From fired to ‘on vacation’

Veteran U-T San Diego sports columnist Tim Sullivan was fired last Friday, simply told his services were no longer required. There was angry reaction to his ouster, and now Sullivan tweets that paper tells him he’s been “on vacation.”

I’m trying to find out more.

Meanwhile, U-T San Diego’s CEO and editor are meeting with the sports staff next Wednesday. The memo:

Fireside Chat with John Lynch and Jeff Light – SPORTS
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Where: Conf Room – 5th Floor Manchester Boardroom

These sessions are a chance to help the newsroom get up to speed on changes inside the company, to exchange ideas with John and to help build a common vision of our future.
It’s an open forum but we do have two main points we want to cover:

· We expect all of our employees to be advocates for our company and enthusiasts for change.
· We expect our journalists to always act with independence, integrity and fairness.

Earlier stories:
* U-T San Diego fires veteran sports columnist Tim Sullivan
* Sullivan questioned new initiatives, but “I wasn’t told my job was in danger”