Fort Worth Star-Telegram lays off 12, including managing editor

I have confirmed this report from a Romenesko reader:

Word on the street is that the Star-Telegram laid off 12 yesterday, including nine in news. Managing editor Lois Norder, a first-rate editor, is among the casualties. Facebook conversations say six news copy editors also gone.

All true, says my Star-Telegram source. Kathy Vetter, who is managing editor for digital, will oversee the entire local news operation (except for sports and features). The paper announced in May that it was realigning the newsroom to focus on digital media.

* Earlier: Lois Norder among America’s best newspaper editors (