky’s longtime cartoonist, Tony Auth, recently announced he’s leaving the paper.