Times-Picayune editor: ‘It is a painful transition’

* Times-Picayune lays off more than 200 employees (nola.com)
* No one from the parent company was on hand to deliver the news (Gambit)
* New Orleans news outlets respond to Times-Picayune layoffs (wwno.org)
* Political cartoonist Steve Kelley not surprised the paper let him go (Washington Post)
* Why a weak website can’t replace a daily paper in New Orleans (The Atlantic)
* Gambit co-owner: “Mr. Newhouse: DON’T tear down this newspaper” (WWLTV.com)
* Rem Rieder: The way Newhouse played Tuesday’s bloodletting on nola.com wasn’t encouraging (AJR)
* Times-Picayune reporters win June Sidney Award for prisons series (Hillman Foundation)
* Birmingham News fires over 100 employees (Media of Birmingham) | Today’s front page
* New Facebook page seeks jobs for Alabama journalists facing layoffs (ALNewsJobs)