9 terminated st trib.including me.
— Glen Warchol (@gwarchol) May 9, 2012
From Glen Warchol’s blog bio: “I’ve been a newspaperman for nearly three decades and have done hard time at United Press International; small dailies and nasty alternative newspapers, including the Observer in Dallas.”
UPDATE: The Salt Lake Tribune confirms the nine layoffs and reports:
Five of those laid off were assigned to the paper’s copy desk. Four worked at other duties in the newsroom. …
Copy-editing and page-design functions, along with some copy editors and designers, will be integrated with existing news-gathering and content-producing teams to create five independent news hubs.
The changes will not undercut The Tribune’s output of news and enterprise journalism that readers expect, [deputy editor Tim] Fitzpatrick said. “We think that we can maintain the quality” of the paper.
AJR editor Rem Rieder raises his eyebrow — again — at that last line.